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The Newsletter of the Illinois R-ailway ,Museum
Post Office Box'165~ Union. Dlinois 60180
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No'.
65
December, 1970---JanUary,
1971
Just aa this issue was being written
it, was announced that the Apellate
"Cour~' had affirmed' the judgement against the museum on our land case.
Further plans are being formulated by the Board of Trustees and will
be reported on-in the next issue.
Otherwise the most Impor-tant, news
concerns -tne 'museumI s 'plans for a strong new safety program.
This>
program willeffect'every
member who intends to corrtr-Ibut.e'<h'l s or her
labor,
so plea~e read what follows carefully.
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'Safety Program:' The Board of Trustees,
at the advice of our legal
counsel TomPloss, has initiated
a series of step's aimed at making
the museum a safer place to workabd visit
and to protect
the museum
from possible'legal-claims
which could .drive the organization.
into
bankruptcy,
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The first$ep
in the program was the appointment of Trustee
Glenn Andersen to the newly-created
position
of Director
of Safety.
",' Glenn; will 'be resp'bnsihle
for thesafet.y
and security
of the: property,
our visitors,
and our volunteer workers.
He will be making suggestions
r egard-tng eiiniina tidnbf
possible -dangeroulS, .conditions which. could cause
the inJ'ury of
vis-it'or and designating
certain areas which for, safety
'reasOns
should be kept <'(:lfT linti t s to the public.
His position
also
covets property secur Lty ," such as protection
from fire and theft.
The
particular
area of: the sate 'operation of trains will continue to be the
operating ~d~partment" s conc ern ,
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, A' major part of Gi~nn J S job will be to see that the wor k carried
out
by our volunteer members ,is done as carefillly
and safely as possible.
We
'can be proud' of' our safety record, -cons rder tng <the inherent hazards of
working with the heavyiequ Lpment and components necessary to build a
raiJxoad~ " Throughout :the' country railroad
work is considered rather
dangerous 'and theniuseUn! dea~'ii
tih the same work.
However throughout
the past' fifteen
years :6t' 'the 'museumI sexisterice
there have been very
few injUries
to working-members 'which even required a quick trip to the
doctor or' hospital-One
of the safety officer I s jobs will be to make
sure the chances of an injury to a working member are even more remote.
To this end he is authorized
to halt any'museum actiVity
which he feels
is not being: done in a sar emanner and to set general safety standards.
Already sugge s ted and passed by the Board of' Trustees are rules requiring
steel-toed
safety 'shoe s for most jobs around 'the' property,
uniformed
~:person-e~- e2tcluded.· (Of the ten or' so notew'orthy'injuries
to vorxing
members in the past, all but one or two were injuries
to the leg, such
as a dropped piece of rail landing on someone's foot.
Wearing lighweight
footwear in an area where such work is going on is very dange~ous, and
saf'ety shoes have saved many broken toes at Union already.)
Another
new rula reQuires the use of safety glasses around power machinery and
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wearing hard hats where applicable (e.g. the line crew).
Glenn, as safety officer,
has asked that anyone with any suggestions
regarding safety matters please put them in writing and give or send them
to him at the museum. It may be a cliche' , but it is still true that
safety is everybodys job.
Liability Releases:
TIle related matter of the museum's liability
has
also received much discussion recently.
The working meniliers have
generally agreed tha~they would not hold the museumliable for
personal injuries.
But considering the size and complexity of the
organization, the museum's counsel, and the Board of Trustees feex that
something more than a tacit agreement is nece ssary to protect the museum.
IRMis 'a corporation and could conceivably'be put completely out of
bus tneas by the results of'a large major neg.Lrgence suit.
Manypeople
have worked long and hard to make the museumwhat it is today, but all
eQuId be lost as a result of a single injury and claim. For this reason
the Board, and membership at its last meet.Ing have approved a rule
whereby su working members would sign a form 'releasing the museum
from liability
in case of an injury.
The release is printed below
so that ,.,orking members can study it before signing a copy when next
viSiting the museum. The release only applies to members who wish to
volunteer their. labor to work for the museum, not those who are interested
0l11yin visiting the site.
Visiting members will generally be expected
to confine themselves to areas and activities
'open to the general public.
Membersbetween 18 and 21 will require the signature of parent or
guardian on the release ~ Those Un:derl8 ~iiiinot be permitted to become
working member:s~'since there is Unfortunatel.y no way a ininor can' release
tp.~ mU,seunl,fromliability.
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Re.Lease r Advance Release anct'Wli:iverof "all Clainls For Per sonne.L
lrij\lrY- "or Death ('
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. 'I, -,.(Your' 11Wne)
(full name including middle,ifany),
of
. (YoUrAddre-)5s)'
. a Volunteer seeking to' assist
'ILLINOISRAILWAY
MUSEUM,
INC.~ a not-for-profi t I~inois: Corporation, in its educational and historical
efforts to create an
operating' railway museum, offer my services without restriction,
e'X~ept"as' to ·tilrie ava i.Lab.Le f'or such assistance,
to ILLINOIS
,-::RArH-.JAY'
MtmEUlVl,
INC. I expressly waive any right'! may have to
. -crioose the'type of ass i st.ance given, and 'the place 'where such
"assistance'
give/but
freely permit ILLINOISRAILWAY
MUSEUM,
INC.
:assignto me such \-iorka,,ssigrunents as+such ' p.Iaces as
ILL1NOIS'RAIH-.JAY
MUSEUM,
INC. through its appropriate agent,
shall;'deem necessary and desirable from time to time, I know
. that some such -wor'kassignments may involve duties in close
-proximlty to, or on and about, machines which 'may cause my
. personaf injurY or death, or natur~ :wiirtificial
forces which
may+cauae my personal injury or de~
41f-e' that such work
assi'gnmentsnfay require my use of t oo.Lsor vehicles which in
.and of ·thep1selves·may cause -rilypersopal injury or death. I
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knov 'that
ILLINOIS ;RAIU1AYMUSEUM,:
·INe. shall take all reasonable
.. , . precautions to dimipish or eliminate any and all physical dangers
.....:,' '.·to my~pez-son,: and Iagf~e ;'to' exercise' all. r easonac.Ie care to avoid
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-3or prevent a!\ypersonal
injury to me, including absolute and
Jlnquestf6ri~rig ,obedience't.othe
orders of the Director of Safety
of'. ILLINOISRA:q:.HAf
MUSEUlvl"
' INC~" in the performance of my work
esstgnment.s __
, N~v~:rtheless and in full consciousness of the
seriousness' of this act, butrecogn1zing
the overriding
importance
of t~econt,inuaiion
of,.
'eff6~ts
of ILLINOIS RAILWAY
MUSEtwl,INC.
to create' an ,operat:i.ngrailw~y
museum, I hereby REIEASEILLINOIS
RAIUlAYMUSEUM,
INC,_,of all 'claims I may now or hereafter
may have,
or :which my heirs;l.llay now or hereafter
have, for ~y personal injury
or dea t.hwht ch may Qccur,:t:6 me from any cause whatsoever at whatever ..place and waive rorever any :dght I may have under any 'statute
or doctr tne ,prev.ailing'in
the law of the State of Illinois to any
reccvery.jrcr.iauch personal inJ\U"Yor death', stating that I have
been pr cma-aednothtng by, ILLINOIS RAILWAY
MUSEUM,
INC., in motley
or any othervaluabie
thing,for
this Release and Waiver'.
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,The Q};lly.R~alp~~biem:
Whil~ m~c,h ~f the' approach to a formal safety
program and release policy as outlined above' seems stuffy and leagalistic,
,the: overwhelming majority of the regular membership approves of the program
because they aee-.Lt s importance.
IffiJlhas always been re:freshingly
free of
picayune ruJ..,es,and nit-picking
edicts,
and the new rules are designed to
hamper anipdi,viduals
activities
,as little
as possible.
There is however
ope, class of members who will be seriously
af'f'ec ted , those working members ,.' ,under the age oi18. yh9 will no longer be, ablE='to' par t'LcLpat.e, IffiJlhas
a faitbfulcore
of .younger. woz,'kers who have always been treated as equals
and ~veyorlt.e~;, and contributed
as equa.Ls, Unfortunately
under the law a
sevente,en-yftar-019 .Ls. no more'reSP9nsib~
.;for,himself' than a fi ve-year-old.
.The museum'.s hands seem, to be tied on tll~s issue since any insurance such
,as 'Workman's campen!3ation is:pI:ohibiiively
expensive.
If anyone has a
suggestion as to an al,ternative'
p+a.n, please let the Board hear about it.
Those workers already affec'ted' by the ne'W:.rtile 'include Bob Yeoman and
Mark Hansen. The contributions
of all the museum's younger members will
be soz-eLy missed,..
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Memberf;hip Mee,ting+ ' T,he,regttlar quarterly
membership meeting of the
I.llinois
Railwa.y.Museumwas ..held on January 23rd at the Union Fire Hall.
Treasurer J.9hn Whitf,ield .presented an informal interim' financial
statementfor
1970. Qne o:f;'the interesting
facts shown was, although the
museum's cash posit,i on is,still
.ext.reme.ly tight,
we have, for the first
,time been a'b;J,.e.to allocate, .enoughTunds to meet all scheduled land
purchases andbondc;tpplications
•. These obligations
will amount to more
than $13 ,000 per ,ye~r f9rtlie, ne~t 'fi ve years, and last years land payments and bond:retirement
funding tot'aled about $15,00
The m~p1bership authorized
locating
the steam servicing facilities
·"inthearea
d;ir~c:tly south of the; present yard #1 in approximately the
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ar-ea shown .on the latest
Rail & Wire map as a possible coach yard.
It
was felt that
rectangular
three-track
locomotive shop was more reason_~
than a z oundhouse , ~nd.,this location
lends itself' to such a set up.
Th~ m~mo~~~4~p~~~o p~ceed ~.r~eo~ut1onca~1no for Q~
chano~G in th~
number-iugor
pai~t schemes of' h.istorical
equipment be approved by the
mem.ber~h::i.p~' One su(.h authorized
change involved 1he Chief Illini,
which
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-4will be paInted Pullman green but remain lettered Chief Illini,
rather
~Pan" :j.tf?};lullInfin·'CQmpany
,name,~lehDme.'·TP.e':,car,:;is
best known in the
Chtcago.area as tPe Chht'.,';'
st4ffireport
.vas presetitetl by 'General
Mal;1a,ger
J~Johnson
Qutlini~g: the ,projects ,which the, ;stat;f felt are most
important for. ,tQis .spr tng and earlyr:.stimmer.'~-Mosto>,of
the projects concerned ,the,t~rm,j,nal a:r.eaandincluded ::completing the wyei' extending the wye
, ~a,il.traC~5aCl;'OSS :the property .r oad iand impl'!oveproperty sai'ety by
.;:\Jn~al.l.ip,g,wal.k;way.s an~fencesaswell
,a:S',pJatform ands-treet lighting.
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and. block "signalling of~:the mafn 'line wa.s sugges':ted. Equipinel.1twhieh,thestaft.felt's,hould
be r'eady. for 'passenger' opeeat tons were
:~.<.ty~ steam loc_omotiv:~s;:£)antaFecombine#25.44,
thettweeBUi'lington
coach.. , :i.: .. ' c~~~; a~, the C,hief ,lllin'i j' ,s~treetcar 8",#144, #4i5 ,,#97.2.j ',and"i'! possible
,,', Illinois
~eI1U;j.naJ,;,aen:ter-entrancecar #101:;;two":'e1evatedclu's and if
.,.ppssi[).~~. ~ tW,~kcar.inter~ban ..tra:inOA&E;$B09..and"#431•.
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Pass.eIl£~rOp~:r.at:j,.~:ms:'.
Planning, f.or :the ~cOming;'ope~a.ting.seasonis well
under way. Supt. of Operations Frank Jur is devisin,g an operating ..scheme
w:l;1~~eby
~he,ml:l~eum;'will,be·ab·le;to· bandde larger· ~r.~~.I3,
..:t!b~:e!¢.lLt.hose
of, last· year!' One:Gll~g.e" is the ;.uS.e of".:the east leg Of; the wye' after: yard
'"..'#l.Ieaq.asl98.ding
pJ.a~:t:9rms·
for.: -the. :Streetcars, whichv:rould,operate
:di+ec:t~":\ol~st~ '·<~h~ st,ea.m,~,tl;'ain~ouldcontinue to use station track~#2
:a~q.a.n iD.t~rurba~t;r-aip would operate frcm track:#l'~'The
e1 t'aiu' would
use>its,own stub,·;track at the east,end:of the. station. if this ttacR'is
',.con~t~ll~t~d in'time: ,:Th~ ~~~r
operating schedule has been-announced •
. Sunday.~lect~ic ,s~rvice will begin.as soon as .the weather moderates with
.Saturday ..ser.viqe,added ~about·:M·ay1.·' Steam:service will be operated on
:;,}JiW1~ay:s,JUld
lIolidays f.r;omMay 1. to Oot 15. ,For the first time, s'team
_,:t,~~¥1s'will:be 0'p'era~e4';Qn.Saturdays as Yle~J.a:sSundays durihg"July:and
, A\lS~t •. ; ,Daily, st;r:e:etc.a;r:sel;'vice will be provided fJ70nJune 15 to Labor
" D~y,. ,::£he Board ,of.'Tr~stees .nas voted to raise .the~'a:dultfar.e·,:1;6 75¢'
',':with,a, twp-r:i;s:1e.
t-:i&ke·t:,cQBting$.1.25.
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.. . ,J\a\.rertising and;Pub.1i;c R~lations': 'Increasing the capacity:,of ·the railroad will go for naught if the museumcannot increasei'ts'
patronage.
Ridership was up last year by more than 30fo, but previously patronage
h~i~.a:t, l~.aJ.t: 4 9~l;>ledeach, year,. :.' One reasen' i'{)r:-a 1~ye1ing ,oft ::..1:s<
.~,ha
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;.: ;t?,~~f if:lanG~~J.. S!0lild.i
t ion, of (tlle:. museumhas precluded "any rea:l expenai ture
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a<iY~I'ti~ing.•. ~.rf th~. museum ·s.~.goal,of, 100,000 ridersper~:Y'ear;"i's' to
b~":r'e~c;J:l,ed
.~poJ?,a mor~;:strenous attempt must. be made to inform :the(pub.lic
,. a.b9ut the • ~j,l:i9~ S., Rap.wa,y'Mu.sellml.
; .'The,C,possabi1i ties' of·';doing' some'paid
adveI'~~s!J:l~.,ha:V;~:,bE!~~
greatly Lnhanced..by an:agr~~ent with the 'North...,:ea<st~rn.,p.linoi.~ )rgurism,GQtmcil, a state: organization:, Which:~s ~agreed
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P~Y,50%'rofany agvertistng costs .up ,to,'$4000 in order i"0' :pr6mote't'ourLsm 'inthis
reg:i,QI1.o.t'the state,. ~'But..even :with every dolla:riworth 'tWo
4,Qll-Bjr.s
the ..-prob~~ i~ to, find the first, do-l'lar.' i1 Irli tial'p:Ians: 'are to
J~~oci;uG'e,
::~ P:~Y:pr.och~;e~and ~opefully ,getup, some ade'qtiate' dlr'Eictioh '-S,igns
,on the ..area.z-oadsv: ."
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be-made=to get m4seuinexposure 6nLthe' 'niass
~:'~~d}a.;~~:t.~a.,~e~._;~pe; 'ncJ(~pdp.er.6.;teleYi;s1on and':'rB:ditVstlat'lbn's ;,,;>~~o>
)~~ve>~~~s~;~r:very,
ktndt,o IRM..in:the pastPr~sideilt 'lfatb H~:hsen,·:j"
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who is handling all .apvertisingan~"
publicity,:
hopes to be able to work
with them even, mor~, c}osely;t'tle .future~'
Herb is anxious to hear from
member-swith media' ~on~ac,tsiP~rti~ularly
outside of Chicago in for
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New Acquisitions
i 'The, museum-new,.has a 'second 'Santa Fe Combine. #2302
was donat.ed by 'the' railJ;oad..
The. car· was built. with' arched upper sash
windows and, wood~"sheathed -sf.des , but the"side~apd
upper windows have
beencoveredwith:stee'lplating.
Th~: i-nter:i.9r: of the car was outfitted
, with some'bea'UtrfUl ' ornate trim' W6~k,.much' ofwhic h survives.
Unfortunately'the'car
was 'vandalized: and water damaged before' arriving
at Union
and much
the inter,ioris
in a shamb.Les, But the potential
is still
there to make tthefcar our first
example.ofa
wood-era passenger coach.
First effori1s will 'be to make the car watertight
by fixing the many
broken vlirido\olsandrecove.rin~(
j;;arts.' of the roof: '
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'Rolling 'Stock Depar tment.r " The RollingSt-OCk Department is responsible
for the maintenance of all, ..the .raf.Lroad equfpmerrt .used
passenger service
and in the preservation'
and restoration
of, therest.;of
the collection,
some
9O-oddlocomoti vee and' cars oi The new Supt , of Rolling Stock, Dave Shore
is r eor'ganf.z fng. the depar-tment, to, take advantage ·ot: the fact that for the
first
time working 'members, .can be -spar~d from physi:calplant
improvements
to spend time()n ;the equipment co.Ll.ect Lonv Tradit:ionally
IBMuses the
car foreman system: of' work whereby one member "Adopts" a' favorite
piece
of equipment and, becomes r~sponsibie
for its restoration
ahd mai.ntenance.
This system has ,the advant~ge, of providing continuing
dedicated
effort
on
one piece of .equt.pmerrt over the years and the system ,i.s' .beLng retained.
However after the move to Union it was apparent. that 'cer,tain cars
needed for the operation at the museum woul.dnave to be worked on by
more than one man. - So:a, system was developed whereby a needed locomotive
or car became: a priority
project
and received labor from .members in the
general working pool under .the .direction
of the car foreinanor_ other
know~edgeab~e person. "Tnis .sys tem is being expanded to creat.ea Rolling
Stock Department of several'members
highly interested
and 'experienced
in
car or locomotive work.' These members will lead the effort
on mainten:.' 'Mce ofoper'~t'ing
equipment"restoratton
ofequ1pmentneeded
fo~ service
'and preservation
of equipment which has no ass tgned car' f'or eman Members
of the Rolling Stock depar-tment, have agr-eed to" work on, such projects
under the direction
of the Super,in:tendentduring,almost
ail 'Of, their
weekend, d,aylightc,hours.
·Wbii.ethe'coldw.i..nter
weather, makes'w'ark on the
equipment ,'all
I3ti1.l stored outdoor-s ~ very uncomfortable ,'( Cons Ider working ,.i tpcoldstee.+,-part:.s
orona:car
r-oof in temperatur'es well be Lov
','freez,ing)"
q-uite .a bit '-of w'ork;has 1:reenaccompli'shed .and plans have been
made for the comings-pring..
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Brake repairs
have been made to IT #1565, the
museum's onlyoper,ating'electric
locomotive.
One of the",engine's
brake
levers was beni,: and .the whole .Lever- array .vas exchanged with that from
cne of the North Bhpre Merc~anaI,se nrspat.cn cars not SGhedUled for early
restoration.
At the same time the .f'eed valves were c.Leaned and the
engiileer's
brake~alves
cleaned; lapped, and outfitted
with brand new
·6~t...;;,.·doua1r<;ld 1:1.'i the ,Westjng,house Air' Brake Company. With the exception
~6of an ~"ir .leak ~".the b:raJte,'.9ylinder, the' air ..brake .sys.tem on the engine
seems 'to -be "jorking. weil::' The locqmotive.will, be ..taken .out
service
as, soon
possible" however.:.,so tl:J:a:t.the t:WQ:.air cCllipr.eS"sdriScanbe· removed anei' repaired~'"
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lIopefully "the. eng~e w.iLJ. be- ru,I.lning,intlle
next month or sovand ..ean replac~
'the'
B fOr in~13t. t~'major .spr Ing. svitching operatibti.;:~ The: electriQ+
~i'sy~tein,~i;' "been Che~ke(i"'Q.u.tap."d~ppe!ir e. to' be" functioning' 'pr6perly •
: 'l$.e"woOden f:06f saddles: have been made: and attached.: to the r00f ana the
.:'-," rP<">:t:'b6fu.tis
.and 'troUey pqie ba's~~ attach~d '~o,them~' ;;Tile next .step is to
.. ;'j:1~'a;ll;. th~'C;abl:ing irie~ded:'to~'ca.rry ~heGUl:'x:ent from:the: :roof tiitothe
"::;'eri.g~€~ ".;.S.ii!ce,~.th~~~ine::n~~e:r::op~ra.tecLW:i.th _poles.out -used- a third
·':·t:EiiI::shQ~'tnis~.ca..1?+,j,ng muS,~~~:dp~e ~rQIll·s~ratcb •.. IEhe..only·.;other;.'~pparent
. ""prootem.·;iIivpl:ve,s . tf1~.t:r;a.in .a"irbrak~s QU~.smce .,:the·museum'Switohirig
tra'ihs' usually oper~t~,witt.L;.:en,gi~~,:t>:~ak,esQnly.this:;prob~eni may not keep
the engine out of service.
, .. ." ,f~~p.$,ha,,~ been .f~l1Il~F~<l; ;t,q .p.roVi:de:~~!>~!e::l>()w.~":r,
'.f~:,~.p.t~,~.er
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.., ~teaill' t:rairi. .servfce., 'W~ile. Tus~e.eg~e #..lOl ,3:.$':jnpperattng
condf, t;i:oh it
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mechiiliic'al :par:tB are well worn .and::that the'en~fine
, ," sbb\4d! th~rE;lfore ript~be 'oper~ted' '~ve::rYwee~~nd. ,,'It '1s' expeetee:, :ttUii the
re'gi,llar steam .duties' :\-Till.. be sQa.r-ea by the. two #5..',s;, t.he" KL&~,li'Sha.y
and
; ·the'C~~~,~~,.O:"6-b,."6i;~'at~~~~~e)"as~.y~a;r"
.theComm.".;Ed~:·engfne'fre"
qu~reG s~e-mipq.i";.work, inc+uding::;in~ta.l,l.{tt-!on:of,:,a:' lubr"icatol"artd an air
pump~ . 'rijEj",Sh,ay .
schedlH~;t?get_:a:n~w
crosa-head. ptn and','a:IilodfficaY: ·tion
to~flo~
p~~J?er:~.$hCi':lIDping
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eng Inea will' be dqne tb,i.s ~pril'lgt9 l'iee,\(l1~ch.;sh.ould be:'the;next~ rea.died
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".R6Uirlg S:toek;..E;I.ectd.c':Car.s,:" Desp! te .1;;h.e . inclement weathe:r; 'Work:has con. , t1nu:e,a:throi.igh'ttiewintero.ri~.seyeraJ
pf.eces. ofe.iectri'c
:~'quipmEmt." '·Cars
".'.~;n'eeded,'f~t the~.s_~r.,',sQPerati9n~dl.r.e_:I;~c~iv1ng;.t.op,
priority~
'.CSIr#144
.,has'.p~~: b6~p.platf9riris ,c~ple,~el;r Fefiopred;,.tllle.air.
sys'telif on',Mil*a~ee
#972 has:;be~h' e~terisiv.ely reb~ilt: allowing tb.e car, to::.-go'ba.:ck.,l1ntti>service;
. '~nd·tack; $~ldlngr ~or -tT_#~l5: has :b:een',c,u~ and- treated 'with'woOd ·pres:erva.: tfve in:ptepa,ratiQri t9;t" a new' c~v,~siAg,job., as, soon as: the weather'~ .
, ,rh6dera~~s ~!#4l:5, is'a,.lso ,sc~edul~d,1!Q ;ge.t, :tr~ekiapd brake; rigging' w6fk
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The-'operating ,d,~p~tmetJ,:t,h.as l'equ~&teda't'c!m:'th streetcarf6r
use on
th.e: 'w~S--(~n~:,~(CI~:ffiqf
,-:has;Q'*en.,.chgs;~z:l;.::
The Car 'i,san':arch •.roo~ea.;;centerentrance 'car used in sub~b~,.,se.r.vice:ont.q.e·
Illin0isTermibal
;betWeen
·s:t.'Lduis·,ati
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t'he,car~,needs::fs T,cof
,:->w6r~,· ·an,":exteri.siv~',e,;le,ctr'ical-,~cheGko~i;.and .cleanil:lg •. '.
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',' "··InaIl: atteljipt,: to" pr.ovide a.'" t:ii0-:~~ ,41t.erurban. train; plan ~, hEt ve .been
':':madeto modtf'y' Slightly cA&EwoOdcar#309 so ,it· wiU"traihwi'th~
steei
#431. #309 needs an extensive checkout as well as complete interior
and
exterior pai:g.ting •. As .soon. as .scme sf;r\lc~ural. woodwork,~:i;s;:qQne!...an~T
·:;#J26S:·this el tf~l.l~i\iillrepiaq,~,#1024'in:.servfce,.:,wiliie::.the
18.tt~rfs
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"air '-,~~P,r~s,~o~
'~d:'l'e~equipped'Wcith 't'ia<:tfon"
mot~s:. '#1.197, ·th~,foV,.t.tli el"c~ .vwhic~Jlaq,·been,'used f.or'stoi-ag'e 61'>':
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'9~:t :cwd work- has; b'e~un.·6~:reallY{n~
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-7The car is under gcdng tests with a carbon-anser-t.rtr-of.Ley shoe rather'
than the normal steel one to see if the high-current
cars,;i.n the collection can be so. equipped in order togive'langer
life to. the tralley
wire.
The museum's operating,overheadlirie
car Narth Sh~re #604 was
temporarily
out of service with burned aut resistance
grids ." The grids
have been replaced and work' has be.eu"d6rieon t he air system"including
repair af one of the air compxessor s," Exte'riQrmetal
parts 9fthe
car have
been painted in pr imer and new wood siding for the' car' Ls vbe Ing treated
i-lith wood pr-eservat.tve and will be applied -t.o 'the car in warmer weather.
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Our other line car #1702 is'receiving
electrical
work and may be aperating by the end af the summer. '
vJork has continued throughout the ~inter, on' several cars which will
not be ready for operation this year. " CSL trailer
#9020 sparts a new
tar paper'roaf,
the Menominee cantinues its l<),ngtrip back to operating
condition,
and 'North Shor-e #354 and Sand Springs #68 are closer to
receiving needed truck work. Amachine shop has b:een located which appears
to be the law bidder on the wheel work for both cars and a foundry has
been chasen to. cast motar bearings.
Quates have been received for the
truck springs and pins and bushings needed for the #354.
Interior
work
an the car continues LncLud.Lngcheck-out of some af the auxiliary
,
electrical
circuits.
,Interiarwork
on the #68 has included scraping
and painting of seats, rebuilding
of light
fixtures,
varnishing of trim
wark and replacement and rebuilding
dfwindaVls. ' #68 needs one US#13
trolley base (the museum has one already) and theadvi~e
of someone
experienced in structural
wark an haw to. strengthen the end platforms,
which
have begun to. droop.
Railraad Passenger 'Cars:,' Santa Fe combine #2544 , which vas delivered last
year with a bad dzawba.r," is undergaing repair.
The coupler and draft gear
was campletely removed and it was d~termined that the problem was that two
castings which keep the coupler fram beiDgpuShed too fa~ have cracked.
Unf'ort.unat.e.Ly the ar rangemerrt an this car is a relati veLy rare one and
the only solution was to order, i:;wQnew castings from the manufacturer'
at a price of $300. Besides getting this car in service,
the rolling
stack department hapes to get the thheeBurlington
caaches and the Chief
repainted :for this summer's operation.
Starage Cars:
Sometimes it is easy to forget that J;Rl'1 posses many
freight cars,baggage
cars and Merchandise Dispatch cars in addition to
its passenger hauling equipment.
These cars serve not anly as displays
of freight ~quipment, but also as storehouses for the museum's collection
af spare 'parts and equipment.
This winter quite a bit of work has gone
into these cars to. buila shelves and ot.herwt se .nake the storeroams mare
efficient.
To give an ~dea of what is invo1veCl -Caeassignment of starage
cars is given here:
Y;:;r<:;h
Shore IvlDcars #213., ~12, 229, 236, and 237-general storage of electric
car and substation
equi.pmerrtj CM-I baggage
car #1236---gift
shop supplies:
RPO#1923-slated
for seat cushian storage;
UTRXRefrigerator
#2034--traction
motors; UTRX~~5315--Steam locomotive
parts;
SRLXRefrigerator-Railroad car p~-t~j UTRX #5348--ovenhe~d
line components; Soo Line Box Car #4ll46--A.C.
electric
gear (lighting
fi~:i;lJr-"',~>~iYOQl1i.t brc-n.kers, er.cA.!; Boo #W149--elevated car parts;
Boo,#x1632 .••tool car.
In'·:·add:rtion~niany:j~~tlie;m~t~ bi.l.s'ses~6nthe proper-ty
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in use as warehouses. ; With <nibt'e;c~rbo~'ge'rbofune·ea.ed, the Board
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has 'authorized the acquisition
of 'up' -to c:r-our:mor-e'!'storerbom
-car s , but nothing~
sui table and -c heap bas- 'yetbe:en bbtaitied·.':;·-':.':':"~:: -:' ":L -"'.
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Vlith both electricity
arid"art'''oiJ>'futnace installed
in the
shop building,
it has become :the'f4vorite
working site during the cold
winter days and evenings •. While the.' 3-phase' 2400'
line has yet to be
tied in at the sUbstation,-a.:·temporary· connect.Len riear"~he well a.Ll.ovs
.·suf.ficient
single phase power for' lighting .and hand tools.
Hundreds of
man-hours have been spent putting in electrical"
conduit,' installing
flourescent lightiIig'fixture's,
building work 'benches and setting power machinery
in place.
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The shop project rec eLved
b-1"g boost·.'l-lhen·jBill Hoffman'{ an associate
member, .donat ed a great dea.rof;c·equiptnent· from his trophy making firm.
Includ;e6;'vlE::rea mi Ll.f.ug machf.ne and a shaper as well as several cabinets
and sets ~uf'-ps r-t s dr[t:'·:ers" . Besides shop equ i pment, he donat-ed two large
- glass front 'c1istdc..~! ca~i::'1e~s, vlhich ':l:iile been tp.Laced'<an the 'station •
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of yard #3.
ccmp.Let.e and rail and t:.es in place for about half of
the soutn tr:::ccl::. Tt.e crew has now run. out of the Cry3tal. Lake 56# rail,
and more ce.u.c.t -be r emcved and l:Srought out w::.th the grour.d f'r ozen , The
cr ew ,,1:'.1';" pr0~'abJy be forced. 't-o ·tl'yto
b.Ia st; some rail out of 'thE! frozen
mud in yard 1;'-2, rail left over from its const.ruct.t on, Completion of at
least two tracks in the new yard is necessary to clear the wye of stored
---.. equipment.
Track;wrk:
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Flyers:
Hith this issue is included a flyer for North Shore #354, last month
.itwas for Sand SP:.L'ingsIf68. ·The Rail & Wire is inviting members in charge
of a specific Pl;bjc"ct +o make direct appeals for f'und s
this manner.
There are severa.l such projects which can't be funded cOmpletely from the
general museum treasury at.: this time.' Progress on these projects
depends
on you.
If you do want to help you can of course do so via the Buck-AvPr-oject blank.
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Dues: More than half of the Museums associate
members have paid their 1971
dues.
If you are 6ne of those who have not please pay as soon as possible.
And a special thanks to those many members who sent along a few extra
dollars for their favorite
project along with their $5.00 dues.
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The RAIL & HIRE is the ·df·ficial newsletter
of the Illinois
Railway Museum
and is distributed
free' of charge to all members six times'·per Y,ear.
Editor:
Typing:
Peter Schmidt
Frank Sirinek
production;
Johnson, Kutella,:Anaersen,
Brady, -Jur , Krent"el
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HAVE YOUPAID YOURL971 DUES????
$$$ BUCKA PROJECTCLUB$$$
Just one more reminder that 1971 dues are now payable.
If you have paid,
many thanks, and you should have your membership card soon. Membership
secretary Kutella claims to be right up to date.
A large number of those
who have paid have been kind enough to contribute even more to the progress
of the museumby joining the Buck-A-Project Club. If you have yet to pay,
a blank is included below for your convenience.
BALLAST: The staff has set up a ballasting
priority,
but priorities
don't support our long suffering rail joints nearly as well as stones.
Hith more and more days of steam operation and the need for ballast
becomes more and more acut.e.,
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MORTGAGE:
For the first 'time the museum has been able to get its head
abov~ water as far as our landand,bond
debts are concerned.
Howabout
helping swim the long way back to shore?
ROLLINGSTOCK: For the first time significant
manpower is available to
Vlork on equipment, but the fundamentals require money. Bob Kutella,
car foreman for S&#68and Jeff Brady, foreman of CNS&;:,l
#354 each need
at ].east$lOOO to get their charges in operation.
And there are 90 more
dese~ving' locomotives and cars~''''
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CARBARN: First experiences with the new mop building are very heartening.
Long time vlOrking members had forgotten how nice it wa.s to vork in a real
building.
If only Uey could br tng the equipment into a bu.i.Ld.Lng ivith
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8-0 type
Baldwin, 1919
Built for the
Louisiana Railway
and Navigation Co.
Also ran on the:
Louisana and
Arkansas Railway,
West Feliciana Ry.
South Shore Ry.
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50" drivers
31,200 T.E.
Total weight,
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Locomotive number 99, pt<esently at West MoJoe Louisiana was donated
to the Illinois Railway Museum several years ago. After sitting abandoned
on a disconnected section of track for 17 years, she was recently pulled
out of the swamps and moved to a ~ocation where she can be ~oaded onto
a flat car. The Missouri Paeific Railroad has agreed to move the engine
at a 50% reduced rate over their line. But even a reduced rate will
cost around $2,500.00 in expenses. Number 99 is worth the expense! Her
running gear is in very good shape and from what can be seen, her boiler
also. She is missing no major parts. Here is a museum locomotive which
can be made operational with relative ~ase. Also she is rather small
and would present fewer operational difficulties than some larger locomotives.
Please help the museum bring number 99 to the museum. In Louisiana she
can do us no good and merely deteriorate further. At the museum she can
make us money and can be maintained.
If you would like to see the 99
at the museum, put your money where your thoughts are and give what you
can to the Locomotive Number 99 Transportation Fund, Illinois Railway
Museum, P.O. Box 165, Union, Illinois 60180. All donations grfta.~fully
a~cepted and remember, they are fully t~x deductablc.
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