1903 Barney and Smith RPO Car Gallery

Sep 27 2008

"The RPO Crew"

"The RPO Crew"

Here is a photo of those that helped bring the RPO car to its new home here at the CNR.

Back L to R: Dan Kalis, Marc Kalis, Nate Hansbarger, Jim Hunnicutt.
Front L to R: Norm Wendrow, Sharon Kalis, Elaine Twichell, Dane Reynolds, Chris Cook, Peperment Jim Crosby.

Sep 27 2008

Final Turn of the RPO Car Journey

Final Turn of the RPO Car Journey

Here we see the RPO Car on its final turn of the long journey to our depot.

Oct 15 2008

"First View"

"First View"

This was the first time we saw the RPO in the daylight. She had been stored in the roundhouse in the background, since 1964. (Tawas, Michigan)

Oct 15 2008

"Jacked Up"

"Jacked Up"

This was the first step in bringing the RPO home. We jacked her up in preparation to remove the trucks.

Oct 15 2008

"Tugging Trucks"

"Tugging Trucks"

The first set of trucks were removed from the RPO car with the help of a Ford.

Oct 15 2008

"Trucks Removed"

"Trucks Removed"

After the trucks were removed, the baggage end of the car sits on jacks.

Oct 15 2008

"Dollies Ready"

"Dollies Ready"

After removing the trucks, semi dollies were rolled under the car.

Oct 15 2008

"Set One"

"Set One"

The first set of street tires are under the baggage end of the RPO in preparation to move her.

Oct 15 2008

"Loading First Set"

"Loading First Set"

After the first set of trucks were removed from under the RPO, they had to be loaded onto a trailer and moved to St. Johns.

Oct 15 2008

"Trucks Arrive in St. Johns"

"Trucks Arrive in St. Johns"

First Set of Trucks for the RPO have been brought to St. Johns