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Around the Museum 2021
Kerry Cochran, Ethan Doty, David Elems, Greg Elems, Kenneth Finnegan, Paul Finnegan, David Hutton, Eric McKay, April Mendoza, Charlie Spikes, Roger Stabler, Janet Steeper, Mike Waters


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Around the Museum 2021 gallery.

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Image number 1 -- Headlights on display (including latest issue #52) in the Museum Store - 9/13/21 - Kenneth Finnegan
Image number 2 -- Work on WP 705 continues with Kenneth Finnegan sanding the rough edges off. Primer to come for the bare metal. 9/13/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 3 -- Kirk Baer has finished putting a coat of Slip Plate on smokebox. Slip Plate is dry film graphite lubricant. 9/12/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 4 -- New WP Equipment Books on display in Museum Store. 9/11/21 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 5 -- New Screenly Electronic Sign in Museum Store showing admission, train ride fares and cab ride fares. One of four information displays. - 9/11/21 - Kenneth Finnegan
Image number 6 -- WP 1503 on last Sunday of Operations 2021 9/5/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 7 -- Eric McKay did some electrical work at the museum including wiring up the CZ sign in the new Museum Store - 8/23/21 - Eric McKay
Image number 8 -- We had a visit from Cub Scouts Pack 127 out of Cold Springs NV on August 15th. We also ran an extra 2:30 pm caboose train for the pack. Here is a group shot at the end of the visit of the troop and parents. April Mendoza was the den mother who set the visit up. 8/15/21 - April Mendoza
Image number 9 -- Kerry Cochran is installing our new electronic display in the Museum Store. 8/14/21 - Kenneth Finnegan
Image number 10 -- New electronic display by entrance to Museum Store - 8/14/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 11 -- New electronic display in the Museum Store - 8/14/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 12 -- The WP 707 and SP 2873 back in the shop for continuing maintenance. 8/12/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 13 -- WP 165 - Brake Cylinder - 8/6/21 - Roger Stabler
Image number 14 -- WP p165 - Injector Piping - 8/6/21 - Roger Stabler
Image number 15 -- WP 165 - Left Side Lube Lines - 8/4/21 - Roger Stabler
Image number 16 -- WP 165 - Warming The Boiler to build pressure to check for water leaks. - 8/7/21 - Roger Stabler
Image number 17 -- WP 165 Pressure Gauge showing 225 p.s.i during leak test - 8/7/21 - Mike Waters
Image number 18 -- Skies were smokey and not from our steam engine. - 7/28/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 19 -- With a work session coming up for the 165, it needed to be drained and moved from 1 rail to 2 rail over the pit. We let it drain while we moved it. - 7/28/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 20 -- Another view of the 165 as it was moved Wednesday afternoon. - 7/28/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 21 -- David Elems spotting the 165 on 2 rail outside the shop to finish draining. - 7/28/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 22 -- WP 165 coupled up to the 501 for the spot in the shop over the pit. - 7/28/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 23 -- Greg Elems working on a caboose - 7/27/21 - Ethan Doty
Image number 24 -- New access point installed and functional in Archive Car - 7/6/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 25 -- Kenneth Finnegan wiring new access point for the Archive Car - 7/6/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 26 -- Signal Dept. at work in Museum Store. Kerry Cochran, Kenneth & Paul Finnegan - 7/6/21 - Charlie Spikes
Image number 27 -- David Elems and Charlie Spikes install ice machine in its new home - 7/6/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 28 -- Out with the old.... - 7/6/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 29 -- New machine waiting on the truck. - 7/6/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 30 -- In with the new! - 7/6/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 31 -- Almost ready for service. - 7/6/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 32 -- Eugene Vicknair prepares water lines for new Coke machine - 7/5/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 33 -- Kerry Cochran rewiring phone system. - 7/5/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 34 -- The network was down, Kenneth Finnegan is showing the red led on the modem. We are up but AT&T is down! - 7/5/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 35 -- Entrance sign showing new tour.wplives.org URL - 7/4/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 36 -- Kerry Cochran tracing circuits in the Display Room - 7/4/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 37 -- Screenly up and running in the Display Room - 7/4/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 38 -- Train Crew for July 4th. Paul Finnegan, Lew Barnard, Loren Ross, Greg Elems - 7/3/21 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 39 -- Train Crew Safety Meeting. Charlie Spikes, Fred Elenbaas, Greg Elems, Loren Ross - 7/3/21 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 40 -- Caboose Train - 7/3/21 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 41 -- Charlie Spikes as Hoghead - 7/3/21 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 42 -- Fred Elenbaas as Conductor - 7/3/21 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 43 -- Example of QR EXHIBIT CODE for new Museum Tour - 7/3/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 44 -- WP 608 Waiting for visitors WPRM 7/2/2021 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 45 -- WP 608 and Christine in the morning sun WPRM 7/2/2021 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 46 -- Newly installed shelving on the north wall of the Museum Store. - 6/29/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 47 -- The Z scale layout is in place, but still needs a bunch of setup work. Vacuumed up the mess we made of it months ago making improvements to the protective plastic. Yes, the lights are on but that was just temporary to test them and be able to see while vacuuming. 6/28/21 - Ethan Doty
Image number 48 -- New Museum Store Floor - 6/24/21 - Janet Steeper
Image number 49 -- The floor has been repaired and the primer coat of epoxy is getting applied. - 6/22/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 50 -- West end of the store getting the primer coat. - 6/22/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 51 -- Floor completely primed. Base coat will be applied in 16 hours or so. - 6/22/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 52 -- The Museum Store is getting a new floor! The floor in the store has been sanded down and vacuumed. Next step is to fill the divets and cracks. - 6/21/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 53 -- QR tour signs for posting at the museum for the new Museum Tour system - 6/21/21 - Kenneth Finnegan
Image number 54 -- Bart and David Hansen removed all the trash pallets from the parking lot. The fence sections are now neatly stacked by the fence. We're getting our parking lot back, slowly but surely. - 6/6/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 55 -- David Elems is seen here wiping the interior of the oil filter housing in the WP 1503. There are four filters and they are in the neighborhood of $36 each. The gasket will cost $10 and is 18.25 o.d.. - 6/6/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 56 -- Annual Members Meeting and Dinner - 6/5/21 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 57 -- Annual Members Meeting and Dinner - 6/5/21 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 58 -- Annual Members Meeting and Dinner - 6/5/21 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 59 -- Annual Members Meeting and Dinner - 6/5/21 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 60 -- Annual Members Meeting and Dinner - 6/5/21 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 61 -- Annual Members Meeting and Dinner Eugene Vicknair and Greg Elems - Kerry Cochran
Image number 62 -- Annual Members Meeting and Dinner Jeff Pierce and Dave Roth- Kerry Cochran
Image number 63 -- Annual Dinner Matt Elems, Fred Elenbaas, Phil Schmierer, Randy Morton - Kerry Cochran
Image number 64 -- Annual Members Meeting and Dinner Steve Habeck, Greg Elems, Eugene Vicknair, Jeff Piece, -Dave - Kerry Cochran
Image number 65 -- Annual Meeting - Kerry Cochran
Image number 66 -- Annual Meeting Ann Morningstar and Jack Palmer - Kerry Cochran
Image number 67 -- Annual Meeting Loren Ross - Kerry Cochran
Image number 68 -- Reopening Sign - Kerry Cochran
Image number 69 -- This was taken on our members meeting day. With four retired rails, we have 149 yrs of railroad seniority standing on the 2001. Left to right, Phil Schmierer 41 yrs, Randy Morton 44 yrs, Greg Elems 39 yrs and Steve Habeck 25 yrs. - 6/5/21 - David Elems
Image number 70 -- David Elems taking the previous photo - Kerry Cochran
Image number 71 -- Crew Training - 6/5/21 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 72 -- President Elems Addressing the Crew 6/5/21 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 73 -- Jeff Pierce and Loren Ross 6/5/21 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 74 -- VP Habeck Addressing the Crew - 6/5/21 - Kerry Cochran
Image number 75 -- Vista Flat Rolls Again - Kerry Cochran
Image number 76 -- Vista Flat Rolls Again - Kerry Cochran
Image number 77 -- Work on Vista Flat - Kerry Cochran
Image number 78 -- Completed Track Work - 6/2/21 - Ethan Doty
Image number 79 -- Track Work Update - 5/30/21 - David Hutton
Image number 80 -- Outside rail getting removed for new relay rail. 5/28/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 81 -- A closer view of the removed ties. 5/26/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 82 -- By this time the crew had placed 30-40 ties. 5/26/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 83 -- A view of the new ties, closer to Milward switch. 5/26/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 84 -- Crew foreman David Hutton running the Bobcat, is shown here sliding in a new tie. 5/26/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 85 -- Sliding in a new tie - 2 5/26/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 86 -- Sliding in a new tie - 3 5/26/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 87 -- The start of the track work on May 24th found Goose Lake high rail truck on the balloon track. 5/24/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 88 -- With a crew of four, here we see one of them pulling spikes with an air spike puller. 5/24/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 89 -- 325 ties have been placed out on the balloon track. 5/24/21 - Greg Elems
Image number 90 -- Example of bad ties. 4/28/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 91 -- Balloon Track Out-of-Service 4/28/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 92 -- Museum Reopening Notice - Paul Finnegan
Image number 93 -- Vista Flat may return to service in 2021. - Paul Finnegan
Image number 94 -- Vista Flat may return to service in 2021. - Paul Finnegan
Image number 95 -- New Museum WiFi Access Point Installed 4/28/21 - Paul Finnegan
Image number 96 -- 2021 Closure Notice
Image number 97 -- Closed to public - Kerry Cochran
Image number 98 -- No Trespassing - Kerry Cochran
Image number 99 -- Closed until further notice - Kerry Cochran


Page last updated:  Thu Sep 16 06:12:32 PDT 2021