Last week was a real good kick off to the project. Transportation Innovation's CMO was on site with a small part of the steam team last week (More flying in this week ). Lots got done once the lifting equipment arrived. One can see the Air pump, smoke box door, headlight, sand domes, bell, throttle, air tanks, main rods, power reverse, smoke stack, exhaust nozzle, some of the side rods, sand pipes , air pipes, oil tank and so on were removed, placed on pallets and shipped around the country to places were they will receive rebuilds. Again the Musuem is looking for some new good men, there will be a ton of projects to complete on the steamer. YOU DON'T NEED experence, you just need to be able to be safe around tools and people. There is lots of simple work to be done. The frame and tender will be in need of months of work at the Musuem site. If your interested in getting involved with this project or others on th esite, contact me or the Musuem. It you just don't have the time at this point, but really want to help out a tax deductable donation would truly be appreciated !!! Below one can see the Musuems 2-8-0, 385 is looking like she just rolled out of an overhaul on the Southern, last weekend she was standing gaurd over her long time friend at Whippany. Think of the thousands of people these 2 engines hauled around Morris County during the 60's, 70's and 1980. Step up to the plate if you can and give the Musuem some help in the form of some labor or a donation. THANK YOU FOR READING !!
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