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Entries from February 2010

Topics from February, 2010

592 - Wood Shop Update - February 24, 2010

Thursday, February 25. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

590 - Wood Shop Update - February 21, 2010

Monday, February 22. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

587 - Wood Shop Update - February 20, 2010

Sunday, February 21. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

586 - 2010 IRM Snowflake Special on the CTA

Saturday, February 20. 2010. Posted by James Kolanowski in News and Publicity

585 - Behind the Scenes - February 17, 2010

Thursday, February 18. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella in Freight Car Department

584 - Wood Shop Update - February 17, 2010

Thursday, February 18. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

580 - Wood Shop Update - February 13, 2010

Sunday, February 14. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

579 - Save South Shore Line 1100

Friday, February 12. 2010. Posted by James Kolanowski in Electric Car Department

577 - Wood Shop Update - February 7, 2010

Monday, February 8. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

576 - Wood Shop Update - February 3, 2010

Thursday, February 4. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

575 - Track Dept Weekend Report

Tuesday, February 2. 2010. Posted by Adam Robillard in Track Department

681 - Website stats for January 2010

Monday, February 1. 2010. Posted by James Kolanowski in Info Tech Department

574 - Wood Shop Update - January 31, 2010

Monday, February 1. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella

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Mark Becker about Dynamometer Notes from Warren Newhauser - Diesel Days Event
Sun, 07-27-2014 23:15
In looking at the general exterior condition of the Dynamometer Car you would think that it was a total wreck. It is wonderful that it is operational [...]


Tim Fron about Dynamometer Notes from Warren Newhauser - Diesel Days Event
Fri, 07-25-2014 20:14
I had a blast riding in X-5000 on Sunday during Diesel Days. Brian was great to talk to. It was cool seeing the comntrol board work. I can't wait for [...]


Nigel Bennett about Steam Department Update 07-17-2014
Fri, 07-25-2014 16:47
Shane, Clean rain water is certainly possible. The snag is that you would need a BIG collection and storage system. We are using around 8000 [...]


Nigel Bennett about Steam Department Update 07-17-2014
Fri, 07-25-2014 16:42
John, Yes. Sadly the tender is in poor shape. She should go under cover as part of the new barn project. There will be much discussion around [...]


Roger Kramer about A great week, July, 8 thur July, 12
Thu, 07-24-2014 21:38
Hello Richard In reply to your question concerning RI 2702. The museum is studying the acquisition but no decision has been yet made.


Roger Kramer about A great week, July, 8 thur July, 12
Thu, 07-24-2014 21:29
Hello Chris The 2702 is under study by those interested at Irm. Unfortunately, the possible acquisition boils down to $. First ,who will support [...]


Thomas about Diesel Days line up, Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Thu, 07-24-2014 13:01
Hello, is there anyone that I can contact in the Diesel Department about volunteering? I am studying mechanical engineering and I would love to get [...]


Chris about A great week, July, 8 thur July, 12
Thu, 07-24-2014 00:01
I will commit something to 2702 if I see a specific fund for it. Supposedly the owners made an effort to keep it original, other than removing seats. [...]


Nathan about Steam Department Update 07-17-2014
Wed, 07-23-2014 19:54
Hi Nigel, I have some suggestions to enhance the experience of steam railroading for museum visitors: 1) In September 2002, I visited on the [...]


Raffi about Diesel Days line up, Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Wed, 07-23-2014 00:17
while watching the Diesel Days parade, i noticed a detail on UP 1848 that stood out to me. it was its cab number, i could tell it had a previous [...]


Brian L. about Diesel Days line up, Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Mon, 07-21-2014 17:48
The hydraulic drawbar on X-5000 works. Its operation was determined Saturday evening and successfully used all day Sunday. The car measured up to a [...]


Nick Gawriluk about A great week, July, 8 thur July, 12
Sun, 07-20-2014 13:56
2702 would definitely be a project of a massive effort. It has some sort of giant roadside casino sign installed on it. The interior is completely [...]