Monday, December 31, 2018

Highlights of 2018

It's time once again to celebrate as we review the accomplishments of the past year.   As always, additions and corrections are welcome!    ♪ Should auld acquaintance....   

  • Removing the old gift shop cars from depot area
  • Acquisition: North Shore car 172
  • Rock Island Geep, FP45 repainted (as shown on calendar)
  • As usual, operations proceeded smoothly and safely during the year, thanks to our operating department.
  • Pumpkin Day, Milwaukee Day
  • WGN morning news visited IRM, and their coverage included the 308 and 309
  • Heavy rains over Labor Day weekend washed out what would have been one of our most popular events, but there was no permanent damage and operations resumed quickly.
  • The Steam Team have kept the 1630 operational, completed work on the Shay 
  • Several cars were repainted
  • And last but by no means least, Museum attendance was up again this year, if only slightly.  General admissions increased and Happy Holiday Railway admissions nearly doubled, up by about 93%.  That's good news!

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