Caboose Stained Glass Update

The restoration of WP668, our backyard caboose, is making progress:

  • Last weekend, John continued to install the wood facing which holds the new window frame in the bay. (For comparison, I included a photo of what WP668’s damaged bay window looked like when we first saw it in December 2005.)
  • Last month’s storms blew down our 94′ fence which runs along the side of WP668. I am working to get that replaced. I already had Davey Tree out to trim the trees and dracenas in the way of the new fence.
  • Stained glass artist Vince Taylor brought by his drawing for WP668’s new window, along with some glass samples. If you look closely at my photo of Vince’s drawing below, you will see the silhouette of a train in the hills. Vince is using the photo by Dave Stanley below as inspiration for the train image. (1973 photo used with permission of Dave Stanley.) Vince is also going to add a lizard silhouette to one of the rocks in the foreground.

WP668.caboose.2005

VinceTaylor.2008

WP668.Sacramento2.DaveStanley.1973

Images Copyright 2005-2008 by Katy Dickinson and John Plocher

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