Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Annual checkup

Just like people, interurban cars need a regular checkup to make sure they're healthy.  At IRM that would be an annual inspection, and today my father and I got most of the 309's completed.  Trucks, motors, contactors and reversers were inspected along with the air brake system.  The motors and compressor were also oiled where necessary.  A few minor issues were fixed, like a leaky air tank drain valve that got replaced.  Tomorrow my father will finish up a few remaining items like checking the controllers, seats, windows, doors and rooftop fixtures for anything that needs fixing.  And with that, the 309 will be ready for service - and it will be on to the 308!

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