Monday, August 21, 2023

GP-9 1741 Additional Work on August 19-20


This weekend Wayne Allen and Cory Fothergill got a chance to do some more work on locomotive 1741/72. Leaking water lines on the air compressor were replaced, a new engine protector device was installed, the traction motor duct boots have begun to be replaced as well as cleaning axles for traction motor installation. The main generator brush holders were cleaned up and she was started for several tests. There is a small hole in an exhaust stack that will be corrected which is the noise you hear in the video. Otherwise the 1741/72 motor runs clean . Work will continue in the following weeks.