Weekend Report: Another busy weekend in Roundhouse Park – Part 2
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This past weekend also saw lots of action in Roundhouse Park itself with the miniature railway carrying many passengers. It also saw our volunteers beginning to work in both Don Station and Cabin D to prepare them for visitors when we re-open in late May.
In the attached photos, we see one of the two display boards now installed in Cabin D. We also cleaned out a lot of unnecessary “stuff” that had accumulated in Don Station. Derek Boles advises us that:
“In the ticket office, anything not related to its exhibition function was removed, careful to leave in place some appliances that John had brought into the station a few weeks ago. An antique wooden desk with an equally antique Underwood typewriter was brought in from the waiting room. A wonderful old wooden filing cabinet was assembled and moved in there. The plan to restore the room to its appearance when it was in service while John Mellow, one of our Board members, worked there 50 years ago.
The baggage room was cleaned out and some permanent fixtures rearranged so we could access all parts of the room. The lockable storage cabinet in the corner is now fully accessible. The plan is that visitors will enter the station through the front door of the waiting room, turn left down the hallway into the baggage room and out of the building onto the platform. There will be no public access to the ticket office except during special events when that room is staffed. People will be able to see the room through a number of platform windows, the ticket sales counter, and the door off the baggage room which will be partially blocked with a dutch door arrangement or a plexiglass window.
The waiting room was also cleaned out and there is now much more public space. One of our electronic display monitors will be mounted on the wall between the hallway door and the electrical closet.”
Posting by Russ Milland; Photos by Stephen Gardiner