1744's sister... SP 1785
Author: oil burner
Date: 03-23-2020 - 00:19

This one is nicely protected behind a fence... good idea, eh?

The post below is from 14 years ago. Did they ever build a shelter for the loco?

Quote:
rypn.org

Post subject: SP 1785
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006

This Mogul at Woodburn, Oregon has had a full and proper cosmetic restoration by Portland resident Frank Scheer, who maintains it with a very small group of helpers. Proof that it can happen.

Asbestos was removed in the early 1980s, before restrictions, with a new jacket, cab windows and wooden cab lining, restored seatboxes, new steam dome cover, tender tank and oil bunker cleaned, smokebox cleaned and patched, etc., etc..

All lights functional and it looks like an operable locomotive. All journals were polished and greased and the engine was moved slightly to inspect all surfaces of the journals.

Various diverters have been applied to keep rainwater off moving surfaces, pending erection of a shelter. They would like to mount a running restoration, for use on a former SP branch near Woodburn, but of course funding is a problem.

Proof that derelict park engines need not remain that way. The cosmetic restoration was done at low cost, with a lot of donated materials and services and hard volunteer labor.

Photo 1 of front

Photo 2 of side




Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  1744's sister... SP 1785 oil burner 03-23-2020 - 00:19
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785 WebDigger 03-23-2020 - 03:59
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785 phixer 03-23-2020 - 08:58
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785 Brandon 03-23-2020 - 10:52
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785, & poor 1727 David Dewey 03-23-2020 - 11:10
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785, & poor 1727 oil burner 03-23-2020 - 11:22
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785, & poor 1727 oil burner 03-23-2020 - 11:25
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785, & poor 1727 oil burner 03-24-2020 - 12:15
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785, & poor 1727 David Dewey 03-24-2020 - 14:24
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785, & poor 1727 phixer 03-24-2020 - 17:11
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785, & poor 1727 SP 0-6-0 03-24-2020 - 18:33
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785, & poor 1727 phixer 03-25-2020 - 07:45
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785 phixer 03-23-2020 - 15:09
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785 phixer 03-23-2020 - 15:28
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785 David Dewey 03-23-2020 - 17:36
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785 ? 03-23-2020 - 18:14
  blind nags like ? mister magoo 03-23-2020 - 18:57
  Re: blind nags like ? David Dewey 03-23-2020 - 19:37
  Re: blind nags like ? Betty, The Helper of Losers 03-23-2020 - 19:41
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785 phixer 03-23-2020 - 21:30
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785 David Dewey 03-24-2020 - 01:08
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785 Dr Zarkoff 03-24-2020 - 08:52
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785 Wayne C 03-24-2020 - 09:19
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785 Dr Zarkoff 03-24-2020 - 15:55
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785 David Dewey 03-25-2020 - 17:56
  Re: 1744's sister... SP 1785 phixer 03-25-2020 - 19:54


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