Dakota 4 Riding Car

In spring 2005, CSME was after riding cars for running the public across the Eagle Point Railroad in Dunlap, Tennessee. I wanted to build a car that would be easy to build and be inexpensive. Having a flat car and a gondola, I was unable to pull my family around. Live Steam and Outdoor Railroading ran an article in Spring of 2005 that gave me the inspiration to move forward. The following are photos of the construction process. A total of 6 cars were built; the prototype for me, three for CSME, one for Larry Taylor, and another that was purchased by someone in Florida.