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 Post subject: TP&W 800 and IRM
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:44 pm 

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IRM diesel team has secured a loan to ensure the purchase of the 800 from the Morristown and Erie. They had until the end of this month to complete the purchase. Fund raising efforts continue to repay the loan.


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 Post subject: Re: TP&W 800 and IRM
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:58 pm 

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Awesome news; congrats to the IRM diesel team!


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 Post subject: Re: TP&W 800 and IRM
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:18 pm 

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Happy to hear, but this is certainly one of the quietest fundraising efforts I have seen..


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 Post subject: Re: TP&W 800 and IRM
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:18 pm 

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Hope this helps.

http://www.irm.org/savethe800/


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 Post subject: Re: TP&W 800 and IRM
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:22 pm 

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Looks like the purchase was completed today.


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 Post subject: Re: TP&W 800 and IRM
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:03 pm 

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I made my contribution lately; good t see that she will be saved!

thanks

dan


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 Post subject: Re: TP&W 800 and IRM
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:54 am 

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Sorry for the question. She was saved or not??


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 Post subject: Re: TP&W 800 and IRM
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:26 pm 

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Yes, the engine was saved and will be going to Illinois Railway Museum.

Alan


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 Post subject: Re: TP&W 800 and IRM
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:38 pm 

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Those folks at the IRM continue to amaze us; with a little money, they can do wonders. The recent progress on the ATSF FP45, the work on restoring the Rock Island Geep, the future work on the ATSF RSD15 "gator", you name it, they have a lot going on. And then there's the steam shop and their successes....

Dan


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 Post subject: Re: TP&W 800 and IRM
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:57 pm 

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Not to mention all the streetcar, L car and interurban car restorations. IRM can field 2 4 car CA&E trains. 4 steel and 4 wood. Including one of the original 1902 cars.


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 Post subject: Re: TP&W 800 and IRM
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:42 pm 

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The wood work that goes on at the museum is amazing! Nearly any railroad car has some wood parts up to complete wood cars.

I wish I was a rich man who can fund big projects!

But I will have to just be a regular member; who admires the work!

Ted Miles, IRM Member


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 Post subject: Re: TP&W 800 and IRM
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:23 pm 

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superfleet wrote:
The recent progress on the ATSF FP45, the work on restoring the Rock Island Geep, the future work on the ATSF RSD15 "gator", you name it, they have a lot going on. And then there's the steam shop and their successes....

Dan


Dan -

I'm assuming by the comment noting "the Rock Island Geep", that you are referring to C&NW GP7 #4160. This locomotive was supposedly purchased as a parts source, but then IRM actually got it running about 8 or 10 years ago. I never heard whether the "parts source" plan was still in place or whether it was going to be restored to service. Now by your comment, I'm wondering if it is to be restored back to its original Rock Island heritage? I looked on the IRM website and yes, it appears that it is being worked on, but didn't see how it was going to be repainted. Maybe I missed that info somewhere. Can you, or someone, advise what IRM is doing with it? Thanks.

Les


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 Post subject: Re: TP&W 800 and IRM
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:48 am 

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Les Beckman wrote:
Dan -

I'm assuming by the comment noting "the Rock Island Geep", that you are referring to C&NW GP7 #4160. This locomotive was supposedly purchased as a parts source, but then IRM actually got it running about 8 or 10 years ago. I never heard whether the "parts source" plan was still in place or whether it was going to be restored to service. Now by your comment, I'm wondering if it is to be restored back to its original Rock Island heritage? I looked on the IRM website and yes, it appears that it is being worked on, but didn't see how it was going to be repainted. Maybe I missed that info somewhere. Can you, or someone, advise what IRM is doing with it? Thanks.

Les


They are currently working on Rock Island 4506, which would be one of the rebuilt Geeps painted in the Ingram blue scheme. I'm not sure but it may be one that C&NW picked up after the Rock's liquidation:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/IRMDieselSh ... 6991442123


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 Post subject: Re: TP&W 800 and IRM
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:36 pm 

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How did you find out that they got a Loan?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:57 pm 

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