Spring Clean Up 4/28/2008
This years first clean up day at the 624 display site went very well.
Vice President Joe Novosel brought the hi-rail boom truck out to help with the removal of the last portion of the original fence from the display site. Visiting future member Mark Stanek also drove up from Lacrosse, IN with his hi-rail truck. Using the boom truck to yank the old fence posts out of the ground, Mark and a few other members on site went to the task of removing the concrete from the base of the posts so they can be scrapped for museum funds. Mark Rubacka also helped with weed patrol around the fence line and display cars.
Plans are being discussed for the South Shore caboose's new paint job which can possibly taken place this year. Also discussed were dates for work days on the Monon caboose as well as the PRR Signal.
A meeting was scheduled with the EJ&E railroad in conjunction with the proposed donation of the abandoned branch line thru Hammond towards Gary, IN as a permanent home. ( If this goes thru then we will finally have a place to move our interlocking tower to)
For more updates and photos please visit www.nwirps.org
or our yahoo group at finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/NickelPlateRoad624