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 Post subject: Re: IRM acquires U28B
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:36 am 

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IRM's other U boat is MILW 5056 on the roster here.

www5.irm.org/cgi-bin/rsearch.cgi?diesel=Chicago+Milwaukee+St.+Paul+&+Pacific+(Milwaukee+Road)=5056

Photo from 2010 here.

www.flickr.com/photos/22244341@N06/4329517538

IRMs a big place, even though I'm there two days a week I have not seen where 5056 is.


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 Post subject: Re: IRM acquires U28B
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:47 pm 

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buzz_morris wrote:
IRMs a big place, even though I'm there two days a week I have not seen where 5056 is.


5056 is not in the Diesel shop???

More pictures of 5056 et the new U28B (source railpictures)
5056
https://www.railpictures.net/photo/595458/

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/704861/

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3984849

U28B
https://www.railpictures.net/photo/704861/

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Anyway, it will be good to see a unit in Q Chinese red.


I agree but the CBQ has more livrery for U-boot????????

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 Post subject: Re: IRM acquires U28B
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:54 pm 

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buzz_morris wrote:
IRM's other U boat is MILW 5056 on the roster here.

www5.irm.org/cgi-bin/rsearch.cgi?diesel=Chicago+Milwaukee+St.+Paul+&+Pacific+(Milwaukee+Road)=5056

Photo from 2010 here.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22244341@N06/4329517538

IRMs a big place, even though I'm there two days a week I have not seen where 5056 is.


They have a Burlington Northern U30C too.

http://www5.irm.org/cgi-bin/rsearch.cgi ... thern=5383


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 Post subject: Re: IRM acquires U28B
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:10 am 

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buzz_morris wrote:
IRM's other U boat is MILW 5056 on the roster here.

www5.irm.org/cgi-bin/rsearch.cgi?diesel=Chicago+Milwaukee+St.+Paul+&+Pacific+(Milwaukee+Road)=5056

Photo from 2010 here.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22244341@N06/4329517538

IRMs a big place, even though I'm there two days a week I have not seen where 5056 is.


Looks like work has stopped and maybe barely touched in the last ten years.


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 Post subject: Re: IRM acquires U28B
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:03 am 

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Here is an old restoration update on the 5056:

http://www5.irm.org/dieseldept/restoration/index.html

Quite a bit of work has been accomplished, but finding a replacement for a seized gearbox described in the link above (which I recall as being unique to the U25B) has been a stumbling block. The 5056 arrived at IRM in the mid-1990s from Miller Compressing, a scrapper in Milwaukee.

Might it be possible to acquire the gearbox and other parts from the Cascade Rail Foundation, which has acquired MILW 5057 from the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, CA for static display in Cle Elum, WA? This might be a win-win in terms of eventually bringing the 5056 back to life and reducing the 5057's weight, helpful for its over-the-road movement to Cle Elum.

Information on the MILW 5057 can be found at: https://www.milwelectric.org/5057project/


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 Post subject: Re: IRM acquires U28B
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:49 am 

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What gear box is seized?? The twin rad fan right angle drive unit? That is definitely unique to the U25B.


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 Post subject: Re: IRM acquires U28B
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:13 am 

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This is a bit of a late comment, but I was having trouble finding out if the other U28B (U30B) is operational or not; does anyone know? The VLIX #5323 was stored at the Kentucky Railway Museum for a while and there had been some rumors of purchasing and restoring it to L&N colors, but these were only rumors.


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 Post subject: Re: IRM acquires U28B
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:10 am 

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1st startup at IRM: https://www.facebook.com/IRMDieselShop/ ... 372041702/
(sorry, it's only available on Facebook at the moment)

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 Post subject: Re: IRM acquires U28B
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:51 pm 

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This coming weekend is Diesel Days at IRM and they have started several other units for the first time in a while, including Alco RSD15 "alligator" GB&W 2407: https://www.facebook.com/IRMDieselShop/ ... fy_me_page

and Milwaukee Road 760, a Fairbanks Morse H10-44: https://www.facebook.com/IRMDieselShop/ ... fy_me_page


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 Post subject: Re: IRM acquires U28B
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:51 am 

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There’s some confusion about the new U28B.


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 Post subject: Re: IRM acquires U28B
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:35 pm 

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trainman522 wrote:
This is a bit of a late comment, but I was having trouble finding out if the other U28B (U30B) is operational or not; does anyone know? The VLIX #5323 was stored at the Kentucky Railway Museum for a while and there had been some rumors of purchasing and restoring it to L&N colors, but these were only rumors.


It does in fact start and run. Battery boxes rebuilt, Crankcase overpressure switch replaced, and some other work has been done. It needs compressor valves re-worked and some injectors replaced.


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