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Date: 01/13/21 12:56
Update on SP 1727 restoration in Dunsmuir
Author: Soo715

The cosmetic restoration of Southern Pacific 1727, on display in Dunsmuir, has been going very well thanks to a sustained volunteer effort as well as professional painting made possible by a fundraising effort organized by "Friends of the 1727."  The engine had fallen into serious disrepair and it is nice to see it looking good once again.

Here is a link to their latest newsletter, which includes some photos by TO member Ryan Wilkerson.  https://us3.campaign-archive.com/?e=aec9f970df&u=515bfa754dc6a54bf9c2a2fb9&id=c0b4310220


Date: 01/13/21 20:13
Re: Update on SP 1727 restoration in Dunsmuir
Author: asheldrake

and absolutely great community project!    the lead article of the January issue of The Trainmaster from the Pacific NW Chapter, NRHS writtn by Kenneth G. Johnsen is Fresno Mallets with a picture of the 1727 before the currrent project began.  PM me with your email address if you would like a copy of the newsletter.  Ken wrote an excellent article.     Arlen

Date: 01/14/21 21:27
Re: Update on SP 1727 restoration in Dunsmuir
Author: dmaffei

The 1727s original Pyle National headlight is ready for paint. Still working on number boards Planning on using automotive single stage enamel as a finish when all parts are ready for prime and gloss black paint. 

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