Durango Railroad Historical Society prioritizes reefer car restoration project

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Volunteers spent much of 2016 working on reefer car trucks for Denver & Rio Grande Western reefer car No. 39.
Durango Railroad Historical Society
DURANGO, Colo. — Volunteers at the Durango Railroad Historical Society are prioritizing a project that would restore a 30-foot Denver & Rio Grande Western reefer car. The reefer No. 39 project needs about $24,000 to $32,000 according to recent projections from the society.

Duane Danielson, the project leader for the reefer car project, recently launched fundraising efforts with a $5,000 donation. Danielson also pledged to match $10,000 in new donations toward the Reefer 39 fund. Once the project has secured $10,000 in matching funds, Danielson has agreed to give the society another check for $5,000, according to society members.

The car is one of only 50 30-foot reefers, or refrigerated boxcars, built by the railroad.

Last year, volunteers were able to make significant progress on the railcar in reconstructing both reefer trucks with inside-mounted brakes by converting standard freight car trucks. Project leaders say they now need of ice hatch components to properly restore the boxcar.

More information on the society is available online.

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