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.
you are interested in attending a work session please contact the
Project Manager, Grady Smith, to let him know of your interest.
Phone: 740-373-2895 (evenings)
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
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.
PLEASE NOTE: With the interns in the Terry House during the summer, our beds are reduced to eight or nine spots. Beds will be allotted by contacting Grady Smith, in order of contact. Other spots, not really calling them beds, might be available on the front porch, Terry House Annex, or CSX caboose, if one so chooses (bring a sleeping bag and pad).
Please do not embarrass everyone by showing up without prior arrangements for food or lodging.
|January 5||MSR&LHA Board meeting (not a work session)|
|January 12-13||Climax work session|
|January 26-27||Climax work session|
|February 9-10||Climax work session|
|February 23-24||Climax work session|
|March 9-10||Climax work session|
|March 23-24||Climax work session|
|April 6-7||Climax work session|
|April 20-21||Climax work session|
|May 3-4||Climax work session|
|May 11-12||(Second consecutive work session prior to Railfan Weekend)|
|May 16-19||Railfan Weekend (not a work session)|
The summer work schedule will be posted sometime in late spring.
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.
for volunteers is provided dormitory style in a house in Cass.
Meals are supplied by the Association. Volunteers
arrive on Friday evening, work a long day on Saturday and on Sunday
morning, and head home early Sunday afternoon.
Information for volunteers: