Bob, Can't wait to see the 972 operate in IRM revenue service. I would love to be an operator of the 972 someday, but don't believe that this dream will ever be realized. I can however dream, can't I? Hope to be down Oct 6th to lend a hand to whatever you have for me to do.
I too, eagerly await completion of 972, so it will be in 'revenue' operation real soon. I rode these cars on a daily basis in Milwaukee while growing up there. I most likely will never get the chance to see it for real, but am so looking forward to seeing it in action on this site. Thanks.