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Date: 10/01/11 12:58
SP&S FA #866 Restoration Progress?
Author: jmw

Was wondering how this project is coming along. The last update I could find was from Dec 2010.

Can't wait for Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's FA to get finished!

JMW



Date: 10/01/11 14:38
Re: SP&S FA #866 Restoration Progress?
Author: GN599

My guess is it is in standy mode along with everything else that was at Brooklyn roundhouse.



Date: 10/01/11 16:01
Re: SP&S FA #866 Restoration Progress?
Author: asheldrake

I believe this is about the Northwest Rail Museum's locomotive that is currently in off-site in-active storage
here in Portland OR. It is not owned by ORHF. NRM is a member organization of ORHF. Arlen



Date: 10/01/11 16:25
Re: SP&S FA #866 Restoration Progress?
Author: jmw

Not sure who ownes the FA but it's the one I saw at the Brooklyn, OR roundhouse in 2008.

There was a picture posted of the FA last year on TO with its nose partially painted.

JMW



Date: 10/01/11 18:51
Re: SP&S FA #866 Restoration Progress?
Author: EMDSW-1

Same condition since the move from Brooklyn last year. In a "secure" place behind a fence in northwest Portland with little if any chance to work on it.

Dick Samuels



Date: 10/01/11 18:55
Re: SP&S FA #866 Restoration Progress?
Author: jmw

Thank you for the update.

JMW



Date: 10/01/11 19:08
Re: SP&S FA #866 Restoration Progress?
Author: asheldrake

I would add that there is an incredible amount of work going on by all the active volunteers to get
the high priority items addressed.
Some of high priority items:
1) all the various issues relating to getting the new building built and open in 2012.
2) preparations for vacating the Brooklyn Roundhouse.
3) getting equipment and everything else ready for this years Holiday Express, 12/2-3-4 & 12/9-10-11.
4) figuring out operational procedures for the new facility.
5) developing the message we want to provide to visitors in our new facility.
6) getting the OR&N 197 ready to move.
7) getting the SP&S 700 operational.
8) continuing work on the Travellers Rest.
9) cleaning out the 4449 tool car.

ORHF and related organizations are very lucky to have a group of unpaid volunteers who are able to devote
their available hours to these and other tasks; for some of the retired folk this is a more than full time
committment. Arlen



Date: 10/01/11 19:19
Re: SP&S FA #866 Restoration Progress?
Author: radar

asheldrake Wrote:
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> I believe this is about the Northwest Rail
> Museum's locomotive that is currently in off-site
> in-active storage
> here in Portland OR. It is not owned by ORHF.
> NRM is a member organization of ORHF. Arlen

There is a group in Snoqualmie Washington using the name Northwest Railway Museum. The two names are close enough to cause major confusion. If nothing else, it makes the Portland group nearly invisible on a search engine.



Date: 10/01/11 19:26
Re: SP&S FA #866 Restoration Progress?
Author: nomosantafe

jmw Wrote:
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> Was wondering how this project is coming along.
> The last update I could find was from Dec 2010.
>
> Can't wait for Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's
> FA to get finished!
>
> JMW


Here are 3 photos I took on 10/21/2010.

Nomosantafe
Fort Worth, Texas
"Where the West Begins"








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