Now, on to better news. Mike and Jeremy began the repaint of S193 last week and it's looking much better already. Mike has completed the prep work on the areas needing black paint and once we're back to work that'll be done along with another coat of red.
S193 boldly sports its new red paint (Mike Luzzi photos)
Mike paints the west end (Mike Luzzi photo)
Jeremy works on painting the side of the car (Mike Luzzi photo)
Today, Lou put the first coat of insulating varnish on the arc shoot set we're rebuilding for line car 1. Jayden, Wil, and Adam did some measuring of controller segments for K10s and K35Gs and Jayden will work on models and drawings at home. This will help us with our parts inventorying. Galen, Kelly, and Tim did some outside cleanup. A initial candidate compressor for rebuild for 836 has been identified and initial inspections on car 65 were completed with no issues found.
We're saddened to report that car 16 has been placed out of service. While running a special trip last weekend, smoke was reported from the underside. Inspection today revealed charring on the wiring harness, coming from the inside, indicating a short. The car is known to have aging wiring and with this first sign of trouble, it's safest to remove it from the fleet until issues can be addressed. The car could also benefit from truck work which should be performed in tandem with the wiring.