Tuesday, July 6, 2010

SATISFACTION, No. 1 of a Series

There are few things in life as satisfying as the feeling of accomplishment and achievement. On Sunday, while we were waiting in Schmidt Siding, I caught Randy taking a moment to admire his hard work. The image speaks for itself.


Anonymous said...

Nice shot there, David. It is calendar picture worthy. Maybe the car dept should do like the steam dept and raise funds with its own monthly calendar this year.

Anonymous said...

The steel cars have plugs for two bus jumper cables while the wood cars have only one. Could someone explain this to me?

Edward J. Maurath

Randall Hicks said...

Ed: Sure. Both types have a large bus jumper for the main 600V supply. The steel cars have a smaller jumper for the buzzer circuit, so that all buzzers in the train sound whenever a cord is pulled. On the wood cars, the buzzer circuit is part of the control jumper, which is below the floor.

patentable said...

i agree as to being calendar picture worthy. Great shot, great subject. Emphasizes both the equipment and the people.

Randall Hicks said...

And it only shows the back of my head. That makes everybody happy.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, David. That was an outstanding grab shot. And your comments were right on, too.

We can bask in the brilliance of the car as well as the skills of the man who guided restoration.

Kind of makes it all worth while, doesn't it!