Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Greatest Hits of 2015

As we did last year, let's celebrate our accomplishments at IRM this year.  Be sure to chime in with comments on anything we've missed!

  • Barns 13 and 14 were built, putting almost 4000' more track under roof!   Not occupied yet, but soon!   Woohoo!
  • The ATTRM Convention was held at IRM
  • Steam operated reliably all year, and other engines are being readied for service in addition to the 1630
  • The Wagner Trolley Bus Loop was completed and dedicated
  • Acquisitions, of course:
  1. Mt Harvard - Pullman sleeper
  2. IC Highliners
  3. Several historic buses
  • The Galt House and Dover Strait were returned to operation
  • In the car shop, the Electroliner has been disassembled and the trucks and motors sent out for rebuilding.
  • Great progress being made on car 24 and others; the 810 is essentially complete.
  • Roof work completed on 319, and it's back in service.  
And our regularly scheduled activities proceeded smoothly and safely, including various social items:

  • Zephyr Dinner Train
  • Trolley Pageant
  • Labor Day Weekend
  • Showcase Weekend
  • Thomas, Happy Holidays, etc.
  • Soiree
  • Steam Department Benefit at Sanfilippo


Jeron G. said...
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Jeron G. said...

Wasn't this year the first time a 4-car CA&E wood train operated with all cars motoring?

Also, a 6-car train of CTA high-performance L cars operated (2000's, 2200's, & 2400's).

The Galt House and Dover Strait passenger cars were operated in revenue service for the first time in years.