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Entries from September 2010

Topics from September, 2010

767 - Wood Shop and other Views - September 22, 2010

Thursday, September 23. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

766 - Trolley Bus Dept. Members Day Update

Monday, September 20. 2010. Posted by Ray Piesciuk in Trolley Bus Department

765 - Car Work - September 19, 2010

Monday, September 20. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella in Electric Car Department

764 - Showcase Weekend - September 18, 2010

Sunday, September 19. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella in Freight Car Department

763 - Passenger Dept Photo Update

Friday, September 17. 2010. Posted by Phil Stepek in Passenger Car Department

762 - Passenger Dept Report 2010-09

Friday, September 10. 2010. Posted by Phil Stepek in Passenger Car Department

761 - Progress Report - September, 2010

Thursday, September 9. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella in Freight Car Department

760 - In Control - September 8, 2010

Thursday, September 9. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella in Electric Car Department

759 - Caboose Train - September 4-6, 2010

Tuesday, September 7. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella in Freight Car Department

758 - Wood Shop Update - September 4, 2010

Tuesday, September 7. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

757 - Trolley Bus Dept. Update 09/04/2010

Saturday, September 4. 2010. Posted by Ray Piesciuk in Trolley Bus Department

755 - Wood Shop Update - September 1, 2010

Friday, September 3. 2010. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

833 - Website stats for August 2010

Wednesday, September 1. 2010. Posted by James Kolanowski in Info Tech Department

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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 [...]