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November 18, 2006

Work Session ? November 18th, 2006

On November 18, 2006, NFRM President Ken Jones Jr., V.P. Aaron White, and Secretary Guy Bingham journeyed north to the Uptergrove Shortline Railway (a private collection) a work session on NFRMs ex-HEPC steam locomotive #46. The main goal of this trip was to brace the cab (which has serious deterioration of the steel work) to prepare for the winter, and any snow accumulation which may occur. The main fear was that if snow got too heavy, it may collapse the cab, thus ruining the pattern for the new cab. While we were there, we managed to wrestle the drive rods, and one coupler out of the bush. They are now in Niagara Falls awaiting the arrival of #46.

Aaron White is nailing the upright roof support to the floor crossbeam in the cab of #46
A view of the engineers side of #46, showing its original number on the side of the cab.

The drive rods for #46 are loaded on the trailer and ready for the trip to Niagara Falls.

Partially restored gauge cluster from the cab.
1 of the builders plates off HEPC #46.