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Ted Miles

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Wood Craftsmanship
« on: June 26, 2021, 01:44:18 PM »
For those interested in car building; the C&TS volunteers have rebuilt a Pullman tourist sleeper in Colorado Springs. While one team built the body, another team built the Pullman trucks. This the first Pullman car rebuilt in Colorado; joining a large number of Jackson & Sharp products. D&RG #470 was built in 1889, later served the Colorado & Northwestern as a coach. Later still the Western Union wire train. Discussion and photographs can be found on the Narrow Gauge Discussion Forum.  Ted Miles, CRRM Member

Graham Buxton

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Re: Wood Craftsmanship
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2021, 02:12:05 PM »
Here is a look inside in January 2020:

That photo is from this thread:
https://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,385949,385949#msg-385949

And here is a  July 2020 photo with the upper bunks in 'sleeping position':


Thread link:
https://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,385949,385949#msg-385949

Graham

Bob Holmes

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Re: Wood Craftsmanship
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2021, 07:09:21 PM »
Does C&TS know about our new coach construction??  I have seen their photos, and they are very similar structurally to what we are doing with our new coach.  I would think that many of the C&TS folks would be fascinated by the similarities, and enjoy that thread of ours...

Does anyone know how to make that connection?

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Re: Wood Craftsmanship
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2021, 08:06:20 PM »

The restoration of the Tourist Sleeper  is actually a "Friends of the C&TSR" project. Here is their contact info:


https://friendsofcumbrestoltec.org/contact-us/

I suggest directing your inquiry to Tim Tennant, CEO of the Friends group.
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Re: Wood Craftsmanship
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2021, 08:08:38 PM »
We have contacts with the C&TS, Friends, etc. I believe there has been mutual interest and limited cooperative efforts.
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