On Saturday, January 8, a small crew consisting of Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin, Tyler Seeley, Tanner Seeley and Paul Brown did the work to remove batteries from the engineer’s side of locomotive 103. After lifting the batteries out, we found more of the floor than we expected, but it was very rusty. We worked to clean out a bunch of rust, and then determined what we should do about the remaining bottom of the battery compartment. The crew also added an external drain line, and cleaned up the cab of the locomotive, as the recent winds had deposited a thick layer of dust inside.
I have included a few pictures of the battery removal process.