• Danbury Railway Museum Thread

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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England

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  by andre
 
DutchRailnut wrote:And before you utter Idea's effecting the D.R.M. discus it with a museum member, preferable a board member.
Your Idea may have already been given but rejected due to differrent causes, like insurance of several million Dollahhhs, FRA compliancy, lack of qualified crews, no operating agreement, lack of cooperation from HRRC or MNCR due to any of the above ?, cost prohibitive etc etc.

I agree on the course of action here, to get something done in any museum or non profit is to speak with a board member to gain the feedback and opinion, then form a proposal for the board to review.
  by RRBUFF
 
It is amazing how much our society has changed due to regulations. I am a member of the Connecticut Valley Railroad Association, now the Railroad Museum of New England. Back in the late 1960 when we operated the old Connecticut Valley 97 , now at the Valley Railroad we ran steam trips starting at Danbury to Canaan for their Old Railroad Days. The New Haven RR was receptive to these trips,provided the equipment and personnel and made the trips enjoyable for all.
  by DutchRailnut
 
well look where New Haven Railroad is now ?? nuff said !
  by Otto Vondrak
 
Metro-Man101 wrote:Making fun of 18 year olds with ideas...Really?
Stop. This is a battle you will not win. Do not proceed. Fair warning.

Let's return to the discussion of the DRM's activities?

-otto-
  by Otto Vondrak
 
andre wrote:...and here comes yet another "lets bash drm post because a certain somebody was annoyed by a former member"
Not from me. I only comment on facts, not emotional attachment.

-otto-
  by andre
 
"Can't we all just get along?"

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  by andre
 
Update as of 7/21/2012

CN Caboose has been REPAINTED and it looks great

The Rutland flatcars are currently under general repair and repaint as we speak and will look great and run nice once completed

Trackwork is currently progressing at a rapid pace due to the decent weather this season.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&featu ... JcEGx1bSiE
  by Hudsonrail
 
In addition to what Andre mentioned, the scaffolding is now down at the NYC wooden caboose and work is being done on the inside, there is good progress being made on the Tonawanda Valley, our speeder is being worked on along with our Burro Crane.
  by Otto Vondrak
 
andre wrote:Update as of 7/21/2012: CN Caboose has been REPAINTED and it looks great. The Rutland flatcars are currently under general repair and repaint as we speak and will look great and run nice once completed
Hudsonrail wrote:In addition to what Andre mentioned, the scaffolding is now down at the NYC wooden caboose and work is being done on the inside, there is good progress being made on the Tonawanda Valley, our speeder is being worked on along with our Burro Crane.
That is good news, indeed. I hope you'll post pictures when you can!

-otto-
  by shadyjay
 
Seeing as this is the only Danbury Railway Museum thread I could find....

They finally updated their web site!!!

https://www.danburyrail.org/

Complete with a new, detailed equipment roster and a lot of information. Nice job!!!

(Ironically, the old web site was probably last updated in 2012)
  by NaugyRR
 
That looks much, much better. They did an excellent job. Hopefully once it's safe to go outside again they start getting some foot traffic again. I always enjoy stopping in to walk around and chat if I'm down in the area.
  by Jeff Smith
 
Indeed, a very nice upgrade to the site! Here's what I want to do: https://www.danburyrail.org/throttle

I know this has been said before, but it would be nice if they could have some kind of excursion train similar to RMNE/Naugy, perhaps on the Beacon portion, if CTDOT could obtain it from HRRC, who have no active customers on it. And yes, I know, that requires egress from the yard onto the Housy, who are storing waste cars leading up to White St, and potentially that last stretch which MNRR uses as a yard.
  by DutchRailnut
 
few problems with that federal certification of both crews and equipment , and union agreements prohibiting such.
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