Newsletter of the Rochester NY Chapter, NRHS May 2002
P.O. Box 23326, Rochester, NY 14692-3326; Published Monthly Volume 44, No. 8
Program for May 16: Sunday, May 19 is Opening Day at the
Steam Team Presents combined Museums. The Track Cars
Steam Program will commence operation.
by "The Steam Team"
"The Steam Team" of John
Redden, Ron Amberger and
Kevin K l e e s will bring us up to
date, and what the future plans are,
for bringing the Heilser and Vul-
can steamers on-line.
Also Elections at Meeting
Enclosed is your ballot for the
Election of Officers and Trustees.
Please send or bring this ballot to
the May meeting.
John Stewart (Chairman)
Here is how the Vulcan 0-4-0 locomotive looks with its lagging removed. This was done
in April by approved contractors within an enclosure. John Redden has details on Page 4,
Column 3. Chris Hauf digital photo.
7:30-9:30 PM Come to the Annual "Day of Caring" Resulted in
Monday, May 20 Pancake Breakfast
From Chris Hauf's notes
Library Phone: 872-4641 Saturday, May 11! Chris Hauf arranged for volunteers from
The Young Railfans will sponsor the his Kodak Lab, and Scott Gleason recruited
annual “More Than You Should Prob-
A BIG Boo- ably Eat” pancake breakfast on Saturday,
volunteers from Rochester Gas & Electric
line crews to participate in United Way's
boo!! May 11 from 8-10 AM at the Industry
"Day of Caring" at the two museums. John
Redden, Dave Luca, Norm Shaddick and
This Editor has apolo- Bring an appetite because you’ll need Janet Dittmer assisted.
gized t o Membership it for the pancakes, sausage, eggs and Results at the Industry end:
Chair, Janet Dittmer (on
home fries. Refill your plate a s many
bended knees!), in not remembering that a times as you like!
"highlighted" name on the address label of ? All weeds were sprayed in the Industry
the April issued meant that the recipient was Proceeds from the pancake breakfast yard and around the Industry depot.
a PAID UP MEMBER FOR 2002. will b e u s e d t o s u p p o r t t h e Young ? All the half-barrel flower pots were turned
Railfan program a t t h e R&GVRR
So we will try again. If your name on the over and peat moss added. One still needs
label IS 'highlighted', it means you are 'a- some additional soil, but they are ready to
OK' with your 2002 National and Chapter The breakfast is also a good way to
membership. kick off a “pre-opening work day” as we
need many hands to finish preparations
IF it is NOT 'highlighted', then you are in
for the Museum’s season opening.
arrears and this is YOUR last issue.
Guests are invited to join us, s o
bring along the entire family. Reser-
vations not necessary—just come out! (Continued, with photos, on Page 7)
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Attention Track Car Membership Report
Operators! Our Sympathy Janet Dittmer, Associate
Track Car operations for 2002 will begin John Stewart, our Program New Members:
on May 19. Operators are needed. Those of Chairman, lost his Father on Friday, Voted in at the April meeting:
you who have attended both the classroom April 26.
Richard A. Wagner
and operating training sessions are invited to Our Sympathies to John and his 4 Edgewood Lane
call me (427-9159) or e-mail family. Bergen, NY 14416
(firstname.lastname@example.org) to be scheduled.
Dates are open from June 2nd on.
Looking forward to hearing from you. Trying to Generate Chapter
Harold Russell income
Any corrections/address change?
from Bob Miner,
Take Note: The ex-NYC Coaches, in Webster, are Please either e-mail Janet corrections to
just waiting for people to get them in shape <email@example.com> or send to P.O.
Track Car Operator Training for the Fall. Box 23326, Rochester, NY, 14692-3326.
Sunday May 19: OPENING DAY Please no phone messages. Changes and
As in the past, Wednesday evenings are
Operators are required to attend a omissions will appear in the May issue.
“Work On The Excursion Set”.
minimum of one classroom and one hands- All but two of the windows still need to Membership Rates:
on training session, more are encouraged. be replaced. Adopt a window and work at
If you missed any of these sessions and replacing it. You need an 8’ ladder, a large (as of Feb. 1, 2002)
wish to operate a track car, call or e-mail hammer & an impact screw remover. There National + Chapter membership: . $40
Jeremy Tuke for possible arrangements. are two ladders on the train. There is a large Above as Family membership .... $52
Jeremy & M a r t h a Tuke 359-8944, hammer and an impact screw remover. All Local* .................................. $20
<firstname.lastname@example.org> the tools can be purchased at Sears. Local as Family ...................... $29
Paul Saracen, of O M I D fame, has do- (* Holds National membership
WXXI-TV to show Train nated three sets of D22 brake valves for the elsewhere)
specials coaches. These need to be cleaned up before National only .......................... $20
we take them to the brake shop for rebuild.
On each Thursday at 8:30 PM beginning National as Family only ............. $23
May 2: (USA); May 9: (Egypt); May 16: The seats and interior hardware need to Subscriptions only: ....................$8
(Norway) and May 23: (Switzerland). JB be gone over t o replace loose or broken
All discounts expire on February 1.
B&O Museum 175th Anniver- There is a large tank that is going under
sary the power car, ABC, that is at Industry and **** NOTICE ****
has to be moved to Webster and mounted.
This Museum is celebrating 175 years of If you have not renewed your National
We need a DRY AIR s u p p l y so the
the B&O Railroad through July 2003. Next and Chapter Membership for 2002, you
brakes can be tested. The F R A has
year's National Convention will be held w i l l be deleted from t h e r o l l s of both
mandated t h a t we must run a “Single Car
there. organizations, and this is the last issue of
Test” on each coach before they can be used
Should the Chapter consider an excursion The Semaphore you will receive.
to carry passengers. Dry Air is a big deal.
to this event by train or bus? None of the Chapters air compressors give Please renew your membership (see due
out Dry Air. We must build a drying sysetm rates below), and send to:
2002 National Convention to use at the train in Webster. Rochester Chapter, NRHS
You should have received with the last Plans for installing diaphrams and HEP Attn: Membership
Bulletin, registration information about the jumpers on the ends of the cars are under P.O. Box 23326
Convention t o be held August 19-26 and way. Rochester, NY 14692-3326.
based in Williams, A Z . A s y o u would The Chapter members must put their time Members who have not renewed will be
expect, the Grand Canyon Railroad will be and effort into the projects which result in receiving a Second Renewal notice from the
featured. cash income. National. If you have renewed within the
I t y o u do n o t p u t more effort into the last few weeks, your membership is being
NYC Coaches, t h e y will become a static
Mark Saturday, May display and bring in no cash.
11 on your calendar — Starting June 1st, I plan to work on the Contributors to this issue
It's the Annual Pancake cars in Webster every Saturday. John Becker, William Blaesi, Janet
Breakfast at the Depot. No one answered my call for Fall ticket Dittmer, Sam Grover, Dale Hartnett, Chris
work or to sell tickets and souvineers at the Hauf, Lynn Heintz, Bob Miner, John
N Y M T Museum on Sunday. These are Redden, David Rogers, Charles Robinson,
Editor is on the Net
directly involved in cash income t o the Joe Scanlon, John Stewart, Jeremy Tuke,
The e-mail address is: Rand Warner, Charles Woolever.
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Railroad: (Motive, Rolling stock, MOW, ROW)
John Redden: 388-9124; email@example.com
Infrastructure: (Buildings, grounds, shops, construction, communications, signals & power,
Dave Luca: 288-0318; firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitor Experience: (Visitor, Train & Track Car operations, 4-Q Vision, Special events)
Dale Hartnett: 243-0139; email@example.com
Rand Warner, Director Emeritus KPRR Tank Car Trolley Power Substation
The tank car body is silver with a black Enclosures:
underside. All the silver on the tank is done.
Spring Cleaning Information has ben requested and re-
Accessory items are black. Mild winter ceived on outdoor metal bungalows in the
R&GV RM is really on a roll!
weather has permitted most of these to be approximate 8’ x 10’ size. Prices are $5,000-
In January and February, considerable painted. $10,000.
effort was expended in cleaning u p our
The hand railings and framing are to be Information has been requested and re-
stored construction equipment and materials
black. This work is started. ceived for 28-foot single axle over-the-road
along Route 251 east of the Depot to make
the area more presentable to the passers by. We need new pressure treated planking to cargo trailers. They run $1,000 and up.
reinstall on all the walkways. We also need Information has been requested and re-
In February and March, the Restoration
new pressure treated wood blocks where the ceived on 20-foot overseas s h i p p i n g
Building received very considerable attention
tank is supported on the frame. containers, which run $1,500 to $3,500.
t o removing stored items, eliminating
combustibles, providing improved The dome and all p i p e fittings on the Information has been requested and re-
accessways, consolidating project areas, and dome are re-painted silver. The wood plat- ceived on 12-foot van t y p e truck bodies.
providing dedicated space for project parts. form around the dome needs to be replaced They would run about $4,000 new.
with PT lumber. Information has been requested on steel
In April and May, we are concentrating
on cleanup around the outside of the Restora- Chris Hauf is researching this car t o outdoor cabinets 6’ x 6’ x 2’. T h e y run
tion Building, Depot and display areas, in determine how we want to letter it. $1,000-$2,000 stock each, and $2,000 and
preparation for season opening. At some point we will probably remove up, custom.
A team is now removing items for scrap the extra railings around the dome t o Electrical:
from the intermediate level area, above the p r o p e r l y backdate the car t o i t s original Valuable inputs have been received from
Depot and below the Restoration Building. configuration. These railings were added by Dave Shields, Dave Johnston and Bob Dia-
Other projects currently in the works are mond since the last write-up.
Depot interior and windows cleanup, and For the first year ever, we have been able Enclosure configurations and ac and dc
exterior repainting. t o do outdoor pa int work in J a n u a r y , components have been reviewed with, and
February, March and April! Now let us see
Safety is being emphasized with new approved by, the electrical code inspector.
signage, barriers, inspection and rehab of Turning Scrap into $$$$$ Final power interface information is still
s t e p s and walkways, and checking fire on request from Niagara Mohawk, and
extinguisher locations. Dan Waterstraat did a nice job of setting
should be resolved b y the time y o u r read
up a metal scrap yard area a couple years
Our visitor display cars, including Pine this.
ago. All of us can take advantage of it now.
Falls, M U Car, Designated Caboose and
With a concerted effort, we can turn
DL&W Baggage are being cleaned and Track & ROW
scrap into cash, p e r the following recent
spruced up. Rand Warner, Acting Track Supt.
New d i s p l a y s are s e t u p in the Depot Randy Bogucki is spearheading Tuesday
South Waiting Room. ? Copper about 73¢/lb., or $1460/ton. evening and Saturday work session.
? Aluminum about 63¢ /lb., or $1250/ton.
Ties are being installed in our main line
Thanks to ... ? Zinc about 43¢/lb.,, or $860/ton. near NYMT.
Rand Warner for technical and reference ? Lead about 30¢/lb., for $600/ton.
Bad joint bolts are being replaced and
books, tools, s u p p l i e s and materials for ? Steel about 2¢/lb., or $20/ton.
loose joint bolts are being tightened.
various projects. We need to get rid of our scrap regardless Spikes are being tamped down where
William Vitale for yet another trailer of the price. Call 425-8586 if you can help. they have worked up.
load of heavy equipment parts, tools and We have access to several vans and pick-
construction materials. We have several areas where we need to
ups and a couple small trailers. If need be, add more ballast to support ties and also to
C h r i s Hauf and S c o t t G l e a s o n for we can order u p a roll-off unit for large
provide lateral stability to track.
arrangements for "Day of Caring". quantities.
We are continuing to tighten up on our
I will take the batteries to scrapper for the gage tolerance—we are now compressing to
Articles on this page contributed by Rand lead value. What can you take?
Warner. Rand Warner, 425-8586. (Continued on Page 4, Column 1)
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Track & ROW (Cont'd from Pg. 3) Motive Power Update for Gasoline Locomotive:
Switch timber replacement at N Y M T May The Plymouth has had some work done
on its cab in order to prepare it for removal
switches is continuing again this year. Steam Locomotives:
and rebuild. Its remaining two sandboxes
We want to add elevation to several of As noted elsewhere, the lagging on the have been removed. Its Buda prime mover
our curves to help steer trains and trolleys two steam locomotives was removed during had another p a r t manufactured from raw
through the curves. the second week in April. stock by Kevin Klees - it now has a brand
Areas of reverse elevation on curves or Ron Amberger and the Steam Team then new oil filler cap, complete with crank-case
switches must be corrected --again to help immediately did a visual inspection of the vent and check valve. Kevin has also started
steer heavy trains. exterior of both locomotives - a job that had painting the crankcase, and has removed all
A number of rail joints need grinding to been postponed for several years, awaiting of the old cylinder head studs.
make a smoother ride for our track car riders. the lagging removal. The initial visual in- Thanks to Dick Holbert for input on this
spection found no significant problems, and article.
Details of track maintenance needs have
work is continuing on their restoration to
been published in a memo t o all Track
Section Foremen. Track Department Update
Ron has started disassembling the valve
A Track Inspection Program and a As noted in last month’s The Semaphore,
gear on t h e fireless locomotive for
monthly Track Inspection Form have been Randy Bogucki has organized a gang t o
inspection. On 27-April, Art Mummery,
distributed to all Track Section Foremen. handle trackwork on the Railroad. They are
assisted by John Redden and Ron Amberger,
H o w about joining us for some real meeting on Tuesday nights, and on selected
removed the steam dome cover on the
“gandy dancing”? Saturdays throughout the Summer.
fireless. This allowed the first internal in-
spection of this engine’s pressure vessel. This month’s work has included the
Maintenance of Way April has been a month of tremendous
continuing cleanup of old ties and track
Equipment Update materials in the S-Curve area. These materi-
progress for the steam program. als have been relocated to allow for continu-
Dick Bean continues to spearhead the Diesel Locomotives: ing catenary work, and have been organized
Burro Crane project. Considerable work has
The first of the larger locomotives was and neatly stacked. The track gang also spent
been done recently to get the diesel engine
brought out of hibernation on the 27th of a day replacing and tightening track bolts in
and its controls and gages operable. Dick
April. USA 1843, our Fairbanks-Morse H12- the Hill Block.
recently put water in the engine for the first
time, and after a couple of adjustments, there 44 switcher got i t s Spring servicing and Hat’s off to Randy, Otto Vondrak, Sam
startup. James Johnson did a thorough in- Swisher, Jeff Carpenter, Joe Werner, Tom
were no leaks! He is in the process of
locating a 12 volt starter for the Detroit spection and cleaning of the rotating electri- Rohatsch, and all who have volunteered to
Diesel prime mover. cal gear. Norm Shaddick and John Redden help on the track.
did the pre-lube, and Rand Warner and Norm Thanks to Otto Vondrak for input on this
Norm Shaddick has done Spring mainte-
re-installed the voltage regulator. article.
nance on the Jackson Tamper. In addition,
This voltage regulator had recently been
Steve Huse has installed a new fire extin-
guisher on this unit. rebuilt by Kevin Klees and John Redden. Lagging Removal Completed
Kevin installed new capacitors, and he
Jeremy Tuke recently greased and The Steam Program at the Rochester and
manufactured new nickel-silver contacts from
changed the oil on TC-2 and TC-3, the Genesee Valley Railroad Museum took a
raw stock supplied by Jeremy Tuke.
passenger motive p o w e r for most of our huge s t e p forward in April. A A C Con-
visitors. Norm has been working on the cab floor tracting of Rochester arrived on 8-April and
of this unit, sanding the wooden floor-boards worked through the week t o remove all
Dale Hartnett is in the process of priming
and caulking the joints. It should have a fresh lagging from the Heisler fireless and the
and painting the passenger trailer. It looks
coat of paint by the time that you read this. Vulcan #12 locomotives. The Chapter was
dazzling in a new, bright yellow.
Engine 1941 has had i t s new main very fortunate to have at its disposal, the
Neil Bellenger, Bob Miner, Dick Holbert,
reservoir installed by Jeremy Tuke, Dale required sum of money in order to have this
Jeremy Tuke and Sam Rogers have been
Hartnett and others. It has subsequently had a job completed b y a licensed contractor.
working on the Fairmont track crane. The stationary air test and several minor leaks Although this puts a big dent in the Steam
brake system has been disassembled, cleaned
have been corrected. Preservation Fund, the material was removed
up, and and re-assembled. Bob Mader has
Dick Holbert has re-installed the rebuilt and disposed in full compliance with the
offered to investigate putting air brakes on
alternator on the number one engine, with applicable laws and regulatory agencies. We
this car, similar to the “Barbara Richards”
help from Art Mummery. Art found that the are now much closer t o having operating
passenger car. Neil has also done a great deal
seals between the gear train and the alterna- steam at the Museum. The following Chapter
of work on the crane boom reinforcing struts,
tors had failed, and has ordered replacement Members volunteered to staff the Museum
fabricating new ones from stock supplied by
seals. Dick prepared the alternator on the t h a t week, while the contractor worked:
number two engine for removal, which was Norm Shaddick, Rand Warner, Steve Huse,
done on the 27th of April, with assistance Bill Chapin, Bob Miner, Ron Amberger,
Articles on this page contributed by John
from Chris Hauf. John Weber, and Jeremy Tuke. Our thanks to
Replacement parts and documents for the these volunteers for their time.
USA 1654 locomotive continue to be pur-
sued by John Redden. >>>>
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TWO New Beauties At Erie 30-ton truck crane is also
The Museum fully operational. After it was
by Joe Scanlon delivered by Mendon Enter-
After much prises under the direction of
missionary work by Chapter presi- Art Mummery, the boom was
dent Chris Hauf, the Chapter has put together and the cables and
accepted the donation of two real pendants hooked up. Joe Scan-
beauties from Allied Builders, of lon then used it t o load out
Brockport, NY. Allied Builders is some extra boom sections, and
a general building contractor in was surprised to find the unit
Western NY, and had two surplus equipped with an operational
machines, which were donated to electronic boom angle
the chapter: an International-Har- indicator! The crane is parked
vester high lift and a Bucyrus-Erie in our parking lot, waiting for
22B truck crane. Both units were the ground t o d r y u p before
brought in under their own power, we begin using it to re-arrange
with Allied kindly delivering the our display yard this spring.
high lift and the extra crane boom Both of
sections themselves! these machines will permit us
T h e to self-perform a lot more of
International-Harvester has a die- our projects around the mu-
sel engine and needed a hydraulic seum even easier, enabling us
hose replaced before it was put to to achieve more success sto-
work. A s soon as the hose was ries in our preservation efforts!
replaced, Chris picked u p the A big thanks to Chris Hauf for
Fairmont track crane and delivered two great acquisitions!
it into the restoration building for Left above: Bucyrus-Erie 22B
some repairs. Chris also purchased truck crane
a new seat for it, and it’s ready for
its next assignment! Left: International-Harvester
Photos: Joe Scanlon
MUSEUM MUSINGS legacy t o the community in our shared Food for Thought
by Dale Hartnett visitor experience and in sharing our joy of by Dale Hartnett
railroads and transportation.
What makes a marriage work? This came across my desk recently from“A-
We have our own identities and Creative-Idea-by-Email.” I think it offers an
I would suspect that part of the answer is
interests. We don’t lose them when w e interesting w a y t o look at our Museum and
that two people working together can accom-
partner with the NYMT. We, too, some- what we do there:
plish much more than either individual
times have to struggle to understand one
working alone. Together, a married couple In his article “The New Magic Box,” Bob
leaves a legacy of children and relationships. Rogers, chairman & founder of BRC Imagina-
Hopefully, the world is a better place We each have a unique perspective that tion Arts in Burbank, CA, reveals the six key
because of the fruits of the marriage. helps make the entire visitor experience strategies used in BRC creative meetings.
stronger and, hopefully, more relevant for Here’s one:
Yet when two people marry, they don’t
our guests. “Key Number Two: Forget what you know.
give up their individual identities. They often
struggle t o understand one another. This The differences we have make us all As experts in entertainment technology, our
takes work - often hard work. In i t s ideal stronger - together. Remember, it’s not an goal must be to not see or think like experts.
form, the marriage doesn’t detract from the “us” and “them” situation. It’s “all of us.” Instead we must always remind ourselves to see
individuals involved b u t adds t o each of One other thought: and think like our customers, our guests. Our
them. Marriage partners in a working mar- On Saturday, May 18 our two organiza- guests are the real experts.
riage don’t keep track of “mine” and “yours” tions will host the Eastern Regional Meet- “It doesn’t matter how world class or state
when it comes to possessions. Rather, they ing for the Association of Railway Muse- of the art something is. It doesn’t matter if your
speak of “ours.” ums at Genesee Country Village, followed colleagues in the industry admire your technol-
What does this have to do with running a by a tour of our museum operation. Many ogy or despise it. Their opinion doesn’t matter.
railroad museum? ARM folks are intrigued by the way we The guests give all of us the only report card
In many ways, our relationship with the work together with NYMT. that counts. Get close to our guests, the ones
New York Museum of Transportation is This year’s conference will focus on paying your bills.
much like a marriage. ideas rail museums can use t o enhance “Stand in line with them, talk with them,
We can accomplish much more together their educational programs. Please see me think like them, feel like them, be one of them.
than we ever could alone. We can leave a or Chris Hauf if you’d like to know more. Share their experience. All that matters is how
or guests think and feel when they are in your
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About BR&P's Lincoln Park structure
Here is a follow-up about the photo of the BR&P building
published in the April issue (repeated above). John Redden
furnished a more current p h o t o of the building, now in John Redden photo
Rochester & Southern dress. You can see there is quite an
Three members called to clarify the first photo. Charles Woolever sent an e-mail. He stated that this was a Yard Office and never a station;
the Lincoln Park station never had a tower in the center. (The Charles Belt slide collection contains what may be this station, at least surrounding
area indicates such. Unfortunately, this slide is now 'hidden' among 3,000 others!) Charles also maintains a web site of statons in New York
State. Besides current photos of these stations, additional information as to the railroad, current status of ownership, etc. is given. William Blaesi
left a phone message. David Rogers, of Gardiner, NY called and we had a nice discussion. It was not used as a passenger depot, that was
downtown on Main St. and now occupied by Nick Tohoe's Restaurant. Apparently at the time of the first photo, Lincoln Park was a much larger
area; expressway 390 apparently cut it in two?)
I asked Mr. Rogers about the possibility of a Pennsy station in Scottsville. He thought there never was one there. A Pennsy timetable does
show scheduled stops there. Mr. Woolever had been searching for any photos of this station but has not found any. Considering that the Pennsy
station on Main St. in Rochester was a converted house, does suggest that Scottsville was just a 'flag' stop. The former BR&P station in
Scottsville is a nice brick building under private ownership.
Library Report Otto Vondrak accepts new position
Charles Robinson, Chairman from Lynn Heintz Otto Vondrak, an enthusiastic railfan who
The library will be open for use on has recruited several RIT students to our
? A new railroad, the Niagara & Eastern ranks, will be departing our presence before
Monday evening, May 20, between 7:30 to
New York Railroad is advertising a new May 13 to accept a new position at Snapple
9:30 PM. Bill Chapin has given the library a
operation from Lockport to Medina start- Beverage Group in White Plains, NY.
large number of The Railway & Locomotive
ing Memorial Day Weekend. The three
Historical Society Railroad History Bulletins. He promises to keep in touch and visit us
runs are to be made Friday, Saturday and
These issues contain well written articles on often—and provide this graphic arts expertise
Sunday with a cafe car. Find them at
railroad h i s t o r y . Come o u t and b r o w s e to promote our Chapter.
through them. They are worth looking at! We wish him the best of success in his
The staff continues to organize and store ? If anyone plans on purchasing a new new position.
our collections. J e r r y Gillette has been GM vehicle, I have a consumer certifi-
working on a new donation b y Grace cate that I will donate to the Chapter. It Interested in BR&P Steam?
VanLeer of Ed Van Leer's books and is transferable and is worth $500 until For about six months, Headlight &
miscellaneous items. One booklet in the August 1, 2002 and after that $250 until Markers, newsletter of the Cincinnati Rail-
collection entitled "Diesel Engine Develop- January 18, 2004. E-mail me at road Club, Inc. has been printing four photos
ment & Application to Mobile Equipment in <firstname.lastname@example.org>. each month of B&O steamers with specifica-
America" provides an interesting account of ? Does anyone have a black or b l u e tions and when they were scrapped.
the development of the diesel engine and its graduation gown t o donate t o the Except for March, each issue has in-
application to railroad use. Bob Miner has Chapter or to loan during June? Contact cluded a BR&P engine acquired when B&O
been successful in adapting our new com- Lynn Heintz purchased t h a t road. The March issue
puter system to read MSDOS files. <email@example.com,, or Don pictures t w o BR&P engines and t w o of
Looking forward to seeing YOU at the Shilling, 585-381-3171 or Buffalo & Susquehanna. B&S #3135 (B&S'
library the evening of May 20. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. #161) is at Galeton, P A when a washout
divided t h a t road, which became WAG.
[Headlight & Maarkers, March 2002]
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O u r
sign with Day of Caring Project
Left, a b o v e : C o m b i n a t i o n
crawler crane, auger setting a pole.
Right: Scott Gleason at the
Left: The gardeners at work.
Below: Bellenger's trailer in
fresh yellow paint.
(Chris Hauf's digitial photos)
Day of Caring (Cont'd from Page 1)
? The small evergreen tree which was in one ? TC-3 scraped and the exterior and interior ? Battery boxes @ Switch #6 touched up.
of the containers was transplanted along the window frames primed. Ready for exterior ? Screens and windows painted - South end
right-of-way about 25 feet north of the and interior painting. of the depot.
retaining wall on the west side of the right- ? Bellenger trailer car painting completed. ? One Barbecue grill repainted.
of-way. ? Phone box on depot completely repainted ? Slow board at Switch #6 repainted.
? The garden which surrounded the R&GV in aluminum. ? Stair cases in Industry yard repainted.
RR Museum sign was dug up and all the ? T w o dwarf signals in I n d u s t r y yard Poles set at NYMT end:
plants transplanted to a new garden on the painted. Scott Gleason and the RG&E volunteers
w e s t side of the right-of-way in the hill ? All derails (Industry yard and Switch #6) along with two pieces of heavy equipment
block just before the retaining wall. repainted with safety yellow. "planted" about a dozen poles along the
? The area outside the basement door was ? Power posts by Pine Falls, west of Track right-of-way near the loop at NYMT. They
cleaned out. #3 and west of Track #4 repainted.
? The pressure vessel on the Heisler fireless ? Yard limit post repainted.
was completely wire brushed with angle ? Derail p o s t @ switch from LA&L
grinders outfitted with cup brushes. repainted.
? C&S p o s t mounted case just south of
Painting work done:
Switch #5 repainted.
Rochester Chapter National Railway Historical Society
The Semaphore Non Profit Org.
P.O. Box 23326 U.S. Postage
Rochester, NY 14692-3326
Your name "highlighted"? Then you ARE a Chapter member for 2002!!!
Chapter Meeting & Program:
by "The Steam Team!"
40 & 8 Club
933 University Ave.
The Semaphore is published monthly by the Rochester, NY Chapter, National Railway Historical Society. It is mailed free to all Chapter
members. Non-member's subscriptions are $8.00 and run from January 1 to December 31. Chapter meetings are held the third Thursday and the
Board of Directors meets the first Thursday of each month.
Contributions to The Semaphore are welcomed and encouraged from all readers. They
Rochester Chapter NRHS Officers:
should be mailed to: Gale E. Smith, 299 Seneca Park Avenue, Rochester, NY 14617-2433.
President: Chris Hauf Phone: (716) 544-6221. Contributors using a computer are asked to send their submissions on
Vice President: Steve Oagley any MS-DOS diskette in ASCII or *.txt format, as well as a printed copy. Also can send by e-
Treasurer: Dave Luca mail to: email@example.com. Deadline: First Day of Each Month.
Recording Secretary: Jeremy Tuke
Correspondence Sec.: Tom Tucker
National Director: Bob Miner Pouring the Restoration Facility Floor!
T r u s t e e s : Charles Harshbarger, Dale The Restoration Building is up and running! Now we need to provide it with a concrete
Hartnett, Art Mummery, Joe Scanlon, floor. We raised the dust to finish the space. Now we've faced with dust all over the place.
John Stewart and John Weber. One hundred dollars will buy a batch of concrete. The estimate for the floor is $25,000; we'll
need 250 batches (!). Help "cement" together a great project. Maybe we'll even let you write
The Semaphore Staff: your name and date in a slab! [Don Shilling] (Each block indicates $1,000)
Editor: Gale Smith
Printing: Bob Miner/Gale Smith
Mailing: Dan Cosgrove/Dee Mowers
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