I've been sick for a few days so I can't remember which part this blog is. Please forgive me.
So let's see whats going on.
2 Saturdays ago, I forgot to post this blog-
While a small, but highly devoted, crew was teaming up in Riverhead to begin the repainting project,
George, John S,Paul, Bernard, Steve,Leon and I installed the 2nd electrical panel board.
We hated the back breaking work, however, we got it done.
We did have to re-hang the french cleat which will actually connect to the electrical cabinet itself.
Hopefully, we will be able to install it come Saturday June 10, if the electrician is around to inspect things for us. If he is and we pass muster, then we can glue up the underground piping which will connect the meter pan to the breaker box and back fill everything. This would also be a help as walking around and over the turntable is getting mighty lame.
Now onto This past Saturday June 3rd.
While Leon, Steve T and myself were attending my sister in law,Betty's, wedding, Gerard was in charge at Riverhead. Thanks to Ronnie, Don Fischer from the RR Museum of L.I. and the OBRM crew who went out, our P72 passenger coach 2956 has had all 4 sides repainted in the proper-silver marlin- color. The roof was not done nor was the underside, but just the 4 exterior walls as there was plenty of graffiti and we desperately need to get it painted over.
Next week, weather permitting of course, we plan on attacking our BM60-Baggage Mail car for repainting.
It too has been tagged while in storage and it will, once again, look splendid in a fresh coat of Tuscan Red.
Again, no underside or roof painting is planned.
After our second P72 coach, 2935 is brought into the storage yard, we will bombard that car as well for repainting.
Photos have been posted on OBRM Facebook page.
All is well, All is good.
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