On Sunday , October 24, 2010 we had our first ever class on how to operate the 80' Wheel lathe, We also had our lead wheel axle set to resuface the journals. It was also the first time using the new over head crane. The crane was just in stall last week.
Crew Member Jim took this video, Steamtown employee Bruce uses the exothermic torch on some stuborn pins that will not come out. This part is from DL&W 565, currently undergoing cosmetic restoration. This part is over 100 years old, and has not been used in almost 40 years.
Here it is, after a month I have finaly finished my compilation video of the DL&W 565 wordays that i was involved with. This video showcases the work we have done since August 2009 (that was when i joined the crew) through the end of the season. For more 565 videos, check out my channel and Len's channel, which is who is currently the lead person and to who you should contact if you too would like to assist in restoring 565. A date of January 23 has been set, weather permiting, to kick off the 2010 season. Hope to see you then.
Posted by Jim Here is a short video of some of what was done on Halloween. I didn't get much done because the nosel kept clogging. Kelsey got a lot done, but unfortunatly I didn't get to taking pics of all that she did. I had a creepier vision in mind, but windows movie maker couldn't handel what I had in mind.