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                                "Advancing Railway Preservation"

Number 47               A Journal of the Association of Railway Museums                             Spring 2008

At ARM member National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, WI, a Rock Island Aerotrain and Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range
2-10-2 share the display building. To learn more, see page 4. Jim Vaitkunas photo.
                                                                                                           ARM PRESIDENT’S
             railway                                                                                               By Bob LaPrelle

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                                                                                                          Please allow me to introduce myself.
ARM Membership
                                                                                                       I’m Bob LaPrelle, your new president of
                                                                                                       ARM. For the past twenty years I have
                                                                                                       served as Executive Director and now
Membership in the Association of Railway Museums is open to nonprofit organizations preserving

                                                                                                       President & CEO at the Museum of the
and displaying at least one piece of railway or street railway rolling stock to the public on a

                                                                                                       American Railroad in Dallas. Known for
regularly scheduled basis. Other organizations, businesses and individuals interested in the work of

                                                                                                       many years as the “Age of Steam”, my
the Association are invited to become affiliates.

                                                                                                       museum, like many ARM member
All members and affiliates receive Railway Museum Quarterly as a benefit of membership. For

                                                                                                       organizations, has amassed an
more details, or to report address changes, please contact the Association of Railway Museums,

                                                                                                       irreplaceable collection of railway
1016 Rosser St., Conyers, GA 30012, or email to cnc@lagniappeassociates.com.
                                                                                                       artifacts from the past and has high
            Call us at (770) 278-0088 or visit our Web site: www.railwaymuseums.org.
                                                                                                       expectations for its future.
                                                                                                          I am honored and humbled to be
                                                                                                       elected as your president and help
                                                                                                       continue leading ARM to the fulfillment
Molly Butterworth, Museum of Transportation, molly.butterworth@railwaymuseums.org

                                                                                                       of its mission. While my education is
David Dunn, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, david.dunn@railwaymuseums.org

                                                                                                       primarily in business management and
Don Evans, West Coast Railway Heritage Park, don.evans@railwaymuseums.org

                                                                                                       public affairs, I bring a lifetime passion
Bob LaPrelle, Museum of the American Railroad, bob.laprelle@railwaymuseums.org

                                                                                                       of railroads and thirty years of museum
Steve McGee, Tampa Streetcar Preservation & Restoration, steve.mcgee@railwaymuseums.org

                                                                                                       experience. I pledge to use my
G. Mark Ray, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, mark.ray@railwaymuseums.org

                                                                                                       knowledge and experience in my new
Ken Rucker, National Capital Trolley Museum, ken.rucker@railwaymuseums.org
                                                                                                       role at ARM, but I also look forward to
Jim Schantz, Seashore Trolley Museum, jim.schantz@railwaymuseums.org
                                                                                                       learning and growing from my
Kyle Wyatt, California State Railroad Museum, kyle.wyatt@railwaymuseums.org
                                                                                                       association with all of you. Together, we
                                                                                                       can tackle the many challenges faced by
President: Bob LaPrelle
                                                                                                       railway and trolley museums. If I have
Vice President: Molly Butterworth
                                                                                                       learned anything serving on the ARM
Secretary: Ellen Fishburn, secretary@railwaymuseums.org
                                                                                                       board, it is that we have an outstanding
Treasurer: Ken Rucker, 1313 Bonifant Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905-5961,
                                                                                                       resource of talent and expertise. As an
                                                                                                       organization, we can bring this talent
                                                                                                       together to the benefit of all of our
                                                                                                       members. And, more importantly we can
                                                                                                       inspire and equip the next generation of
Renewal Parts: Rod Fishburn, Chair, parts@railwaymuseums.org
                                                                                                       museum stewards – this is a priority to
                                                                                                          As I assume this role, I am guided by
Suzanne Grace, Executive Director, 1016 Rosser St., Conyers, GA 30012
                                                                                                       three main principles. First, that ARM
                                                                                                       should reflect the needs of its members.
                                                                                                       In order to serve its membership and lead
Railway Museum Quarterly
                                                                                                       by example, ARM must remain viable
Aaron Isaacs, Editor, 3816 Vincent Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55410, (612) 929-7066,
                                                                                                       and sustainable. ARM should be out in
                                                                                                       front as a resource, addressing the needs
                                                                                                       of railroad museums and acting as a
The Association of Railway Museums is a Professional Affiliate Member of the American
                                                                                                       forum for new ideas and practices. That
Association of Museums.
                                                                                                       will require us to be introspective, and at
                                                                                                       times, look beyond our traditional way of
Organizational Mission: The purpose of the Association of Railway Museums is to lead in the
                                                                                                       doing things. How can ARM advance
advancement of railway heritage through education and advocacy, guided by the principles
                                                                                                       railway preservation without taking
set forth in "Recommended Practices for Railway Museums" and incorporated in other best
                                                                                                       initiative and instituting positive changes
practices generally accepted in the wider museum community.

                                                             Association of Railway Museums
                                                                2008 Annual Conference
                                                                     September 10-14, 2008
                                                                   Colorado Springs, Colorado
                                                                 Host: Pikes Peak Trolley Museum
                                                                  assisted by Pueblo Railway Museum

Conference Schedule                                                             Breakout Sessions
Sunday, September 7                                                             Thursday, September 11 – at Crowne Plaza hotel
1:00 p.m.               Best of Narrow Gauge Steam Tour departs hotel           8:30 - 9:30 a.m.            Plenary Session: Wm L. Withuhn,
Tuesday, September 9                                                                                        Smithsonian Inst., Keynote Speaker
9:30 p.m.               Best of Narrow Gauge Steam Tour returns to hotel        9:45 - 10:45 a.m.                  “A” Breakout Sessions
Wednesday, September 10                                                            Track 1: Using the media to get your story out
8:30 a.m.               Colorado RR Museum Tour departs hotel                      Track 2: Panel: Restoring wood-bodied cars
8:30 a.m.               Uhrich Locomotive Works Tour departs hotel                            20-max. PCC maintenance classroom session
1:00 p.m.               Set-up begins in Pikes Peak Ballroom (exhibit hall)                   20-max. Induced ground currents, power supplies
4:30 p.m.               Colorado RR Museum Tour returns to hotel                   Track 3: Applying Street Smart principles
4:30 p.m.               Uhrich Locomotive Works Tour returns to hotel           Friday, September 12 – at Crowne Plaza hotel
5:00 p.m.               Exhibit Hall opens – Pikes Peak Ballroom                8:30 - 9:30 a.m.                   “B” Breakout Sessions
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.        Opening Reception – Pikes Peak Ballroom                    Track 1: Strategic plan essentials
Thursday, September 11                                                             Track 2: Restoring D&RGW #315
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.        Free Breakfast Buffet in Pikes Peak Ballroom                          20-max. Overhead wire erection basics classroom session
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.        Plenary Session: Wm. L. Withuhn, Keynote Speaker           Track 3: Effective nonprofit treasurers (990s)
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.        Coffee Break                                            9:45 - 10:45 a.m.                  “C” Breakout Sessions
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.       Breakout Sessions 1A, 2A, 3A                               Track 1: Implementing your strategic plan
_ 11:00 a.m.            “Group 1” attendees leave for Royal Gorge trip (box        Track 2: Panel: Restoring unique railway equipment
 - 8:30 p.m.            lunch on train), tour of Pueblo Railway Museum, and        Track 3: Panel: Designing docent programs
                        dinner at Giuseppe’s Restaurant                         Saturday, September 13
_ 11:00 a.m.            Group “2” attendees leave for Cog Railway trip (box     9:00 - Noon                 On- and Off-Site Hands-On Sessions
 - 7:15 p.m.            lunch on Cog Railway), tour of Pikes Peak Trolley              Track 1 Marketing & Development: Crowne Plaza hotel
                        Museum, and dinner at Giuseppe’s Restaurant             9:00 – 10:00       New Directions: Recommended Practices
Friday, September 12                                                            10:00 – Noon:
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.        Free Breakfast Buffet in Pikes Peak Ballroom               • Museum self-assessment/accreditation (two 1-hr sessions)
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.        Breakout Sessions 1B, 2B, 3B                               • Gift shops: reflecting who and what you are
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.        Coffee Break                                               • What you need to know about insurance (three _-hr sessions)
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.       Breakout Sessions 1C, 2C, 3C                               • Automating your ticket sales
_ 11:00 a.m.            “Group 2” attendees leave for Royal Gorge trip (box        • Planning/running successful special events
 - 8:30 p.m.            lunch on train), tour of Pueblo Railway Museum, and      Track 2 Maintenance & Restoration: Pikes Peak Trolley Museum
                        Oktoberfest meal at Pueblo Union Station                10:00 – Noon:
_ 11:00 a.m.            Group “1” attendees leave for Cog Railway trip (box       • Restoring the 1919 Birney: a team effort
 - 7:15 p.m.            lunch on Cog Railway), tour of Pikes Peak Trolley         • Researching and planning the restoration of 1901 Laclede Car #59
                        Museum, and Oktoberfest meal at Pioneers Museum           • Laying track and installing switches: tricks of the trade
Saturday, September 13                                                             • PCC Maintenance – continuation of course begun at the Pennsylvania
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.      Free Breakfast Buffet in Pikes Peak Ballroom                   Trolley Museum in 2007
9:00 – Noon           Saturday Breakout Sessions                                  • 20-max. Overhead wire erection basics hands-on session
       Onsite Sessions at Crowne Plaza Hotel                                          Track 3 Education & Outreach: Western Mining Museum
       Offsite Sessions at Pikes Peak Trolley Museum carbarn                    10:00 – Noon:
       Offsite Session at Western Museum of Mining & Industry                      • Techniques for demonstrating historic equipment and keeping
Noon – 1:30 p.m.      Lunch on your own                                              everyone safe (includes museum tour)
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.      Optional Afternoon Tours (choose one)                     Trips/Tours:
   1. Walking tour of historic downtown Colorado Springs (additional cost)
                                                                                Both the Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Rwy and Royal Gorge Route RR trips
   2. Motor coach tour of Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, Air Force
                                                                                are included for all attendees. All meals are included on these days: a box
        Academy, and Manitou Springs (additional cost)
                                                                                lunch at noon, Giuseppe’s Old Depot Restaurant Thursday evening, and an
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.      Parts Committee meeting
                                                                                Oktoberfest meal either in Pueblo or Colorado Springs on Friday evening.
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.      No host Social Hour
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.      ARM Annual Dinner, Crowne Plaza Grand Ballroom            Pre- and post-conference tours are ticketed separately and require one person in the
                                                                                family to have a full conference registration. The Best of Narrow Gauge Steam Tour
                      Speaker: Mel McFarland, Cog Railway                       requires booking the Pagosa Lodge separately.
Sunday, September 14
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.     ARM Annual Meeting                                        A full conference Registration Packet, including Registration Form, is
10:30 a.m.            Steamin’ over La Veta Pass Tour departs hotel             available on ARM’s website: www.railwaymuseums.org/annual.asp
9:00 p.m.             Steamin’ over La Veta Pass Tour returns to hotel
                                                                                                         Contact Information:
                                                                                             Mike and Sigi Walker, Pikes Peak Trolley Museum,
      Don’t miss a grand opportunity to combine informative                                   P. O. Box 544, Colorado Springs CO 80901-0544
    workshops with memorable rides on the best of Colorado rail!                        (719) 339-2794, cstrolleys@comcast.net, fax (719) 475-2814

as an organization when necessary? Not
to worry, there’s no secret agenda here,
only that we face some challenging times
as railroad museums. We need the
collective benefits of a strong and
progressive ARM now more than ever.
    My second guiding principle is that
the more successful (not necessarily
larger) member museums have an
opportunity to mentor those museums
that can benefit from their knowledge
and experience. This is accomplished
through good communication and greater
involvement with other member
organizations, and at times, looking
outside ARM. We received much
positive feedback from the 2006 joint
ARM-TRAIN conference in Sacramento.
We may want to explore other
opportunities such as combining
publications and future joint conferences
with TRAIN.
    The third and final principle is to
solicit your input as members and then
work as a board to make your
membership count. The ARM board took
the most recent membership survey very
seriously and followed up with many of
you by phone. A number of your
                                              Privately owned Warren & Ouachita Valley 4-6-0 #1 is displayed at the offices of
recommendations were incorporated into
                                              Hoffman Construction in Black River Falls, WI.
the Strategic Plan update in Tampa. We        Soo Line 4-6-2 #2713 and a wood caboose grace a park next to the tracks in
want you to be proud of your affiliation      railroad town Stevens Point, WI.
with ARM and recommend membership
to others.
    Please take a moment and look at the
sidebar on page 2 of this publication,
which lists the current ARM directors
and officers and their affiliations. These
are very fine people with whom I am
proud to be associated. It also lists those
persons in key roles at ARM - without
their support we could not deliver such
services as publications and parts
exchange. These folks, along with our
Executive Director, Suzanne Grace, stand
to serve the needs of our membership and
lead the organization into the future.
    Finally, I simply cannot conclude this
column without acknowledging the hard
work and dedication of Molly
Butterworth. I probably wouldn’t be
writing this column if it weren’t for her.
As president, she has taken great
initiative along with her contemporaries
on the board to update ARM and refocus
its mission. This organization is attaining      CROSS COUNTRY                           Despite heavy rain, a volunteer was
                                               PRESERVATION TOUR
a new relevancy and level of                                                             staffing the ex-Soo Line depot. Inside
professionalism that address the needs of                                                was the largest collection of lanterns we
my museum and countless others. Molly                     By Aaron Isaacs                had ever seen. Next to the depot sits a
has very ably and graciously led the             It’s about 900 miles from               string of Soo Line rolling stock,
organization         through       several    Minneapolis to Washington, PA, site of     including a nicely maintained wood
recommended changes that have resulted        the ARM 2007 Annual Conference.            caboose, a Barney & Smith
in a stronger, more responsive ARM.           Normally we’d fly or take Amtrak, but      heavyweight coach, an outside braced
Please join me in thanking Molly for a        this time four of us from the Minnesota    wood boxcar and a GP30 riding on
job well done.                                Streetcar Museum decided to drive it,      Alco FA trucks. It’s a small museum,
    I look forward to seeing all of you in    and see as much railway preservation as    but a pleasant surprise in the middle of
Colorado Springs this fall. If you are in     possible along the way.                    dairy country. We talked up ARM to
Dallas, please drop by the Museum of the         Day 1 was grey and rainy as we hit I-   them, and sure enough they became
American Railroad and say hello.              94 across western Wisconsin. Our first     ARM members in Spring 2008.
                                              stop was the Colfax Railroad Museum           A short distance down the road we
                                              in the small town of Colfax, WI.
paused briefly at the intact waiting
shelter at the north end of the Chippewa
Valley interurban in Chippewa Falls.
Accompanied by a vintage photo and
explanatory sign, the shelter is an
unlikely survivor of a line that was
abandoned in 1926.
   Next came Black River Falls, new
home of one of the prettiest surviving
ten wheelers anywhere, Warren &
Ouachita Valley #1 (Baldwin 1906).
Privately owned, for many years it
operated at the Mid-Continent Railway
Museum. Its owner moved it to the
Kettle Moraine tourist railway near
Milwaukee, but that operation ceased a
few years later. Number 1 was
purchased by Dave Hoffman, who
owns Hoffman Construction in Black
River Falls. A railfan, his office
building is designed to look like a large
depot. The locomotive sits on a length
of track nearby. It trails a Barnum &
Bailey circus flat car carrying a vintage
bulldozer, and vintage passenger cars.
The first is Rock Island wood coach
#799 (Pullman 1900), which has
accompanied #1 since they appeared in
the 1949 Chicago railroad fair. The
other is a Nashville, Chattanooga & St.
Louis heavyweight business car (ACF
1917). All the rolling stock has been
repainted and lettered for the fictional
Black River & Northern.
   We overnighted in Stevens Point,
formerly the operations heart of the
Wisconsin Central and a Soo Line town
of the first order. The large division
point depot is still intact, complete with
brick platform. Across the street in a
park sits Soo Line 4-6-2 #2713 (Alco
1911), accompanied by Soo Line wood
caboose #158.
     National Railroad Museum
   Next day it was off to Green Bay for
an all-too-brief visit to the National
Railroad Museum. I hadn’t been there
for perhaps 20 years, and there was
plenty new to see. With a dynamic,
                                             Besides equipment displays, the Lenfestey Center is used for large events, and is

professional staff, the museum has
                                             often rented for special occasions. The left two tracks are isolated, while the two
                                             at right access the rest of the museum trackage.

This pieced-together panorama of the National Railroad Museum’s grounds was taken from its observation tower. The
Lenfestey Center is the large building in the middle, with the museum store and offices in the smaller building at right. The
large white building in the center distance is the warehouse that was recently donated to the museum.

                                                                                undertaken some major expansions of
                                                                                its physical plant. They have undertaken
                                                                                aggressive fund raising to improve their
                                                                                exhibits and interpretation. The latest
                                                                                effort is a major grant-funded exhibit on
                                                                                the history of Pullman porters that will
                                                                                feature an animatronic “porter”.
                                                                                    We climbed the observation tower
                                                                                that doubles as a bird watching stand
                                                                                next to the Fox River. Over the past
                                                                                decade, the museum has added some
                                                                                important facilities. A two-track shop
                                                                                building was erected in 1998. In 2001
                                                                                the museum has constructed the 26,000
                                                                                square foot Lenfestey Center. Three of
                                                                                its five tracks don’t extend outside the
                                                                                buildings and are occupied by
                                                                                permanent displays, including Union
                                                                                Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 #4017 and
                                                                                British Gresley 4-6-2 Dwight D.
                                                                                Eisenhower. The remaining two tracks
                                                                                have outside connection for rotating
                                                                                displays. The Center’s big room is
                                                                                frequently leased out for events, a
                                                                                growing revenue source. Around the
                                                                                edges of the Center are some fine
                                                                                displays, including well-done model
                                                                                    The museum has a real show-stopper
                                                                                in the Frederick Bauer Drumhead
                                                                                Gallery. Covering the wall of the
                                                                                darkened room are 40 of them, the
                                                                                finest collection of passenger train tail
                                                                                car drumheads ever assembled in one
                                                                                place, all properly back lit.
                                                                                    The year 2005 saw the completion of
                                                                                a new office and archives wing on the
                                                                                Lenfesty Center. The archives are now
                                                                                in a climate-controlled room with a fire
                                                                                suppression system.
                                                                                    Despite these improvements, a
                                                                                portion of the 82-piece collection
                                                                                remains out in the weather. There are
                                                                                also eight privately owned pieces from
                                                                                the defunct Wisconsin & Calumet
                                                                                Railroad. According to Curator Chuck
                                                                                Scheutz, planning is underway to find
Top: The Frederick Bauer Drumhead Gallery features 40 illuminated tail signs.
                                                                                solutions to the problem, ranging from
Middle: The museum’s demonstration railway loops the grounds.
Bottom: The former Chesapeake & Ohio steam-powered car ferry Badger docks       reducing the collection to new
at Ludington, MI, where unserviceable sister ship Spartan is docked. Jim        buildings. A major new opportunity has
                                                                                appeared with the recent donation of
                                                                                property located across the street from
Vaitkunas photo.

                                                                                the museum site. Valued at $4.25
                                                                                million, the land is occupied by a
                                                                                warehouse, which is leased for the next
                                                                                ten years to Super Valu Foods. No
                                                                                decisions have been made about its
                                                                                future, but it opens up new possibilities.
                                                                                In the meantime, it’s a new revenue
                                                                                    The museum has over 1300
                                                                                members. About 300 volunteer
                                                                                periodically, and some 75 of those are
                                                                                regulars. There is a full-time staff of
                                                                                eight, plus two-three part-time. Staffing
                                                                                has grown somewhat over the last five
                                                                                years, with the addition of a facility
                                                                                rentals manager for the Lenfesty Center
                                                                                and a director of education and

   The primary revenue sources of
operating revenue are admissions,
special events, facility rental and store
sales. Attendance is about 75,000 per
year. Unfortunately attendance has been
trending slowly downward. A visitor
survey shows the majority coming from
150 or more miles away, not good when
gasoline is reaching all-time highs.
   To replace regular admissions, the
museum is developing more events. The
Halloween event, dubbed Terror on the
Fox, and a Christmas holiday train have
both been good revenue producers.
Trying to move into educational events.
Recently they have been collaborating
with Heritage Hills State Historical
Park, an historic village across the river,
on a three-day event called A Day in the
Life. The goal is to make events as           Heavy rain at Owosso, MI cut short the visit to the Steam Institute. Periodic
historically relevant as possible.
   A newly painted Green Bay &
                                              photo freights feature the Institute’s vintage cars, such as this Ann Arbor boxcar.

Western Alco switcher pulls a                 unchanged. As we boarded, lazy clouds       any) and slid her tail first into the slip
passenger train on the demonstration          of aromatic coal smoke drifted from the     next to inactive sister ship Spartan.
railway that loops the perimeter of the       stack. The shudder and constant             Although appearing complete, Spartan
grounds.                                      vibration so typical of a diesel-powered    now serves as a parts source and will
                                              vessel is missing, thanks to two of the     probably never sail again.
           The SS Badgers                     last four-cylinder steam engines
   After about 90 minutes at the              running anywhere in North America.                      Steam Institute
National Railroad Museum we had to            Badger has modern, faster competition,         Heavy rain followed us the next
leave, because we had a boat to catch.        a jet boat from Milwaukee to                morning as we briefly visited the Steam
The steam powered ex-Chesapeake &             Ludington. However, the crew likes to       Institute in Owosso, MI. We ran
Ohio Badger is the last operating Great       brag that the jet is frequently cancelled   through the downpour into the open
Lakes car ferry, the only survivor of a       by high winds or ice, while Badger can      roundhouse where Pere Marquette 2-8-
navy of such vessels that crossed Lake        handle any conditions. It was windy on      4 #1225 is stored. The Institute has a
Michigan. Built in 1953, the 410-foot         the lake that day, with seven-foot seas     small railroad yard, roundhouse and
ship makes two daily round trips              that Badger shrugged off easily.            freight house for its collection of
between Manitowoc, WI and                        In the turning basin at Ludington, the   rolling stock. Included are a number of
Ludington, MI. Autos now fill the             captain spun her in a circle without        vintage freight cars, used for photo
railcar deck, but everything else is          benefit of bow thrusters (there aren’t      freights. Although officially closed,

Greenfield Village has reconstructed the 1884 Detroit, Toledo & Milwaukee Railroad roundhouse from Marshall, MI. It now
serves as the restoration and maintenance shop for the village. Jim Vaitkunas photo.

    volunteers were working in the freight
    house that housed the office and we had
    a short and pleasant visit.
                Greenfield Village
       We’ve all been to historic villages,
    collections of pioneer buildings moved
    to a central site for preservation. We’ve
    also all been to vintage technology
    museums. Now imagine if a billionaire
    threw his considerable resources toward
    the creation of such places, and imagine
    that he started it in1930, when all sorts
    of amazing stuff was still available.
    You’d have the Henry Ford Museum
    and the adjacent Greenfield Village.
       Although we had the whole
    afternoon, there was only time to do one
    or the other, so we chose Greenfield
    Village. It’s amazing. Thomas Edison’s
    actual lab building was picked up and
    moved to Dearborn, MI, as was the
    Wright Brothers bicycle shop. There is a
    collection of water powered mills and
    shops, all working. One large machine
    shop is completely driven belt driven
    from a central power source. If you are
    any sort of technology buff, this place is
    one marvel after another. They have
    working stuff that no one else has.
       A three-mile steam powered railroad
    loops the grounds. It is based at one of
    Greenfield’s more recent additions, a
    reconstruction of the 1884 Detroit,
    Toledo & Milwaukee Railroad
    roundhouse from Marshall, MI
    roundhouse, complete with turntable,
    water plug and ash pit with elevator.
    Inside is a complete shop, which can be
    viewed from a mezzanine that runs the
    length of the back wall. In the farthest
    stall is the most beautiful 4-4-2 you’ve
    ever seen, Michigan Central #254 (Alco
    1905). A high-wheeled racer of the first
    order, it has been at Greenfield since
    1930, and is now over a pit so you can
    view it from below.
       The steam-powered railroad circles
    Greenfield Village, making four stops.
    Most of these are simple, modern
    structures with high-level platforms.
    However, the “railroad village” at the
    north end of the property near the
    roundhouse features the 1859 Grand
    Trunk Western depot from Smiths
    Creek, MI. Although single story, it has
    an agent’s residence in one end.
    Top: The train that loops Greenfield
    Village passes the roundhouse behind
    a 4-4-0 that Ford rebuilt from an
    0-4-0. Inside the roundhouse, Detroit
    & Lima Northern 4-4-0 #7 (Baldwin
    1897) and Hecla & Torch Lake 2-6-4T
    (Mason 1873) are under repair.
    Bottom: It’s not a railroad display,
    but this is the Greenfield Village
    machine shop where every machine is
    powered by a working overhead belt-
    drive system. Jim Vaitkunas photos.
      Mad River & NKP Railroad
   This museum is much bigger than it
initially appears. The place is bursting
at the seams with rolling stock, and the
museum site turns out to be three
separate properties separated by a street
and the former Nickel Plate main line.
The main site is located on the south
side of Southwest Street. Fenced in, it
is packed with rolling stock, structures
and other artifacts. A second group of
equipment is stored in the open across
the tracks. A third set is inside and
adjacent to a building across from the
main site. Although closed the day we
came by, some volunteers were
working and they graciously showed us
Lake Shore Electric Trolley Museum
   Trolleyville is dead—long live Lake
Shore Electric. To be clear, LSE is a
non-profit created about two years ago
as a successor to Trolleyville. The
Brookins family remains heavily
involved, with two permanent seats on
the Board filled by Mark and Gary
   As RMQ readers are probably
aware, the collection came close to
dissolution. The search for a new home
covered much of northern Ohio, and
discussions were had with a series of
cities. Middlefield, less than an hour
east of Cleveland, came the closest.
The Cleveland & Eastern Interurban
Historical Society would have run on
three miles of the former Baltimore &
Ohio’s Warren-Fairport line. At the last
moment, the county mandated a bike
trail for the line, and forbade trolleys
   The drop-dead date to vacate the old
North Olmstead site was June 24, 2006
and it was a very near thing. In January
2006 Mark Brookins announced that
the collection would be made available
to interested museums in March if
something didn’t happen soon. At the
time there were discussions underway
with a developer who had purchased
the Superior viaduct that spans the
Cuyahoga Valley on the west edge of
downtown Cleveland. The bridge has a
lower deck that was reserved for
streetcars and the idea was to bring
them back.
The Mad River & NKP Railroad
Museum is spread over three sites
separated by a street and the Norfolk
Southern tracks. At top is the crowded
orginal site and at bottom the
Monument Station office and train
shed. Across the tracks sits narrow
gauge Pennsylvania Railroad ore dock
car mover #2 from Sundusky, OH.
Jim Vaitkunas photos.

                                                                                      Nothing came of that idea, but it led
                                                                                   to contacts with the City of Cleveland,
                                                                                   which has been developing the
                                                                                   formerly industrial Lake Erie
                                                                                   waterfront with tourist attractions. With
                                                                                   the Cleveland Browns Stadium, Rock
                                                                                   and Roll Hall of Fame, Science
                                                                                   Museum & IMAX Theater, the Great
                                                                                   Lakes steamship William G. Mather,
                                                                                   and Lake Erie cruise boat Goodtime III
                                                                                   already in place, a trolley museum
                                                                                   would seem an appropriate addition.
                                                                                   There is one other incentive. Several
                                                                                   years ago the Cleveland Regional
                                                                                   Transit Authority built a new LRT line
                                                                                   from the waterfront to Tower City, its
                                                                                   main downtown terminal. Ridership
                                                                                   reportedly has been very light, except
                                                                                   for Cleveland Browns games and other
                                                                                   special events. If the trolley museum
                                                                                   had access to the Waterfront LRT line,
                                                                                   could it run a shuttle service that would
                                                                                   permit RTA to reduce its operating
                                                                                      That question has not yet been
                                                                                   answered, but it appears that something
                                                                                   on that order could eventually happen.
                                                                                   In cooperation with RTA, pantographs
                                                                                   were installed on a couple of LSE’s
                                                                                   wood Chicago, Aurora & Elgin
                                                                                   interurbans. Despite a couple of
                                                                                   equipment failures, the trips made a
                                                                                   media splash and led to official support
                                                                                   of a lakefront museum from the city
                                                                                   and RTA.
                                                                                      Since then the collection has been
                                                                                   moved to Cleveland. Remember that
                                                                                   June 2006 deadline? Thanks to a $1.00
                                                                                   lease negotiated with the City of
                                                                                   Cleveland in April 2006, 23 of the cars
                                                                                   are now stored inside a 60,000 square
                                                                                   foot, 1960s-vintage Port of Cleveland
                                                                                   warehouse. According the LSE
                                                                                   Director and Secretary Alex Bruchac,
                                                                                   the lease is open ended, and came at the
                                                                                   11th hour. Nine other cars are stored at
                                                                                   the RTA Terminal Tower station.
                                                                                      With the collection moved, safe and
                                                                                   out of the weather, LSE has begun fund
                                                                                   raising to build a permanent museum.
                                                                                   At the east end of the Harborfront Line,
                                                                                   it has leased the site of a former New
                                                                                   York Central rail yard. Plans have been
                                                                                   developed for a 60 by 600 foot carbarn
                                                                                   and shop building to house the entire
                                                                                   collection. The RTA has approved the
                                                                                   carbarn site, a future rail connection to
                                                                                   the LRT line and ongoing discussions
                                                                                   of museum operation on the LRT,
                                                                                   possibly in connection with reduce
                                                                                   RTA service.
                                                                                            Buckeye Lake Trolley
                                                                                      When we asked at the ARM
                                                                                   conference about this private traction
                                                                                   collection in eastern Ohio, we got much
                                                                                   rolling of eyes and statements that it
Top and middle: Most of the former-Trolleyville collection, now owned by the
                                                                                   was a slow motion tragedy. After
Lake Shore Electric museum, is temporarily housed inside this city-owned
warehouse on the Cleveland waterfront.                                             finding it and venturing onto the
Bottom: Toledo & Eastern work motor #40 and a former Cincinnati & Lake Erie        property, we could only agree. Just
express motor deteriorate at the Buckeye Lake site in Ohio. Jim Vaitkunas photos
inside the gate is Toledo Eastern work
car #40, converted from a railroad-
roofed wood interurban. It is a complete
car, trucks, controllers and all, and it is
rotting away in the weeds. Everything
else we could see looked equally bad.
Off in the distance we could see
Columbus, Delaware & Marion
interurban parlor #500 (ACF 1926) and
some other cars, but we couldn’t reach
them. According to Andrew Young’s
Veteran & Vintage Transit, there are
about 40 cars on the property, all
         Dayton Carrillon Park
   Although it appears to be a city park,
Carillon Park is owned by a private
non-profit. It was founded by Colonel
Edward Deeds of National Cash
Register and his wife, Edith Deeds, and
opened to the public in 1950. Its
mission was to preserve, interpret and
celebrate the history of invention,
transportation and pioneer life in
Dayton and the Miami Valley. A
charitable trust established by Deeds is
administered by the Dayton Foundation
to provide the Park with endowment
distributions each year.
   Laid out as an historic village,
Carrillon has plenty to offer the visiting
rail preservationist. Fireless 0-4-0
Rubicon (Lima 1909) that switched
National Cash Register occupies one
small building. Next door is the 1894
depot from Bowling Green, Ohio, and
next to it is
   0-4-0T #1 (Porter 1907) from
ARMCO Steel in Middletown, Ohio
and a 1907 crossing guard tower from
Dayton. At the far end of the main
street is the modern James F. Dicke
Family Transportation Center, opened
in 2000.
   Inside is something I never expected
to see outside of Baltimore, a genuine
Baltimore & Ohio “grasshopper”
locomotive. The John Quincy Adams
(Mount Clare Shops 1835) was donated
to Colonel Deeds by the B&O in about
1950. According to an article from
Locomotive & Railway Preservation
magazine, the Adams is the oldest
American-built locomotive. It is one of
four grasshopper types that survived as
Mount Clare shop switchers until 1892.
Their appearance was back-dated and
altered for the 1893 Chicago World’s
The privately owned Carrillon Park
museum in Dayton, OH features the
oldest American-built locomotive, the
Baltimore & Ohio John Quincy
Adams (Mount Clare Shops 1835).
Also inside the James F. Dicke
Transportation Center is Toledo,
Port Clinton & Lakeside interurban
#2, restored from a stripped carbody.

     Fair. After years of storage, three of the
     four went to the B&O Museum, where
     two remain today.
        Deeds was looking for an 1850-60
     loco to commemorate the start of rail
     service to Dayton. He approached the
     B&O Museum and in 1947 secured the
     John Quincy Adams. Mount Clare
     returned the locomotive to its original
     configuration, removing a set of bolted-
     on dummy horizontal cylinders.
        Next to it sits a 1903 Brill single
     truck open streetcar that is lettered for
     Dayton City Railway but is really from
     Rio de Janeiro.
        Next over is a fine wood interurban,
     Toledo, Port Clinton & Lakeside #2
     (Kuhlman 1904). Retired in 1931, it
     was used as a Dayton residence from
     1933 to the 1970s. Acquired as a
     stripped carbody and sitting on
     unpowered Chicago Transit Authority
     L car trucks, it has been nicely restored
     with a complete interior that includes
     walk-over seats, probably from the
     same L car. Of note are the unusual and
     extravagant stained glass windows.
        Besides a nice B&O wood caboose
     and a Dayton trolley bus #515
     (Marmon-Harrington 1949), the other
     building occupant is Detroit &
     Mackinac wood coach-observation
     #100, a 1903 product of local car
     builder Barney & Smith. It sports one
     of the finest preserved interiors I’ve
     ever seen. It was acquired by the park
     in the 1960s from the D&M.
          Tracking the Illinois Terminal
         The editor rode the interurbans of the
     Illinois Terminal as a child. Our route
     took us through IT territory from
     Danville to Champaign, Bloomington
     and Peoria. A call to IT Historical
     Society’s Dale Jenkins provided a list
     of IT remnants. Several of the
     company’s distinctive depot/substation
     buildings still stand and we stopped at
     five of them, at Fithian, St. Joseph,
     Bloomington, Danvers and Mackinaw
     Junction. In Bloomington, IL, the
     tracks still poke through the paving on
     Madison Street. The company’s art
     deco Peoria station is now a police
         Galesburg Railroad Museum
     Top: ARMCO Steel 0-4-0T #1 and a
     signal tower from downtown Dayton
     flank the Bowling Green depot at
     Carillon Park.
     Middle: The Illinois Terminal
     depot/substation at Fithian, IL is now
     a private residence.
     Bottom: The Iowa Traction’s 1920s
     steeplecabs soldier on in Mason City,
     IA. Jim Vaitkunas photos.

                                                                                       museum replace the roof of the historic
                                                                                       Samoa Roundhouse.

                                                                                          Since the last report much of our
                                                                                       work has been the task of stripping old
                                                                                       roofing. Some areas were covered with
                                                                                       worn and tired layers of ancient asphalt
                                                                                       roofing. Other areas had only
                                                                                       marvelously clean old growth redwood
                                                                                       sheathing showing where the roofing
                                                                                       material was missing. There were
                                                                                       hundreds of rusty nails holding down
                                                                                       the old roofing that remained. We have
                                                                                       had many volunteers spend thankless
                                                                                       hours slamming roofing shovels into
                                                                                       rows of nails and asphalt. City Garbage
                                                                                       provided a 20-yard bin and at long last
                                                                                       all the old roofing was shoveled over
                                                                                       the edge and hauled off.
                                                                                          The next couple Saturdays were
                                                                                       spent pulling the thousands of bent nails
                                                                                       still poking out of the redwood
                                                                                       sheathing. Carpentry repairs to the roof
                                                                                       coincided. Occasionally a sheathing
                                                                                       board had rot and needed to be cut out.
                                                                                       Mark and Mary Wheetiey and Pete
                                                                                       Johnston both donated lumber for that.
                                                                                       Dave Meserve and Pete Oringer
                                                                                       brought some nice pressure treated
                                                                                       wood needed to replace bad fascia.
                                                                                       Gary Boughton salvaged a pile of old
                                                                                       growth redwood from the old Eureka
                                                                                       Co-op building and his son Andrew
                                                                                       pulled nails all day, leaving a tidy stack
                                                                                       of material. A couple of the old rafters
                                                                                       had to be sistered alongside stress
                                                                                       cracks, and others, knocked over by
                                                                                       forklifts in more recent times, needed to
                                                                                       be stood back up. Almost all the lower
                                                                                       panels on the overhead doors were bent
                                                                                       and only two of the seven big doors
                                                                                       even worked.
                                                                                          Counterweight cables were spun off
                                                                                       their spools, rollers seized and even one
                                                                                       of the big 12 x 12 inch posts between
                                                                                       the bays was shoved halfway off its
                                                                                       post base. Trucks had played havoc
                                                                                       with the narrow entrance to each bay
                                                                                       and those posts will need more help.
                                                                                       One door had a big gap and its neighbor
                                                                                       was squeezed. We jacked the beam
The Galesburg (IL) Railroad Museum is located next to the former Burlington
                                                                                       above, beat the post back where it
Galesburg depot. On display is a restored CB&Q boxcar, and 4-6-4 #3006. Plans
                                                                                       belonged and got the door tracks in
are underway to create a railroaders hall of fame here.
   This small museum is located next to    steeplecab electrics. Nothing was           their original location. Andrew
the Galesburg Amtrak depot, a new          running when we showed up, but two of       Boughton spent hours breaking free and
structure on the site of the former        the traction orange 1920s-vintage           lubricating rusted rollers and hinges.
Burlington depot. CB&Q 4-6-4 #3006         Baldwin-Westinghouse units were             Bob Sholes and Terry Reed from Sholes
(Baldwin 1930) and a couple of             sitting along the line, ready to go to      Overhead Door Co., which had
heavyweight coaches and other cars are     work. It was enough to see miles of         originally installed the doors for
parked outside. We weren’t able to get     overhead wire held up by weathered          Louisiana Pacific, assessed what was
inside to see the displays, but the        poles, above light rails with opposing      needed to put the doors back in working
westbound California Zephyr showed         joints.                                     order. They mentioned how they
up just then, adding a nice touch to our                                               respected local history and were glad
                                            ALL TOGETHER NOW                           the buildings were being saved; they
                                                                                       wanted to help. Sholes donated their
            Iowa Terminal                              By Bob Felter                   two technicians for two full days and
   One cannot pass through Mason             Reprinted with permission from the        gave us the replacement door panels
City, IA without paying homage to the      Timber      Heritage        Museum’s        and other materials at their cost. When a
Iowa Traction, North America’s last        Whistlepunk newsletter, this is the feel-   cable on the one door we didn't have
common carrier interurban still hauling    good story of how the Arcata, CA            them work on later jumped its spool,
freight the old fashioned way, behind      community pitched in to help the
they even came back and fixed it at no        under the entire roof. California           lower roof. Equally as important was
charge.                                       Heating gave us a deal on the ventilator    Alves Roofing. We were pretty weary
   Gary Wilson spent days drilling the        covers and the custom flashing along        toward the end but a call to them
16 holes required to bolt together 40         the top edge. We have a couple              resulted in Ted Alves sending three
feet of track for use on a low-bed trailer    members with some experience laying         men out with a compressor and nail
to haul railroad cars. We now needed          composition roofs, but A&I Roofing in       guns. George, Richard and Mickey put
over 300 feet of rail bolted up in the        Arcata agreed to help us get started.       down as many shingle squares in one
same fashion for use in the roundhouse        Their head of operations, Kyle Sullivan,    day as we'd been laying in two weeks,
for the locomotives. This would involve       guided us through the planning stages       and soon after the roof was complete!
drilling over 100 holes. Torching a hole      of what materials to use, and how much      Alex Stillman had sympathized with
through the thick web of steel in the         was needed.                                 our plight and had donated $500 to hire
center web of track would be easier              A & I promised to repair the lower       some roofing help but after the boost
than drilling, by far, but it's known that    front roof, and get us started with the     we got from Alves, we were able to
the heat destroys the rail's temper. A        shingling. They are even giving us all      apply that toward materials.
visit to O & M Industries in Arcata was       the remaining edge metal we'll need.
spent discussing the problem with one
of the owners, John McBeth.
                                              Bert Bertolini took the challenge of        RESTORING ATLANTIC
                                                                                              SHORE LINE
                                              restoring the big rotating ventilator. It
   Kevin Williams, from O & M called          was on its last legs, infested with rust,
the next day. They'd had a similar            some supports rusted off. It barely              100-PART 4
problem while constructing rails for an       turned, so we took it down. A                 By Donald Curry, Seashore Trolley
overhead crane and after shattering a         replacement would have been                              Museum
number of $100 drill bits due to the          expensive but Bert took it back to his
difficulty of setting the odd shape of rail   shop and performed his magic with                  The state of 100’s motors.
in a drill press, they recommended            newly fabricated parts and a Teflon            Armatures – All 4 armatures have
torching the holes. After all, our rails      bearing.                                    been cleaned, baked and their insulation
would have locomotives parked on                 One more bit of progress on the          resistance measured. Three of them
them, not seeing service on a mainline.       horizon is a project new member Scott       have very high resistance—500 ‘megs’,
To the rescue came Karl Boettcher, who        Baker undertook. The back of the boiler     which is excellent. These have been
spent much of a day burning tidy holes        shop has some shed roofs added on,          given coats of insulating varnish. The
through rails. Meanwhile Ken Fleck            adding valuable additional space but in     fourth started with resistance of one
talked to Thrifty Supply and they             immediate need of repair. Scott drew        meg and that has dropped to about 0.5
donated over 300 feet of new iron pipe        the structure up and presented the plan     meg. Without destructive testing it is
to space apart the rails. Pete Johnston       to Ted Stodder, in charge of the            difficult to tell where the problem
took the lead in finding hundreds of feet     construction program at College of the      might be but he pointed out a small
of threaded rod, making the request for       Redwoods. Ted said his students build       damaged area in the armature core
donations all over town. Frank Caetano        one house a year but have some extra        which had been ground away in an
at Humboldt Fasteners, Mic Moulton at         time at the beginning of the term. If all   earlier repair. While the motor would
Fastenal, Schmidbauer, and Pierson's all      the ducks are in a row-plans, permit,       be very likely to run satisfactorily in
donated threaded rod.                         and materials-maybe the class could         this condition, it should be watched. At
   The following Saturday saw a big           rebuild the additions.                      this point he is not prepared to say
crew helping assemble the 60-foot                To really spruce things up, member       whether it should be re-wound or not.
stretches of track in five of the six         Steve Jackson has offered to put it on         Armature bearings – We now have
roundhouse stalls. At the following           CAD. As to the materials, Marcus            all eight bronze armature bearing shells,
board meeting there was a discussion          Brown made contact with a group that        returned from A.C. There is virtually no
about whether to roll the locomotives in      operates a steam-powered sawmill at         babbitt metal remaining in them, and as
forwards, as they traditionally were          the Antique Powerland Museum in             stated in previous reports, they are worn
stored or back them in so they'd appear       Brooks, Oregon. They demonstrate            as much as 3/16 in. oversize. Before we
more photogenic. We debated the pros          their sawmill on two weekends in late       send them to American Power Service
and cons for sometime, when Mike              July and early August at the "Great         for re-babbitting, we are going to
pointed out the roofs were framed to          Oregon Steam-up." They have offered         carefully inspect the two locating holes
support a funnel over each engine's           to cut and donate all the lumber needed     in each shells that keep the bronze
smokestack. The sheathing had been            for our historic restoration project. A     bearing from rotating in the motor case.
replaced and the funnels removed long         couple of us plan to go up there, stay a
ago, but sure enough, the next time we        night or two and help out, then haul the
were out there we noticed a square box        lumber back. If anyone has a truck or
is framed between the rafters in each         trailer that can handle a good load and
locomotive bay. It's not until you climb      wants to come along it should be fun.
up there on scaffolding that you also            A loud sigh of relief was heard
notice the soot under the old paint. We       August 17 as volunteers completed the
decided to stick with tradition.              roofing on the roundhouse. It was mid-
   Next came the roof--a lot of roof.         March when we started the thankless
The amount seemed daunting. A contact         labor of stripping off ancient layers of
with Don Zadroma, the West Coast              crusty old asphalt. It was four months
representative for ELK/GAF Roofing            before we were finally ready to load the
resulted in a contribution of 20 squares      roof with new Elk shingles. A&I
of shingles, over a quarter of what we        Roofing was generous with their time to
needed. R & S Roof Supply gave the            get us started and help us along the
roundhouse another 20 squares.                way. They donated some of the edge
Myrtletown/Arcata Lumber donated all          metal, the ventilator flashing, and
the felt paper to place a double layer        completed the torch down repairs on the     An armature, before reconditioning.

                                                                                       original, made of galvanized sheet steel,
                                                                                       is supposed to have three small ‘ears’
                                                                                       bent down and over the end of the
                                                                                       bearing which snap into small grooves
                                                                                       machined into the outside of the shell.
                                                                                       Only one of the four has an extant cap
                                                                                       and that is bent down all around the
                                                                                       outside and sort of ‘tucked’ into the
                                                                                       grooves. Two are flat galvanized steel
                                                                                       sheet that seem to have been soldered to
                                                                                       the end of the bearing, but not very well
                                                                                       because the job is crude and they have
                                                                                       almost completely come loose. The
                                                                                       fourth has none. At this point it looks as
                                                                                       if we will go with the original style.
                                                                                           These bearings represent at least two
                                                                                       manufacturers: J. F. Hodgkins of
                                                                                       Gardiner, Maine and N.M.B.C.
                                                                                       (National Bearing Metals Co.) These
                                                                                       are clearly stamped in the end of the
                                                                                           Re-babbitting – Before we can have
The armature bearings, before babbitting.
These are supposed to be 41/64 in.          not quite sure whether to ignore this      them done, we need to know the
diameter, about 0.0156 in. larger than      (depending on how loose they actually      diameter of the motor shafts. Roger has
the dowel pins in the bearing saddles.      turn out to be), shim the outside of the   measured them and thinks that we can
Over time, the bearing tends to work        bearing or even mill off a very slight     have three at one diameter but one (the
itself loose under the saddle and rotate    amount from the bearing saddle to give     one in the lathe) requires truing up so it
slightly, tending to wear these holes to    a slight clamping action.                  will be slightly smaller. Although we
an oval shape. A cursory examination           These bearings come in pairs: a         will do the actual bearing machining,
reveals 1) that they are in pretty good     larger inner diameter one and a smaller    we want to be certain there is enough
shape but worn somewhat, 2) that some       one for the commutator end of the          babbitt lining so we can turn them to
have been repaired previously. During       motor. The pinion end is larger because    the proper diameter plus clearance.
yesterday’s visit, we noted that a          of the extra force of the pinion against       On the shaft that was in the lathe we
number of the 5/8 in. dowel pins in the     the gear.                                  noticed the bluing that remained after
bearing saddles had also worn and we           The shaft goes through the pinion       the initial turning and there was quite a
may well be able to limit bearing           end bearing with the pinion shrunk on.     hollow in one place. The other end had
rotation by replacing the pins. Those in    Oil leaking from that bearing will end     been very nicely polished.
100 are far less worn but should come       up in the gear case. The shaft goes            Field coils – All 16 of these have
out easily.                                 through the commutator end bearing         been checked and re-insulated with
   We also noticed the shells have worn     and would be open except there is a sort   cotton tape (as the originals were) as
on the outside, again due to this slight    of cap over the end. We have seen          needed. These were all in excellent
rotation. There is a definite ‘parting      various styles of this cap (with none in   condition. In the original there is a pad
mark’ at along each side where the          some cases) over the years in this         made of several layers of canvas
saddle clamps down on them. We are          common style motor. We believe the         between the coil and the case but A.C.
                                                                                       has substituted a non-absorbent rigid
                                                                                       fiberglass sheet. Although it’s not
                                                                                       prototypical, it will be more satisfactory
                                                                                       in the long run. The sheet-metal inserts
                                                                                       that go between the pole pieces and the
                                                                                       field coil had been cleaned up and
                                                                                       painted black.
                                                                                           Leads to the motor (armature and
                                                                                       field)-- Roger called yesterday to ask
                                                                                       me the length of the new leads. (We are
                                                                                       replacing virtually 100% of 100’s
                                                                                       wiring.) We sent them a reel of No. 4
                                                                                       DEL (Diesel-electric locomotive)
                                                                                       flexible cable. The original wiring is
                                                                                       still largely in place under the deck and
                                                                                       has multitudes of splices. It was
                                                                                       difficult to tell just where they should
                                                                                       be but we settled on 42 in. for each
                                                                                       lead. Because the motors are ‘inside
                                                                                       hung’, i.e. between the axle and the
                                                                                       bolster, rather than ‘outside hung’
                                                                                       where they are outside the axle, the
                                                                                       motors do not need long leads to allow
                                                                                       the motor to swing with the truck.
                                                                                       Inside hung motors are used on cars
Roger Paradie, with reconditioned armature in lathe.                                   that don’t have to go through sharp

                                                                                          truck transoms and the body bolster
                                                                                          lower plates from Novel Iron Works in
                                                                                          Greenland, NH. They ran them through
                                                                                          their ‘Wheelabrator” which removed
                                                                                          the corrosion and applied a shop coat of
                                                                                          gray primer to inhibit rusting during
                                                                                          their transit to the Museum.
                                                                                             Transoms are made from 10 in. 30
                                                                                          lb. (per ft.) channel. Unfortunately we
                                                                                          weren’t able to get any of the full flange
                                                                                          width of the original. We had asked
                                                                                          Novel to drill a hole near the end of
                                                                                          each, top and bottom, flange for the
                                                                                          large vertical tie bolts in that location.
                                                                                          The hole had to be located in what
                                                                                          would have been the center of the
                                                                                          original flange width but was too close
                                                                                          to the edge of the 3 in. width. So, last
                                                                                          week, Bill Pollman welded strips of
                                                                                          steel about 4 in. long to extend the
                                                                                          width of the flanges. Two of them have
                                                                                          been painted with black polyurethane
                                                                                          enamel over the gray shop coat. The
                                                                                          others will be done shortly.
A motor case, cleaned and primed.

curves, primarily interurban and                                                             Brake swing link hanger brackets --
                                             measured spring strength or                  Like so many of the components, these
suburban routes. The outside hung            compression or bending or whatever.
trucks have short wheel bases, allowing                                                   triangular brackets had rusted quite
                                             Their engineer said it was the term for      badly. So Bill cut out the vertical leg of
them to negotiate shorter radius curves      the steel they use: “Round-edge
as in inner city operation.                                                               the bracket, the part that bolts against
                                             Automotive Leaf Spring”.                     the transom where the severest
   The cases – Everywhere we looked              One of the concerns I had was
we saw parts for 100. The cases, which                                                    corrosion occurred. He then welded in a
                                             getting the same ride in 100 as it was       new section of steel with mounting
left STM still covered with heavy layers     supposed to have, not too soft nor ‘like
of grime and rust, were now beautifully                                                   holes bored in. Yet to be made are the
                                             a brick’. One of the items on the spec       U-bolts which hang the actual swing
cleaned up and painted with a red-oxide      was the ‘loaded’ height. We had
primer. (They will end up black.). The                                                    links. These will have to be ground
                                             pressed the spring in the hydraulic press    slightly so they fit the narrower inside
motors are suspended from these cases        to the extent that it appeared it had been
by a steel plate with four holes bored in                                                 of the channel.
                                             in service, and found it took 5,000 lbs.        Brake beams – These were made by
it through which go heavy bolts. To          to press it down to that point at which
make these holes we’re ordering                                                           ALCO by forging a solid bar,
                                             the loaded height was 7 in. Due to a         hammering it thinner on each end to fit
another Rotabroach to be used in the         glitch in faxing these specs to Beall,
magnetic-base drill.                                                                      the brake beams. So Randy has had a
                                             that figure became ’15,000’ lbs. So,         bit of a challenge welding different
                                             when the approval sheet came through I       thickness of steel plate end to end to
      General Electric CP 30 Air             immediately questioned them because it
               Compressor                                                                 duplicate the cross-section.
                                             would have been an extremely hard               Equalizer bars have now had the pits
   The compressor is largely taken           spring!
apart. The motor armature has been                                                        around the holes at the base of the coil
                                                 They explained that spring making        springs filled.
tested and is ok although the                was somewhat of a black art (my term).
commutator will need to be smoothed                                                          Truck bolster no. 1 is now ready to
                                             If you’re making lots of them, you can       go together. We found that the
up. In the actual compressor part, the       set up the equipment and come up with
pistons, connecting rods, rings, etc.                                                     measurements we had made of the
                                             some standards after you see how things      necessary bolts to fasten it together
have been removed. The main bearings         come out in the prototypes. Ours is a
on the crankshaft are very tight and it                                                   were different than the original estimate
                                             prototype in itself. They will trial         so some modifications had to be made.
turns beautifully. They don’t know the       assemble it using the dimensions we
status of the rod bearings and wrist pins.                                                   Bolts – With some very small
                                             faxed them based on what we found in         exceptions we have made, found in
The man working on it had a heart            the original. Then they will test it and
attack while doing so and hasn’t come                                                     stock or purchased the necessary bolts
                                             let us know what they find. If it comes      for both trucks. All the nuts and lock
back as yet.                                 close to the 5,000 lb. figure
   Of historical interest, we do know                                                     washers have also been primed and
                                             everything’s fine. If it’s not, I don’t      painted and the nuts tried on each to
that the compressor under the car was        quite know what we’ll do. He said the
removed sometime between 1919 and                                                         make sure the nuts spin on smoothly.
                                             spring makers at that point are              This has called for a certain amount of
1927 as the maintenance card shows a         blacksmiths and work from there in the
‘CP’ compressor.                                                                          re-threading.
                                             old-fashioned way. The important thing          Body Bolsters – The 1 in. x 8 in.
            Elliptic spring                  is the 10 in. ‘free’ height.                 plates forming the bolsters’ bottom
   We just placed the order with Beall                        Trucks                      section were bent and primed by Novel
Mfg. Co. of East Alton, IL for four             All of the material for the trucks with   Iron Works and now will require
springs. One of the terms on the spec        the exception of the journal boxes and       painting and re-assembly. We can’t put
sheet which I was to approve before          bearings is ready for reassembly (except     the ‘deck’ back together very
they did any work was “REALS”. I             for those few parts which still need         conveniently until there is something
thought it was some sort of way they         some painting). Randy brought back the       solid and permanent to support the sills.

              Paint analysis                schemes over time as were the              agreements had to be renegotiated
   Bob Reich took three boards, which       passenger cars. We wonder if it was        every year.
we believe have representative samples      done to keep the crews busy or whether        Streetcar restoration projects include
of the various layers of paint on them,     outdoor storage took a toll on the         Edmonton #1 (Ottawa 1908) and
to Building Conservation Associates in      equipment.                                 Edmonton #33 (St. Louis 1912). Work
Dedham, MA. One is from an exterior            When 100 was moved to Seashore in       is beginning on Regina #42 (CCF
door post and the other two are from        1949, it had two poles, the body was       1928).
the inside: one a window post cover         one color and the number was a dark           Ridership declined slightly from
and the other from the lowest piece of      color.                                     45,625 in 2006 to 43,739 in 2007.
wainscot (one that appears to be in            There is a possibility that Seashore
pretty good shape). We hope to visit        people went to Sanford and painted the          East Troy Railroad Museum
Brian Powell, their analyst, to             locomotive to spruce it up, but it is                   East Troy, WI
determine what would be the best            unlikely. It is my feeling the photos         The museum has raised $83,000 in
colors to match in our final painting.      supposedly from 1949 are actually from     the last year towards several projects.
We are waiting for him to complete          1939, or no later than the very early      4000 ties are being replaced along the
other commitments.                          40s. But it is unlikely they put on a      mainline. Sheboygan Railway & Light
   Color confusion - There is some          second pole. (That was done many           interurban #26 will receive several
confusion as to just what colors were       years later.)                              finishing details, including new pilots
used on 100. According to O. R.                The interior of the cab is also         on each end. All the seats are being
Cummings’ York County Trolleys, the         confusing. The ceiling roof boards and     reupholstered in South Shore interurban
three locomotives purchased from            down to the header over the windows        #30. Toledo Edison GE steelecab #1 is
Laconia Car Company in 1906, were           are gray and white, but we think the       being returned to service after many
‘green with white trim’. It is obvious      white, which was never finished, was       years of inactivity.
from photos, especially of 102 from the     done by Seashore. The area around the
early years that the lettering was white.                                                    Houston Railroad Museum
                                            windows is maroon(ish) but also                           Houston, TX
If you look at the earliest photo of 100,   grayish with traces of buff. The maroon
before any modifications, the area                                                        The year 2007 saw these
                                            is probably the most recent. The           accomplishments. The Kansas City
around the side windows appears             wainscot below the sash is also in the
lighter than that around the front sash.                                               Southern observation car Good Cheer
                                            maroon with some traces of gray.           was transported to the museum to
This does not show up in any of the            Since the two-tone scheme was
photos of 102 of the period, so it may                                                 complete its restoration on a newly
                                            really not representative of the ASL and   acquired 89-foot flatcar. Its trucks are
have just been the lighting, and the        probably short-lived, we will use the
‘white’ trim may only have been the                                                    being rebuilt, helped by $42,000 of
                                            longer-lived green, actual color to be     donations from members in 2007. Two
lettering.                                  determined by the analysis. Because of
   The next photo we have dates from                                                   cabooses were sent to Arkansas for
                                            its great local significance, we will be   repainting. Half the windows in the
about 1919. Here it is definitely all one   taking a bit of license and have the
color except possibly the sash which                                                   Missouri-Kansas-Texas coach New
                                            prominent ATLANTIC SHORE LINE              Braunfels were converted from Lexan
could be a deep maroon or ‘tile’ red.       RAILWAY and the Laconia Car
Unfortunately some of the photos                                                       to glass. Volunteer hours were recorded
                                            Company logo on the side sills.            for the first time, and totaled 4000. The
aren’t dated so we don’t have an
                                                                                       Hilton Rickard collection of 152 1940s
accurate ‘color chronology’. There is
one showing it newly painted, still with    THE MUSEUM REVIEW                          and 50s photos was donated. Volunteer
one pole, in a dark color with the                                                     hours for 2007 totaled 4198.
                                              Edmonton Radial Railway Society
number either white or silver, much                      Edmonton, AB                         Illinois Railway Museum
brighter than any other photograph. I          The Society recently sent out an                        Union, IL
suspect this is from the 1930s.             annual report on its 2007 activities,         The museum has added New York
   Now the confusion: We have black-        always appreciated by far-away             IRT “Redbird” R-28 subway cars
and-white photos taken (supposedly) in      magazine editors. Its executive            #7926 and 7927 (ACF 1960) to its
1947 showing 100 in a maroon and            committee was reorganized . Instead of     collection. They were retired in 2002.
cream-one pole and no number. Then          serving at large, each now heads a
there is one taken by R. L. Day on 17       department, Operations, Rolling Stock,        Lake Superior Railroad Museum
September 1949 in color showing the         Infrastructure, Finances, Administration                  Duluth, MN
maroon and cream scheme. This one           and Public Relations. Reportedly this         Here’s a fund-raising first. To raise
appears in the CERA book A Rainbow          has led to a more functional museum.       money for a local dog sled team to
of Traction. When we opened the small          During 2007 museum practices were       travel to Alaska for the Iditerod sled
doors on the sides of the hoods we          upgraded and formalized with the goal      race, the museum staged a dogs-
found maroon paint that had run down        of recognition by the Alberta Museums      pulling-caboose event. Twenty dogs
the inside through the vent holes, over     Association. To date the AMA has           were harnessed to a steel Soo Line
the green. (The paint was obviously         considered ERRS to be an “aspiring         caboose. They needed a little help to
applied generously but not with the         museum”. Improvements are underway         start it rolling, but pulled it the rest of
greatest craftsmanship!)                    in the areas of long term planning, the    the way unassisted. It made the front
   There are several photos of 100, at      accession register, care and handling of   page of the Duluth newspaper and
the end of operations, in the one-color     artifacts and cataloguing guidelines. A    appeared on all three local TV stations.
scheme. One is dated 9 April 1949. The      revised AMA submission has been sent
number is a dark color, possibly ‘gold’                                                    Minnesota Streetcar Museum
                                            and the hope is for full membership in               Minneapolis, MN
which has darkened with time. The line      2008.
was dieselized in June of 1949. There is                                                  During 2007, museum membership
                                               A ten-year agreement to continue        grew from 238 to 290. The museum
also one undated with 102 in the            running streetcars on the High Level
maroon and white scheme while 100 is                                                   launched a new quarterly streetcar
                                            Bridge Line has been signed with the       history magazine, Twin City Lines.
in ‘unicolor’. It was also in other         City of Edmonton. Formerly the             Twin City Rapid Transit streetcar
#1300 (TCRT Snelling Shops 1908)           McEachern Charitable Trust has               most direct rail route to the museum,
received a major renovation, including     awarded a $35,000 grant toward               but made it only to the US/Mexico
all new exterior wainscoting and           construction of the Train Shed portion       border at San Ysidro. The Tijuana &
structural repairs. The complete           of the Railway History Center. Funding       Tecate is the Mexican portion of the old
restoration of Winona, MN streetcar        pledged or received to date totals $2.5      San Diego & Arizona Eastern route. It
#10 continued. Over 900 Minnesota          million of the $3,2 million target.          passes through a shantytown section of
streetcar photos were added to the            The museum has hired its first full-      Tijuana where the residents steal
museum’s archive and over 800 were         time Collections Care Manager,               electricity from the power line that
scanned and placed online. A fire          responsible for the collection and the       parallels the railroad. Many have strung
suppression sprinkler system was           day-to-day operation of the new              electrical cords high enough above the
installed in the Excelsior carbarn and     Conservation and Restoration Center.         tracks for regular freight cars to pass
$85,000 has been raised toward a              The Renton History Museum has             under, but not a high load like a
similar system in the Lake Harriet         contracted with NRM to restore a             locomotive on flat car. Even though the
carbarn, including grants from the Onan    seven-foot long, narrow gauge, wood          cords are illegal, there was no political
Family Foundation, Pohlad Family           bodied mine car that was used to haul        will to remove them. After sitting at the
Foundation and 20th Century Electric       coal. The project is funded by a King        border for months, the S2 was rerouted
Railway Foundation.                        County 4Culture Grant.                       back to Los Angeles, over Cajon Pass
                                                                                        and through the reopened Carizzo
      National Railroad Museum               Oregon Electric Railway Museum             Gorge route to Campo, 300 miles
            Green Bay, WI                                Brooks, OR                     instead of the short route of 49 miles.
   The museum has received a $4.25            The museum is now hosting Portland
million donation of land from Allan J.     Terminal Alco S2 diesel switcher #36,            Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Riley. The 14-acre property is located     owned by the Pacific Northwest                           Washington, PA
directly across the street from the        Chapter NRHS. It will be displayed a            The rebuilding of Rio de Janeiro
museum’s entrance and currently is         work train power with a flat car,            open car #1758 has been given a large
occupied by a warehouse.                   flanger, Jordan spreader and Southern        assist by a $212,000 grant from the
   The heart of the new Pullman            Pacific steam crane.                         Allegheny Foundation. The project is
Porters: From Service to Civil Rights                                                   also funded by $110,000 of in0kind
history exhibit will be heavyweight          Pacific Southwest Railway Museum           contributions and the proceeds from the
sleeping car Lake Mitchell (Pullman                      Campo, CA                      sale of sister car #1774 to the Northern
1924). It was recently shipped to             Reporting on painting has always          Ohio Railway Museum. The goal is for
Avalon Rail in West Allis, WI for a        posed a dilemma for the editor. Unless       the open car to enter service in 2009.
renovation which will include new          it is part of a restoration, painting is
wiring for the interactive exhibits.       merely maintenance, probably not                   Shore Line Trolley Museum
Recent grants in support of the project    worth reporting. Sometimes painting is                    East Haven, CT
include $28,730 from Green Bay-based       actually a cheap substitute for real            Much museum work seems
trucker Schneider National and a           repairs, temporarily covering over the       incremental, taking place over an
$31,000 Joint Marketing Grant from the     problems instead of doing the harder         extended period. The Tripper newsletter
Wisconsin Department of Tourism.           work of fixing them. On the other hand,      helpfully       summarized         2007’s
                                           nothing improves a museum’s image to         accomplishments. Volunteer hours
        Niles Canyon Railway               visitors better that keeping things          reached a new high of 17,311, making
              Sunol, CA                    painted. Within limits, it does protect      possible the following:
  Tenant Golden Gate Railroad              against further deterioration. We all        Brooklyn 197: Structural replacement
Museum returned Southern Pacific 4-6-      love a new shiny paint job—we just feel        of a rotted portion of the side sill.
2 #2472 to service on February 18,         better because of it, especially when the      Interior and exterior paint and trim
2008. GGRM has also transferred            piece in question was formerly dingy,          work. New upper and lower roof
ownership of an SP lightweight             rusted, etc. That certainly explains all       canvas.
articulated coach to Niles Canyon          the new paint job photos that find their     Hudson & Manhattan subway car 503:
owner Pacific Locomotive Association.      way into mainstream rail magazines.            Ceiling and interior trim refinishing.
  Even though service was restored to         PSRM has been on a painting               Connecticut Company streetcar 865:
downtown Niles in 2008 following the       campaign designed to upgrade its               Completion of platform rebuilding
Mission        Boulevard         bridge    image, the kind of strategic                   and exterior painting and lettering.
reconstruction, the station area was       improvement that deserves to be                Interior wood refinishing.
undeveloped, lacked a runaround track      reported. In 2006 its San Diego &            Rhode Island 1504: Interior ceiling,
and was not laid out efficiently. To       Arizona Eastern baggage car #6700 was          wall and floor repainting. Refinishing
address these issues, the existing track   repainted inside and out. In summer            of tools and wrecking equipment.
was removed this winter and relocated,     2007 80-ton locomotive #7285 was             Brooklyn PCC streetcar 1001: Heater
along with the construction of a           sanded, primed and painted. In the past        blower repairs. Air system and control
runaround track. Utilities were buried     few months, volunteers have repainted          group repairs.
and drainage improved. A new station       two wood coaches, two steel coaches,         Connecticut Company streetcar 775:
platform and access road are being         the Campo depot, and 1932 Santa Maria          Finish work on new doors. Body
built.                                     Valley railbus #9. As part of a full           bolster and heater repairs. Roof
                                           restoration, Rockdale, Sandow &                painting. Exterior painting.
     Northwest Railway Museum              Southern “Jim Crow” combine #3               Brooklyn 1227: Crown beam
           Snoqualmie, WA                  (Pennsylvania Rail Road 1886) is being         replacement and platform rebuilding
   The Train Shed project has received     painted.                                       #2 end. Repainting of some interior
a $25,000 grant from the Seattle              Santa Fe Alco S2 diesel switcher            items and gates. Heat repairs.
Foundation and a $10,000 grant from        #2381 has arrived at the museum after        Connecticut Company streetcar 3000:
Puget Sound Energy Foundation. It’s        months of delay and rerouting. Loaded          Ceiling and interior trim painting.
the Seattle Foundation’s fourth grant to   on a flatcar due to its friction bearings,
the museum. The D. V. and Ida              it was originally sent via Tijuana, the
Staten Island Rapid Transit car 388:        these steps are not cheap, the museum        and Gold Company, formerly known as
  Completion of roof repainting. Other      is looking into sponsorship of the           Phelps Dodge is donating two engines,
  exterior repainting and repairs.          energy project by utilities and other        a 1947 NW2 switcher and a 1953 GP-
Montreal 3152: New canvas and trolley       companies involved in renewable              30 road switcher, which worked at the
  boards. Repairs to plow mechanism.        energy. As a first step in this effort, an   company’s Ajo, AZ copper mines.
Montreal Shunter: New trolley pole          exhibit on the historic powering of          Another recent addition is a mockup
  base wooden mounting block and            streetcars by renewable energy is being      light rail vehicle, acquired last year
  mast. Montreal 5002: Interior             created inside the visitor center. It will   through the city of Phoenix.
  woodwork.                                 cite numerous cases of streetcars that
Brooklyn streetcar 1792: Air brake          ran on hydro power, and with stress that        The Henry Ford Museum in
  system made operational again.            electrically powered rail transit has        Dearborn, MI has purchased
  Headliner panel refinishing.              always been a green technology.              Pennsylvania GG1 electric locomotive
Connecticut Company streetcar 1602:                                                      #4917 from the Leatherstocking
  Steps and windows serviced. Floor          Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington          Railway Historical Society in
  repainted.                                     Railway Museum, Alna, ME                Cooperstown, NY, one of two owned
Red Arrow Brilliner interurban 8: Truck        The Massachusetts Bay Railroad            by them. It is one of 16 surviving
  reassembled (without motors or brake      Enthusiasts has granted $10,000 toward       members of the 139 original members
  rigging) and placed under car.            the expansion of the museum’s car            of its class.
Brooklyn Elevated rapid transit car         storage and repair building, with the
  1349: Brake cylinder repacked.            goal of covering the rest of the                The Museum of the American
  Bonnet boards fitted and other misc.      collection.                                  Railroad is planning to move from its
  interior work.                                                                         constricted site at Dallas’ Fair Park to
Interborough Rapid Transit subway car               THIRD HAND                           the northern suburb of Frisco. The city
  5466: Battery and door circuit repairs.                                                of Frisco will provide the museum $1
New York City Transit Authority                                                          million in funding and a 12.3-acre tract
  subway car 6688: Spot repainting.            The multi-year restoration of the         near the Dallas North Tollway. The
Union Ry. 316: Truck repainting.            historic Lackawanna terminal in              museum draws about 30,000 visitors a
Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee            Hoboken, NJ continues. The original          year at its present site. At present, all
  interurban 709: Floor painting.           clock tower, removed following storm         the equipment is displayed outdoors on
  Miscellaneous interior work.              damage in 1950, was replaced by a new        the crowded 1.3 acre site. Fair Park had
Third Avenue Ry. Streetcar 629: New         replica in February 2008. Previously         offered a larger 3.2 acres, but could not
  motorman's curtain.                       the main waiting room had been               match the financial incentives offered
Philadelphia 205: The only trackless        restored and the roof replaced. The next     by Frisco.
  trolley in the museum's collection has    phase will return five of the original
  been prepared for operation and a         ferry slips to service. Laurel Lines.           The Indiana Transportation Museum
  short stretch of double-wire overhead            From Rypn.org Flimsies                has received a $35,000 marketing grant
  is nearing completion.                       A private party has a Pennsylvania        from the Lilly Endowment. It will
                                            Rail Road 4-wheel wood caboose               spend the money through the Ball State
      Timber Heritage Museum                                                             University Business Fellows initiative,
             Eureka, CA                     (Juniata Shops 1905) to the Ligonier
                                            Valley Rail Road Association for             which will employ a team of 14
   The California State Railroad                                                         marketing, advertising and public
Museum has donated Dolbeer & Carson         placement near the Darlington (PA)
                                            Station. Last fall, the association          relations students on the project.
Lumber Co. logging 2-6-2 #3 (Baldwin                                                     Activities include revamping the
1922). The locomotive later ran on the      completed a $340,000 exterior
                                            restoration of the station.                  museum’s Web site, conducting a
Stockton Terminal & Eastern.                                                             ridership survey for the museum’s state
                                               The Ohio Railway Museum has               fair train, putting together slide show
   West Coast Railway Association                                                        presentations and video-cataloging the
             Squamish, BC                   donated a Hocking Valley steel caboose
                                            (Standard Steel 1924) to the Hocking         museum’s artifacts.
  In late 2007, the association received
a matching grant of $350,000 from the       Valley Scenic Railway in Nelsonville,
                                            OH.                                             The Harmony-Preston Valley Trail
Vancouver Foundation to grow its                                                         in southeastern Minnesota follows a
endowment fund. The BC Arts                                                              former Milwaukee Road branch line
Renaissance Fund has provided the              The Railroad Museum of South
                                            Florida has received Missouri Pacific        that was built as a narrow gauge. The
match, so the endowment is now at                                                        Preston Historical Society has acquired
$715,000, large enough to provide           steel caboose #12062 from a private
                                            party.                                       a 1939 Milwaukee Road ribside boxcar
annual interest of about $35,000.                                                        from the Iowa, Chicago & eastern
  Total at attendance at museum sites                                                    Railroad. It will be refurbished and
and events increased from 57,000 in            A tiny 20-ton ex-Army single-truck
                                            locomotive (Whitcomb 1941) has been          placed on track next to the town’s
2006 to 64,500 in 2007.                                                                  restored grain elevator.
                                            donated to the Shasta Cascade Rail
      Western Railway Museum                Preservation Society in Redding, CA.
        Rio Vista Junction, CA                                                              Heritage Canada has included two
   A wind generator farm has been built        The fledgling Arizona State Railroad      railroad facilities on its 2008 list of the
on the ridge just east of the museum’s      Museum in Williams has been                  Top Ten Endangered Places. The
demonstration railway. Its presence has     acquiring locomotives. The Salt River        Grand Trunk roundhouse in Biggar,
inspired the goal of powering the           Material Group (SRMG) has donated a          Saskatchewan, the last of its kind on
museum with renewable energy. The           1954 40-ton GE switch engine from            the prairie, is on demolition watch. The
potential for carbarn roof solar            SRMG's Clarkdale cement plant. It had        Grand Trunk station in Kingston,
collectors is being explored, along with    moved all of the cement products for         Ontario, an 1856 limestone original in
tapping into the wind generators to         the Glen Canyon Dam between 1958             critical condition.
power the museum’s railroad. Because        and 1959. Freeport-McMoran Copper
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Milwaukee Road H12-44 switcher #740 (Fairbanks-Morse 1952) shares a track with Milwaukee Road 1948 home-built coach #618.
These are a small portion of the rolling stock on display at ARM member Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum in Bellevue, Ohio.
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