Frisco 1522's Overhaul Photos
A house moving company raises the engine so we can remove the drivers.
Sandblasting the parts clean.
Removing the cab from the locomotive to access the rear of the boiler.
Turning the drivers on one big lathe!
A new tire is sweated onto the wheel with a fire ring.
The trailing truck also received a new set of tires and roller bearings to replace the original plain bearings.
Welding a shim onto the bearing box of a pilot truck axle.
Springs are replaced on the frame.
Closeup of 1522's suspension for the drivers.
Crewman Willie Webster poses with the new rod brasses (bearings) he has fabricated.
A main driver bearing ready to install - it is one massive piece of brass.
The driver bearings installed onto the driver axles.
The drivers are rolled out for installation under the 1522.
1522 back on her wheels with her boiler shell primed with a green, high temp paint.
The backhead of the 1522.
Inside the firebox - the pipes are the siphons which promote water flow through the boiler.
New firebrick is installed in the firebox.
Measuring the valve chamber.
New boiler lagging (insulation) is installed on the boiler.
Installing the air tanks atop the boiler.
The engine receives new paint.
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