Track Updates . . .
The double tracking of the main line is completed. The track crew finished the removal of the old switch and has finished tamping the new track. The line crew has done the final adjustment on the overhead wire and removed the temporary, and now unneeded, hardware.
The line crew also installed overhead wire over four track from the car house to the current end of wire on four track. Since the area just outside of the car house on four track will be a great place to jack cars, an insulator was installed in the overhead wire so that we can kill the power to just that section and still allows cars to run on the rest of the line.
The museum has been redecorated for the holiday season with Christmas Layout. With the addition of the second main line track, new platforms at the 22nd street shops, Santa's workshop were constructed by the track department to make it easier for Santa to board the cars.
The outside area around the loop has been clean of brush and the rose bushes along side of the Car House look great.
Our three new student operators completed their course work and will not be doing their student runs over the next few months.
The restoration and shop department are jointing working on replacing the roof on the "el Paso" PCC (7303), including construction of a set of scaffolds to allow easy access to the roof while the car is on four track.
Work also continues on getting the Philadelphia PCC ready for painting next spring.
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