On Saturday, April 23, Colin Mellin, Dwight Maxey, Tyler Seeley, Tanner Seeley and Paul Brown gathered to get the starting batteries back into Engine 103. After a very frustrating morning of dealing with a near flat tire on our Bobcat, and numerous missing tools, we were finally able to attack the project after lunch. We were able to concentrate for three hours and get the batteries in place and all the connections made. And, being the Museum way, every connector presented a problem! But, as always, the crew persevered, and accomplished what they started out to do. Due to the morning delays we were not able to put the charger on the batteries, nor did we try to start the locomotive. That will have to wait for another day.
I have included a few pictures of the work on Engine 103.