Fletch and his crew had a good work session this last weekend (Sept. 25-26, 2021), and we were able to accomplish many tasks.
Some of these tasks included the removal of the cab seats that were placed into storage for later restoration. Additional measurements were taken of the pilot and running boards. These will be used to order new white oak that will hopefully be used to rebuild both over the winter. In preparation for this coming winter, we located and placed an A-Frame shelter on top of the tender in order to hold a large tarp, in hopes of keeping rain and snow from sitting on the clean metal.
The most exciting event of this weekend occurred when Steve Pahl re-discovered the #9’s builder plates, and Fletcher re-discovered the #9’s number board. All were checked in to storage in hopes they will be placed back on the locomotive when she is finally complete.
Currently, we have what might be one of our last work sessions scheduled for the weekend of October 16. Please come out and join us if you can. Otherwise, please keep an eye out for updates, as we hope to have some additional exciting updates on the #9 before the end of the season.