Paul’s Blog – March 25, 2023

On Saturday, March 25, Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin, Kendall Crouch and Paul Brown assembled at the Museum to do a few tasks. The crew was able to assemble short sections of conduit onto our trainline receptacle boxes on the three cabooses. This was done to help protect the power cord that will enter the boxes, and help support the cord when routed under each car.

After the lunch break, and a chance to warm up, we were able to start Engine 104 to run it for a bit to circulate fluids and charge the batteries. We also attempted to start Engine 103 but did not have any luck, as the batteries were basically dead. While we were letting Engine 104 run, we did some more work on our archeological dig of the stone blocks in the shop yard. We have now uncovered roughly 40 to 50 feet of block. They seem to be a foundation for a long gone building at that location.

I have included some photos of the action today.

– Paul

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