Open-Air Observation Car Conversion
Next Workday: August 13, 2017 @930 AM
Tasks: Prepare the Metal surface for primer
The Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad, Inc. received a piece of Pennsylvania Railroad history: former PRR flatcar #473822 donated to the Friends organization by Norfolk Southern Corporation. We thank Norfolk Southern Corporation for this gift. The flatcar, formerly located in Columbia, Pennsylvania, not far from Stewartstown, was moved to Stewartstown by highway on February 14, 2017. It now sits on the “wye” track in Stewartstown where volunteers are working on its conversion into an open-air observation car for use on the Stewartstown Railroad. We are currently looking for volunteers to finish removing the metal decking, paint the frame, and build the wooden car portion.
The Friends organization is also continuing to accept donations to fund the flatcar’s conversion into an open-air observation car. We thank all who have already donated to this effort! Your generosity is greatly appreciated. We still have a way to go to fund this project, so we are still accepting donations earmarked for the “flatcar fund.” Those interested may make donations with their bank card via the Friends website “donations” page, or by mailing a check or money order payable to the Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad to P.O. Box 456, Stewartstown, PA 17363-0456.
Thank you for considering supporting this project!
For Stewartstown Railroad Company workdays, please visit this page for their most current work schedule.