Another one of our key donors is Roger Stabler, of Woodland, California. Not only has Roger donated to the 165 monetarily, but he has been a valued volunteer on site, and never leaves until his goal is met.Here you can see Roger removing the nozzle casting from the 165:
Unfortunately the above pic is the best view I have of Roger, but that just illustrates the fact that Roger likes to keep his nose to the grindstone, so to speak. Roger is also in the process of being certified as our pressure vessel welder. This will allow us to perform our own repairs, saving untold thousands of dollars.
Individuals like Paul and Roger are rare, to say the least. We are lucky to have them both helping us out. Our thanks may not be enough in some cases, but hopefully they know how much of a difference they are making in the railroad preservation field, as well as helping to keep the Western Pacific legacy alive.
Now if that damned snow would melt we could get back to work! - JCA