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Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by sumpter250, Sep 26, 2002.
In this shot, the engineer is checking, and lubricating the engine.
here's the fireman in one of the brief moments he wasn't shoveling coal, or adding water.
This is a view out the back of the cab, close to the top of the hill, approaching Wittaker.
It was the last trip, and the loco was going to sit overnight, so the fire was banked, and we took on water.
With the engine sitting idle, there wouldn't be enough draft to keep the spark screen clear. It would soot up, and smother the fire, so it is unfastened, and moved back to allow the loco to "breathe". The fireman is in the process of disconnecting the screen.
I went back on Monday, and got some "detail shots". I walked in to the shop, and they were just starting to put a new boiler on the #6 Heisler's frame. I didn't think this would turn out without flash, but I got better results than I thought. The shop crane had the boiler suspended, and the #5 shay eased the frame under it.
Neat pictures Pete I enjoyed them Thanks
Thanks Pete, great pics!
Great pictures. Good shots from the cab. I was finally able to go there this past summer. The heisler boiler had just arrived and was sitting in the shop. Glad to see the boiler has been mounted on the frame. Would be nice to see it operating again. Dan