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John LaCosta


BSM Track Update October through Decemeber, 2004


John LaCosta    S aturday (10/2)

Bus Day     Work continued on the Track 4 roof with Ed Amrhein, Dan McCaffery and Buster doing the installation of more roof panels.

     In the shop work continued on getting 3828s truck back together with the rebuilt parts. Scott Rockwell and Gary Fairbanks worked on the truck while Rick Obbink and CJ worked on the machinery.

     John La Costa was Dispatcher for bus day with Dave Naujokas and Carl Merson as crew.

Sunday (10/3)

     Dave Crow was Dispatcher with Chris McNally, Joyce Boblitz and Bernie Sachs as crew.

Saturday (10/9)

3828 truck     David Baynes was Dispatcher with Fred Schneider and Greg Thompson as crew.

Sunday (10/10)

     Dan Lawrence was Dispatcher with Carl Thistle and Dan McCaffery as crew.

Saturday (10/16)

     Mark Hurley was Dispatcher.

Sunday (10/17)

     Bob Krueger was Dispatcher with Andy Blumberg, Chris McNally, Carl Thistel, Ray Cannon, Charlie Plantholt, and Dennis Falter as crew.

Wednesday (10/20)

     Ray Cannon, Charlie Plantholt and Dennis Falter were crew for a Charter.

Saturday (10/23)

     Work continued on the roof over four track with Ed Amrhein, Dam McCaffery, Justin Thillman and John La Costa adding more roof panels.

     CJ, Gary Fairbanks and Scott Rockwell worked in the shop and continued to reassemble the truck for 3828.

     Chris Howell was Dispatcher with Fred Schneider as crew.

Sunday (10/24)

     Ben Bates was Dispatcher with Don Homberg and Joyce Boblitz as crew.

Wednesday (10/27)

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

Saturday (10/30)

Track $ Roof     Ed Amrhein, Chris Howell, Dan McCaffery and John La Costa continued to add roof panels to the car house track 4 extension.

     Dave Wilson worked on car 129 while Rick Obbink and CJ worked in the shop.

     Dave Naujokas was Dispatcher with Mark Dawson and Steve Abramowitz as crew.

Sunday (10/31)

     Dave Naujokas was Dispatcher with Sharon Higgins, Dan McCaffery and Joanne Shay as crew.

Saturday (11/6)

     Ed Amrhein, Dan McCaffery, Dan Lawrence, Chris McNally, Rick Obbink and John La Costa spent the day working on the roof over 4 track. This completed the roofing to be done at this time. We will start working on the track in January.

Sunday (11/7)

     Ed Amrhein was Dispatcher with Mark Dawson, Steve Abramowitz and Dan McCaffery as crew.

Sunday (11/14)

     David Baynes was Dispatcher with Mike Citro, Dan Lawrence, Bill Shear and Sharon Higgins as crew.

Wednesday (11/17)

     John O'Neil was Dispatcher with Charlie Plantholt and John Engleman as crew for a charter.

Saturday (11/20)

     The track crew was out for a quick replacement of 3 ties on the main line between Glen Edwards Avenue and the 22nd Street Shops. Josh Lepman led the crew consisting of Ed Amrhein, Dan McCaffery and John La Costa. The track crew also moved track supplied inside the 22nd street shops.

     The afternoon was spent decorating the Christmas tree for the upcoming runs in December. The people working included Cath and John La Costa, Ed Amrhein, Dan McCaffery, Dan Lawrence, Mark Hurley, Ben Bates, Bill and Sam Shear and Jerry Kelly.

Sunday (11/21)

     Bob Krueger was Dispatcher with Joan Shay, Carl Thistle, Dan McCaffery and Jimmy Genthner as crew.

Sunday (11/28)

     John La Costa was Dispatcher with Dan McCaffery, Bob Cohen, Mark Dawson and Bill Shear as crew.

Saturday (12/4)

     I spent the morning rewiring the heating system in the Visitors Center. Ed Amrhein added fluid to 6119s controller while Buster did routine maintenance on the batteries.

     Mark Hurley and Dan Lawrence continued decorating the Visitors Center for the upcoming Santa Trolley.

     Carl Merson was Dispatcher with Joanne Shay, Carl Merson and Dan McCaffery as crew for a charter.

Sunday (12/5)

     John O'Neil was Dispatcher with Mark Dawson, Chris McNally, Dan McCaffery, Bill Shear and Mel Boteler as crew.

Saturday (12/11)

     Dan Lawrence was Dispatcher of the Tinsel Trolley with Carl Thistle, Steve Abramowitz, Jerry Kelly, John Engleman, Joyce Boyce and Dan McCaffery as crew. 211 visitors rode the trolley and visited Santa.

Sunday (12/12)

     Carl Merson was Dispatcher with Dan Lawrence, Mark Dawson, Joyce Boblitz and Dennis Yeager as crew for the second day of Tinsel Trolley with 144 visitors.

Saturday (12/18)

     Ben Bates was Dispatcher with Dave Naujokas, Joe Naujokas, Greg Thompson and Justin Thillman as crew fro the third day of Tinsel Trolley with 192 visitors.

Sunday (12/19)

     Dave Crow was Dispatcher with Dan Lawrence, Steve Abramowitz, Andy Blumberg and John O'Neil as crew for the last day of Tinsel Trolley with 190 visitors.

Sunday (12/26)

     Chris Howell was Dispatcher with Chris McNally, Dan McCaffery and Steve Abramowitz as crew.

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