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 Post subject: IRM Diesel Daze
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:51 am 

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This weekend, August 10 and 11, the Illinois Railway Museum is hosting its annual Diesel weekend. Among the rare pieces possible in operation are 4 Alcos 1 Baldwin and two GE's. Of course, your favorite EMD units will also be operating. The diesel department has been preparing for this event for months. Don't miss it! Each days parade starts in the early afternoon.


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 Post subject: Re: IRM Diesel Daze
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:55 am 

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There is a diesel parade? I think the web site only mentions various trains pulled by different diesels and departing at different times.


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 Post subject: Re: IRM Diesel Daze
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:34 am 

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From the Diesel Days Page here

www.irm.org/event/diesel-days/?event_date=2019-08-10

"We will not have the parade of power as in previous years. Instead, there will be a set schedule of different trains running each day."

Personally I think a big improvement over the parade as that involved too much staging.
The weather looks great for this. From the looks of the posted schedule there will be a LOT of engine-train couplings. As well as cab rides and the Caboose train!

See you there.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:03 pm 

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 Post subject: Re: IRM Diesel Daze
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:22 pm 

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The Baldwin centercab unit was out by the mainline when I was there Wednesday. Does anyone know if that runs?


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 Post subject: Re: IRM Diesel Daze
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:32 pm 
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BnOTolSub wrote:
The Baldwin centercab unit was out by the mainline when I was there Wednesday. Does anyone know if that runs?



Yes, it does, and as far as I know it's one of the planned operating units for one of the days. As long as it's passed it's inspection and nothing goes wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: IRM Diesel Daze
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:20 am 

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Robert J wrote:
Cab rides have to be paid for during this event per IRM's website.


Or, if you want to be cheap about it, watch this video:
https://youtu.be/ZBzgvWr0KAA


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