Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
One of IRM's currently active projects is the complete restoration of our North Shore Electroliner. Tom Sharratt writes:
Posted by Randall Hicks at 8:49 PM
Monday, February 24, 2014
Here Ed Rosengren is checking in those that had made advance reservations, thanks go to Ed and Dennis Matl for handling the registration activities
After the drawing we were treated to a slide show (what else when a group of railroad nuts get together?) by Bob Heinlein. Featured were slides by John Humiston, Gordon Lloyd and Bob Bruneau of the Illinois terminal operations primarily between Peoria and Decatur. Most of the slides were taken in the last days of electric operation. Featured were some rare views of Class C and Class D locomotives painted in the apple green colors.
All in all it was a great start to the 2014 season.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
We still have IRM Mid-Winter Soiree’ seats available. We have not quite met our minimum promised attendance based on attendance of past years. We are looking for a few more people to attend. There is no maximum. The deadline has passed, but that is no problem. Just show up this Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Donley’s Wild West Town, just south of IRM at U.S. 20 and South Union Road, at 5:30 PM for cocktails and a social hour, or at 6:30 PM for the dinner, then enjoy an outstanding program by Bob Heinlein on the Illinois Terminal in 1955. The cost is only $23.00 and anyone is welcome.
I'd love to go myself, but I have a concert that evening. But if you're more interested in the Illinois Terminal than Mozart and Dvořák, don't miss the Soirée!
And by the way, we'd be glad to get photos and reports of the evening.
Posted by Randall Hicks at 8:32 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Posted by Randall Hicks at 3:11 PM
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I was out at IRM on Sunday for the first time since October, as my job has had me traveling most weekends during the winter. Fortunately I was able to celebrate Washington's birthday in an unusually appropriate way: by turning parts of the 36 that lovely CA&E color known as Washington Blue!
Saturday, February 15, 2014
After it was sanded down, I put a first coat of primer on both sides. In order to paint both sides on the same day, the frame is hung from a plank between two shelves in the Lean-3.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
While watching the Winter Olympics the other night, I noticed that a familiar face was in the crowd. Our own Randall Hicks is in attendance. You just cannot mistake that stern look and demeanor.
Hope you are having a good time Randall!
Posted by David Wilkins at 9:37 AM