Thursday, March 3, 2022

4268 Repairs and Electrical Work on February 6, 2022


Each week we get one step closer to the end goal of having 4268 fully functional and Fra compliant. Today we removed, repaired and installed new door handles on 5 of the carbody doors inside and out. Several of these door handles were custom made by Adlake and just arrived last week. Wayne finished mounting support brackets for piping over the rear rack. He also troubleshooted the fuel lines which appeared to have a leak at a union . Mark gray connected the remaining wiring for field shunt circuit on the main generator, cleaned contractors and got the locomotive to roll over on it own for the first time in over 40 years! We hope to be able to start the 4268 within the coming weeks. Jim Hamlin was in today keeping the shop organized and he mounted some remaining plates on 4268.  The headlights marker lights and number lights were all lit up today as well.