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Entries from May 2012

Topics from May, 2012

1196 - Car Work - May 28-29, 2012

Thursday, May 31. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Freight Car Department

1195 - Wood Shop Update - May 28-29, 2012

Thursday, May 31. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1193 - Steam Department Update 5-26-2012

Sunday, May 27. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1190 - News and Views - May 23, 2012

Thursday, May 24. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in General Blog Entries

1189 - Wood Shop Update - May 19-20, 2012

Tuesday, May 22. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1188 - Steam Department Update 5-19-2012

Sunday, May 20. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1186 - Wood Shop Update - May 16, 2012

Thursday, May 17. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1185 - Wood Shop Update - May 12, 2012

Monday, May 14. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1184 - Steam Department Update 5-12-2012

Sunday, May 13. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1181 - Wood Shop Update - May 9, 2012

Thursday, May 10. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1180 - TMER&L D 13 - May 5, 2012

Tuesday, May 8. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Electric Car Department

1179 - Wood Shop Update - May 5, 2012

Monday, May 7. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1178 - Steam Department Update 5-5-2012

Sunday, May 6. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1177 - Wood Shop Update - May 2, 2012

Friday, May 4. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

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Nigel Bennett about 1630 Normal running
Sun, 05-24-2015 16:21
Steve, Thank you. It is the appreciation and introducing new generations to working steam that makes the work worthwhile. Impressive set of [...]


Steve Krause about 1630 Normal running
Sun, 05-24-2015 15:50
And I really appreciate the work! Got a lot of fine images with the sunshine yesterday, and got to briefly introduce my daughter to the cab courtesy [...]


Nigel Bennett about 1630 in service
Sun, 05-24-2015 10:53
Tim, Good idea. I will talk to our store manager about this. Nigel


Tim about 1630 in service
Sat, 05-23-2015 22:32
Awesome train, my son loved his first ride today. I just wish you guys sold some nice photos or artwork of this great train. I would love to buy [...]


C Kronenwetter about 1630 in service
Sat, 05-23-2015 18:13
Very nicely done, Nigel. Thanks to the steam team for all of their hard work!


Mark Poynter about 1630 in service
Fri, 05-22-2015 09:53
Well done and many congratulations to the entire steam crew! I'll be coming to IL from MT this summer and will see 1630 on July 4th.


Zach Kaye about 1630 in service
Thu, 05-21-2015 22:51
Awesome!!! Coming down for the event this Monday. Can hardly wait to see her in action!!!


Roger Kramer about A Major Announcement
Wed, 05-20-2015 21:47
Hello Warren The Mt. Harvard has the Pullman Mechanical system. Basically two Spicer drives one off each axle One runs the generator and the other [...]


Charles Dahle about A Major Announcement
Wed, 05-20-2015 17:17
Many thanks to Mark and Jon for all their efforts toward the RPO weekend. I was able to attend and thoroughly enjoyed myself.


Vince about Steam Department - Fingers crossed!
Wed, 05-20-2015 07:53
Good luck to all the folks who have worked to get 1630 back in action!


Nigel Bennett about Steam Department Update April 2015
Tue, 05-19-2015 22:21
Dave, A long day today but #1630 is complete and ready to be coaled and watered tomorrow. Unless anything unexpected shows up in the steam [...]


W Newhauser about A Major Announcement
Tue, 05-19-2015 19:14
Nice car! Can't wait to see it. I'm wondering what type of electrical/mechanical systems does it have?