Yesterday, Railtown was a veritable beehive of activity. Paid and volunteer staff were working on an incredible number of projects including replacing the fence near the freight shed, moving the Sierra #3 to the roundhouse, mechanical work on the Shay #2, replacing staybolts on the Shay #2, finishing work on the Caboose #7, cleaning and repair of several cars, and repairing a broken irrigation pipe.
In addition, all of the locomotives were pulled out of the roundhouse for the electrical system work that is being completed by district electrician, Steve Spath. No doubt about it, Tuesdays are an interesting day for visiting Railtown!
This rotten fence is being replaced by park volunteers
Sierra #3 passing by the water tank on the way to the roundhouse, where it will remain
Volunteer David Ethier helps guide the Sierra #3 over the drop pit
Three park visitors on a guided tour led by Leroy Bushart, enjoy the roundhouse activity
A volunteer works on the main bearings for the crankshaft for the Shay #2
Norm Comer inspects holes from staybolts he burned out of the boiler of the Shay #2
The tender for the #3 now parked in view of the roundhouse, in preparation for final assembly
A rare view of the interior of the rounhouse, locomotives 28 & 34 have been pulled out for electrical access
Electrician Steve Spath, and Railroad Restoration worker Jim Bays, both employees from Sacramento working at Railtown this month