Trolley Care group checks 65's motors with Galen
The group then moved out to the shop where Galen and Kelly demonstrated how to check if a truck is in tram, using 1850 as an example. 303 was brought outside using the diesel and the group learned about how to switch cars safely and how interurban cars work. 303 made a special run in the evening for the volunteer appreciation dinner and three hardworking members of the SC&ET Department (who are also motormen) had the opportunity to run the car as a thank you for all they have done to get the Borrup Road crossing gate back in service. Cheers were heard throughout the car as the gate performed flawlessly both times we crossed the road.
Trolley Care group examines 303's controller bank
We were happy to have Trolley Care participants stay after the day's program ended and much was accomplished in the afternoon. 1850 received more cleaning and is now ready to go into the Visitors' Center.
Sully sweeps out 1850's interior
Christopher removed a thick layer of dust and debris from 1850's roof
Wil raises one of 1850's end windows so he can wash it
Work also proceeded on 3001's controller, with Christopher, Wil, and Kelly masking and spray varnish insulating components.
3001's controller case reinsulated
A selection of controller components were insulated
3001's main controller shaft was partially reinsulated
Bruce and Rex have made some new roof brackets for 65. John has been at work on the Case backhoe/loader, which requires air system work and will be receiving a new air tank.
65's new trolley board brackets