Congratulations on the addition of MT. Harvard Roger. I cant wait to ride and see it when it arrives at the museum.
#1 Richard Penn on 2015-05-03 13:28
Hello Richard Thank you for the kind remarks. When the"Harvard' arrives this summer it will need a complete cleaning and installation of many parts but it will be usable. Would you like to be informed when the work detail begins? Just watch for info on the blog. Thanks Roger Kramer
#1.1 Roger Kramer on 2015-05-04 20:04
No problem Roger however, due to my work life I doubt I would be able to come out to the museum until August. I will however, write it into my calender as a personal reminder. Congratulations and good work on everything that you do for the museum Roger Richard Penn.
#1.1.1 Richard Penn on 2015-05-05 07:55
Hi Richard Thanks for your thoughtful comments. I hope by August enough donations will be available to ship the Mt. Harvard to the museum. I also look forward to riding in it! Roger
# Roger Kramer on 2015-05-05 18:22
Folks, Are the Rock Island commuter cars steam heated? Can they be used with the Canadian National heater car that the museum is going to get? Ted Miles
#2 Ted Miles, IRM Member on 2015-05-04 11:37
Hello Ted The RI coaches were steam heated but have never been tested or used at Irm. The CN heater car was acquired to be used w/ any coach that could be "heated" at Irm. Needless-to -say it will take a lot of work and $ to get to that capability but at least we have that opportunity. Roger
#2.1 Roger Kramer on 2015-05-04 19:45
The CRIP coaches are steam heated, as are the DL&W coaches. Almost all of our operating fleet is steam heated; however most likely all the steam lines will need work to actually hold steam.
#2.2 Brian L. on 2015-05-04 20:11
speaking of the Steam Heater, what's the status on the CN steam generator car? finalizing plans?
#2.2.1 Raphael on 2015-05-05 00:23
Hello Raphael I will let other members comment on news pertaining to the CN Heater. Roger
# Roger Kramer on 2015-05-05 18:26
Roger, Can you jog the people in the Electric Car Department to write something for this blog? It has been over a year since any up date. Thanks, Ted Miles
#3 Ted Miles, IRM Member on 2015-05-06 15:56
Hello Ted As you can see most of the Electric car folks do not blog on the site. I would suggest you look at Randy Hicks blog for most updates concerning electrics. He does a very good job of updating every week. Roger
#3.1 Roger Kramer on 2015-05-08 08:53
Ted, I would suggest you look over some of the coach department updates Pauline has posted, I usually include whatever was going on in Barn 4 and elsewhere on the property. I will see about getting a blog post together of whats going on in the car shop for this weekend.
#3.2 Brian L. on 2015-05-08 12:16
was the John Mcloughlin ever painted the famous Orange and Gold during its active life?
#4 Raphael on 2015-05-11 21:24
Hello again... To my knowledge the "John" was never painted in that scheme. If someone has more info it would be interested to know. Roger
#4.1 Roger Kramer on 2015-05-17 14:23
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