Saturday, July 30, 2016
There are lots of activities to report on. The 24 is now mounted on its motor truck, and work is progressing to get it operational.
Here Tim is trying to clean off the motor lead connectors. "You would think 50 years' accumulation of corrosion would clean off easier than this, but nooooo!"
And then work continues on preparing for building the frame to hold the big "Santa Fe" sign near the entrance. Dave Diamond and Jerry Lynn were hard at work preparing the forms for the concrete.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Another project in our continual property improvement is installation of concrete foundations for the framing of the big "Santa Fe" sign that we mentioned a couple of months ago.
Monday, July 25, 2016
I was out at IRM on Sunday and boy was it hot! The heat index was up somewhere around 105, I believe, and the humidity had to be close to 100% with thunderstorms moving through the area (though it didn't rain in Union). I'll be the first to admit that I didn't get much done.
The big public event this weekend was Diesel Days, but I arrived while the "Parade of Power" was in progress and managed to miss it. The highlight, apparently, was an operating A-B-A set of E-units. People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing that they like. I believe this lash-up was a first for IRM, made possible by the arrival during the past week of our ex-Union Pacific E-9B. It left in July 2006 as a hollowed-out shell that had been converted to a steam generator car and returns from a 10-year lease as a fully functional B-unit. When can we try this trick with interurban car bodies?
Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Thursday, July 21, 2016
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