Watch a dedicated group of volunteers rebuild a complicated piece of machinery. They can't go to Home Depot when they need a part, and parts for a machine weighing half a million pounds or more are difficult to come by. The goal is to restore 2926 to operating status and use her to pull excursions on a section of the BNSF main line where she worked in her previous life.
When a friend and I visited we were greeted and guided by the safety officer. Our tour was very informative. There are no user manuals to consult for rebuilding a locomotive, so the volunteers are learning as they go. Fortunately there are still some people around who worked in the era of steam and their knowledge certainly helps. There are also some businesses who provide in-kind assistance, but the availability of funds is a concern.
If you want to see 2926, call ahead for visiting hours. Volunteers were on site on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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