Around the Back Shop

Check out what's happening in and about the TVRM backshop.
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630 backheadAppliances are slowly being added back to the backhead.

630 cab630's cab is coming along.

630 cylinderThe centerline wire has been positioned to determine if the cylinders need to be bored.

630 cylinder The centerline wire has been positioned to determine if the cylinders need to be bored.

630 drypipe630's new drypipe.

630 drypipe630's new drypipe.

630 drypipe630's new drypipe.

630 drypipe630's new drypipe.

630 exteriorLooking down the engineer's side of 630.

630 exteriorLooking down the fireman's side of 630.

630 firedoors630's firedoors are about ready to be be installed.

630 firedoors630's firedoors are about ready to be be installed.

630 firedoors630's firedoors are about ready to be be installed.

630 read tubesheet630's rear tubesheet. If you look closely at the top, you can see the weld lines from the installation of the new patch.

630 smokebox630's smokebox and from tubesheet. The experimental propeller drive system was unsuccessful.

630 stayboltsStaybolt ends and ultrasonic test results from determining the thickness left in the steel.

630 superheater header630's repaired superheater header on the drill press. This was a tricky repair; a special thanks to Shane Meador for performing such a delicate piece of work.

630 superheater header630's repaired superheater header. Look closely at the center bottom hole and you can see the new weld repair material.

630 superheater header630's repaired superheater header.

630 superheater header630's repaired superheater header.

630 superheater header630's repaired superheater header.

630 superheater header630's repaired superheater header.

630 superheater header630's repaired superheater header. You can clearly see the weld repair.

630 wheels.630's wheels ready for new brass.

630 wheels630's wheels, the axles have been turned, thus the wood wrapper around the journal contact surface to prevent any scratches before installation.

630 wheels630's new tires.

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