Historic rail car may be getting a facelift

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

FRUITA, Colo. The City of Fruita has been looking for a new operator for the historic rail car that has been in the same spot for the last 10 years. Now the rail car may have a new destination and purpose, while maintaining its historic value.

Currently the rail car is stationed outside of Dinosaur Journey and is being used as a storage space.

Over the years, the railcar has seen its fair share of weathering. At the most recent Fruita City Council meeting, city manager Clint Kinney proposed a local Fruita resident take the train to his property just down the street.

Steve Vigil is that resident. Vigil has always had a passion for art and has restored many of the old buildings in downtown Fruita. Vigil wants to restore the rail car on his property and change it into an art studio.

This is something that would make city council happy because the rail car would be back in use.

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