Sunday, May 22, 2016


How could we forget to mention that Saturday was RPO Day?  The RPO train was powered by the IT Diesel, a GP-7, and the Burlington RPO was manned by retired clerks, as always.  Chuck Amstein was on hand to capture the action.

714 and 749 were providing interurban service.

And on the mainline, the RPO tosses out a bag for delivery while another one is snatched from the hook.  Just like clockwork.

Meanwhile, work continues way back in Barn 8.  Chuck has to take a few pictures like this in order to keep his job, I keep telling him.  But good employees like him are hard to find!

And in other exciting news, the 1630 is undergoing its hydro test, something you don't get to see every day.

And I guess this is supposed to be a preview for the Transport Extravaganza in August.
 Don't miss it!


patentable said...

Was the Woodie visiting - or has it been donated to IRM?
Beautiful automobile!

Randall Hicks said...

I'm pretty sure we're not collecting automobiles. The Dodge inspection car was an exception, of course, because it can't drive on any type of road surface, only rails.

Joel Ahrendt said...

I saw it drive by and didn't see who was driving it, but later in the day there were about 5 old cars by the entrance.