Friday and Saturday work sessions were held on the 72 this
week. On Friday Wayne Allen and Cory Fothergill replaced the bad batteries in
72 with 2 new batteries. A leaky water pipe which had been repaired last week
was reinstalled. In order to remove the pipe the Scavenging oil pump was
removed along with associated piping. That was all replaced and the 72 is now
holding water again. The speedometer was wired back up and a new axle
alternator was installed. The rear number boards and class lights got wiring
replace and new sockets just like the front . All light fixtures are now
operational and ground free. The event recorder was reconnected for future use
and work has begun to renumber the 72 to 1741. We plan to reinstall new cable
for the #3 traction motor in the coming week and start doing run testing with
the 1741. After we have corrected any issues that may arise we will begin body
work and prep for paint. As always thank you to all that support these projects
via donations and the Conway Scenic Railroad for all the support and use of
facilities to restore this equipment.
Eric Grover helped on Saturday with Wayne and Cory. Lastly, Thanks to Highball Graphics of West Ossipee,NH for donating the time and vinyl to make the number boards for the 1741. Highball Graphics continually helps us on all our restoration projects. Visit their website at mgdecals.com for modeling or full size needs!
Another update. New batteries are in and photo credit to
Train master Mike Lacey.