February 2020 Restoration Update

American Steam Railroad’s Forrest Nace and Rob Gardner explain all the work done in our latest video update. Highlights include:

  • The first test samples of the 560 staybolts needed for the firebox were forged and machined.
  • Metal brackets in the tender that held in the fuel oil tank were removed, and surfaces cleaned.
  • The stoker feed screw had its fins renewed with welding material, and were finished to a good profile to renew the screw.
  • Items were removed from above and below the cab floor, so a new cab floor can be fabricated that will allow space for the stoker feed and grate shaker bars.