"Banging on a 2900"
Work Session Status Week Ending 10/03/2015
October 7, 2015
Much of our time on Wednesday was taken up removing and storing open house displays, supplies and
We did however receive the new running boards from Reliance Steel next door. The mounting holes were
being punched out. all the holes are either square or rectangle to accommodate the round headed
carriage bolts. Volunteers began cutting away the access steel so as to conform to the boiler sides.
We also were able to reinstall the fireman's side combustion air tube assembly together with its
The remaining cab bolts were installed and tightened as needed.
We manufactured a wooden and fiberboard mock-up of the brake stand and adjusted its height. We now
know how much to shorten the steel one salvaged from another locomotive utilizing 26L brake equipment.
As with most work sessions broken stud bolts were being removed for replacement.
ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS!!!! A new member class is being held this coming Saturday at 9:00 AM in the
reefer office. Please be on time.
Our general membership meeting is also this week starting at 7:30 AM. We will not be going to our
winter hours until probably the first Saturday of November, the 7th. It's been too nice to give up
those precious hours to work on the locomotive.
Hope to see you at the site this week, and as always . . .
Keep on Steamin',
Rick Kirby, CMO