Sunday, November 21, 2021

4268 Piping Work on November 21, 2021


Wayne Allen and Cory Fothergill worked on correcting more leaks in the piping on 4268. Air was connected and the brakes applied for the first time in over 40 years. More copper lines were repaired or replaced with the dot flex air line. A spitter valve was added to the main reservoir to help separate any moisture from the air system . Mark Gray worked on reconnecting wiring around the oil cooler, the fuel pump is now operational, starting contactors work as intended .  Soon the locomotive will be ready to test … 72 had a missing oil line reinstalled on the roots blower and the axles have been treated to prevent rusting . 

1st photo shows the pistons out and brakes applied on 4268.

    2nd photo spitter valve on the main reservoir tank

2nd photo spitter valve on the main reservoir tank.