With the thermometer topping over 80 degrees for this April day, it was time to do start to do some painting around the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. Our track bumpers on Tracks 3, 4 and 5 in Industry yard had already received a first coat of yellow last year, but they needed a finish coat to complete the job. That was accomplished on this day.
On the same day, our newly fabricated bolsters for Rochester, Lockport & Buffalo interurban #206 arrived at the museum. On top of that, the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville treated us with a freight this day powered by two of their large fleet of Alco Centuries. Here are some pictures from this nice Tuesday afternoon at the museum…
The Livonia, Avon & Lakeville head north with a good size freight under the command of Alco Century C424 #421 and C420 #420.
Freight passing in front of our Industry depot as it has passed this depot for
nearly 100 years.
Our track bumpers with their new coat of paint.
RL&B 206’s new bolsters are rigged to be lifted off the trailer by our Ford forklift with its crane boom installed on the forks.
A close-up of the new bolsters. Our 206 was just a carbody when we received it. We have traded for and have a proper set of interurban trucks and the bolsters will allow us to connect the trucks to the body.
The LA&L on their return trip south with #420 in the lead passes over the museum’s Industry yard switch.