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Kelly Buffum
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1326 is back, 355 will be soon
1326 returned to service yesterday afternoon, now on all four motors. Operations reports that the installation of the fourth motor has stopped the car from 'hunting' its way down the track between Winkler Road and Station 7, leading to a much smoother ride....

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1326 is on Four Motors
Yesterday, the installation of 1326's fourth motor was completed. The shop took the car out for testing after hours. The car has great power and runs smoothly. John will do some final adjustments during the week and we'll have the car back in service next S...

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Anticlimber Repair in Progress
Repair of the damaged section of 169's anitclimber has begun. The damaged face was smoothed off and new wood cut to rough shape and affixed. The first new section was then planed closer to the correct shape. The wood glue needs to dry completely before furt...

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Motor Built
1326's fourth motor has been assembled. The car was jacked and the truck pulled. Installation work will continue next weekend. Adam poses with the freshly assembled motor Elsewhere, John has gone through 3001's lower wiring harness, labeling everything. The...

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Broken Brakes and Anti-climber Fit-up
The shop started the day with a repair to 355. The car had a derailment Thursday, leading to a broken bolt in the brake system. John and Galen were able to conduct a relatively quick repair with assistance from Adam. Unfortunately, the accident set us back ...

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Type 5 is back
5645 returned to service yesterday afternoon, once again running on all four motors. She underwent a successful motor test run and had a quick brake adjustment before being handed over to Operations. 5645 waits to exit the shop for her motor test trip 1326 ...

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Field Trip to Shore Line
Yesterday, Galen, John, and Kelly took a trip to the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven to visit 3001's sister car 3000. That car is also in an unrestored state, but has not been disassembled like 3001 was. Interestingly, even though the cars are siste...

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Light Bulbs, Part Marking, and Type 5 on Jacks
Today started with some troubleshooting. 836 and 355 both had defect cards written during the week. Both cars had lighting issues and 355's troublesome west end trolley catcher had fallen off once again. 836 was found to have a mixture of 36, 56, and 75 wat...

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A Return to Service, Dasher Installation, and More
836 returned to operating service yesterday morning, taking her first trips of 2017 down the line. 836 waits next to Kelly Barn for Operations to pick her up  New window frames are installed and painted on the north side Fresh paint on the west end windows ...

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Work continues on 836. The window frames are receiving a fresh coat of paint. Doors have been varnished. Window sill are primed and painting has begun. South side windows are painted as is the window sill Southeast doors are varnished West end window sills ...
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