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Kelly Buffum
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Recreating the Past
The car shop would like to thank the students and staff of the Manufacturing Technology program at Westfield Technical Academy . They have been hard at work on some controller segments for our cars. Taking an unused, original segment, they reverse engineere...
Recreating the Past
Recreating the Past
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Diesel 1 Apart
John has been hard at work on diesel 1. The hood as been removed as well as the radiator. This allows us access to the water pump and fuel system, both of which need work. These repairs will keep the locomotive, critical piece of work equipment for the muse...
Diesel 1 Apart
Diesel 1 Apart
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Some Seats
Work has continued on car 65. All of the flip seats are now installed along with their heaters thanks to Galen, Kelly, and Brian. Unfortunately, the bench seats are mostly missing, so we will be cutting down 3001's old rattan seats to fit. 3001 will be rece...
Some Seats
Some Seats
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65 Takes its First Trip Down the Line in Over 20 Years
65 has seen some important physical touches put in place over the past two weeks. The last grab iron was installed, a door was refitted, tack stripping was installed to hold the roof membrane in place, and the repaired motor hatches were leveled to the floo...
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Roof Complete and Winter Projects a Go
Taking another shot at the rubber roof membrane, Galen was able to complete 65's roof. The material is much more cooperative when it is cold out. 65's roofing is all in place 3001 is being tarped off so it can be heated this winter, allowing John to continu...
Roof Complete and Winter Projects a Go
Roof Complete and Winter Projects a Go
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A Slight Reorganization and Much Progress
To better serve the needs of the museum, there has been a slight change in the shop's management structure. John has moved from the role of shop manager to that of restoration manager, to allow him to better focus on 3001. Galen has stepped into the role of...
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The new steel for 3001 has finally arrived and John has been working on the west end framing. Fred continues to work on cleaning up components, including the lightening arrestor and more roof domes. New steel in 3001 Bruce and Rex have been at work on the m...
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Connecticut Trolley Museum Car Shop
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Cleaning up and Windows in
Car 65 received some further cleaning up inside. Most of the items that were being stored in the car have been moved to their proper homes. All of the clerestory windows are now installed. The power line to the east end is in place and the car is now movabl...
Cleaning up and Windows in
Cleaning up and Windows in
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Fall maintenance began, a bit late this year, and good progress was made. Cars 16, 836, and 1326 were completed. 355's trolley catcher was changed out when it became jammed and 65's catcher, which jammed last weekend, was repaired. TJ watches while Jayden w...
Connecticut Trolley Museum Car Shop
Connecticut Trolley Museum Car Shop
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65 Moves
Today was an eventful day. Car 355 returned to service after having its compressor replaced. 836 is now in the shop for line switch repair. Adam began diesel locomotive operating lessons. Adam, Kelly, and HarrisonĀ Bissonnette, from SC&ET, put polls on car 6...
65 Moves
65 Moves
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