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John LaCosta


BSM Track Update - October to December, 2005


John LaCosta    S aturday (10/1)

     Carl Merson was Dispatcher with Dennis Falter and Fred Schneider as crew.

Sunday (10/2)

     Chris McNally was Dispatcher with Andy Blumberg and John Engleman as crew.

Wednesday (10/5)

     Ben Bates the elder was Dispatcher with Charlie Plantholt and Dennis Falter as crew for a charter.

Saturday (10/8)

     John La Costa was Dispatcher with Bill Shear and Dan McCaffery as crew.

Sunday (10/9)

     Dave Baynes was Dispatcher with Don Homberg as crew.

Wednesday (10/12)

Transfer Table     I started transferring the disassembled transfer table to the 22nd street shops. This was one of 6 trips made over 2 weeks. We used our own trailer and the use of a small dump truck.

Saturday (10/15)

     The Track crew started to build a storage ramp in anticipation from another group pf PCCs that will be delivered to the museum. The crew included Josh Lepman, Ed Amrhein, Dan McCaffery, John Engleman and John La Costa.

    Dave Baynes was Dispatcher with Cath La Costa, John La Costa, Dan Lawrence and Steve Abramowitz as crew.

PCC RampSunday (10/16)

     Bob Krueger was Dispatcher with Jimmy Genthner, Bernie Sachs, Paul Ritterhoff and Carl Thistel as crew.

Wednesday (10/19)

     Ben Bates the elder was Dispatcher with Charlie Plantholt and Mike Citro as crew for a charter.

Saturday (10/22)

     Ben Bates was Dispatcher with Dennis Falter as crew.

Sunday (10/23)

     Dan Lawrence was Dispatcher with Mark Dawson and Steve Abramowitz as crew.

Saturday (10/29)

     Chris Howell was Dispatcher with Dan McCaffery as crew.

Sunday (10/30)

     Dave Crow was Dispatcher with Dennis Falter as crew.

Saturday (11/5)

     The track 4 roof crew was hard at work attaching the last section of roof that could be done with the material on hand. The crew consisted of Ed Amrhein, Dan McCaffery, Chris McNally and John La Costa.

     Chris McNally was Dispatcher for a charter

Sunday (11/6)

     The sweeper crew of Ed Amrhein and Buster Hughes was working on installing cleats on the roof.

     Painting of one of the new PCs was also under way.

     John La Costa was Dispatcher with Dan McCaffery and Bill Shear as crew.

Wednesday (11/9)

     I spent most of the day out side putting a new coat of paint on 554?s running boards and a new coat of varnish on the seats and handrails. As with all painting, a lot of sanding first and then the painting.

     Buster spent part of the day giving 6119 a good cleaning.

     Ben Bates the elder was Dispatcher with Mike Citro, Dennis Falter and Charlie Plantholt as crew for a charter.

Saturday (11/12)

     The track crew picked through the museum's girder rail switch material and think they have chosen the material to be used for the switch in Track 4. This switch will ultimately connect track 4 in from of the Visitor?s Center to the mail min that leads into the yard. While the switch is not needed until the yard lead is redone, we need to put it in so we can connect track 4 from the North Avenue Loop to track 4 of the car house.

Sunday (11/13)

     Dave Baynes was Dispatcher with Dan Lawrence and Carl Thistel as crew.

Wednesday (11/16)

     Bob Krueger was Dispatcher for a charter.

Sunday (11/20)

     Ed Amrhein was Dispatcher with Mike Citro, Mel Boteler, Sharon Citro and Bernie Sachs as crew.

Sunday (11/27)

     John O'Neil was Dispatcher with Dennis Falter, Paul Ritterhoff, don Homberg, Carl Thistel and Mark Dawson as crew.

Friday (12/2)

     Carl Merson was Dispatcher with Chris McNally and Bill Shear as crew for a charter.

Saturday (12/3)

     Dave Naujokas was Dispatcher with Dennis falter, Paul Ritterhoff and Mark Dawson as crew for a charter.

Sunday (12/4)

Santa     Dave Naujokas was Dispatcher with Dan McCaffery as crew.

Saturday (12/10)

     This was the first Tinsel Trolley day with Justin Thillman, Mark Dawson, Mel Boteler and Joyce Boblitz as crew. As always, Santa boarder the car at 22nd Street and visited with all the children, handing out small present to each.

Sunday (12/11)

     Dan Lawrence was Dispatcher for the second Tinsel Trolley day with Justin Thillman, Steve Abramowitz, Carl Thistle, Andy Blumberg and Joyce Boblitz as crew.

Saturday (12/17)

     Carl Merson was Dispatcher for the third day of Tinsel Trolley with Bill Shear, Paul Ritterhoff, Jerry Kelly, Bob Cohen and Dave Crow as crew.

Sunday (12/18)

     Ben Bates was Dispatcher for the last day of Tinsel Trolley with Mark Dawson, Dennis Yeager, Dave Naujokas, Dan Lawrence, Ben Bates the elder and Steve Abramowitz as crew.

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