In 2016, a project was started to expand the original car storage barn in Camp Creek Yard (CCY).
Increasing the buidling to the north would allow another use for the south end of the structure.
It was a close fit at the north end for longer cars with this expansion, but careful engineering made it work.
New doors in this end would also allow for better sealing to keep critters out of the structure.
By expanding this strucuture, roughly the same amount of cars could be stored while still utilizing the south end for something else..
Once the expansion was complete, attention turned to the south end. First step was insulation to be able to heat the space.
Insulation also makes the space more comfortable in summer weather too, since rapid temperature swings are dampened inside.
After the vapor barriers were up, metal skin siding was added. Here you can see some on the ceiling.
Two new internal walls were created. One to isolate the "cold" north end from the heated spaces, and another to divide the heated space.
What was the purpose of creating the new spaces? Stay tuned for the next installment of the story!
The Monticello Railway Museum depends upon many sources of income to acquire, restore, maintain and operate the museum and we welcome donations. Donors help fund and facilitate many projects at the museum and provide income above and beyond train tickets, gift shop sales and membership dues.
While our volunteers perform the majority of the required labor for restorations at the museum, the need for money to purchase materials and equipment is increasing. Now that work on steam locomotive #401 is complete, the amount of consumable shop materials used is increasing. For example: acetylene and oxygen for the cutting torch; drill bits and cutting tools for the machine shop; grinding wheels and wire wheels for metal preparation and LP gas for heat to allow our volunteers to work during the winter are costing several-hundred dollars each month.
A gift donation towards restoration work would be greatly appreciated. In addition, thoughtful family members, in your name, can make a donation to the museum.
Either way, your donation is appreciated and contributes to our overall financial security and will help us collectively facilitate much needed improvements at the museum. As a reminder, the Monticello Railway Museum is a registered 501 (C 3) not for profit organization and all donations to the museum are tax deductible. All donors to the museum will receive a letter acknowledging the donation.
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