**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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