continue to do a great job in building the Museum at
Chippewa Lake. The Car Barn itself is completed. Work
continues in earnest with the trackage. The main area of concentration is
the wye that is branching off of the mainline into the
car barn area. The goal is to get as many car into the
car barn as possible. All this work takes time as well as
money. Please consider in joining the Museum and lending a volunteer hand.
This looks like a view from a "prosperity special " crossing the plains of Ohio - but you are actually looking at several cars stored on the south side of Buffham Rd., as seen from across the farm fields ( note the deer tracks in the foreground ) as seen from Ryan Rd on 1 - 2 - 01
Here is LSE 42 and LSE 181 together
again, along the northerly side of the barn as the barn lead track work progresses towards them (J. Kostelnik)
Our track mobile and four wheel crane car are ready for service. The flat car between them is used for building the railroad as well as
giving rides to the workers (S. Heister)
of the carbarn with operating switch. Switch throw is one obtained from
RTA Windermere yard. It was rebuilt by Walt Stoner (S. Heister)
This is a view across the barn lead
looking toward Buffham Road. CSX is operating a train loaded with coil
steel and coke towards Seville. Just ahead of the first engine are several
of NORM's stored cars on the South side of the road. (J. Kostelnik)
Looking easterly across the stored rail
at the new siding lead as it extends towards the side of the barn. (J.
Here is a view of the
track work in
front of the barn. The switches shown will lead to the storage track
down the left side of the barn, and the three barn leads. Also under
construction ( off to the right ) is the last switch to the track that
will run down the right side of the barn. Car 31 is further down on
the left, waiting for the track work to reach it, while car 42 is on
the Right, awaiting the track to be finished next to it so it can be
Now how about this view - straight out
the back windows of SHRT 031 looking at the new track work heading right
towards it! (J. Kostelnik)
Here volunteers are shown
working on the wye south of Buffham Road.
This photo shows the
equipment stored south of the Buffman road crossing. The
CSX trackage is visible to the left.
rail being laid at the Museum in 1979! That is C&LE # 105 in the
Shop trucks being removed in preparation of SHRT 11 truck swap.
Scrapping of fire -damaged SHRT 11 continues as SHRT 31 looks on -
salvaged trucks and parts to be used to restore SHRT 31, which is
currently sitting on shop trucks.
The restoration of PRR outside braced boxcar nears completion. (2002)
CRC/RTA Buda and visitors' flatcar out on the mainline during NORM open house
2002. LSE 464 freight trailer body and Chicago L 4000 series
trailer also visible. The Chicago L trailer is in the process of being
cleaned out and sealed for winter.
Svec is servicing a small lathe. (11/01)
Svec is servicing a drill press. (11/01)
is painting our PRR boxcar. (11/01)
is the arch bar truck for the interurban freight trailer. (11/01)
crane 0711 on the property. (11/01)
Adamcik seen on the crane. (11/01)
moves a set of wheels (S. Heister)
Dave Anderson scrapes paint
on a Pennsylvania Railroad X-23 boxcar. Next he will start priming it.
is used to pole a set of Rapid Transit Car trucks around (S. Heister)
next two frames show the equipment being moved around the barn on the new
storage tracks - track one holds the two ex-CTS/ex-TTC Shaker PCC
cars (jk 11/00)
This photo shows one of the PCCs from a reverse angle to the last shot, while the trackmobile moves the ex-CEI flatcar around the loop track (jk 11/00).
one shows the PRR boxcar being sandblasted and primed (the interior is
already repainted ) (jk 11/00)