|2479 To Get Its Wheels Back|
Tomorrow (Saturday Oct 25) will be the start of the 2479 re-wheeling process at the fairgrounds and the push back of SP1215 at History San Jose.
There are several tasks that must be completed on the 2479 before the physical lift can begin: install lead truck bowl, drop binders, inspect equalizer system etc.
Positioning of the wheels may take place tomorrow afternoon. Leaving the locomotive at an elevation of 75 to 80 inches off the ground for a week is not a comfortable feeling. Therefore a rare Sunday work session (and possibly Monday) is going to be necessary. It may also be necessary to work up until dusk, thus be prepared.
It's going to be a busy weekend!