After 5+ years of restoration work, Locomotive #9 reached a critical milestone today – a steam test of the boiler and appliances. While the locomotive is no where near ready – as you can see from the pictures, it’s missing the cab, the tank, and a bunch of other little things – the test was necessary to check for steam leaks. The boiler had undergone several hydro pressure tests in preceding weeks, which helped to eliminate other leaks.
We anticipate operation in 2015.
For more info see this post on our Facebook page.