Sunday, June 16, 2013

Prison Grunge - the Red Chair

This is a short study of a red barber chair in a prison - among the grunge...

Obviously, the light needs bulbs....
Next, the chair is empty and waiting!
The skylight is providing the glow of the chair..

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Shay Steam Engines at and leaving the stations

Here are several Shay steam engines at and leaving the Cass railway stations. Lots of smoke!
Shay #5, #11 and #6 belching smoke as they leave Cass Station at full throttle.
Three Shays at the Cass Station.
The log training leaving the Cass Statation.

Things that make a shay steam engine GO!

This collection shows 'items' that make a shay steam engine go. Not everything but somethings.  More to come.

What makes steam? Burning coal and it doesn't get into the firebox by itself. Back breaking shoveling by the fireman does.

There are a lot of wrist turning on any machinery and a steam engine is no different. These hang off of the cab for easy easy acees by the crew.

These knuckle couplers are what keep the whole train together. Massive iron pieces.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Shay Steam Engine and saw mill ruins

Cass Shay #11 getting a touch up cleaning while waiting for a run.

Pulley and shafts from the saw mill ruins.

Baltimore & Ohio Caboose on a siding.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Maintenance performed on Shay Steam Engines

Shay #4 and #5 are receiving coal which is a daily if not twice activity.
After a long winter, these Shay steam engines are being cleaned, filled with coal and getting ready for a steam excursion the next day.

Shay #11 is having is running gear steam cleaned.

Shay #11 is in the shop yard being clean front to back.