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Entries from January 2013

Topics from January, 2013

1390 - Steam Department Update 01-26-2013

Sunday, January 27. 2013. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1389 - Wood Shop Update - January 26, 2013

Sunday, January 27. 2013. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1388 - Wood Shop Update - January 23, 2013

Friday, January 25. 2013. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1362 - Preventing lightning damage

Tuesday, January 22. 2013. Posted by Max Tyms in AC/DC Line Department

1387 - Wood Shop Update - January 19, 2013

Monday, January 21. 2013. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1386 - Steam Department Update 01-19-2013

Sunday, January 20. 2013. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1385 - Wood Shop Update - January 16, 2013

Thursday, January 17. 2013. Posted by Robert Kutella

1380 - RI 2524...One job complete, Next....

Monday, January 14. 2013. Posted by Roger Kramer in Passenger Car Department

1383 - Wood Shop Update - January 12, 2013

Sunday, January 13. 2013. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1382 - Steam Department Update 01-12-2013

Sunday, January 13. 2013. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1379 - DM&IR 84....An Update

Friday, January 11. 2013. Posted by Roger Kramer in Passenger Car Department

1378 - Wood Shop Update - January 9, 2013

Thursday, January 10. 2013. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1377 - Wood Shop Update - January 5, 2013

Monday, January 7. 2013. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1376 - Steam Department Update 01-05-2013

Sunday, January 6. 2013. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1375 - Wood Shop Update - January 2, 2013

Thursday, January 3. 2013. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

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Brian L. about A Wednesday Full House
Mon, 05-04-2015 20:11
The CRIP coaches are steam heated, as are the DL&W coaches. Almost all of our operating fleet is steam heated; however most likely all the steam lines [...]


Roger Kramer about A Wednesday Full House
Mon, 05-04-2015 20:04
Hello Richard Thank you for the kind remarks. When the"Harvard' arrives this summer it will need a complete cleaning and installation of many [...]


Roger Kramer about A Wednesday Full House
Mon, 05-04-2015 19:45
Hello Ted The RI coaches were steam heated but have never been tested or used at Irm. The CN heater car was acquired to be used w/ any coach that [...]


Ted Miles, IRM Member about A Wednesday Full House
Mon, 05-04-2015 11:37
Folks, Are the Rock Island commuter cars steam heated? Can they be used with the Canadian National heater car that the museum is going to [...]


Richard Penn about A Wednesday Full House
Sun, 05-03-2015 13:28
Congratulations on the addition of MT. Harvard Roger. I cant wait to ride and see it when it arrives at the museum.


Russ Prince about Model Railway Display Building
Thu, 04-30-2015 19:04
Thanks for the update, Roger. Perhaps a way to increase donations toward this project is to include it in the lists of donation subjects on the [...]


Walter Unglaub about Model Railway Display Building
Thu, 04-30-2015 16:06
Roger, Your reply hit the nail right on the head. "Everything takes time" and of course, patience. I was one of the people along with Henry Vincent, [...]


Ted Miles about Mid-April Coach Department Update
Thu, 04-30-2015 15:27
Brian, At least we agree that it can not be restored to a full passenger car! You might look at the Colorado Railroad Museum they are [...]


Brian L. about Steam Department Update April 2015
Mon, 04-27-2015 20:01
The Sunday crew has gotten the stoker motor for 1630 almost completely disassembled and tagged. So far, the bearing surfaces look very good, though we [...]


Brian L. about Mid-April Coach Department Update
Mon, 04-27-2015 16:57
While I am not Paul and do not pretend to speak for him, as a volunteer of the coach department, I personally disagree with the notion that the 7128 [...]


Russ Prince about Mid-April Coach Department Update
Sun, 04-26-2015 16:08
Throw a tarp over it and call it a CB&Q Baggage car. Solves several problems all at once. Heck, we could even sell pizza by the slice out of it on [...]


Robert Penn about Mid-April Coach Department Update
Sat, 04-25-2015 23:24
I thought the idea for the old CBQ car was to make it into an open air car, which it clearly is now all it needs is some metal seats and its good.