B50 Magrath Photos - 2014

Here is the layout of our new home in B50 / B40 Magrath Library!

The room (B50) as you can see was a computer lab (lots of outlets) with key card access. Room B40 is an adjoining storeroom.  The rooms are in the extended study area of the library so is accessable to students until late most days of the year.
UMTC Club room - B50 Magrath Library


First boxes to Magrath.  
August 14, 2014

First boxes to Magrath.  August 14, 2014


Modules on the move! August 17, 2014

 The club alumnus duo of Andy Inserra and Tom Enget teamed up with advisor Mark Galatowitsch to make the move from 310 Williamson to B50 Magrath.  A number of trips were made with a rental van and Andy's(?) car back and forth between the campuses.  We packed it all in the new space and we're ready to start a new chapter in the railroad clubs history.  Big thanks to Tom and Andy for all their help!!
Modules in new home - B50 Magrath
Stuff in B50 space


Magazines on the shelves. Now just need to start setting up modules! 
Sept 3, 2014

Stuff in B50 space
Stuff in B50 space


Modules on their feet September 11, 2014
Modules on their feet
Modules on their feet
Modules on their feet


Buildings start apearing on modules.
Buildings start apearing on modules


A few cars have started to occupy the tracks in the yard. BK photo
9-18-14

A few cars have started to occupy the tracks in the yard. BK photo 9-18-14


Trains are running!
The inaugural UMTC Officer's Special required an abrupt stop in its initial track survey due to a work crew fixing a joint in the mainline.  BK photo
9-25-14 

Trains are running!  BK photo 9-25-14


MNNR 484 takes a load of lumber west over Kimble's Viaduct. BK photo 
10-3-14 

MNNR 484 takes a load of lumber west over Kimble's Viaduct. BK photo  10-3-14

UMTC 2455 takes a short cut passing the idling MNNR 484. BK photo
UMTC 2455 takes a short cut passing the idling MNNR 484


New track work on Dakota Junction. BK photo
10-31-14

New track work on Dakota Junction BK 10-31-14

Dakota Junction's characteristic gate is now installed and will be fully operational once a series of stop signs are installed.  The Dakota Junction gate is swung open allowing clearance for trains along the Warroad Subdivision mainline. UP 4572 (to become ILSX 1343) sits on the diamond track adjoining the MNN Warroad Sub. with the CP Noyes Sub. BK photo
The dakota junction gate is swung open allowing clearance for trains along the warroad subdivision mainline


Amtrak service has begun on the UMTC seen here crossing Kimble's Viaduct. 
BK photo 11-13-14

Amtrak service has begun on the UMTC seen here crossing kimbles viaduct


Dec 2014.

The year ends with the club set up in our new (dry!) home in the basement of Magrath Library on the Saint Paul campus.  We need to start recruting new members and thinking about how to use the space efficently to include more of the modules on hand.... Stay tuned!


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