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Kevin Bunker
  • Fort Bragg, CA
  • United States

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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…"
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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?"
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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…"
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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…"
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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. "
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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…"
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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…"
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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)."
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Kevin Bunker is now friends with Chad Gustafson and Mitch Valder
Jun 19
Kevin Bunker commented on Chad Gustafson's blog post Good News for the Skunk in the Press Democrat
Aug 2, 2016
Kevin Bunker commented on Chad Gustafson's blog post Good News for the Skunk in the Press Democrat
"Follow-up to my comments about the state of the Skunk Train on its west end. Last February, in high windy rainstorms, the empty redwood water tank here collapsed; I had expected that although I was surprised the base frame didn't go, too. The…"
Aug 2, 2016
Kevin Bunker commented on Chad Gustafson's blog post Good News for the Skunk in the Press Democrat
"An update to this, although the news I have is over a month or two old. Local public radio KZYX-FM ran a news story that the City of Willits turned the Skunk Train/Sierra Entertainment Corp down in their bid to acquire the land and structure they…"
Aug 2, 2016
Kevin Bunker replied to Emilio Galo's discussion NWP: End of the Line (Is this railroad too far gone for help?)
"It's always a matter of money -- or to put it bluntly, capital.  And will.  There's neither of both, sorry to say.  Perhaps an isolated north end shorter version, but I fully don't expect, at 61, to live long enough to…"
Aug 2, 2016
Kevin Bunker posted a status
"Good news for HO NWP modelers: http://www.goldengatedepot.com/reservationHO.html The same company is about to deliver O Scale versions."
Aug 2, 2016

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NWP n.g. caboose No. 6101

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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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