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RR Days 2017 Preparation
Ali Barbato, Michael Clawson, Ethan Doty, Greg Elems, David Epling & Bart Hansen



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Image number 1 -- David and Bart Hansen brought their tractor to the museum and did some road and parking lot repair.
Image number 2 -- Greatly improved entry road after the Hansen team's work.
-Photo by Bart Hansen

Image number 3 -- Parking lot after being graded by David and Bart Hansen.
-Photo by Bart Hansen

Image number 4 -- Auto train arrives with UP 3014 and UP 1982 for their visit for RR Days
- Photo by Ethan Doty

Image number 5 -- UP 1982 arriving in the UP yard for her visit to RR Days.
-Photo by Bart Hansen

Image number 6 -- Janet Steeper with Loren Ross moving the Quincy 3 in preparation of Portola RR Days.
-Photo by Greg Elems

Image number 7 -- Ethan Doty waiting for hand signals from Loren Ross on the Quincy 1100.
-Photo by Greg Elems

Image number 8 -- Janet Steeper on the QRR 1100 in-between switching moves.
-Photo by Greg Elems

Image number 9 -- David Epling, Bil Jackson, David Elems and Steve Habeck with the second engine used in switching equipment around for Portola RR Days.
-Photo by Greg Elems

Image number 10 -- David Epling staring intently in the mirror waiting for the next hand signal to complete the switching move of the troop sleeper.
-Photo by Greg Elems

Image number 11 -- Loren Ross cutting the troop sleeper away from Norman Holmes box car on the caboose train loading platform track with the SP 2873.
-Photo by Greg Elems

Image number 12 -- Bil Jackson, David Elems and David Epling in the middle of a move at the west end of the shops.
-Photo by Greg Elems

Image number 13 -- Empty East 2 Rail ready for UP units.
- Photo by Ethan Doty

Image number 14 -- Norm's Caboose, SN 1642, and Norm's boxcar with the UP 6946.
- Photo by Ethan Doty

Image number 15 -- WP 707 rests in the sun on West 4 after a long time in the shop.
- Photo by Michael Clawson

Image number 16 -- WP 707 outside again.
- Photo by Michael Clawson

Image number 17 -- N Scalers setting up in diesel shop.
-Photo by Ethan Doty

Image number 18 -- 1L (Bil Jackson) and Fritz (David Elems) setting up the WP 2001 display.
-Photo by Ethan Doty

Image number 19 -- Sun reflecting off the windshield of WP 917.
-Photo by Greg Elems

Image number 20 -- Visiting UP unit UP 3014, SD70ACe-T4.
- Photo by Michael Clawson

Image number 21 -- The two visiting UP units made it inside the museum August 24th and were spotted on the pan for washing.
-Photo by Greg Elems

Image number 22 -- Janet Steeper, Loren Ross, Greg Elems & David Dodds working on cleaning UP 3014.
-Photo by Ethan Doty

Image number 23 -- David Dodds washing the UP 3014 before moving it to display on the east side of the shop. MP 1982 will get washed next.
-Photo by Greg Elems

Image number 24 -- Work on washing the 3014 continues.
-Photo by Greg Elems

Image number 25 -- Paul Lanyi cleaning the UP 1982.
- Photo by Ali Barbato

Image number 26 -- UP 1982 leading the way into East 2 with Ethan watching the track as units move in. Loren Ross watched them down at the switch, Steve Habeck was running from 3014.
- Photo by Ali Barbato

Image number 27 -- UP 1982 and UP 3014 on West 3 at the museum.
- Photo by David Epling

Image number 28 -- Charlie Spikes and Loren Ross doing a last minute job briefing before the first caboose train of Railroad Days.
-Photo by Greg Elems

Image number 29 -- New radiator has been installed and the engine started. Charlie Spikes, Duane Vander Venn and Bil Jackson's handy work.
-Photo by Greg Elems

Image number 30 -- Steve Habeck and KC Dunn discussing Portola Railroad Days' buttons in the Museum Store. It is a Very nice button this year.
-Photo by Greg Elems

Image number 31 -- UP 3014 seen with WP 917-D and UP 6946. A study of the evolution of EMD noses.
-Photo by Greg Elems

Image number 32 -- We ran the caboose train for this tour group. Loren Ross is seen discussing the finer points of the cabooses with our guests.
-Photo by Greg Elems

Image number 33 -- Bil Jackson, our CMO, answering questions and telling tall railroad tales to the first passengers of Railroad Days for 2017.
-Photo by Greg Elems



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