Friday, June 30th, 2006
I just got word from Bill C. that he has the car #991247 (was on the tower in the WPC last I saw it) running! Yes we have another turbine car that may be fully operational soon. After re-filling all the fluids (they had been drained for storage) and other “prep” work – it started – then filled the archives with smoke! Bill soon figured out what the problem was and thanks to his experience and knowledge of the cars – he got the smoke fixed. Still a few parts that “walked off” when it was “mounted” on the tower need to be made before it will be fully functional but that time may be very near. I wish I lived closer to Detroit.
Maybe I can get Bill to take it for a “shake-down” cruise to Northern Minnesota – well – maybe not.
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