To access the boiler, the jacket and lagging must be removed. Lagging is a kiln-like material that is wired and cemented into place, and encapsulated by a sheet metal shell. The main purpose of the lagging and jacket are to retain heat in the boiler. On this project we will be replacing the lagging and jacket with new material. The jacket will be preserved.
Many hands make light work. Today’s team.
Tony Stroud uses grinder to cut wires holding the jacket in place
Lenny Guitelli, David Ethier and Robert Maciel working to remove the straps and wires that hold the sheet metal jacket in place
The No. 28 is pulled out of the roundhouse for the final time, for easier removal of the jacket and lagging
Volunteers swarm the locomotive and make quick work of the task (note: the haze in these photos was an effect of the Rim Fire)
The sheets of the jacket are removed to reveal the lagging underneath
Pieces of the jacket are laid out for reference in constructing the replacement
Dave Tadlock removes the insulating lagging
All of the lagging and jacket removed
In the meantime. . .other volunteers were working on the construction of the work scaffolding
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