From a spectator's view, there is still some work around the side door - rub plates, etc. The longer view will include the letterboards (done on the curved ends and new stock milled and on hand for the sides), the roof, and we have a set of trucks closer to the originals.
If any of you saw the decrepit body of this car when we acquired it, you would have relegated it to the file for MISSION IMPOSSIBLE. It resembled nothing so much as a mushroom farm. Years of work and a lasting commitment have resulted in this significant exhibit car for the IRM Collection.
Phil, the next set of items to attend to on the 810 will be to install all of the steel plates around the freight door. Each side and below have protective plates. These plates are bolted through the siding and framing with nuts on the inside. After the plates are installed, we will reinstall the freight door and the cage that the door slides into. We will start on rebuilding the trucks this fall.