"America" Update


Dining room wall panels beneath the windows are undergoing much needed repair with the work being done by member Dennis Wert. Some similar repairs will be done in the lounge as well.

Work continues in the effort to get the "America" back in shape for private rail car excursions.
 
All of the loose furniture has been removed from the car and placed in a storage container for future use thereby making it easier to perform repairs within the car.

Wall panels in the dining room are undergoing repair due to damage that was caused by water leakage around the windows. Dennis Wert has volunteered his services for this task and has already completed some of the repairs. Wallpaper is being re-glued along edges that were curling up, and where necessary, complete panels will be replaced. Volunteering for these tasks are Karen Bates and Colette Emerson. A portion of the wall above the door in the secretary's stateroom has started peeling and will be scraped and repainted. A chip was taken to Sherwin-Williams and they were able to match the existing color which is common throughout the car.
 
The leaky pipe behind the shower stall of the car attendants quarters has been found and repairs are underway. The new kitchen layout requires some rerouting of piping and wiring which is currently in the planning stages.

There is still much to do but progress is being made on a daily basis
 

Dining room wall panels beneath the windows are undergoing much needed repair with the work being done by member Dennis Wert. Some similar repairs will be done in the lounge as well.

Upon completion, the redesigned kitchen cabinetry of the "America" will look like the drawing above. This layout, made with the input of an experienced railway chef, will make better use of the available space. The refrigerator will be located to the left and the stove to the right. The washer-dryer combination unit is being relocated to the entryway area off of the vestibule.