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Climax Restoration Project Work Sessions

You might think that you do not possess any of the fine skills that are necessary to do locomotive work. Not true. Much of the work just involves painting, wire brush-ing, and nuts and bolts assembly. This is an opportunity for you to be involved and be part of this historic project. All of your lodging, and meals are provided and the accommodation's are in typical Company house living style. 

All volunteers must be current MSR&LHA members.

A Schedule of the upcoming work weekends is below.

If you are interested in attending a work session please contact the Project Manager, Grady Smith, to let him know of your interest. 

Contact information:
Grady Smith
  Phone: 740-373-2895 (evenings)
Note: There is always a need for a welder able to build up worn parts for re-manufacturing. Must be able to weld without flux inclusions. 
Prior notice that you will be attending a session is required so we can be sure there is sufficient food, housing, and work projects for everyone. Please do not just show up at a session and expect to be productive.
Please do not embarrass everyone by showing up without prior arrangements for food or lodging.  
Upcoming work session dates:  

January 4-5, 2014
MSR&LHA Board meeting (not a work session)
January 18-19
Climax work session
February 1-2 **
Climax work session (see note below)
February 15-16 **
Climax work session (see note below)
March 1-2 **
Climax work session (see note below)
March 15-16
Climax work session
March 22
MSR&LHA Board Meeting (not a session)
March 29-30
Climax work session
April 12-13
Climax work session
April 26-27
Climax work session
May 10-11
Climax work session
May 16-18
2014 Cass Railfan Weekend
** Note: The Park will be renovating the Terry House bathroom during these weekends so the bathroom will be off limits.  We will have an alternate house with a functional bathroom (and sleeping space if necessary).  The Terry House will still be used for meals and sleeping, and the downstairs toilet will be working. 

The summer work schedule will be posted in May.

Information for volunteers:
Every volunteer working on any Association project must be a currently active (dues paid) Association member.  Everyone is also required to sign a liability waiver for the State of West Virginia prior to doing any volunteer work.  Housing for volunteers is provided dormitory style in a house in Cass.  Meals are supplied by the Association.  Volunteers normally arrive on Friday evening, work a long day on Saturday and on Sunday morning, and head home early Sunday afternoon.  

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page last updated or verified on January 14, 2014