WP 165 Restoration Blog

Updates on the restoration of Western Pacific 0-6-0 number 165 at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum at Portola, California.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Live from Portola - Sunday Edition

Greetings all!

Work continues with our small but hearty group. Hank Stiles has gotten all the miscellaneous holes for the tapered studs tapped, thanks to our friends at GGRM for the loan of the tools! Kirk Baer has been arduously cleaning the frames and other components prior to getting the drivers back in. Access will be difficult with the wheels in the way. Lots of other things going on as well. We anticipate a growing work force as the week progresses. Steve Habeck and the Elems boys got the switching taken care of last night so we now have a clear rail to set up the drivers. Thanks to everyone who is helping to make this happen. More later...

Kirk Baer glamorizes the task of scaling and scraping.