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Restoration of the Watchman's Shanty begins!

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The Watchman's Shanty was typical of shanties which often were perched on poles and sat 15 to 20 feet in the air. They are one of my favourite railway structures. Our shanty is now safely located in the Oakville workshop of Tom Murison who has the contract to move the structures into place in Roundhouse Park and restore them.

The attached photos, taken earlier this week, show some of the restoration under way. The floor is prefinished but not laid since they are still using ladders inside the building. The windows are being restored and they have shingles dried and ready to go in their other shop in Dundas, Ontario.
Story by Russ Milland; Photos by Tom Murison

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