MBTA3247 wrote:5821: currently can limp along well enough to do a photo runby through the loop. If the damaged motor is repaired in time, then it should be operable
5821 does not need to limp along, the car runs fine on 2 motors. This is not done in regular service because doing so would be harmful to the working motors long term. This car, like 31, can be put into passenger service for special events such as this one.
Also, Eastern Mass. 4387 is out of service for the same reason as 5821, and its motor has been sent out. I'm not sure what the time frame is for that car but the motor may be back by then.
MBTA3247 wrote:If P601 isn't considered inoperable, it should be. I know from first hand experience that the controllers on it are totally shot (point? what points?).
This doesn't mean that the controller is shot, it just needs to be serviced.
0997-01000 (I'm not sure of 0997's status, but It has run in the past couple years, so I'm sure if there's anything wrong with it, it's not major)
01450-01455 (need poles and a paint job, this could be done by June)
3424 is not likely to run but it will hopefully be operable. It could be lit up and running, maybe a nice cool place to sit and relax.
Don't forget about our 6 Trackless Trolleys (8361, 8450?, 4006 [not on property, but it will be by then], 4013, 4028, and 4049), 3 fishbows (6069, 6169, and one in Eastern Mass. colors that I don't remember the number of), 2 flyers (9138 and 9170), 2 RTSs (8400 and 8903) and I'm probably forgetting others. There are some old pre-MBTA gas buses too but I'm not extremely knowledgeable in that department (whites, macs, etc).
Whatever the case may be, we'll have PLENTY of stuff to run, and we have PLENTY of time to get stuff ready. Some of this stuff will require hands though, so If anyone is interested in getting involved and helping they are encouraged to sign up and show up! Feel free to contact myself or John for more info on doing so, or visit the Museum to join.
ck4049 wrote:Actually, 0719 doesnt have any seating available for our visitors. It is operable but I dont know if it will run.
0719 needs to be cleaned out, it most certainly has seats!