Monday, September 11, 2023

Repair Work and Traction Motor Preparation for GP-9 #72 on September 9-10, 2023


This weekend Jm Hamlin helped clean out the rotted metal from the short hood of 72. Once this section is cleaned we can see what needs to be cut out (if anything is left 😉). We will weld in new metal to the
sub floor, reattach the number 1 traction motor and fix the bathroom floor. Wayne Allen finished removing old cab heater piping and wiring . He removed the remaining truck brake rigging in prep for traction motor installation. Cory Fothergill finished polishing the rear axle that will have a traction motor added to it next weekend. A bad voltage regulator was replaced as well.

Cleaning out under the  Short Hood of GP-9 #72