|We removed the tender’s trucks in order to rebuild them…and temporarily replaced them with Rio Grande freight car trucks. |
The boiler shell must be tested for thickness and strength…and must meet very stringent standards. The first step in the testing process is graphing out the boiler shell in one foot squares.
Meanwhile off site work is continuing; about half of the air brake valves have been rebuilt (by Chris) and are operational, Charlie Cross reports both injectors are nearing completion, Gerry Mulryan is creating a second set of water glass valves, and John LePrince has completed one of the classification lamps and is set to begin work on the second one.