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  by Otto Vondrak
 
This thread is for posting news updates and discussion of preservation activities related to the United Railway Historical Society of New Jersey for 2010. If you have questions about their policies or other non-preservation activities, please start a new thread.

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  by SGLX1202
 
2010 looks to be a good year for our efforts in Boonton. With 2 projects nearing completion, the PRR flat car and the RDG caboose, and the work being done to the E8's and GG1, things are shaping up. So as soon as the weather breaks and we can bear to be outside again, look for work sessions to be posted. Thanks to everyone who has, is continuing, and will be helping to restore this equiptment.

Steve Gerritsen
Boonton Yard Foreman
  by Otto Vondrak
 
SGLX1202 wrote:With 2 projects nearing completion, the PRR flat car and the RDG caboose...
Steve, have any pictures? Once these two projects are completed, what will happen to them? Destined for use or display at other museums in the region? Will there be future Open Houses at Boonton?

-otto-
  by SGLX1202
 
Next time i'm at the yard I'll take some pictures and post. Hope to see the caboose get used somewhere, not sure with the flat car at this point, but we'll see what comes up. As far as open houses, nothing at the moment.
  by Kaback9
 
I thought they were not allowed to hold open houses any more in the yard in Boonton.
  by NJT4272
 
Kaback9 wrote:I thought they were not allowed to hold open houses any more in the yard in Boonton.
http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... 75#p691636
  by Mr. Ed
 
Do any of the diesels at Boonton run?

Later!
Mr. Ed
  by SGLX1202
 
Only the PSE&G switcher. Although only 1 of the 2 Cummins 6 cylinder diesels run, she stills runs good.
  by Mr. Ed
 
For short consists, you only need one.

Later!
Mr. Ed
  by Otto Vondrak
 
NJT4272 wrote:
Kaback9 wrote:I thought they were not allowed to hold open houses any more in the yard in Boonton.
http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... 75#p691636
I forgot about that, thanks for the reminder.

-otto-
  by Steve F45
 
looking good.

How come the PRR flat wasn't painted first before the new wood was put down?
  by SGLX1202
 
If it was up to me at the time it would have been. However the surface the deck sits on was primed at least, and a few boards already mounted, so rather than take them up we continued on. Not a big deal.
  by larry1090
 
Hello, Just a quick update were back in full swing up at the boonton yard with lots of things going on. The first big project was to clear the right of way with all the trees's that have fallen on the tracks and on one of the cars.
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We started working on the flat car again and are trying to get the boards done as soon as we can. Any one with any Free time, we could always use extra hands for this or any of our other projets were going to be working on this year. We are woking in the yard weekdays and weekends. The days we work on change so if you can help email me to be placed on the email work group email list or you can PM me on here also.

Other big news is the Fence is going in very soon. We had our last meeting with the fence company and Transit. We are looking foward to getting the yard Fenced in.
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Stay tuned for more update's from me and Steve as we get time to post them.

Remember Help is always needed Email or PM for more info.

Thanks
Larry Gross
Boonton Yard Foreman
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