August has come and gone and your webmasters have found themselves behind on restoration updates. We had two work weekends in August, the 1st and 25th. Our time wad spent in a few places, tightening up the boiler, doing the final shoe and wedge adjustments and more cleaning up at the museum yard. Of these jobs, the boiler – except for firebox flue welding – is almost totally complete and without leaks! We hope to have the FRA down in October to witness a final hydro test.
Aside from a more in depth web post, September should see the shoes and wedges completed and the vast majority of the museum yard cleaned. Finally, mark your calenders for the 18th of October for our annual BBQ fundraiser dinner at the Independence Legion hall.