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Entries from July 2012

Topics from July, 2012

1247 - Steam Department Update 07-28-2012

Sunday, July 29. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1245 - First Look - July 28, 2012

Sunday, July 29. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Buildings and Grounds

1244 - Wood Shop Update - July 25, 2012

Friday, July 27. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1242 - News and Views - July 21, 2012

Monday, July 23. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1241 - Steam Department Update 07-21-2012

Sunday, July 22. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1240 - Signal Maintenance - July 21, 2012

Sunday, July 22. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in General

1239 - See the MAGIC

Thursday, July 19. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Freight Car Department

1237 - Steam Department Update 07-14-2012

Sunday, July 15. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1236 - Wood Shop Update - July 14, 2012

Sunday, July 15. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1234 - 2012 Trolley Pageant

Friday, July 13. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Electric Car Department

1231 - Steam Department Update 07-07-2012

Sunday, July 8. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1228 - Wood Shop Update - July 4, 2012

Friday, July 6. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1226 - From the Archives

Wednesday, July 4. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Electric Car Department

1223 - Wood Shop Update - June 30, 2012

Monday, July 2. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella

1222 - Steam Department Update 6-30-2012

Sunday, July 1. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

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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?