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765 Update – 6/20/2022

By June 22, 2022Members Only

Submitted by Steve Winicker.


Most of the work in getting the 765 ready for the Indiana Northeastern trips has been accomplished.  The blower was hooked up, the tank water gauge was repaired, some water and treatment yet to be loaded in the tender and cleaning are the main focus issues at this point.

Work has progressed on the diner and the Emery.  The Emery now has a floor and 3 gates in place.  Glenn is busy completing the electrical wiring.  The floor was given a coat of Danish oil to protect it.


The engine needs to be washed and the grease on the rods and jacket cleaned off.  A full service is needed as well.  We need to check underneath the engine for some oil leaks which repeatedly seem to appear. All the cars need to be ready to move by 3PM Sunday.  The plan is to fire up the engine Sunday in order to be ready for the move over to the Indiana Northeastern Monday.


If you’ve ever been the first one on the scene of an accident, a medical emergency or have been working next to someone who incurred a traumatic injury then you know how important it is to know what to do.

So often in the stress of the situation we forget some of the basics. This can be such a stressful time and your desire to help in a hurry mysteriously “fogs” your brain of the basics. That’s why it is so important to know some of the basics of emergency response.

Some of the basics that each of us should know for our Shop and excursion operations are as follows….

    •   Where is the nearest phone to call emergency services? (Most or all of the crew have cell phones)
    •   What number do you call for emergency services? (911)
    •   Where is the nearest fire extinguisher?
    •   Where is the nearest exit?
    •   Do you know where you are to meet if we have to evacuate?
    •   Where is the nearest defibrillator (AED)?  (Will be located in the 701)
    •   Who knows how to use a defibrillator (AED)? ( A number of crew members participated in the recent training.)
  •   Where is the nearest blood-borne pathogen kit?
  •   Who knows how to perform CPR? ( A number of crew members participated in the recent training.)
  •   What are the signs of a stroke?
  •   What are the signs of a heart attack?
  •   If the power were to suddenly go off, what should you do?
  •   If very severe weather was to suddenly approach, what should you do?
  •  Where is the nearest first aid kit?

These are just a few things that each of us should know. I have noted some of the locations of equipment and sources of assistance.  Others need to be researched at each location and likely will change over time.  We aren’t all necessarily first responders, but we can certainly help and may be called upon to do such if a fellow member, passenger or Shop visitor has a traumatic event.