Backshophoss wrote:The NYCTA Museum Fleet roams the entire system ,based from 1 unused station and shop support at one of the major shops.
Chicago's El heritage fleet calls 1 of the shops home, uses retired volunteer help, also roams the entire system as well.
If a decent plot of land near a major shop,build a Museum/station,display tracks that are tied into yard trackage to allow
access for at least at short run around the yard that should OK for 1000/1001 to be used. as other classes are retired
call that yard "Home" and be allowed to roam the system as a mixed consist for "Fantrips"
The "Given" is 1000/1001 are not allowed out of yard limits of the "home" yard where the heritage fleet is based.
This could also be as the home for the Heritage Bus Fleet,that free up space at current bus depot/yard that the bus heritage fleet is stored at.
The thing is with NYC MTA's Museum Fleet, is that it's parked *at* the Transit Museum most of the time, and is accessible to the public.
Chicago's "L" heritage fleet doesn't have a central public location like NYC MTA's fleet does. There are other museums with some of the cars, but nothing matching NYC.
I haven't heard of any museum where you can walk through any WMATA car, TBH.