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John LaCosta


Track Updates for May 27, 2001


John LaCosta    Wednesday (5/16)

     Warren Olt was Dispatcher with Ben Bates, Mike Citro, HarryGesser, Carl Thistel, M. Bates and Jim Robertson as crew for a large tour.

     Saturday (5/19)

     Ed Amrhein was Dispatcher with Chris McNally and Mark Hurleywas crew for an afternoon Birthday part.

     Sunday (5/20)

     Ed Amrhein was Dispatcher with Mark Dawson, Tom Phillips andChris Howell as crew.

     Wednesday (5/23)

     Warren Olt was Dispatcher with Ben Bates, Fred Schneider and Jim Robertson as crew for a charter.

Babbit Bearing     Saturday (5/26)

     Gary Fairbank, Rick Obbink, Ed Amrhein and I spent the day pouring and machining an axle bearing for our sister museum, National Capital. The bearing had over heated and had melted the babit out of the bearing. Babit is a soft material that is used as bearing material for slow moving steelshafts and was used extensively on early streetcars and railroad equipment.  
Sunday (5/27)

     David Baynes was Dispatcher with Chris McNally (second set of student conductor runs), Dan Lawrence, David crow and Chris Howell as crew for the normal revenue operation.

     Bob Krueger was Dispatcher with Paul Ritterhoff and Dennis Falter as crew for an evening charter.

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