Sunday, January 17, 2010

More youthful energy

Keith Berry explains the renovation process to Daniel, 14 of Placerville. Daniel, a middle school student, joined the project this weekend.

"You start with a picture," said Keith. He used a vintage photograph of the Diamond and Caldor Flatcar No. 10 to make his point.

Volunteer often begin a project with nothing more than a photograph, said Keith. For many projects, drawings and original parts don't exhist.

He then pointed to the flatcar and explained how machinist Alberto Weiss fabricated a new handbrake staff and chain roller for the flatcar.

Daniel spent Saturday morning learning how to work safely.

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