NWP Baggage Car 605
By Mike Manson
Since the last issue of the Headlight the Restoration Team had only a couple of work sessions before the end-of-year shutdown, so there is not much to report.
Frank Moraes, Jr., built four new baggage doors out of Douglas fir. Each door has four tempered glass windows above the midline and three recessed panels below the midline. They will be finished with tongue and groove paneling when new siding is purchased for the car. A pair of roller brackets (left and right) will be cast for each of the doors. Scott Bowdish has been shaping new exterior door posts for the damaged baggage door opening. Forty-six new clearstory windows will be built to replace the badly deteriorated originals. Unlike CP 29, the windows for this car are fixed in place. When it is restored, ventilation of the car will be accomplished using the single roof vent and four operable windows on each side.
Our baggage car is the only known surviving example of a car built at NWP’s Tiburon shop. Please donate what you can afford to help the Society restore Baggage Car 605.