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Anthony RMLI
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Re: The Railroad Museum of Long Island
 
« Reply #460 on: Jun 20th, 2010, 4:50pm »
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Howdy Folks,
 
With summer tomorrow there is much progress at the Railroad Museum of Long Island(RMLI) Riverhead Museum. Restoration continues with our projects while visitors come and enjoy the history of Long Island
 
 
Caboose C-68
After much work completed in the fall of 2009, Project Manager Anthony DeBellis(me) solely in 10 started the summer season off with some fresh paint on 68. On Saturday 68 got a second coat of gloss black paint on the roof with safety orange on her car body with some black also applied to the under body and some other details. As you can see she looks amazing, with only a few more days of minor detail work remaining. A once brown caboose is once again in her proud Dashing Dan Era orange.



 
 
GE 25 Toner 399
Progress continues with the museum's operating locomotive. Rot has been cut out of the locomotive's cab with new pieces of metal cut with some already welded back into place. Rot has also continued to be removed from the inside floor of the cab. A box that helps to protect the engine's motor was also removed and cleaned up with it's shape made into a better rectangle. When the LIRR put a new engine in, it was bigger then the old one so a small box was added so it would fit properly.




 
 
Restoration Backshop
 
Once an eye soar is now one the best looking things on the property. The entire building had been painted with added details to come. More recent pictures to come in the next report

 
Volunteers are always welcome! Visit our website for all our most recent projects. We are moving a full throttle and we are not stopping.
http://www.rmli.us/RMLI/Restoration.html
 
Anthony DeBellis
Presidents' Aide de Camp
Railroad Museum of Long Island
http://rmli.us/RMLI/Welcome.html


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WH
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« Reply #461 on: Jul 8th, 2010, 3:47pm »
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Next Saturday I will attempt to take a ride over the museum to see what improvements (dare I say cleaning the place up... ) have been done.  
 
Not making any definite plans but I would like to swing by if I have the time.


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Anthony RMLI
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« Reply #462 on: Jul 8th, 2010, 4:21pm »
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Outstanding!
 
I'll be there putting the finishing touches on Caboose 68. I got some yellow paint for the handrails yesterday.  
 
Work will also be going on in our old storage building that is being renovated into an exhibit hall for the LIONEL layout from Michigan. The A/C and security alarms where installed, so next dry wall!
 
Other plans for the fall include the repainting of LIRR RS-3 1556 and Baggage car 7727, with the restoration of 0-6-0 16 to be started in Spring 2011.
 
Anthony


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WH
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« Reply #463 on: Jul 14th, 2010, 12:49pm »
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Sounds like work is definetely getting done.  
 
See ya'll Saturday. That is unless something crazy comes up but with 4 cars here, I think I can steal one to take a ride over.
 
on Jul 8th, 2010, 4:21pm, Anthony RMLI wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Outstanding!
 
I'll be there putting the finishing touches on Caboose 68. I got some yellow paint for the handrails yesterday.  
 
Work will also be going on in our old storage building that is being renovated into an exhibit hall for the LIONEL layout from Michigan. The A/C and security alarms where installed, so next dry wall!
 
Other plans for the fall include the repainting of LIRR RS-3 1556 and Baggage car 7727, with the restoration of 0-6-0 16 to be started in Spring 2011.
 
Anthony



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Anthony NNRY
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« Reply #464 on: Jul 17th, 2010, 6:15pm »
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Was pleased to meet WH today a the the museum.
 
As I am sure he saw the museum still has a long way to go, but is getting there. But I'll be in Nevada soon so we'll see how much work they get done without me hehe
 
Anthony


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Anthony NNRY
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« Reply #465 on: Oct 30th, 2010, 10:37pm »
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Evening Folks!
 
A LOT of work is happening in Riverhead right now. I think y'all find it interesting. From RS-3 Work, to the repainting of BEDT 16 with some carpentry work on a new deck there is a lot to do, with something for everyone! There has never been a better time to volunteer and work on your topic of interest! Interested in volunteering? Making a Difference? Preserving History? Learning something new? Feel free to send myself an e-mail at adebellis@rmli.us or President Fisher at dfisher@rmli.us to find out more on preserving the rich history of not only Long Island, but the State of New York.
 
NEWS UPDATE:
http://rmlinews.blogspot.com/2010/10/diesels-steamers-and-snowplows.html
 

 
Anthony DeBellis
Presidents' Aide de Camp
Railroad Museum of Long Island


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Anthony NNRY
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« Reply #466 on: Dec 19th, 2010, 12:38pm »
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Morning Folks,
 
Check out the blog for news about our new exhibit in Riverhead!
 
http://rmlinews.blogspot.com/2010/12/gp-38-cab-simulator-for-christmas.html
 

 
Anthony DeBellis
Presidents' Aide de Camp
Railroad Museum of Long Island


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WH
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« Reply #467 on: Feb 8th, 2011, 3:04pm »
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A question for the RMLI folks:  
 
What are you using for track lubrication on your 16" gauge loop? What is the product name and have you been pleased with the results? What kind of flange wear do you see after a season with regular (every other day or so) track lubrication?  
 
Thanks. Am looking for a newer product for the C.P. Huntington and thought I would see what you folks were using.


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Re: The Railroad Museum of Long Island
 
« Reply #468 on: Jul 31st, 2017, 12:57pm »
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This thread needs a good shot in the arm.  Nobody has posted here in 6 years.  Wow.
Anyway, I am providing a link to this New York-metropolitan railroad.  It's still alive and faring well.  There is a lot to see and do.  Please won't you take a look at the site and give these guys consideration for a day out?
http://www.rmli.org/RMLI/Welcome.html


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