Lets take it back to 101, original lettering, as painted, as delivered.I rode behind it once upon a time as 101! I am a Silver Pony fan and contributor/member.Diesels are ok and I may send a check. Silvis does good work!!
#1 Dick Cridlebaugh on 2017-07-22 23:02
We haven't decided which way to go with paint just yet, that is a few years down the road. The original passenger number was 102. The 101 number was used when it was the first to have the Super fleet scheme you see on it now. Not sure why they started to change the sequence back then, but that was corrected when it was renumbered from 101 to 92. Thank you for your continued support, we really appreciate that!
#1.1 Jamie K on 2017-07-24 17:21
What is the 4601 locomotive parked in front of the diesel shop?
#2 Bob Stekl on 2017-07-27 14:06
It appears to be the E33 that IRM aqquired a year or two ago.
#2.1 MRZ on 2017-07-28 11:54
It was restored at Altoona before coming to Union from the Essex, CT area. BTW, is or was it going to be restored as a Virginian engine? or kept as a Conrail? because somewhere i heard that its going to be restored back to the Virginian colors.
#2.1.1 Raphael on 2017-07-29 01:51
It was supposed to be restored and sat behind the NS Altoona shops for the better part of two years, waiting for that to happen. We finally had it shipped as is. Word on the street is that it will be restored as New Haven, but not for a while. One other E33 exists and is restored as Virginian at (I think) Virginia Museum of Transportation.
# David S on 2017-08-02 20:01
I see Conrail 4601 has finally arrived. I suspect a cosmetic restoration and getting donations to put it in a barn are in order?
#3 Matt Maloy on 2017-07-29 13:14
I read a rumor saying that you guys secured a loan for TP&W 800. Is this true?
#4 Logan on 2017-10-12 15:41
I hope so, because its already October (10/20/17), and the bid is Due. I was thinking the Museum would have to get enough money to buy it from the scrapper.
#4.1 Raphael on 2017-10-20 01:05
I have the Fall 2017 Rail & Wire. I hope the dardanelle & Russellville #14 goes back to the Missouri Pacific #9001 one of these days. Ted Miles, IRM Member
#5 Ted Miles on 2017-10-22 12:57
Dear IRM Diesel Shop, I can't tell you how happy I am with your work on RI 4506! Your diesel paint jobs are the absolute best. I would like to show my appreciation by donating a few dollars. Is the RI 4506 fund still open? Or do you prefer if I just give to the general "Diesel Locomotive Restoration" account? I support your other diesel projects (L&N FA-2, ATSF FP45) as well, so perhaps the general account is what I should give to? Thanks again for RI 4506. And please don't stop re-painting diesels! The work you do is fantastic and much appreciated.
#6 RI4506 donor on 2017-10-25 22:08
Thank you for the kind comments and for supporting the museum's restoration efforts. The 4506 no longer needs any money for its paint job, however, donating to the diesel department restoration fund will help us to this same kind of work to the next loco once we're done with this one. Thanks again, Jamie
#6.1 Jamie K on 2017-10-26 16:35
Jamie is there a list of upcoming paint projects?
#6.1.1 nicholaus j gawriluk on 2017-10-27 07:26
Would the Illinois Railway Museum have any interest in saving or acquiring Metra F40C #610? I'm sure diesel department has more than enough projects to work on as it is, but I thought it would be worth asking, seeing as it's a rare locomotive and would be worth saving.
#7 Matt Maloy on 2018-01-27 16:39
Good Job on the Santa Fe 92.
#8 Ethan Armitage on 2019-03-14 19:30
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