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Archive for October, 2008

Willamette #2 Update 10-8-08

Today was a good day. We managed to accomplish what we set out to do, and it didn’t rain! We actually had sun shine the whole time we worked on the Willamette out of doors. That certainly kept everyone’s spirits high. The crew for today’s episode consisted of: Bill Highline (NW2 #481 engineer), Perry Cox [...]

Willamette #2 Update 10-5-08

The restoration of ex-Rayonier three-truck Willamette #2 began last November with the removal of the cab and the disassembly of the tender. Partial disassembly of the tender truck gave us an insight into what we could expect to find in the other two trucks, and an idea of the general mechanical condition of the locomotive [...]