Monthly Archives: September, 2014

Sandblasting begins!

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.

Operations Manager, Kenny Farley, readying the sandblasting machine.

Marshall is gearing up with his specialty helmet that allows him to breath fresh air during sandblasting.

Marshal is gearing up with his specialty helmet that allows him to breath fresh air during sandblasting.

Marshall spots his starting point.

Marshal spots his starting point.

Gearing up

Gearing up

Ready to blast!

Ready to blast!

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Marshall and Brian discussing details!

Marshal and Brian discussing details!

Sparks Fly!

Things are moving right along at the GSMR steam shop! The guys are preparing for a few days of sandblasting that will follow at the end of this week. The work has been focused on cutting the overhead crown bolts from the internal wrapper sheets, along with washing the rivets. Equipment has begun to arrive, ready to be put to use as everything moves forward. Enjoy these few photo snaps of the work in action along with some great interior shots!

Meet Brian, Roger, and Marshall!

Meet Brian, Roger, and Marshal!

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#1702 Moving Day!

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

#1702 engine and tender being pulled out of shop dock track by #777.

#777 slowly moves #1702 across Western Builders crossing.

#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

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 new steam shop

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

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

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 is spotting up 1702 in new shop.

#777 being disconnected from #1702.

#777 being disconnected from #1702.

#1702 in new shop!

#1702 in the new shop!

A job well done!

A job well done!