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AT&SF 3450 WORK PARTY
3/11/17-3/12/17



It's a perfect day at the museum. It is perfect weather for pressure washing. The high powered pressure washer is used to remove scale from around the flexible stay bolt caps. Getting around each cap is tedious but it will save time later.
 
Overall the boiler was in excellent shape and barely any scale was removed. With the pressure washer out exhibit manager Rick Brown decided it was a good time to give 3450 a bath. After the washing was done Sam Calderwood works on removing broken bolts from the steam chests. Many small bolts and screws were broken off in the removal of the jacketing.
 
Paul removes protective plywood from the cab window. Sam removes the last broken bolt from engineer's side steam chest. Exhibit Manager Rick Brown takes a break from pressure washing UP 9000 to help clean off steel bars that go to the Outer Harbor #2 tender.
 
The fireman's side steam chest with all the broken bolts removed. Paul chips away at an area just ahead of the steam manifold. This area showed the heaviest amount of scaling.

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