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Entries from October 2013

Topics from October, 2013

1596 - Steam Department 10-30-13 Extremes of high and low

Thursday, October 31. 2013. Posted by Nigel Bennett

1595 - John Mcloughlin update

Wednesday, October 30. 2013. Posted by Roger Kramer in Great Northern John McLoughlin

1594 - Wood Shop Update - October 26, 2013

Tuesday, October 29. 2013. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1593 - Steam Department Update 10-26-2013

Tuesday, October 29. 2013. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1592 - October Halloween Madness

Monday, October 28. 2013. Posted by Pauline Trabert in Passenger Car Department

1590 - Wood Shop Update - mid October, 2013

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

1578 - 2612 The restoration continues

Sunday, October 27. 2013. Posted by Roger Kramer in Passenger Car Department

1588 - RI 2612 the resumption of restoration

Wednesday, October 23. 2013. Posted by Roger Kramer in Passenger Car Department

1585 - Steam Department Update 10-19-2013

Tuesday, October 22. 2013. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1583 - Wood Shop Update - October 5-8, 2013

Sunday, October 20. 2013. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1582 - Moving the Bridge - October 2013

Saturday, October 19. 2013. Posted by Robert Kutella in Buildings and Grounds

1580 - We Are Now Serving Number 38 - - , October, 2013

Friday, October 18. 2013. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1579 - Wood Shop Update - October, 2013

Thursday, October 17. 2013. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1576 - Steam Department Update 10-12-2013

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

1574 - Steam Department Update 10-05-2013

Monday, October 7. 2013. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1573 - Wood Shop Update - September, 2013

Sunday, October 6. 2013. Posted by Robert Kutella

1572 - Steam Department Update 09-28-13

Tuesday, October 1. 2013. 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?