Restoration Notes: A Day in the Life of a Railway Museum.

Saturday, February 24, 1996

The SCSRA meets each Saturday at the Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. Current projects include the restoration of Santa Fe motorcar M.177, installation of a new stub-switch and siding at the west end of the park, rebuild of the #1 prime mover in EMC Model-40 "The Charley Atkins" and the construction of the Crystal Springs and Cahuenga Valley Railroad.

Stub Switch

With the stub switch installation completed, the siding remains to be finished. The track gang was out today, laying ballast and extending the track. This new siding will provide valuable storage space, relieving the already overcrowded main yard.

Travel Town #1

No work was performed on TT #1. The engine switched California Western #56 to prepare for installation of a replacement auxiliary generator.

California Western #56

The existing auxiliary generator was prepped for removal and the wiring disconnected. The replacement unit, while an original Baldwin unit, is not 100% identical and adjustments will have to be made in order to install it.

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