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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Museum Update April 2021

Museum Update April 2021

The past two months here at the museum have been a productive one. We are currently preparing to open the museum very soon with the return on our interurban and streetcar ride on the scenic Sacramento Northern. In preparation, we are inspecting our historic equipment to make sure it's all safe to use. Our volunteer operators are also getting some practice time on the streetcars and going over safe Covid-19 protocols.

After months of sitting the museum's collection is slowly being cycled through the shop for their routine maintenance. Pictured above Peter Hinckley services the brake cylinder on Melbourne car 648.

Work also continues on the museum’s signal garden. One of our youngest volunteers Cristian Cuadra removes old failing paint off a lower quadrant wig-wag. The Museum has set up a GoFundMe to raise money for building the signal garden.
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/help-wrm-build-a-signal-garden

signal garden volunteer cristian cuadra

Lastly, shop volunteers brought the newly acquired San Diego Electric PCC into the shop to get a closer look at all of the equipment underneath the car. We are happy to report that it all looks to be intact and is in very reasonable condition. We are currently looking for a interested volunteers who are willing to help rebuild part of the car that was heavily damaged from a fire before being owned by the museum. If you or someone you know are interested in working on San Diego Electic 502 please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Suisun City, CA 94585

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