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358 Update – 2/12/2020

By February 12, 2021February 19th, 2021Members Only

Submitted by WD Miller

Had a pretty productive day on Saturday, with 8 members pitching in for various jobs.  Here are the highlights:
  • Fixed some welds and ripples on the engineer side battery box.
  • Finished up the front sandbox to include installation of new sand valves.
  • Reinstalled the reverser gear and began landing the HV cables on it.
  • Repaired some circuits in the control stand, mostly lighting circuits.
  • Began planning and layout the mounting for the oil retention tank
  • Performed a “squeeze test” on the cooling system.  Overall the system is tight, all main components are holding water.  Only leaks are at a couple unions, and the water pumps weep a little (which was expected).
  • Cut the old ditch light mounts off, which will be replaced with new tread plate.  Ditch lights will be mounted eventually down on the pilot most likely.
  • Repaired a hinge-mount on one of the long hood doors.
Andrew with an assist from Phil carefully guides the reverser into the carbody of #358.  
Andrew puts the last few bolts in to hold the reverser in place.


The maze of hoses, regulator, and valves that allowed water to be pressurized on the cooling system.


WD Miller
Project Manager, Project 358
Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc.
Cell:  419-303-2690‬