WHAT: Volunteers who can paint will spend some time together re-painting building and rolling stock that are in need of help.
WHEN: May 20-27th 2018, but you are welcome to help anytime.
WHO: Volunteers and friends of volunteers are welcome.
BRING: Painting clothes. We will supply the rest. It might be cold, it might be hot. Be prepared for either.
HOW:Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you are coming
BBQ: Did someone mention the BBQ? Sunday afternoon, May 27th we will throw a party for all of those who helped.
Sometimes good things come out bad things. Last fall one of the original 1907 buildings was hit by a pickup truck. It was a sad hit-and-run. The truck hit the building so hard it knocked it off its tie foundation. The front of the building was twisted. At first glance it looked like the building could not be saved.
We were fortunate. Thanks to the diligence of the White Pine County Sherriff’s Department, deputies found the driver. A close examination of the building showed it could be saved, but it would be expensive. A settlement was offered by the driver's insurance company that would cover the cost of repairing the building. It was accepted.
To do the repairs some of the siding had to be replaced. The siding was custom milled to match the existing siding. Of course the new siding would have to be painted. The last time this building was painted was during the 1960s or 1970s. The desert sun isn’t kind to the dark railroad red paint, it fades it. So we had a choice, either paint the building in faded red paint or repaint the building in the proper color, we chose to repaint the building with the proper color and trim. And wow, what a difference as the photos show. An eyesore was turned into an asset!
As we look around we find many more building that can be preserved with similar TLC. We have designated the week before Memorial Day is our very first Paint the Railroad Red Week and BBQ. We have big buildings and small buildings that all need a new coat of paint. We also have four boxcars that need repainting. Our goal is to paint as many buildings as we can that week. The railroad will supply the paint, brushes and ladders. What we’re looking for are helpers who can come out and Paint the Railroad Red. If you can do the entire week, Great! If you can only do the weekend that’s fine too. We’ll take any and all help.
To celebrate our accomplishments that week, we will have a BBQ Sunday afternoon to kick back and admire our work.
The first Paint the Railroad Red Week is from May 20-27, if can you participate let us know. Give us a call (775) 289-2085 or drop us an e-mail at email@example.com.
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