I had a typo in my last blog. It should have read that 836 is now back in service. It has been running well, and everyone seems excited to have it back in service.
Work over the last few weeks has centered around getting the trolley bus ready to move to Baltimore. We made a deal to exchange one of the trolley buses for shipping of wheels from the west coast to the museum. The trolley bus as of this writing is now in the parking lot, and should be loaded for shipment on Monday 10/17/11.
Rails to the Darkside is running well overall. We have the usual hickups getting everyone coordinated and on the same page, but overall the crowds have been good, the cast has been fantastic, and people have given us good compliments as they leave the visitor center.
We are anxious to get the type 5 up to the shop to get work progressing. John has already started some of the repairs on it where it sits in Woods barn. It should get shifted to the shop in the next few weeks which will allow the truck to be pulled and the motor work to start. We have one armature ready to be picked up at the motor shop.
As always, anyone who can help out with Rails to the Darkside or Pumpkin Patch, please consider it. We are in need of additional motorman, and people for crowd control for Rails to the Darkside and for operations and helping inside the visitor center for Pumpkin Patch.
Hope to see you at the museum.