Sunday, March 27, 2016

November, 2015 Work Weekend

The work weekend between Midwest Haunted Rails and North Pole Express is always busy. Something needs to be repaired on the locomotives or passenger cars and the entire South Station needs to be transformed from a spook house to the North Pole.

At the shop, we needed to physically inspect No. 12's fuel tank. If you were wondering what the (1) emergency fuel cutoff or the (2) tank heater looks like, here is your chance to see what is always covered by hundreds of gallons of fuel.

Other than the fuel tank inspection, the 12 was in good condition. No. 6, fully pickled for the season, was slated for higher impact repairs. The next series of pictures follows the firebrick removal from its firebox.

In the South Station, the transformation from spook house to the North Pole is in full swing.