Tag Archives: Around the Museum

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 at the WPRM, 22 January 2015

Today’s efforts at the WPRM involved rearranging the “Ops Office” for greater ease of use. Work began with removing the overly deep desk and placing the shelf that resided on it on the wall. Work was complicated by the spacing … Continue reading

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Continuing Work at the WPRM – 30 October 2014 – 9:50pm

Continuing in a long tradition of efficient night work projects, the baggage car and Silver Plate have been switched into the shop in preparation for Santa Trains. Fritz and Poindexter switched the cars around using former US Army 1857, a … 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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It’s a Wrap!

FastWrap from Reno arrived Thursday morning on the 29th to cocoon the Silver Hostel in plastic. It took them about 4 hours working time with 7 people working in a well choreographed process. David Elems is seen here pulling the … Continue reading

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