Category Archives: Maintenance

Winter at the WPRM

The week of January 9th saw a large amount of weather activity in the Sierra Nevada mountains, with flooding issues in many places, such as Reno, and through the Feather River Canyon. Luckily the museum was spared any major flooding … Continue reading

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Waking a Tired Workhorse: Bringing WP917D into service for 2015

Following the troubles with getting 917 to turn over on March 4, Poindexter (Matt Elems) and I decided to put the batteries on a charger for a couple of days.  I returned two days later on the sixth and found … Continue reading

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Around the Museum – 4 March 2015

Another unseasonably warm day at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum brought Fritz and I up from Reno to begin the work of making the RAL fleet ready for use this coming season. Our goal: Pre-lube, check, and start WP 917D. … Continue reading

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Work Continues at the WPRM – 30 October 2014

Duane Vander Veen arrived this morning to work on the new (to the museum) forklift, and fix the alternator issues. It now functions properly, and charges the battery. Roger Stabler also showed up, along with Fritz, and they spent a … Continue reading

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Work continues at the WPRM

Work continues at the WPRM even when we aren’t open to the general public.  Maintaining our fleet of vintage locomotives and rolling stock is a full-time job, and we have been taking full advantage of our mild winter weather over … Continue reading

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