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765 Update -12/14/2020

By December 14, 2020Members Only

Submitted by Steve Winicker


Date 12-13-2020


Once again most of the work over the week was devoted to the Wabash caboose.  There are many small projects needing completion, but the end is in sight. Cupola braces are in place, the stove is connected to the recently installed smoke jack, roof is nailed down other than the east end which we need to move the 358 before we can reach it, work was started on the roof walk and the windows are mostly on the property. Sunday, I spent some time painting on the windows and walk boards. Other projects moved along include: dye was obtained from Joe N. to help identify the source of the leak in the tender, also Grayson Littleton donated a 2.25 inch impact socket for the nuts on the end of the boxcar truss rods.



More than likely work will again be devoted to getting the Wabash caboose project completed.  We have needed  to get a project completed for some time and this one looks like it is in the final stretch.  We have 765 projects that need to be completed as well and will be getting those on the schedule as well. Once the caboose we can concentrate on some of the other projects out there and finish up a few more.



COVID-19 Plan of Action !

  1. All building occupants are expected wear a mask and provide their own face covering when working in groups not able to maintain at least 6 feet of distance. (some masks are available at the shop)
  2. A pre-job briefing will be held each morning on how to limit the spread of the Corona virus.
  3. Specific emphasis on 6’ social / physical distancing (where possible)
  4. Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and practice good personal hygiene habits.(soap and water provided)
  5. The Society will provide disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer in the shop.(also located on the counter by the sink)
  6. We are encouraging volunteers to stay home if they are sick. Must be fever free (less than 100.4 degrees) for 24 hours without medication before coming to the shop or other Society functions.(actually, we are insisting you not show up if sick, period)
  7. Properly attired visitors are permitted in the shop. Social distancing is required.

Further we are constantly monitoring the CDC and the State of Indiana for updates regarding preventative measures to communicate to our volunteers.

We continue to ask everyone to do their part. The best line of defense for protecting your health,  and the health of those around you, is to practice good personal hygiene.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we all strive to keep our employees and  communities safe and healthy. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed as we move forward.

 FWRHS Board of Directors