Sunday afternoon I made it out to IRM for a few hours. It was a pretty quiet day; there wasn't anybody at all working in Barn 4 or in the car shop. Richard, Thomas and Nick E. were running the CTA 2400s while Joel was running the North Shore train. Fortunately there wasn't anything on the inspection pit lead so I was able to bring the 36 and 319 over to the shop.
After I'd been working for a little while, Nick the E.D. showed up with a trio of student filmmakers from Columbia College. They interviewed me about my involvement with the museum and filmed me working - rare footage indeed!
I ended up getting more of the equipment under the 319 chipped but didn't get the entire car's worth done before I had to put the train away. Oh well, at least I've got enough to keep me occupied for a while! Richard, Thomas and Nick E. helped get the train back to Barn 8 - thanks! While we were waiting on the tail track the CRT service train passed westbound. Just think: of the four wood cars meeting here, not one was operational a decade ago and now all four are in regular use on IRM's railroad. Progress!