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#1 Christian Ellis on 2014-10-09 11:53
Hello Christian Thanks, It looks better in person, come on down. Stop by the coach dept when you have a chance Roger
#1.1 Roger Kramer on 2014-10-09 16:40
wouldn't 3007 or 16 be better candidates for future restoration? I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.
#1.1.1 dean on 2014-10-12 18:44
I forgot to add in my last comment that I want to complement you folks on tackling these cosmetic restorations of these locomotives, but still taking the time to think of safety. The photos of the crew wearing ppe (personal protective equipment), says a lot about the professionalism of the steam crew!
#1.1.2 SteveC on 2014-10-13 08:11
Let's just say that in the future, there is an effort put forth to restore the 938, would work be performed after the main three steamers are operational/ in a stable mechanical condition? I'm all for a steam locomotives being restored whether it be cosmetically or to operation. I'm just thinking that you guys already have your hands full with 1630, 428, and shay 5.
#2 Logan on 2014-10-09 21:39
don't forget that the museum is also itching to restore GN&A mogul 26. heck they might also want to do T&D 16 or even do a proper restoration on Tuskegee 101 and ComEd 5. because before 1630 operated, Tuskegee 101 and ComEd 5 were restored using band aids and bubble gum.
#2.1 Raffy on 2014-10-11 17:27
I would love to see the 938 restored, but I have to agree with Logan's post. The #101, #7, & 26 are also in partial restoration mode. The Mid-Continent museum ended up with a situation where they had 5 locomotives torn down and in "exploded" view with the parts scattered to the winds. The members who tore them apart are long gone. I would chime in that these others be put back into a display condition before any more locomotive projects were started. I am so very impressed with the fantastic progress the steam department has made in the last 5 years, that I don't want anything to stall their progress. Hats off to you for your accomplishments. Steve
#2.2 SteveC on 2014-10-13 08:06
So you guys are just repainting her? No patching of rust and no lettering or numbering?
#3 Max Crosby on 2014-10-09 21:49
I thought 938 is only in display until I realized that the locomotive was in the restoration shop. Wat r u guys up 2 with the 938? Is this restoration only coincidence?
#4 Joshua Craig Beytien on 2014-10-11 18:51
I'd like to start volunteering in the Steam Department, but I don't know who I would get into contact with. Does anyone have the contact info for who I can reach out to? Nigel Bennet, for example? Thanks!
#5 John Heid on 2014-10-20 11:07
Hello John The person you should get in contact w/ is Tom Schneider. He comes out, along with most of the steam team, on Saturdays. Nigel and the rest of the crew can show you around. If you would like to come for a work session please bring a lunch and work boots and prepare to have fun learning about steam and the associated machinery used to make them operate. Roger Kramer
#5.1 Roger Kramer on 2014-10-24 17:09
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