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Entries from December 2011

Topics from December, 2011

1104 - Wood Shop Update - December 28, 2011

Thursday, December 29. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1103 - Steam Department Update 12-26-2011

Wednesday, December 28. 2011. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1101 - Season's Greetings

Thursday, December 22. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in General

1099 - Wood Shop Update - December 17, 2011

Sunday, December 18. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1098 - Steam Department Update 12-17-2011

Sunday, December 18. 2011. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1097 - IRM Acquires New Railroad!

Tuesday, December 13. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Model Railroad Display

1096 - News and Views - December 10-11, 2011

Tuesday, December 13. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1094 - Steam Department Update 12-10-2011

Sunday, December 11. 2011. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1093 - BN 9908, more of the same...

Friday, December 9. 2011. Posted by James Kolanowski in Diesel Department

1092 - TMS Project - December 7, 2011

Thursday, December 8. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Two Milwaukee Streetcars

1091 - Wood Shop Update - December 7, 2011

Thursday, December 8. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1089 - BN 9908, more steel...

Wednesday, December 7. 2011. Posted by James Kolanowski in Diesel Department

1087 - USA 8537 cab work

Wednesday, December 7. 2011. Posted by James Kolanowski in Diesel Department

1086 - BN 9908, shining and new steel

Monday, December 5. 2011. Posted by James Kolanowski in Diesel Department

1085 - Wood Shop Update - December 3, 2011

Monday, December 5. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1084 - Steam Department Update 12-3-2011

Sunday, December 4. 2011. Posted by Nigel Bennett

1082 - BN 9908 progress

Thursday, December 1. 2011. Posted by James Kolanowski in Diesel Department

1081 - Wood Shop Update - November 30, 2011

Thursday, December 1. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

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Nigel Bennett about Steam Department Update 04-05-2014
Tue, 04-15-2014 16:44
Yep. IF there were ever to be incentive or funding to put one of the larger items of the steam collection into operation, my personal favorite would [...]


Raffi about Steam Department Update 04-05-2014
Tue, 04-15-2014 15:20
yes, i remember one of the guys in the steam shop telling me that the size of 1630's wheels make it difficult to navigate the modern railway. but if [...]


Nigel Bennett about Steam Department Update 04-05-2014
Tue, 04-15-2014 10:50
John, We are not intending to repaint the tender end and sides. No #1630 does not carry cab signaling. (She left Frisco service long before it [...]


Nigel Bennett about Steam Department Update 04-05-2014
Tue, 04-15-2014 10:43
Jeron, I do not think this is something we would seriously consider. The IC car is already part of the collection. It did run on passenger trains [...]


John Heid about Steam Department Update 04-05-2014
Mon, 04-14-2014 20:42
I don't see any stripping on the tender..will that be repainted too? Also, I'm not sure how relevant this is to the discussion, but does 1630 have [...]


Jeron Glander about Steam Department Update 04-05-2014
Thu, 04-10-2014 01:58
Nigel, I know the auxiliary water tender for Frisco 1522 was for sale a year or two ago. I don't remember if it was sold, or is still for sale. I [...]


Nigel Bennett about Steam Department Update 04-05-2014
Wed, 04-09-2014 22:32
Yes. We are looking at what it would take to rig it like the existing one to use as a water back up for #1630. It currently lacks the [...]


Chris about Steam Department Update 04-05-2014
Wed, 04-09-2014 10:34
It is interesting to see both the milk cars together. I had been wondering if the steam department would use the IC car. The Railway Express reefer [...]


Nigel Bennett about Steam Department Update 03-15-2014
Sun, 04-06-2014 17:53
Perhaps because it would be months of work to lift the tender from the trucks and then ship the trucks to a facility with a bath big enough to do [...]


Nigel Bennett about Steam Department Update 03-01-2014
Sun, 04-06-2014 17:51
Not to my knowledge


Nick Gawriluk about March 30th, Warm Weather Strikes IRM
Sun, 04-06-2014 15:24
Would the passenger car department be interested in some donated "Pullmman Style" wool blankets and/or travel type pillows for display purposes in the [...]


Matt Maloy about Steam Department Update 03-01-2014
Mon, 03-31-2014 08:40
I've heard rumors that the museum is trying to get another GTW 0-8-0. Is this true?