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Kevans
08-09-2011, 11:40 AM
Here are some photos from a club I belong to. We are restoring a steam locomotive to opperation.

It is on the home strech, we started in 1999, and hope to be finshed in early 2013.

http://www.nmslrhs.org/images/photos/7-30-11/index.html

And

http://www.nmslrhs.org/images/photos/8-6-11/index.html

Regards,
Kevin

BardSkye
08-11-2011, 10:06 AM
Very cool.

Kevans
09-07-2011, 09:52 AM
Here is a vid by Roger,
A double header up Cumbres Pass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrX1loboq8A&feature=channel_video_title

Regards,
Kevin

Maryn
09-07-2011, 05:18 PM
Cool. I have a family member who did this for a time, but was waylaid by industrial archeology other than trains. (He's into factories, mostly.) Anyway, restoring the big machines of the past is awesome.

And it's awesome that someone has trained a Siamese cat to assist. (In the first picture set.) Or does s/he just yowl when it's time to eat?

Maryn, who digs old trains

Kevans
09-08-2011, 01:02 PM
The cats are the secret bosses.... Actually they keep down the rodents, with multiple cases of Bubonic plague and Hanta virus a year, rodent control is important.

Regards,
Kevin




Cool. I have a family member who did this for a time, but was waylaid by industrial archeology other than trains. (He's into factories, mostly.) Anyway, restoring the big machines of the past is awesome.

And it's awesome that someone has trained a Siamese cat to assist. (In the first picture set.) Or does s/he just yowl when it's time to eat?

Maryn, who digs old trains

Kevans
09-27-2011, 08:51 AM
Thanks all,
I think the feed water pump imparts some heat, the pump pistons are steam driven.

Here are the latest photos,

http://www.nmslrhs.org/images/photos/9-24-11/index.html

Front end paint too.
Regards,
Kevin

Reziac
10-05-2011, 10:47 PM
That's just freakin' awesome. Beautiful machine. Do you know when and where it was originally built, or any of its other history?

Kevans
09-16-2015, 06:50 PM
Jumping up to the present, a milestone photo set.

A milestone, the cab is on for good. (We hope, Grin)

http://nmslrhs.org/Photos/2015/09-12/index.html

(http://nmslrhs.org/Photos/2015/09-12/index.html)Kevin

Kevans
07-03-2016, 07:06 PM
Locomotive was built in 1944 for the AT&SF RR she ran for nine years and logged a million and a quarter miles, donated to the city of Albuquerque for its two hundred fiftieth birthday, purchased from the city by our club in 1999. We have the manuals and blueprints (a room full) and should (we hope) be running this year.

Sorry for the delay, Life happened... sigh

Kevin




That's just freakin' awesome. Beautiful machine. Do you know when and where it was originally built, or any of its other history?

Kevans
07-03-2016, 07:09 PM
Another update, we have an engine house, now the 2926 lives inside for the first time since 1953....

http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2016/06-11/EngineHouseRollOut.html

With luck we will steam up this year.

Regards, Kevin

Maryn
07-04-2016, 12:42 AM
Wow! Think what was going on in the world the last time that train was indoors except in use.