Saturday at the Yard

Leverett has arranged for the first pair of tender wheel to be turned at the Pan Am shops in Waterville. Volunteer Joel Ackerman has offered to use his truck and trailer to make the trip. After the rain passed, DESR volunteers came out to assist with the loading.

Other activities included Hanna Brooks and Jim Armstrong meticulously cleaning the four tender journal boxes. New dust covers for the journals have been located. Dick continued the paint removal on 470's smokebox face, begun by Peter Violette last week. We are almost ready to remove the smokebox front and prepare plan the removal of parts and machinery at the front of 470's boiler. Roger Bennati continued to needle scale and prep the second set of tender trucks.