Sunday, June 20, 2010

Truck Swaps and Other Pieces of Cake

Phew! After a long 14-hour day in what was admittedly beautiful weather, the truck swap is complete! The Pullman MCB truck that was brought from Illinois is now under the 303 and the motors have been successfully tested (following a bit of unanticipated bearing work), and the Baldwin MCB truck that has been in Connecticut the past few months is on the truck headed for IRM. Both 36 and 303 will now have their correct trucks.

A huge *thank you* to everyone from Connecticut Trolley Museum who helped out; Chris and a large crew of helpers from CTM literally did the heavy lifting on this project, while Jeff Hakner, Jim Lillie and IRM travelers Randy Hicks, Jeff Brady and Norm Krentel were indispensable to the success of the project. More photos and a full account will follow soon, so stay tuned!

Oh, and those "other" pieces of cake? Ray Bellock's daughter and her family stopped by with green and yellow cupcakes labeled "749" for 749 Dedication Day! It was a great taste of home on the distant shores of Connecticut; we all wished we could have been in Union for the festivities and are grateful to everyone who set up this special delivery!


Anonymous said...

It was a great couple days working with everyone. We had members from 4 different museums working together to make this a success. I think we will all be recovering this week from this long and successful effort. We took our time and did the work safely with minimal bruises and bumping. I would like to thank everyone who was involved.I hope that we can all work together on future projects to move trolley preservation forward.

Chris Chestnut
CT Trolley

Tim Lesniak said...

Five museums: CTM, IRM, Branford, Electric City, and Seashore.

Tim Lesniak
CT Trolley Museum