Car Department

The Car Department is responsible for the maintenance and refurbishment of the train car fleet, including passenger cars, freight cars, and cabooses. The Car Department is also responsible for the decorating of the cars for the annual Train of Lights.

Our primary tasks involve restoring train cars. This involves repairing or replacing walls, ceilings, floors, and seats.

We also have individuals who do specialty work such as maintaining the mechanical, electrical, or welding work on the cars.

  • We remove wood and other wall and ceiling components.
  • We install wood walls and ceilings.
  • We strip paint and sand surfaces.
  • We paint.
  • We remove and install hardware.

Our specialists do the following:

  • Mechanical work
  • Electrical work
  • Welding

We primarily work on Wednesdays and sometimes on Thursdays. Our specialists are not limited to the days the main team works. We also have individuals who work on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and/or Saturday. We are working towards having a full team to work on cars on Saturdays.

During the Train of Lights decorating and un-decorating season, the interior decorating team also works on Saturday.