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tjanowia
04-28-2013, 07:35 AM
Nice story and pictures in the South Bend Tribune on the private tour last week with some Stude employees. If you look at the ceiling you can see the tracks that grinders and other equipment hung and on the floor are signs of the old rail. There were two lines running next to each other and turned out about a car a day in it's heyday and employed about two thousand workers. It was described as hot, noisy and busy. Did another tour with another group of about fifteen retirees two days ago. These guys were amazing to listen to and ecstatic to be back at their old work stations. Hope you can all make it and meet some of these gentlemen. Please bring video cameras.Tim

tjanowia
04-28-2013, 08:04 AM
Can these pictures on the Tribune web site be put on the forum. I'm technically illiterate and don't know how or if possible.

kurtruk
04-28-2013, 08:17 AM
"turned out about a car a day in it's heyday..."

Is that right?

DEEPNHOCK
04-28-2013, 08:19 AM
(article)

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/sbt-exstudebaker-workers-tour-old-assembly-plant-on-lafayette-blvd-20130428,0,1639294.story


(pictures)
http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/sbt-photos-studebakers-building-84-20130427,0,4354077.photogallery

SN-60
04-28-2013, 08:44 AM
Very cool story!

tjanowia
04-28-2013, 08:45 AM
Oops, car a minute. Still shaking off Saturday night. Told you I'm not a genius.

Sdude
04-28-2013, 09:26 AM
Someone needs to snatch up that steam whistle. That would be a cool item for the museum.

tjanowia
04-28-2013, 09:32 AM
They are talking about leaving it there and getting it working again.

Chris_Dresbach
04-28-2013, 06:12 PM
The steam whistle is cool but it really couldn't serve a good purpose in the museum. First off it's way too tall and if they tried to blow it it's extremely loud. They also don't have an air compressor with enough air pressure to move fast enough to make it work. It would probably end up sitting in the back somewhere.
The new building manager is a great guy that appreciates the buildings history and is thinking about possibly making the whistle work again. That's a fixture on top of #84, it shouldn't go.