News: Railyard

The Pullman Americana, new storage space & RGS Steam Locomotive No. 20

Written on October 30, 2013

We are in the process of cocooning the Pullman Americana for future restoration. It will look similar to the cocooning done at the Strasburg Railroad in Pennsylvania. Pictured are both the Americana and a Strasburg car. Now that Thomas is over we are again working on the new acre of storage that till recently was Continue Reading »

Around the Museum grounds…

Written on August 13, 2013

The exterior of the diner car is finished except for lettering. The main line and house track are again usable. We have received 500 14 ton loads of road mill delivered free of charge. We now can do more weed abatement and grounds manicuring than ever. We will also put down about 4 inches of Continue Reading »

Around the yard…..

Written on July 18, 2013

Chief Mechanical Officer’s report – July,2013 The diner car has one side and the ends of it painted in UP livery colors Yellow gray and red. The other side will be finished in the next week or two. Lettering and the trucks will be soon after that. WE will have some panel replacement on the Continue Reading »

Around the yard…

Written on June 11, 2013

The Diner Car has the generator back under it and it now is wired to create 3 phase power for the new AC Unit and heater. The east side of the shop is now clear to set up the 30 foot tent that Bill Robie got for us to use in standard gauge restoration projects. Continue Reading »