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Re: Durango & Silverton Locomotive Work 5-1-2020

September 13, 2020 06:03AM
Randy Wrote:
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> Russ489 pretty well summed it up. A few other
> things to add....
> 480 is having rods installed and the final running
> gear touches from its pre Covid running gear
> rebuild; boiler work is also completed so its
> really just an oil conversion at this point.
> 473 is really the primary focus. A good amount of
> progress has been made over the past weeks on it.
> With the seasons change in operational needs we
> increased the scope of firebox work on it which
> will mean it should be ready for testing the early
> part of 2021.
> 107 will continue to receive attention with the
> intent of having it in some form of non revenue
> service and testing this winter.
> Meanwhile the 101 should arrive in the fairly near
> future and in anticipation of that its truck is
> being reassembled. Additional work on the
> locomotive itself will not occur immediately.
> And my shameless sales pitch: Cascade Winter
> trains - departing from Durango - as well as Polar
> Express tickets will soon be on sale; 481 and 482
> will be the primary power for those reduced
> capacity trips, so get your tickets if your ready
> for some winter steam.
>
> Randy Babcock
> D&SNG CMO


Thanks for the update Randy--you guys are doing a fantastic job with all that diverse work! Hope to get out there soon and see everything in person.

William
aka drgwk37
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