Hey I saw on the home page on the scroll ad for mother's day,is that shelter in the picture new? It looks as if it is right across the mainline by the PRO thing. Let me know if possible. Thanks!
#1 Dave Zeman on 2015-02-25 22:04
Hello Dave That was a shelter built exclusively for a movie set that was shot at the museum. Per the contract it was removed after the "shoot". Maybe someone more familiar w/ the situation will comment. Roger
#1.1 Roger Kramer on 2015-02-28 21:13
If I recall correctly, that shelter was built last year by a TV production company for filming of the pilot episode of "Scandal", and was removed shortly thereafter.
#1.2 Mike Gorecki on 2015-03-04 08:42
The UP sticker could be for a truck trailer. The headlight is neat. However for the accuracy nut, the plow originally had a style of Pyle headlight that had three mounting holes on the back plate. Careful examination of photos reveals this. They come for sale now and then, and I nearly bought one to donate to this this project, but the restoration group seemed committed to "doing its own thing," so I relented. Is it unfair to say that? Signed, Not in the club
#2 CGW RR fan on 2015-02-27 12:17
Hello Mr. Fan. I was wondering if you ever had conveyed your interest to the team restoring the plow? Not being involved but knowing the members I am sure they would have considered your donation. You should consider becoming a member of the organization therefore indirectly helping w/ the restoration. The Museum is listed as a 501 C 3 w/ the IRS and is not organized as a "Club!" Roger
#2.1 Roger Kramer on 2015-02-28 21:24
The last picture in the woodsshop report shows the Electroliner and a yellow steeple cab with a CNS&M monogram and spray painted number 454. Could this be the real CNS&M 454? By the way the web site roster is way out of date. Bill McCoy Strasburg, PA
#3 Bill McCoy on 2015-02-28 15:50
Hello Bill I hope someone from the Electric Car dept will respond to your question. I believe one of the members wrote that on the engine. It looks similar to the 454 but is not the CNS&M motor. Roger
#3.1 Roger Kramer on 2015-02-28 21:28
The motor in question is former Toledo Edison #1.
#3.1.1 Brian L. on 2015-02-28 22:35
Thanks Roger... It seemed too good to be true. Bill McCoy Strasburg, PA
#3.1.2 Bill McCoy on 2015-03-01 07:14
That was sprayed on the cab while at East Troy. The locomotive is TE-1. It was built for Toledo Edison, and worked there its entire life until purchased at auction by Paul Averdung in the TWERHS days.
#3.1.3 Jeron G. on 2015-03-01 16:46
Thanks Jeron for the info. Roger
# Roger Kramer on 2015-03-02 08:40
Fellow Members, This summer is an anniversary of the 1964 move during May to july of the move from North chicago to Union. Perhaps the younger and newer members should read the account in Rail & Wire #29 of the move of 42 rail cars. I do not know of any other railway museum that accomplished such a feat! My own Western Railway Museum moved 20 cars; less than half of the IRM total. I am greatly impressed by those early rail preservation people who created a railway museum out of a dis-used section of right of way. if any of you computer people know of a better place on the web site to post this; I would bee pleased for you to move it! Ted Miles, IRM Member
#4 Ted Miles, IRM Member on 2015-05-22 17:30
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