June 2, 2014
Track repair work continued this week as our General Contractor brought in a railroad track company to help out.
Another superheater pipe bundle was fabricated this week.
Outside temperatures approaching 100° spurred the cooler maintenance for the machine shop. The machinists were busy inside fabricating lubrication fittings.
Elsewhere on site, wasted flexible staybolt sleeves were ground down flush to the firebox sheet in preparation for new sleeves.
Last winter many parts were cleaned and made ready for new paint. Several of those pieces were painted Saturday.
Off site Dave V. completed design and engineering work for the cylinder hone apparatus. Parts have been ordered and they should arrive this week.
Crosshead repair work has been completed by the Grand Canyon Railway shop. Those parts will be picked up after the track repair project is complete. Many thanks go out to CMO Sam Lanter and his expert staff.
Hope to see you Saturday and dress appropriately for the heat and make sure you hydrate and wear lots of sunscreen, and as usual . . .
Keep on Steamin’,
Rick Kirby, CMO