Continuing with progress, the #1702 is ready for sandblasting today. Over the next few days the focus will be on removing the rusty surface. Here are a few shots of the work taking place today!
Operations Manager, Kenny Farley, readying the sandblasting machine.
Marshal is gearing up with his specialty helmet that allows him to breath fresh air during sandblasting.
Marshal spots his starting point.
Ready to blast!
Marshal and Brian discussing details!
GSMR is happy to report that #1702 has taken residence inside the new Steam Shop. The engine was transferred within the rail yard in Dillsboro with no complications! Here are some photos from the moving day!
#1702 engine and tender being pulled out of shop dock track by #777.
#777 slowly moves #1702 across Western Builders crossing.
Engine #777 pushing #1702 across Western Builders crossing before starting into new steam shop track as Tony Franklin rides point and Eric Pittman watches equipment movement.
Tony Franklin riding point on #1702 as Teddy Crawford and Tom Falicon watch movement on new track into the new steam shop.
Watching as 1702 moves over new shop lead track.
Kenny Farley watching as #1702 tender is spotted outside shop and Kurt Newman on 777 watching shove move.
# 777 is spotting up 1702 in new shop.
#777 being disconnected from #1702.
#1702 in the new shop!
A job well done!