Saturday, February 19, 2011

Yep ,We are still here!

Just because we can't work out in the cold & snow doesn't mean that things are not getting done.
Every day members of the Board of directors are working diligently to run the museum.
Our focuses are on educational commitments that we need to keep in order to have a museum charter.
We also work on the money aspect. Can't run a museum with out money! Getting #35 in running order, working with the town of Oyster Bay on the station restoration and getting our site plan developed takes many man hours. Not to mention that we are working on getting long term contracts in place with the town AND the LIRR for the display yard property.

Here are two items that we as volunteers will take to heart:
1-One of our long itme Volunteers Mike E., was able to procure many parts for the restoration of the 2 "dinkies", the General Electric 25 ton switch engines that the LIRR turned over to the OBRM last year.
These were mainly diesel engine parts but they should be enough to get one of the engines running.

2-I received the call I had been waiting for. Our Turntable Bridge Ties have been manufactured and will be delivered to our site in Oyster Bay. We have  a tentative delivery date of 3/2/11, so keep your fingers crossed that the ground is hard and there will not be any snow in the forecast.
I will call  a series of work sessions to lay out the ties and get them put together for installation.
Damn I hate the cold, but hey!, at least its better than rain!!