On Saturday, March 5, Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin, Justin Cesar, Tyler Seeley, Tanner Seeley and Paul Brown were able to work on multiple tasks at the Museum. Dwight and Tyler did some electrical work on our cabooses, preparing for a refurbished system to accommodate the new generator. Justin and Tanner worked on our donated high rail truck, which has been waiting for some attention since last December. They were able to check the operation of the crane and the rail wheels. Paul and Colin worked a bit more on the C&W #3 caboose, and came to the conclusion that the truck will have to be taken out from under the car to get the brake beam in proper position. They did some work to remove the steps from one end to facilitate the removal of the truck at a future work day.
We had a quick lunch break and reassembled to do some more work to the high rail truck, and then take it for a test run on the rails. We are happy to report that the truck rides the rails pretty well. Now we need to work to outfit the truck with equipment to fix track and do other maintenance items.
I have included a few pictures of today’s work.