The beat goes on at the North Freedom shops, literally. A small crew assembled to continue the work of hammering staybolts on the Western Coal & Coke #1. Doug Crary, Kelly Bauman, Jason Sobcyznski, John Sorrel, and Jeff Bloohm continued on with our efforts to steam. Sunday Mike Wahl and Tom Dillon of Deltak Corp. took detail measurements from the boiler of the 1385 as the design phase of the R-1 moves ahead. The drawings are expected to be completed shortly and soon we will begin procuring materials for our flagship engine.
Photos by Jason Sobczynski