Has IRM made any decision on moving or scrapping the RI commuter coaches that were inundated by salt water in Galveston during a hurricane? Last update I remember was the making of wood wheel chocs for these cars. I've read that they are not in great shape
#1 bob on 2016-12-16 22:14
It is great to see that the final RI commuter coach will be restored. The Coach Department has made great progress over the past couple of years finishing several cars. What are the plans to complete the Dover Strait?
#2 Kirk Warner on 2016-12-19 16:23
Hello Kirk As you know, we are in the slow process of finishing the Dover. We have completed the priming of both bedrooms A and B and now during the winter hope to start stripping and priming the individual bedroom parts. Rick Witt has also completed the drawings, 8 to be exact, for the seat dividers in the lounge. They have been submitted to our outside steel fabricator for a quote. His estimate was for 5 items $4,700. We also need to mfg two wood mirror frames cost on each in $500. They are made in the state of Mass. We have found carpeting but need to hire a contractor to grind smooth the cement floor before laying the carpet. Kirk, would you like to help with a donation? Thanks for your interest Roger
#2.1 Roger Kramer on 2016-12-24 16:28
how bad is that cement floor? if its old adhesive that needs to come off, I have a scarifing disk for that or I also have a 15 inch sanding disk that I use for floor prep in my line of work. would it be easier just to coat over whats there with a self leveling cement underlayment product?
#2.1.1 chris sosin on 2016-12-25 14:22
Thanks, I am definitely enjoying the work I am doing on the 2524. It is most rewarding bringing something of such history to a beautiful state as it was in the day.
#2.1.2 Sandy Harreld on 2017-01-10 23:25
looks like every one is having fun except the one in the red flannel shirt...
#3 Dale Steichen on 2016-12-23 22:48
Thanks Dale, Yes I was not smiling there!
#3.1 Roger Kramer on 2016-12-24 16:20
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