|1215 Locomotive November 2009 Update|
The locomotive is starting to look pretty sharp. The Tuesday volunteers have been cleaning and painting various parts and assemblies as well as adding print nomenclature to the cab and tender. You would be surprised when comparing before and after photos. Itâs amazing what three to five volunteers can do when they put their hearts into the project under the guidance of John Ezovski.
Since the last report the left side valve and running gear parts have been reassembled to the locomotive and have been cleaned and polished. The tender is almost completely repainted and print information has been added to the rear and right side. Various hand rails and the accent lines along the walkway edges have been painted white on the locomotive and tender.
Remaining work involves finish painting the top and left side of the tender above the walkway, creating new walking boards for the top of the tender, adding SOUTHERN PACIFIC LINES to the left side of the tender plus the tender weight information, cleaning and polishing all the running and valve gear on the right side of the locomotive. There are a lot of parts that were removed from locomotive and tender before various moves that need to be cleaned, painted and replaced.
Please check out the "Photos/1215 Photos/Restoration Progress" for more photos of the volunteerâs efforts. Also the article below shows some "BEFORE" pictures.