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THA news, and 2010 Speeder Schedule
Saturday 16 Jan 2010, 10:22
Filed under: Arcata, Eureka, Humboldt, Manila, NCRA, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Railroad, Samoa, THA

Speeder ride schedule for 2010;

At the Jan. 26, 2010 THA board meeting the board voted on the following tentative dates for 2010 speeder operations on Saturdays originating at Samoa:

June 26, July 24, August 28, and September 25.

A special day of rides down the 101 Corridor between Arcata and Eureka is tentatively planned for August 7.

Training for the Special Operations Crews is tentatively scheduled for Saturday May 29 and June 5.

Other ride days may be scheduled, but are not planned at this time.

No reservations are being accepted at this time. An on-line reservations system is being considered.

Two Saturdays ago;

Ok it has been a while since I’ve been down to the roundhouse complex.

Track has been laid for the passenger cars. The actual move of the cars has been delayed due to weather.

The 2nd speeder that is being converted in to a trailer for hauling passengers, has been gutted out.

Yesterday the logger shed was fixed up to store flammables away from the main buildings. I was able to check out the speeder trailer. I like it. It is all steel with angle iron as short corner posts.

Electricity was restored to the boiler shop under the supervision of Rod and other skilled, professional electricians that volunteered their time.

Humboldt Beacon: Pacific Lumber caboose purchased as memorial: Wooden car a remnant of a vibrant past

The red caboose in Scotia will soon be moving to a new home. The Pacific Lumber Company #5 wooden caboose, parked next to the Fire Hall in Scotia, will soon be moving to the roundhouse in Samoa, and joining the Timber Heritage Association (THA) collection.

The passenger car’s haven’t been delivered yet due to weather. The track has been assembled to put them on.

The conversion of an old crew speeder in to a passenger trailer, is going smoothly. This Saturday they should be sandblasting the frame, to get it ready to paint. The reason this speeder was chosen, was engine on this one was in poor shape, yet the body was in good shape. Modifications are done with the intent of still being able to restore the speeder to former, self-powered glory.

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