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John LaCosta


Track Updates for July 29, 2001


John LaCosta    Wednesday (7/11)

     Ben Bates was Dispatcher with Jim Robertson, Fred Schneider, Charlie Plantholt and M. Bates as crew for a daytime charter.

     Saturday (7/14)

     The never ending clearing of the brush along the line continued with Josh Lepman, Ben Bates, Jim Robertson and I continuing the task.

     Rick Obbink and Gary Fairbanks continued working on part in the shop for 4533's doors.

     I replaced the trolley wheel on 6119, with the help of Gary and Rick in the shop.

     David Baynes was Dispatcher with John Diefenbach and Dan Lawrence as crew.

     Sunday (7/15)

     Chris Howell was Dispatcher with Chris McNally, Bob Cohen and David Najokas as crew.

     Wednesday (7/18)

     Warren Olt was Dispatcher with Jim Robertson, Harry Gesser, Ben Bates and M. Bates as crew for a daytime charter.

     Saturday (7/21)

     MTH (O-Gauge train manufacture) was at the museum recording 6119 for use in it's on-board sound systems.

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

     Sunday (7/22)

     Ben Bates was Dispatcher with John Engleman and Mark Dawson as crew,

     Tuesday (7/24)

     Mark Hurley was Dispatcher with David Baynes, Bob Krueger, Justin Thillman, Mike Citro, Sharron Higgins, David Navjokas and I as crew for the annual Band concert. The weather was good and everyone seemed to have a nice time during the evening.

     Thursday (7/26)

     Ben Bates was Dispatcher with Charlie Plantholf, Mike Citro and John Dienbach as crew for a daytime charter.

     Saturday (7/28)

     The morning started with Ed Amrhein and I removing a large tree branch from the North Avenue Loop overhead trolley wire.

     Chris McNally and Ed cleaned up a small mudslide between the Visitor's Center and the Car House.

     The Visitor's Center Soda machine was replaced with the spare on stored at the 22nd street shops. The crew of movers and cleaners was Ed Amrhein, Rick Obbink, Chris McNally and Chris Howell.

Damper Adjustment     En Amrhein, Chris Howell and I replaced a leaking air damper motor on the PCC. The damper motors are used to route the cooling air for the resistor grid. As the air flows over the hot resistor girds it is sent either into the car during winter to heat the car or outside during the summer to avoid overheating the car.

     Ed Amrhein, Chris Howell and I then put the front end of 6119 on the pit and adjusted the brake rigging.

     Buster Hughes continued working on 4533.

     Mark Hurley was Dispatcher with John Engleman, Dennis Falter, Cath La Costa and Warren Olt as crew.

     Sunday (7/29)

     David Crow was Dispatcher with Justin Thillman, Carl Merson, John Diefenbach, Kevin Mueller and Buster Hughes as crew.

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