The Rolling Boxcar rolled out of town on Friday, bound for its next phase of transformation in California.
John Will and Dave Ciocchi have spent the past month dismantling the C-119 Flying Boxcar that sat abandoned for many years at the Battle Mountain Airport. They have stripped it down to the fuselage and it’s now on its way to the build site to be united with the chassis of a bus, and will eventually be buffed and painted. The target date for rolling back to Alaska when road-worthy is fall of 2019, when they will finish detailing the interior and cockpit, and install the museum, art gallery, stage and coffee shop.
Ciocchi said, “We’re heading to the modification site in California to take the next big step. We can hardly believe our great good fortune in making this dream into a reality, and we are especially grateful that our airplane was sent to Battle Mountain. The community support has been overwhelmingly positive, and we depart with warm feelings and plans to return.”
The Rolling Boxcar continues to seek support while fulfilling its mission to celebrate and honor the contributions of military personnel.
For more information, go to www.rollingboxcar.com.