Barry was the operator for the last speeder day of the year and was almost in tears when he had to tuck it away for the off-season. Almost. He also did a couple of tours of Locomotive CN 4 for visitors requesting a look at a diesel. Any more interest and we might have to consider putting an open diesel on display along side 73 for comparison purposes.
Don and Herb conducted another strategy session as they enjoyed the summer day and the scenic view from the front of Calder shop.
Jamie did a quick fix on a window in the Rules Instruction car. Plexiglas is a wonderful thing when affixed over rotten window frames. He is finally getting the old museum principle that a quick fix is, well, quicker than a proper fix. He also got to test drive the new Husqvarna mower but powered out before the mower did in the heat of the day.
And some news about our four legged volunteers - Jinx is fine and still amazes our visitors when they see him sleeping downside up. Smokey is not quite so fine and is in the middle of an antibiotic regimen for an ear infection. But he still has a healthy appetite and has no qualms finishing off whatever food Jinx leaves. The long term Scaredy Cat (the white and brown patchy one) now has a mutual respect relationship with Jinx and Smokey and is becoming increasingly tamer, even venturing into the shop for a visit with his feline friends and a drink of water, when no water is available outside. He is currently at the 10 foot level with humans i.e. anyone gets within 10 feet and he retreats. But he may well be working his way into a spot in the museum family.