Our new source of rental income is being put to good use. Several truckloads of ties arrived and were being unloaded by the Track Dept., and more are on the way. These will be put to use building the next two tracks in Yard 15 and the southern car line extension, followed by the streetcar track down the middle of Main Street. That's really exciting!
Tim is making good use of the new pit heater. Now that the 24 is over the pit, and won't be moving any time soon, it can be sealed up so the underbody will be warm enough to work on for the next couple of months. The control system will require a lot of work.
Since most of the tracks are blocked by stored hoppers, which are earning us good money, it may be a while before anything can be moved into the new barns in any case. I walked over to see how the electrical installation is progressing. The recent cold snap has undoubtedly hampered the contractor's efforts.
In Barn 13, the south wall appears to be pretty much complete, and the north wall is in progress.
In Barn 14, materials have been set out, but not much has been done since Max finished installing the drop and the main junction box.
As for car 36, I first painted the remaining window shade tracks with a first coat of finish color in the shop, but forgot to get a picture of it. After the car warmed up, I finished putting a finish coat on the rest of the ceiling. This will probably be enough for most of it.
And I painted three of the remaining six arm rests before running out of time.