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Kevin Bunker
  • Fort Bragg, CA
  • United States

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Kevin Bunker commented on Robert Hogan's photo
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2 CP&LT #101 PLA-8

"Fire up the 'Wayback Machine, Sherman! I wonder where those tired old SP depot signs went."
Nov 2
Kevin Bunker commented on Robert Hogan's photo
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"Great shot, Bob. Digging the pump-and-squirt H2O fire extinguisher up on the front walkway. It's there for very good reason! A ties or trestle fire for this road would have been near deadly."
Nov 2
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CP&LT final run I think. June11 1986?

"Love the context angle here. It's all long since gone, vanished...*sigh* "
Nov 2
Kevin Bunker commented on Richard Todd's photo
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CP&LT final run I think. June11 1986?

"This sure triggered a happy flashback. Maybe a year or two before the end, I was on the way to Camino to buy apples and paused for lunch at P'ville. Getting out of the car I heard an unfamilar air horn and knew it had to be the CP&LT. That…"
Nov 2
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2 SP e#3822 PLACERVILLE TURN w/b 5/69

"Sweet shot, Bob. Those Cadillacs and foothill branches seem made for each other. She got a far slower-paced gig in this turn than her occasional calls to power the 'Sacramento Daylight' when GP9 3010 was in the shop or sister 3800 was…"
Nov 2
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A Building Exempt From Time

"It's very much stucco over wire and lath, imitating adobe. ;0)  The architectural style is known as "Mission Revival" by the way."
Nov 2
Kevin Bunker replied to Ian B.'s discussion Athearn GP9 release in the group Modelers
Nov 2
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"Hi, Richard: Our car barn is not open to the public for liability reasons, but I can arrange to get you in on a Saturday or volunteer work day by appointment with our Vice President who lives nearby. Shoot me your email address and I'll relay…"
Jun 20
Richard C. Brand commented on Kevin Bunker's photo
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"Hi Kevin: Great photos.  This barn is right across the Bay from me.  What are the hours that it is open to visitors?"
Jun 20
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"This caboose has two mysteries I have not yet been able to resolve: both left and right sides of the A-end (express-LCL freight compartment end) have several interior boards reversed, with the old interior painted faces pointing outward.  I ran…"
Jun 20
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"After 37 years as a historic railroad organization, it's fantastic to at last have a real car barn with utilities and fire prevention systems which serves to protect our irreplaceable and diverse collection of California-built narrow gauge…"
Jun 20
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"Easy to see the rotted ends of the door posts, something that was just covered up by Bethlehem Shipyard back in 1968-69.  We will be trimming the rot out and adding in new ends. "
Jun 20
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"Here can be seen the remnant of a very deteriorated caboose -- particularly in the corner -- the state it was in when removed from outdoor display at Samuel P. Taylor State Park (near Lagunitas) in 1968.  The lower frame's four ends had…"
Jun 20
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"Thanks for checking in, Richard. Over the last year, having been appointed Curator for SPCRR and the Railroad Museum at Ardenwood, my primary responsibility was helping establish an entirely new curatorial-restorations and collections team of three…"
Jun 20
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"Kevin, its good to hear from you again! The group is doing some beautiful wood work for the old caboose. Thanks for sharing these photos, and keeping us up to date on the caboose's progress."
Jun 20
Kevin Bunker posted a status
"The restoration of NWP narrow gauge caboose 6101 continues slowly. Major structural work has been required (as expected)."
Jun 19

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NWP Narrow Gauge caboose No. 6101 at Ardenwood

Howdy, all.

I'm sending this out as an update on the ongoing restoration of the NWP narrow gauge caboose at The Railroad Museum at Ardenwood, in Fremont, CA.

When we accepted this caboose from California State Railroad Museum back in 2007, we knew it was going to need a lot of work.  The peculiar 1968-69 "restoration" -- really a heroic renovation -- done by Bethlehem Steel's San Francisco shipyard crew kept the car from falling apart but introduced dozen of…

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Posted on December 17, 2016 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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At 3:26am on December 13, 2014, Richard Todd said…

Kevin, just a quick now to say "YOUR BAAAAACK". Kevin, alias power saw, has been missed. Your pictures of the caboose are great! Mysteries to be solved. Very different than working in HO!

Richard Todd 

At 12:33pm on December 12, 2014, Robert Hogan said…

Welcome Kevin!  Good to have you on this list.

Bob Hogan

 
 
 

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