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May 12, 2016

This weekend!

Just a day away until Opening weekend at the Museum. Our members have been working hard over the last few months to make it a great experience this year. Just a few more minor things to take care of on Friday, and we’ll be all ready for Saturday.

Our batteries in the GE 25tonner finally quite on us last week. We contacted Pro Battery Shops ( http://www.probatteryshops.com/ ) in Fonthill. Scott Forbes provided 4 new 8v batteries at a very reasonable cost. Thanks to our members who donated to help cover the cost of the batteries, the GE now starts better than ever! And thanks to Scott for getting us what we needed, and for delivering them to the shop.

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Shoved outside, waiting for new batteries.

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The GE after firing up on the new batteries with the Pro Battery Shops vehicle.

Don’t forget, Opening weekend is this weekend, May 14th & 15th, 10am to 4pm both days, rain or shine.

 

 

December 2, 2015

Our Locomotives Pose Together

I decided today to pull the Plymouth MDT40t outside to pose for a photo with our new GE 25 tonner.  There was a bit of work to do on the GE today, including getting the bell working again.  The bell wasn’t used at the plant and the line was broken.  After a simple 5 minute repair, the bell is back in operation. It is interesting to see the size difference in the 2 locomotives as well.  The Plymouth is wider, longer, lower and heavier at 40tons.  The GE, of course, is 25 tons and shorter than the MDT.  Either way, it’s great to have an operating locomotive, and we’re looking forward to the day when the Plymouth will be up and running as well.

 

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The GE 25ton and Plymouth MDT40t outside.

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