Work force was small, but we made huge advances today! Leverett worked the boom truck which Bob rigged the smokebox face for removal. eventually Dick joined Bob and inserted wedges to free the front. A new volunteer, Dan Malkowski, from the WW&F, helped guide the parts to the ground, and also helped with necessary tasks. The front weighed in at 650 lbs! We also rigged the stack extension and blow pipe and got them free.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL FOLKS!
Using Dick’s trailer, same crew working, we loaded the 470 cab and brought it indoors for cleaning and restoration. We are going to need to remove the paint, then needle scale the daylights out of it. Other surface preparation will be required before we can prime it, but the cab's indoors at last!