Virginia Bus & Trolley Museum burns

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Virginia Bus & Trolley Museum burns
Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 12:52 PM


Never too old to have a happy childhood!

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 1:04 PM

Thread on RyPN as well.

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Sunday, November 05, 2017 6:11 AM

Oh my that is tragic. Something money can't replace.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:45 AM

This is a lesson for all museums. Most are not in fire resistant building and may be old and wooden.  Some kind of sprinkler system needs to be protecting these building and contents.  Probably a dry pipe system since buildings are not heated often in winter ?

If codes will allow start with partial installations of sprinklers and as funds become available expand them ? 

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