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John LaCosta


Track Updates for December 17, 2000


John LaCosta    S orry for the long delay in getting out the update.

     The broken controller in the Witt was repaired by Ed Amrhein and I. We used the part machined from Paul Ritterhoff's casting by Rick Obbin kand Gary at the shop.

     The Museum was decorated for the Santa trolley, both inside and out by a number of museum members (sorry I don't have the list but I was out of town)

     Bill and Rick Obbink completed the relighting of the pitarea. The lighting has improved greatly and helped the crew on 4533 in theirtask of exterior painting.

     The crew on 4533 has completed the exterior painting and continues to work on the doors and interior.

     The Tinsel Trolley was held on two consecutive weekends, and with the exception of one day when it rained, had great attendance. Had therain not kept the attendance down, it would have been the best turn out yet. In total we carried 294 adults, 215 children and an unknown number of under 4 passengers. Thanks to all who helped with this event.

     I started working on the replacement handrails for 554.

Replacing Insulators     The Line crew was out at the 28Th street loop and replaced the last major section of pole mounted insulators. One more day should have all of the remaining pole mounted insulators replaced.

     In November the museum went back to its winter schedule of Sunday operation only.

     Monday (10/23)

     Jerry Kelly was Dispatcher with John Diefenbach and Charlie Plantholt as crew for a charter.

     Saturday (10/28)

     I was Dispatcher with David Crow and Justin Thillman as crew.

     Sunday (10/29)

     Ray Cannon was Dispatcher with Mark Dawson, David Baynes and Buster Hughes as crew.

     Sunday (11/5)

     Bob Krueger was Dispatcher with Mueller. Paul Ritterhoff, John Diefenbach, Ben Bates (the older), Fred Schneider and Charlie Plantholt as crew.

     Sunday (11/12)

     Rick Williams was Dispatcher with Carl Thistel and Dan Lawrence as crew.

     Wednesday (11/15)

     Warren Olt was Dispatcher with Jim Robertson, Fred Schneider and Charlie Plantholt as crew.

     Sunday (11/19)

     Ed Amrhein was Dispatcher with Jim Robertson and Paul Ritterhoff as crew.

     Sunday (11/26)

     Ed Amrhein was Dispatcher with Bernie Sachs, Andy Blumbergand David Navjokas as crew.

     Tuesday (11/28)

     Warren Olt was Dispatcher with M. Bates, Ben Bates (the older) and Jim Robertson as crew for a charter.

     Saturday (12/2)

     Bob Krueger was Dispatcher with John Diefenbach and Ed Amrhein as crew for two charters.

     Sunday 12/3)

     Ben Bates was Dispatcher with Dennis Falter as crew.

     Saturday (12/9 Tinsel Trolley)

     Dan Lawrence was Dispatcher with David Crow, Carl Thistel, Mark Dawson and Jim Robertson as crew.

     Sunday (12/10 Tinsel Trolley)

     Ed Amrhein was Dispatcher with Sharon Higgins, Mike Citro, Andy Blumberg, John Diefenbach, Paul Ritterhoff and Ben Bates as crew.

     Saturday (12/16 Tinsel Trolley)

     Carl Merson was Dispatcher with Dan Lawrence, David Crow and John Diefenbach as crew.

     Sunday (12/17 Tinsel Trolley)

     Ben Bates was Dispatcher with Dan Lawrence, Dennis Falter and I as crew.

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