Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

While we are still recovering from Mother Nature's TRICK on the East Coast--enjoy some of the photos from the Annual Meeting. Checkout the snow we had! Thanks to Stan Lubowicki for the snow picture and Elaine Farrell for the meeting pictures.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Our Annual Meeting is history--hoping that all got home safely--we had a total of 9.7 inches of snow! It was a good meeting--unfortunately, not all who wanted to come could make it because of the unprecedented East Coast snow storm. The DeCamp family had a GREAT presentation on the history of their company. DeCamp Bus Lines is the oldest privately owned bus company in the country. We enjoyed all the slides and the great stories. Thank you.
Andy Henderson then presented a slide show of his father's collection and told some great stories remembering his Dad and the buses he owned and the family trips they took on them. Thank you Andy.
Luncheon was delicious with lasagna, salad, desserts.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Tomorrow, October 29, is our Annual Meeting. They are predicting 3-6" inches of snow starting mid-day! Are you ready for snow???? Way too early for that!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday, October 24, 2011 UPDATE

Tom Mozer and Ed Wolf worked all day at the Annex--here's what they accomplished:
Trans Bridge - air in system, back off brakes, towed out of building and prepped for Wednesday tow.
4106: Drained and replaced engine & trans oil. Ready to start.
Bonanza: Put up on blocks. Drained transmission oil.
Williamsburg: Put up on blocks in preparation for fluid drain.
CAT Fishbowl: Moved back 6 feet to allow movement in annex.
Michaud: Towed to Middletown for flood recovery work.
4104: Towed to Middletown for flood recovery work
Some floor clean up where MCI 9B was parked.
Emergency instructions posted.
Trash from floor clean up disposal
Tarp put in dumpster at museum.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011 UPDATE

Here are the pictures from yesterday's work session--looks like a lot more progress has been made! Great job volunteers!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Don't forget our ANNUAL MEETING/LUNCHEON/FUND RAISER on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the Museum--hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 UPDATE

Here, finally, are some of the pictures from Saturday's work session.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011 UPDATE

Saturday, October 15, was a VERY productive day. Thanks to the following volunteers: Walter Earl, Linda and Michael Burshtin, Dan Lehman, Ed Wolf, Tom Mozer and James Mahraj. They worked from 8 am to 4:45 pm and here's what they accomplished:

Power washed tool room and cleaned bathroom.

Scraped mud from floor and disposed of speedy dry for haz mat removal.

Brakes lines and diaphragm replaced on 4104.

4104 moved outside under its own power.

4103 engine, trans, rear oil drained and replaced. 4103 started and ran, but clutch is hanging up.

4103 towed out of garage.

Steel shelving moved into garage.

Grass cut.

Cleaned Michaud Bus with Simple Green.

Only three buses remain in the garage--the CAT, Red Lion and Transbridge. Thanks to Dan Lehman for serving lunch to the volunteers.

I'm promised pictures this evening--so hopefully will post them tomorrow.

Great job!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 UPDATE

Another GREAT work day - October 8, 2011 - paint chips washed/dried. Power washed the cab of Little Spike, started and moved the RTS and the MC-5--the volunteers have been doing an extraordinary job! Thank you!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011 UPDATE

Volunteer Michael Burshtin and his wife, Lynn, spent all day Sunday at home hand washing about 1200 DuPont paint color standard metal plates and laying them out in the field to dry. Our basement floor is also covered with a few thousand of the Dupont paint color standard paper files, drying out with a couple fans and
dehumidifiers. I think we can save about all of them. Ken McNelis had taken the
repair manual binders home to dry out, and he told us that they too seem
to be savable.

This is GREAT news!!! Thanks Michael.

Monday, October 10, 2011

For anyone planning on attending the October Board Meeting--it has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 13, 2011, at 6:30 pm