**LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby RGlueck » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:32 am

I think he'd be prouder if the 35 was reassembled in running shape.
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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby milepost39 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:35 pm

RGlueck wrote:I think he'd be prouder if the 35 was reassembled in running shape.


Isn't that the plan? Besides, since it wasn't built until almost a decade after his death, he might not have an emotional attachment to it. He might be more impressed with the DM-30s? :P
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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby MADDOG » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:44 pm

January update from OBRM-
Hi Folks,
I went up to Oyster Bay yesterday as apart of a project from our educational committee.
We are creating a short video to use at our visits.
We went over to the station building and took some video and still shots.
Here is what has been happening since my last update.
All of the roof edge moulding has been replaced with all new pre-primed custom milled lumber and on the south (street) side roof line, all of the newly created roof rafter tails that were previously installed have had all new beadboard installed as well.
This has finished off the newly restored roof line.
The roofers have now begun to install the new underlayment and cedar shingles over the "breatheable" material that is going under the shingles.
Photos can be viewed on our OBRM facebook page.\
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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby MADDOG » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:04 pm

Greetings:

As many of you are aware, for many years the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum (and its predecessors) has diligently worked toward the preservation and restoration of former Long Island Railroad Steam Locomotive #35 as an active display.

The Museum's portion of phase 1 of the restoration remains outstanding (just under $10,000) (the Museum having previously expended approx. $23,000 toward the project). This is where we ask for YOUR ASSISTANCE- and for which we respectfully request your prompt financial support in reaching our $10,000 goal.

Thank you in advance for your continued and generous support.
Please make your donation payable to:
Oyster Bay Railroad Museum
PO Box 335
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
ATTN: LOCOMOTIVE 35

Or you can go to our website at http://www.obrm.org and click on the Locomotive Restoration tab on the bottom left

If you have any questions, contact us via email at: lirr35@aol.com
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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby MADDOG » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:28 am

Hi folks,
From the Oyster Bay RR Museum, here's an update for April
All of the photos can be seen at our website www.obrm.org under station restoration tab near the bottom of the homescreen or at our LIRR 35 Facebook page.
President Theodore Roosevelt's Historic Train Station now has a fully installed cedar shake roof. It was completed yesterday 4/10/17
As a donation by Steve and Lori Minicozzi of Cozy Enterprises and General Utilities, we now have 2 brand new bathrooms.
Steve and his crew installed the substructure for the walls, ran all new electrical and plumbing and will be installing all of the fixtures over the next few weeks to complete them.
The brick walls had foam insulation sprayed behind the studs which also gives the wall extra structural rigidity.
Also installed were the 4 newly created hopper windows for the North, South and East walls of the addition.
Just like the West wall, now the East wall, looks as good as it did prior to the MTA taking over the LIRR.
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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby MADDOG » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:59 pm

Hi Folks and greetings from Oyster Bay RR Museum,
We have been busy these last few months getting the electrical system installed for our turntable.
Throughout the last 4 months we have built 3 wooden frames and installed them.Then, we installed the main electrical meter panel and hooked up some piping that goes up towards the LIPA lines that will be tapped for our electricity.
We also hung the main cutoff switch/box for the turntable which has a lockout and finally, after many rain/weather delays, installed, leveled and plumbed the circuit breaker box. Our electrician then drilled out the circuit breaker box for the fitting to which he glued up the underground piping. I left early, however, I was told that all of the underground piping is now installed and that we will be able to finally back fill the trench. I hope that we will start running the wiring into the breaker box in a couple of weeks.
We would love to be able to operate the turntable during the Oyster Festival in the middle of October!
Also, we are getting ready to issue our next contract for the next phase in the ongoing restoration of Theodore Roosevelt's Presidential Railroad Station.
This phase will include the removal/restoration and re-installation of the 6 diamond glass windows on the West end wall as well as the removal of the "newer" stucco and re-installation of the curved half-timber accent pieces. Also there will be re-pointing of the brick, paint removal and all new paint to be applied. We will also be under pinning the south-east corner of the building which over 115 years has settled quite a bit.

We hope that you will come and visit us this season.
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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby MADDOG » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:40 pm

HI folks,
better late than never!
Updates from Oyster Bay RR Museum.
1-The west elevation of the Historic Presidential RR Station is in the midst of being restored and has had 3 windows that have been boarded up since the early 1940's, opened up. The 3 larger lower windows have not seen the light of day since the passenger sheds were removed and a gable roof was installed over the west end doorway.
These 3 along with the 3 original smaller, upper windows have been shipped off to the restoration shop in Rhode Island and are scheduled to return in the early summer.
While this is going on, all of the paint has been stripped from the stucco to reveal the original OYSTER SHELLS as well as all of the wood.

2-Also ongoing is the under pinning of the south- east end of the building. For those who do not know, the entire east end of the building was added during the 1901-1902 renovation to add 2 bathrooms and a fireplace. After all, the original building was not of sufficient character for the new President of the United States!!
This under pinning involves digging under the original footings about 3-5 feet at a time and placing a new footing to hold everything up. This process should take a couple of months and can only be done when there is a stretch of weather that will allow the placement of concrete without freezing.

3-Our Former Knox & Kane Ping Pong Coach (yes-Former Steamtown Bicentennial coach and of course, former LIRR Ping Pong Coach) #7433 has had the entire, and I DO MEAN "Entire" floor removed.
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The photo above is of the new corrugated flooring upon which we will re-mount the seating and cover with concrete.

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This photo shows the North #7 floor bay as we have noted. You can clearly see that we are fitting a new rectangular tubing cross-member which will add much needed structural rigidity and allow us to have an extra welding platform. If you look at inside walls in the corner, you can clearly see all of the paint colors. We have noted that the original color was a dark green over the primer, however we have yet to finalize the interior color that we plan on using. This photo is looking at the East end of the car.

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This photo shows the North #3 bay which is the longest opening between the original cast cross members and the factory installed "C" channel cross-members.
Our cross member is 3 inch by 2 inch by 1/4 inch thick tubing and is now ready to be welded into place.
If you look at the steel wall below the window line, you can easily see that there are holes in the exterior sheet metal which allowed the K&K orange paint to bleed through. We have already ordered a few sheets of 4x8 16 gauge steel, new interior wall panels and am waiting on a quote for all new steel fabricated window shade track material as well as 1/8 inch angle iron to hold in place the new interior wall sheets.

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One of our most dedicated volunteers, George Schlicter, test fitting a short tubular cross-member in the North #1 bay on the west end of the car.
We are most fortunate that we have a former boilermaker/welder-Fred Rubin who has also been braving the cold to fabricate and lead the installation of these parts.

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This final photo shows a long look from the east end of the car towards the west end showing 2 of the new fitted cross-members in place.
As you look at the right hand walls you can clearly see parts of the rusted out exterior wall and at the back left end of the car, you can see the various colors of the interior paint. Behind this back left wall is the bathroom. We were able to scavenge an original toilet from one of the Boonton cars in NJ before they were scrapped.

Once we finish fabricating the rest of the 14 cross-members (11 left to go, btw) they will be welded into place. But first, we need to get the entire car sandblasted and remove more rotted metal around the car.

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