The winter months, having chased us into our restoration shop, has seen some renewed work on the interior restoration of Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railroad caboose #280.   We have been working for many years to backdate the #280 to its BR&P configuration after having some interior and exterior changes made during its January 1971 rebuild by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.   Here are a few photos of the recent progress.

All of the interior storage cabinet doors were installed in the car.
 Replica details like door knobs were installed and door holds were custom made by an R&GVRRM member on his wood lathe.

As part of the restoration of BR&P #280, we need to replicate the
upper bunks that were in one end of the car. Part of that replication
requires the fabrication of the metal hinges that held the front of the
bunks on either side of the car. The images in the Flickr
collection below show the originals which are in BR&P #289. We
want to replicate the same hinges for the #280. We are looking for
someone who could help us make them. Please contact us if you could
help us. Thanks!