Update from Ed R.
“First, I want to thank Josh D. of Mechanical Technology Inc for his assistance and his employer for supporting him.
Josh took the lead on basically performing an annual inspection on the power car boiler with much assistance from Jim B. The burner was removed and the front cover was opened up so the tube sheets could be cleaned and inspected. The stack extension from the boiler smoke box was rusted out to being almost nonexistent. Josh led the fabrication of a new stack extension. Once this was completed, the burner was installed with new insulation and the front door was resealed.
MCRY 4 received some attention. The batteries were removed from the battery box in the cab where the terminals were cleaned and the batteries were rinsed off. While the batteries were out, they were topped off with distilled water. The battery box was cleaned out and the batteries were re-installed into the box. Perry A and Larry worked together on this project.
The remaining steam heat connector was installed on the DLW coach 595. There had been a failure on the last trip of Santa Express last year that resulted in the valve assembly on the coach being broken. A different valve and proper fittings were located and prepped for installation during the last work session. The car had been moved to the engine house to facilitate removal of the remnants of the valve. James W, Gary B and Larry worked together to complete this.”