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Feb 12, 2016

Repainting Fort Smith Light & Traction Company #224


The trolley museum is in the process of “sprucing up” the buildings and displays on the museum grounds.  This includes Fort Smith Light & Traction Streetcar #224 that operates daily from May 1st to November 1st

Over the years, museum volunteers painted the streetcar by hand using a foam brush to minimize brush strokes.  This procedure never produced the desired appearance the museum wanted.  In January, the decision was made to remove all the old paint on the car down to bare metal, and use a professional spray paint to enhance the car’s looks. 

Chris Spain, David Kerr, and Jess Lewis took on the task of sanding the car body, and Chris professionally painted it.  Window trim, under carriage, and the roof will also be repainted.  Estimated completion is March 1st.

 

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- Article by Henry Moore.  Pictures provided by Chris Spain and Henry Moore.

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