All departments did what needed to be done to get by in the early days. IF they had not, we would not have what we have today. It is good to see IRM has come so far that we can now do the jobs the right way.
Congrats to DC Line department for another job completed.
Trolley wire construction and maint. are lost arts. I'm glad to see you are using more modern fittings in spite of the violation of historic appearance. Many have noticed the much improved signals being installed, but I have heard complaints that they are not historically correct. We have a fine line to follow in these kinds of changes, but we must compromise in the interests of safety.
Hi Joe - I believe the Connector Track being referred to is on the recently updated Museum map at http://www.irm.org/tour/propertymap.html . The purple-colored track south-east of Barn 8 is the one described - it just hasn't been recolored to orange on the map yet (as of 12/13/2012).
Many kudos to Mr. Tyms for getting things done. When I was a kid I would have jumped at the chance to do things like this. Unfortunately, in the "old" and "feeble" shape that I'm in ANY kind of jumping just ain't gonna happen....LOL. Someday, though, I hope to be able to shake your hand, Max.