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 Post subject: UGM / AMR Donates Mantrip Car
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:22 pm 
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today we completed the deal we made with the no.9 mine tour. we donated our mantrip to use taking tourists into the mine. this is our first piece of equipment that we actually gave away :shock: however its going to a good home and a good cause. we really like to acquire as much mining equipment as we can but when we have something that we feel will better help another organization, we have no problem helping them out. we have some or our equipment on loan to other organizations but this we donated outright. we came to the realization that it is a bit too heavy for our rail and all we really use it for is a rolling tool shed. we are much more happier restoring old wooden mine cars and the mantrip needed alot of steel work. while working at the 9 this winter we were talking with the president, dave, about their crowded conditions in their 2 mantrip cars they have now. one is the sister car to ours, the other they built out of a flat car. he told us how the no.9 mine could really use another one, and i said we were not against ours showing up down there. it will get alot of real good use, not just sitting on the rail being full of tools. plus we can paint it how we want :wink: that was part of the condition. there is a bunch of work that needs to be completed. needs to be regauged from 36" out to 42" by lifting it off and removing the axles, cutting them in half and welding in a 6" spacer. steel bent at either end windows, side windows cut out, doors fabricated, at least one axle spring is broken, frame has a small crack in it, couplers need to be removed and changed, benches reworked and the entire thing needs to be painted. along with a welder from tamaqua we will be completing all the work on it this spring so they can use it as soon as possible. we are very proud to have been able to help out the no.9 mine with this piece of equipment. plus im sure mike a. will be happy with another car on his train!

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I'm going to take off my AMR hat and put on my No.9 director hat for this one. I would like to personally thank UGM and AMR for there donation. As some of you may know the No.9 has been experiencing a steadily increasing number of tourists each year. This past year there were plenty of times were we had a couple of extra people that had to wait for the next tour because the cars were filled to capacity. Now with a extra car that's no longer a issue, for the time being anyway. It couldn't have came at a better time too. With increased advertising and some big events planned for this summer our tour count is expected to increase yet again for the 2008 season.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:14 am 
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Good luck with the man trip car, that is an awesome donation going to a great cause!!!!

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MIke, you're gunna need a conductor on that trip pretty soon....

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This is very cool. I'm lovin' seeing all your projects come together guys.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:54 pm 
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just wait till you take a ride in it into the mine this summer!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:28 pm 
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Banks, we allready have a conductor. He's the guy with the egg shapped foot.


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Hey Mike check to see with #9 on the couplers you are going to remove. We always need them if you guys don't.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:38 pm 
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im sure they arent gonna, tif not theyre yours!

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They are a bartering tool, if you have something you would be willing to swap that we could use we will gladly do so.


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"egg shaped foot" thats mean :lol:

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This is great! It sounds like AMR is fulfilling its mission one mine car at a time! It is great to hear your hard work pay off by allowing the public to ride into No. 9 in historic style.

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"...AMR is fulfilling its mission one mine car at a time!"

I like that! 8)

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progress is going real well. if you look closely you can see where the windows will be cut out.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:18 am 
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i say the 9 just drops it like that and makes an explosives shed out of it. never know when you need an explosives shed.....

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