Monday, February 19, 2018

Winterfest 2018

Each February, the northeast region's trolley museums gather together for a weekend of operating and discussion. This year, Halton County Radial Railway in Milton Ontario hosted. Galen, Kelly, Tim, and Christine made the journey north for the long weekend.

Festivities began Friday night with pizza and trips on their beautiful suburban car, London and Port Stanley 8, Toronto Transit sweeper S-37, and their small Peter Witt car, Toronto Transit 2894. Rides continued on Saturday with the addition of guest operations. Large Peter Witt car, Toronto Transit 2424, Toronto Transit rail grinder PCC W-30, and Toronto Transit plow TP-11 were added to the car rotation. The day closed with a fantastic buffet dinner at the Canadian Legion and a slide show on the PCCs of Toronto.

The event ended with a visit to Toronto Transit's Leslie Car House on Sunday morning. A tour was given of the LRV maintenance and repair facility. Several guests used the LRV training simulator and the tour closed with a trip around the facility in one of the operating cars.

We'd like to thank Halton County for being wonderful hosts. We all enjoyed our visit.

Plow TP-11 at Rockwood Station followed by Peter Witt 2424

Plow S-37 in carbarn before operations began

Rail grinder W-30 approaches the station

Suburban 8 waits outside the carbarn

LRVs inside Leslie Car House in Toronto

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Old Comics and News

Work continued in the Northern this weekend. Kelly, Larry, and Brian continued to remove old varnish and paint from the bedroom. Galen worked in the bathroom and kitchen, measuring out where the sinks and stove may have been given outlines found on the wood flooring which were exposed then the linoleum was removed. Meanwhile, Fred and John keep 3001's restoration moving ahead by cleaning component parts.

Carpet remnant from 1500's hallway. We think it may have been original

Comics found under the linoleum in the kitchen date from WWII

News from 1943 found under the kitchen floor

Current status of the bedroom. Varnish is off the lower walls and paint removal has begun

Another image of the bedoom