This weekend crews continued work on 1741. Cab heater breakers were installed for the new electric heat, and wired. Cylinder 4 head was removed due to low compression. Bad and burnt valves and a bad head gasket with a water leak were found . The cylinder liner and rings were good, a new cylinder head was installed .
The #3 traction motor leads were removed from the frame, new leads were cut, and pulled back through the frame just as they would have been done at the factory. (Much easier when it’s clean and the prime mover and generator aren’t in place!
Metal walkways have been removed due to rot damage and are in the process of being replaced. Missing plumbing for the drain valves on the main reservoir tanks was reconnected. Lots of work thanks to Eric Grover , Wayne Allen, Cory Fothergill , Ryan Fothergill, Adam Bartley, and help from the CSRR team when needed.
We hope to be testing 1741 in a few weeks. Stay tuned. After the locomotive is road tested on several trips it will return to the roundhouse for paint preparation. The locomotive will only run for a short time in the Guilford paint job, lettered for 1741. As always thanks to the Conway Scenic for the facilities and support.
Thanks to all donors that help
make projects like this possible. We are working to update the go fund me
account to display some large donations we got from the Edmonds Foundation and
Mass Bay Grant last year, we are close to achieving our goals however we will
need some more donations to complete the paint job! Work in the spring will
continue to allow the Waterville wreck train to be moved as well.