Track Updates . . .|
During the month of October the museum participated in Baltimore Free Fall. Free Fall is sponsored by the city and in return for a fixed fee, museums are open to the public for free. This is the second year that the museum has participated and this year we had a higher average attendance per day than last year.
This month also say the completion of pouring a concrete floor along track four of the car house. This floor will make it easier for the restoration crew to work on the cars stored on track four as well as allow us to use the electric car lifts to lift the car bodies off the trucks to allow them to be sent out for re-gauging.
Track four has also had a sprinkler system installed to protect the cars in the event of a fire. While we were getting the sprinkler system added to track four, we are also in the process of updating the rest of the system.
If you come down to the museum you will also see the start of the transition to our winter holiday displays which include the enlarged and improved train display.
The restoration crew continues to work on car 417 while the 22nd street shops support the car restoration and the upcoming conversion of the PCC Line Car to Baltimore gauge.
Car 264 has finally received it repaired traction motor. The gear was reattached to the armature, placed in the pit and installed on the truck. AT this point 264 is back in service, just in time for winter.
The PCC is currently out of service while we repair its accelerator drum. This is one of the hardest items to repair for us due to the cramped location within the car and delicate nature of the drum. All of the damage parts have been removed and we hope to have the new parts installed next month.
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