From: "Tim Stuy" njmidland AT verizon DOT net
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 10:30:50 -0400
Subject: EL 741 Today
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Yesterday, several of the directors and officers of ELDCPS were at Midwest
Locomotive in Kansas City. We were there to look at the progress on EL
diner 741. After a lot of work and a lot of money, the exterior and
structural restoration is just about complete. Midwest will do a few small
repairs around the belt rail to prevent any minor leaks and then the car
will be ready for painting. The goal right now is to have 741 painted and
lettered for the Erie Lackawanna by the end of the summer.
I have attached a picture of the car viewed from the aisleway side. Working
from left to right you can see the rebuilt collision posts, the side sheet
metal replacement, and the new service doorway put in where the cut-in
vestibule had been. This is also a good view of the rebuilt roof, the
various vents on top, and the unique "turtleback" humps at each end. The
people you see are Jole and Lynne Long and John and Karen Boehner.
We also viewed DL&W diner 470 and John Boehner's two personal cars, EL coach
1318 and his 6-6-4 sleeper.
By my calculation we have spent over $150,000 so far on 741 to bring it back
to the way it was just after the EL merger. As always, your continued
financial support is welcomed: