Looking forward to coming on Saturday.. Is the 8646 going to join the 8701?
#1 Jonathan Hill on 2010-07-14 13:37
No, looks like just the 8701 and 1995 this year.
#1.1 James Kolanowski on 2010-07-15 02:53
I hope that you have all the cameras in top working order for those of us that cannot make it there. There is always 1 camera now that doesn't work and when it does, for a short time and then dead again. Thanks for all the work you do and I hope to make it there one day in person. Art in Michigan
#2 Art Kole on 2010-07-14 14:31
I take it then that BN 5383 has had its damaged reverser repaired. How and when was this managed... was a new part or serviceable used part located and installed? This is one of the examples of postings in the blog which need follow-ups. Any progress on the electrical service repairs in Barn 8 since the lightning strike? Was any of the damage covered by insurance? Please don't take this wrong, but those of us who read the blogs regularly know WAY more about the doings in the Wood Shop than any other department, with the Trolley Bus Dept. a strong second. More info, please!
#3 Mike Gorecki on 2010-07-14 19:44
5383 has been repaired, we finished testing just this past Wednesday night. We haven't had a chance to update anything as most of us are trying to get things ready for the weekend. We'll try to update a little more often after the weekend is over.
#3.1 James Kolanowski on 2010-07-16 03:21
Since Santa Fe 92 (FP45) is scheduled to run with WC 7525 (SD45MQ-3), does this mean the FP45 is operable or will the SD45MQ-3 be doing all the work?
#4 Tom Bernacki on 2010-07-15 22:45
92 will be a cab car with the SD45 being the power.
#4.1 James Kolanowski on 2010-07-16 03:18
Thank you for the responce. Does the museum have plans of making it operable again?
#4.1.1 Tom Bernacki on 2010-07-16 20:12
Yes, but as with most projects around here, its all based on time and money. It will likely be many years down the road.
# James Kolanowski on 2010-07-24 03:15
What time do you think the shoot with the cnw line up will start on Sat?
#5 shawn on 2010-07-16 18:36
That is an amazing lineup for Diesel Days. Considering how close IRM is to the original EMD plant, it's not surprising that LaGrange products predominate. As a long ago Santa Fe employee I'm glad to see that ATSF 92 will see some action, even if it's as what we traction types call a "control trailer". I'd like to hear that BN coach train--it must sound like the Super Chief leaving Pasadena (CA) when those units start up. Will any of this be on YouTube?
#6 Bob Davis on 2010-07-18 01:16
Not sure if this should go under Informtion Search or the Diesel Dept. I looked up the number on the builder's plate on the Terra Cotta Industries 44-tonner, GE 18149. It was built 11/43 for the U.S.Army (their #7492) and was used at Fort Clark, TX which was one of the Army's last horse cavalry training bases. More work for the signmakers!
#7 Mike Gorecki on 2010-07-26 16:44
Mike- I remember the build date on the GE 44t as being a day or 2 before Thanksgiving of 1943. I operated that locomotive for 11 years at TC; 6 of those were nearly daily use for an Inland Steel heat treating program. Moved 30-55 million pounds a year of loaded gondolas in and out of the property. I hope to visit it soon- I've never been to the museum.
#7.1 John Lovaas on 2017-09-02 11:49
To John Lovass. I'd love to contact you to talk in person about your time with TC 6 - in hopes of someday writing an article for Rail & Wire about this locomotive. Bob Albertson - IRM member Contact me at
#7.1.1 Bob Albertson on 2017-09-11 08:06
And are there any updates for GB&W 2407?
#8 Tom Bernacki on 2010-08-07 13:14
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