Submitted by WD Miller
Saturday, Zach T., Joe N., Austin worked on various items about the locomotive, to include electrical cabinet cleaning, and fixing circuits, to prepping the control stand, and working on ground lights under the sill.
Sunday was the busier day, with Brandon, Cory, Rod, and Andrew, plus Joe N. all working again. Brandon finished up some detail work on the cab, Cory mocked up the cooling system piping at the front of the diesel prime mover, I believe Joe did more work in the cabinet, Rod and Andrew prepped TM cable and color coded the cable for quick and organized reassembly.
Sorry if I missed anyone who worked on 358 this last weekend. Also, be sure to log your hours!
For this weekend, new cable has arrived here the house for the fan power and controls, I’m chasing down the lugs and splices to see if they’ll get here by the weekend. I’ve secured a 12-ton hydraulic crimper as well, borrowed from a buddy of mine. If all the parts are here, we’ll start TM repairs. Carson will likely work on the repair of the rear blower duct, and the roof of the short hood, and whoever else comes out, we’ll find you something to do.
Items big and small continue to get crossed off the list each weekend!!!
If you plan to come out this weekend, shoot me a message and let me know so I can plan and move things around as needed.
Thanks to everyone who works on, gives us words of encouragement, or just generally supports our restoration efforts!