The metal cab from the Sierra #3 was recently sent out to Joe Cover and Son’s in Tuolumne, to be sandblasted and primered. It returned the Jamestown shops yesterday, ready to be reunited with the frame.
This cab replaced the original cab after it was destroyed in the 1918 wreck. The first known photo of this cab on the Sierra #3, is a 1928 movie still from “The Virginian”. It is for this reason that the locomotive is being restored to its 1928 appearance.
Our current focus in the shop is to finish the assembly of the tender cistern, in order to make room for the boiler erection. Simultaneously, the chassis frame assembly is progressing, and we are making preparations for the crank pin installation on the driving wheels.