Train Maintenance 2021 (Video)

JUNE 2021:   --The Engine House gang is busy with painting and doing some minor repairs on the “display train”. Many thanks to volunteers Paul Kirsten, Don Stansifer, Lynna Walker, Beverly Schroeder, Bob Bauer, Paul Thompson, Marty Blodget, Jim Morrow, and help scraping old paint from the Inyo County Probation Dept.

At the time of this writing, all the cars have been repainted and we are preparing to do some needed repairs to Caboose 401.Caboose 401 has been cleaned up inside and new age-appropriate locks put on the walk-through doors. Soon it will be moved into the engine house for a new top layer on the roof and other repairs.

In addition to all this activity, we have been doing some refresher training on operations in anticipation of being able to commence summer train operations. Thus far John Berger, Stu Richardson, Beverly Schroeder, Paul Kirsten, Tom Chinzi, Don Stansifer and Jim Morrow are ready to roll as Engineers or Conductors. We like to spread the wealth, so if any of you members are interested in participating in the train operations contact the Museum and we will arrange training days for you. Note: California laws require a person must be at least 18 years of age to operate machinery, and in addition, we require a valid drivers license.

Come on out and say hello. We always love to have visitors!

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