**LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby MADDOG » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:38 pm

From OBRM
Folks, for those of you who seem confused as to why all the steelwork on #398 is being repaired when we received these "overhauled" units years ago, here is the reason.
The batteries were removed from insde the cab but the interior walls were mostly removed as scrap except the back wall which will need to be removed .
All of the wall "studs" were rotted off at the bottom where they meet the floor and only the exterior steel was holding the cab together.
So, the decision was made to replace all of the rotted stell with new and to re-hab the interior/exterior of the cab. When we finish, we plan on watering the unit to find any and all leaks which will be repaired so no more water intrusion into the cab.
Then a brand new BICENTENNIAL paint job like 105!!
Only kidding.
Yellow-as delivered
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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby MADDOG » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:59 am

OBRM update-
As of yesterday, Saturday August 11th, the insurance underwriters inspection for the electrical service was completed and we were given the approval to proceed with the PSE&G hookup. PSE&G visited the site on Thursday and will come back to hook us up within the next couple of weeks.
Our meter pan was given the pan plug in preparation for the meter install.
This is excellent news as after this is hooked up, we now have full yard power to test the turntable's motor.

Asplundh will return to tighten up the guy wires which hold the collector box steady on top of the turntable's bridge so it doesn't move.
Then the wiring will move forward to electrify the control stand, resistor bank and motor.
Railroad Construction corporation, a LIRR contractor, will install track on top of the turntable bridge an adjust the ring rail for proper operation.
If all continues to move forward with no hiccups, we cold see the turntables operation by the Oyster Festival in October.

As for GE 25 ton #398, John has been continuing the re-welding of the cab walls and installation of new steel wall studs along the bottom of the walls where they meet the floor. These had all but rotted away. The Fireman's side wall has been completed along with the front door and engineers side. He is just finishing up the back wall and will finish up the job by cutting out and installing a new threshold to the cab under the engineers door.

Since yesterdays volunteer work session was called off due to the very heavy rain which actually flooded the yard somewhat, we weren't able to tune up our welder/generator or continue to repair the tender.
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