#525 on demonstration loop after crossing Broadway.
THIS IS NOT EAST LOS ANGELES< BUT IT WILL DO>
LAST RUN AND HEADING TO BARN FOUR.
When completed, this turnout will connect OERM mainline to rapid transit line.
The new frog for turnout.
VC-2 and train ready to leave for Perris.
Stars of the show!
Pacific Electric #717 returning to Pincate Station.
Sometimes I takes a break from the shop, venture out into the sunlight, and see what is going on at OERM. Saturday was no different. I had spent an hour in the machine shop making a drill guide for Phil. He needed one in order to drill lag bolt pilot holes in the ties of the new turnout being constructed in the parking lot, next to the machine shop. The 942 was running on the mainline and VC-2 was steamed-up. I promised my wife I would be home by 5:30 and it was 3:00. Plenty of time so long as I left by 4:00. These images were duly made and I got home on time. Phil has the drill guide. A perfect day, all made possible by fifty years of hard work by the members of OERM.
The Old Machinist
About THE OLD MACHINIST
I am 89 years old and was married for 66 years. My wife passed away in 2016. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I was a High School mentor in physics, a mountaineer, a model builder, a machinist and I have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoying my life and I try look forward with a sense of anticipation and curiosity about what my future has in store for me.