There will be several upcoming work sessions focused on Electroliner/Liberty Liner #803-804 and other projects. Schedule of upcoming work sessions is as follows:
- Saturday, January 25:
- Electrical work on replacement resistor grids under outbound (804A1 end) of Liner
- Prepare NJT #10 for truck swap (to include jacking of car if necessary)
- Complete repairs to Backup Controller in NJT #10
- Continued interior work on Liner (loose paint removal is completed; general cleanup and removal of some items to storage)
- Monday, January 27
- Swap trucks under NJT #10
- Monday, February 3
- Finish electrical work on Liner.
- Pre-test maintenance work
- Saturday, February 8
- Finish pre-test maintenance work
- Test-run train(?)
- Truck swap
- Complete backup controller repairs
- Remove trolley pole and pole base loaned and installed by RTY for testing purposes
- Prepare car for shipment
Here are the tasks remaining on the Liner before it can return to service:
- Complete repairs to wiring for new resistor grids
- Make new battery terminals, install 3 new 12V batteries
- Inspect MG, clean commutator and brushholders as required
- Inspect outbound motors (under 804A1 and 804C sections); clean brushholders as required
- Check oil level in compressors under center of train and inbound end (803A section)
- Grease brake slides (next to brake pistons on each truck)
- Lubricate roller bearings on axles
- Remove loose stored items from interior (doors, etc).
Our recent membership survey and general membership meeting identified a need to help potential volunteers identify tasks that they can assist with (vice the "just show up and we'll find you something to do" approach). To support our new approach, here are some specific areas where help is needed:
- electrical helper (cut and crimp wires, wrap insulation, carry tools, inspect commutators and brushes)
- maintenance helper (check oil levels, grease moving parts, etc.)
- general laborer (help carry car jacks and tools for NJT #10, assist with pole removal, help carry items out of Liner that don't belong there)
- car cleaner
Special skills aren't needed - we'll team you up with someone and help train you!
Finally, the upcoming work on the Liner would not be possible had it not been for a dedicated crew last weekend that braved the cold and snow to finish the mounting of the new resistor grids under the outbound (804A1end) - a major accomplishment.
Henry Long led the efforts last weekend. He was assisted by Lance Myers, Nevin Byers, Tyler McGaw, Nicholas Brightbill, and Stephen Lane.
To conclude, it is appropriate to post some photos from the RTY Collection of the Liner being worked on...50 years ago.