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, July 26, 2015

Some progress...

In recent weeks a code welder from Wasatch Railroad Contractors spent a couple of days continuing to weld in the patches on the roof sheet and side firebox sheet. This was at no cost to us, and I want to thank John and Steve from WRC for providing this generous service to us. There is still much more boiler work to be accomplished before we can think about rolling in the tubes, but this puts us that much closer. Thanks to Bob Sims for the photos! - JCA

Roof sheet patches, under the rear sand dome area.

Long narrow patch in the firebox side, staybolt holes yet to be drilled.

Replica builders plate mounted on the smokebox.