Thursday, March 19, 2009

March 2009 Work Weekend

Work continued on the 6’s boiler: the flues in the firebox were seal-welded to prevent leaks in case the fire went out and cold air was drawn through the flues. There was quite a bit of weld around the flues so it took quite a bit of grinding to remove it. When I arrived there on March 13th over half of the fireboxe’s flue ends had been knocked out thanks to volunteers Griffin W and Dustin B. Paul K and I continued to knock more flue ends out of the firebox fluesheet.

While Paul and I suffered from the flue, Jesse V, Griffin W, and Dustin B performed track work as well as work on the 9 (Shay). “Shop Supervisor” Mike E showed up and worked on the 16 (Henschel).

Jesse V working a part for the Shay.

John G using an air chisel to knock flue ends out of the 6’s firebox fluesheet.

Jesse V, Dustin B, and Griffin W examine a part from the Shay.

After removing something heavy from the Shay, Griffin W passes it to Dustin B for safe keeping.

-John G. III