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
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!
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.
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?
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!