THE OLDER YOU GET, THE HARDER IT IS TO MOVE AROUND (August 2019):
Dustin Haines and Rose Haines of Haines Craft Construction repair leaks on the exterior where bolts have come loose due to the moving of the caboose when the tracks were leveled.
THE LATEST PROGRESS (April 2019):
Back in 2010, as part of his Eagle Scout work, Hunter Matysek of Boy Scout Troop 167 of Taylor took on the Depot/Caboose sidewalk project, preparing and reinstalling the old pavers, along with new personalized ones. The Paver Walkway is now being extended so that it will now run from the Depot to the stairway of the Caboose. Personalized pavers will soon be part of the extended walkway. Contact Judy Downing, 512-293-0501, or any board member for information on how to get personalized pavers for a donation of $35 each. It’s a great way to be part of Coupland’s continuing history on the grounds of this historic Depot and Caboose.
In October 2018, Haines Craft Construction installed a new metal roof on the Caboose. In April 2019, they installed exterior windows on both the east and west sides of the Caboose.
WINDOWS & DOORS (September 2018):
Take a look at what Haines Craft Construction accomplished in September 2018!
ROLLING ON THE RAILS (April 2018):
In March 2018, a major milestone was achieved in the effort to restore the Coupland Caboose to its former glory.
Check out this story in the Taylor Press for all the details and see the photo gallery below.
The Coupland Caboose is pretty popular with kids. Work is proceeding, as you can see in the photo gallery below. It is being done in stages as funds permit. New funding is on its way!