Sunday, November 21, 2010

New roundhouse roof complete!

The new roundhouse roof is now complete, thanks to the generous support of the NHDOT. Thanks to BRPC volunteer Tim Zimont for providing these great photos. Looking forward to 2011, we will look to have some sill and foundation work completed at the rear of Stall 1, and a complete engineering study. We are still looking for new members, membership is only $10.00 and helps support our preservation efforts. We expect the IRS to approve our 501c3 status in the spring of 2011, though we would appreciate any support in the meantime. Watch for an announcement of our next spring clean-up weekend.

Happy holidays to everyone from the BRPC!




—Scotty Mallett

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Demolition of Machine Shop

As many of you know the machine shop at the rear of stall 3 and 4 has been collapsing for some time and has become unsafe. I will be meeting on site with Joyce McKay and Jill Eidelman from the State as well as Phil Nedza from Dectam Corporation (The contractors doing the asbestos abatement and the abatement and removal of the machine shop) on Monday to go over what will be saved from the machine shop. There is the large workbench to be saved as well as the T-Bar rail from the crane and maybe a window sill and a side beam that gives the height of the building so we have it when it comes time to rebuild the machine shop in the future. It is important, MOST IMPORTANT, that we stay clear of the building as the company is doing the asbestos abatement. Dectam will be buttoning up the building as listed below. I will let you know when the abatement procedure is done and it is safe to once again approach the roundhouse.

—Scotty Malett