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Date: 09/06/20 15:18
The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: dwi189

Railfan Jacob Leukhardt obtained some industrial gloss black paint and enlisted the services of a painter with an airless sprayer who gave the Iron Bridge at Cassandra,PA. a sprucing up today.

First three pics are "before pics" from early this morning....Dave W.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/06/20 15:38 by dwi189.








Date: 09/06/20 15:23
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: dwi189

Pic 4...Fresh black paint is applied as John Shuniak, aka 'The Mayor'..observes.

Pic 5....More painting..

Pic 6....Fresh paint on the bridge railing as an Eastbound NS 22W approaches...

Dave W.








Date: 09/06/20 15:28
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: dwi189

Pic 7...More fresh paint...

Pic 8...Jacob and John with the painter.

Pic 9...Spraying the end of the bridge.

Dave W.








Date: 09/06/20 15:33
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: dwi189

Pics 10 through 12...Cleaning up the painting equipment...Dave W








Date: 09/06/20 15:35
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: dwi189

Pic 13...The Cassandra Iron Bridge...

Dave W.




Date: 09/06/20 15:38
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: dwi189

And finally...Pic 14...A Westbound NS 35A rolls downgrade through Cassandra and beneath the freshly painted Iron Bridge this afternoon..

Dave Williams




Date: 09/06/20 15:59
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: Curt

Great.  Thanks to everyone involved with this project.  Best railfanning spot ever imo!



Date: 09/06/20 16:10
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: dwi189

Cassandra is definitely a nice spot to relax and watch trains...There are not many spots on the West Slope where you can watch trains without having to sit in direct sunlight...Dave W.



Date: 09/07/20 05:14
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: bluesboyst

Nice... I see John is there too....I have not seen him in sometime..When I was there this past August I was wondering when the bridge was going to get another coat...this is good news...
Thanks Dave for the info..

Steve



Date: 09/07/20 06:06
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: dwi189

bluesboyst Wrote:
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> Nice... I see John is there too....I have not seen
> him in sometime..When I was there this past August
> I was wondering when the bridge was going to get
> another coat...this is good news...
> Thanks Dave for the info..
>
> Steve

Yes Steve, John is still there but he has his motel up on the market for sale....He is looking to retire to Florida....Dave W.



Date: 09/07/20 06:51
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: 41bridge

Could someone explain what an “airless” sprayer is?  It did a nice job!



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Date: 09/07/20 07:05
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: dwi189

41bridge Wrote:
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> Could someone explain what is an “airless”
> sprayer is?  It did a nice job!

No air compressor needed, the electric pump develops high pressure to force the paint to the gun to spray the paint....Dave W.



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Date: 09/07/20 07:16
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: dwi189

A short video clip of the painting...Dave W.

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Date: 09/07/20 10:07
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: dschlegel

Glad to see it’s getting some TLC!
Dan

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Date: 09/07/20 10:23
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: Grand87

awesome job!, dose the city keep and maintain the bridge?



Date: 09/07/20 10:37
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: NKP715

Agree with comments - - great location.  Have made multiple trips per year for 20 + years, usually staying at John's place.
Highly recommend if you've never been there, put it on your list.



Date: 09/07/20 11:26
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: dwi189

Grand87 Wrote:
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> awesome job!, dose the city keep and maintain the
> bridge?

Its pretty much volunteer work....John has family in town that mows with a riding tractor....Railfans came in recently and cut down brush and small trees.....I recently weedwacked the enbankment by the picnic area....and railfan Jacob Leukhardt is reviving the All Nighters and secured donations to pay for the painting project....Dave W.



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Date: 09/08/20 11:21
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: MILW86A

Thanks Dave for sharing. Hopefully I'll get out there in 2021.
MILW86A



Date: 09/08/20 14:04
Re: The Cassandra Iron Bridge gets fresh paint.
Author: dwi189

MILW86A Wrote:
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> Thanks Dave for sharing. Hopefully I'll get out
> there in 2021.
> MILW86A


You're Welcome....Dave W.



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