AVR BOX CAB # 25 BUILDERS PICTURE.
ON AUGUST 6TH 2005 #25 WAS STOPPED FROM HER WORK LONG ENOUGH TO GET THIS OFFICIAL BUILDERS PICTURE. SINCE GOING INTO SERVICE SHE HAS HAULED PASSENGERS AND DONE A GREAT DEAL OF THIS SPRINGS BALLAST WORK. A NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF THE AVR WORKED ON THE BOX CAB BUT JIM NEEDS CREDIT FOR PUSHING THE PROJECT TO COMPLETION. NOTE ALL THE CHANGES WE MADE TO THE BASIC KIT, TWO END DOORS, SIDE LADDERS, ROOF DETAIL ETC.
AVR president Bill Taylor and VP Mary-Lou test out Truman Hefner's box cab at Truman's private railroad in Jan 2002. The AVR's new box cab locomotive will be much like this but lettered for the AVR and painted in the CNR's olive green, black and gold. CONSTRUCTION PICTURES OF THE AVR BOX CAB Progress has been slow but in the winter of 2005 Jim turned up the heat on the members and started to get action on getting this project completed. The following two pictures show ROOF DETAIL & ELECTRICAL.
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