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Membership meeting, Technical presentation:
Arizona Railway Museum: Turning a Static Display into an Audio Video Exhibit
In addition to its collection of locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars and cabooses, the Arizona Railway Museum has an indoor display area. A central fixture is the console of a Centralized Traffic Control system which controlled Southern Pacific’s single track main line between Tucson, Arizona and Anapra, New Mexico, just outside of El Paso, Texas. Built in the late 1950s and used into the late 1980s the system was a tour de force of electromechanical engineering, but in the museum, it sat dark and quiet. This talk will describe the process of bringing to life its 1153, 14 V incandescent bulbs using modern electronics and some of the best features of the “maker” community to give museum visitors an audio-visual glimpse of how it functioned in its prime.
Speaker(s): Robert,
Meeting Agenda: WebEx setup
11:00 AM: Attendee introductions
11:15 Lunch
11:45 Program Presentation
12:50 Business/Election Meeting
Bldg: Big Horn Room, 1 East Continental Drive, Tempe, Arizona, United States

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