**LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby MADDOG » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:21 pm

***UPDATE****
FROM THE OYSTER BAY RAILROAD MUSEUM

Hi folks,
it's been a couple of weeks since our last update, however, there has been a ton of work going on.
We were fortunate to have received at the yard, a used forklift that we so desperately needed. We began to do some minor repairs to the body and the drive line. A carburetor rebuild was the biggest issue on the engine and a bit of metal repair and window replacement on the body.
We continued to strip the paint from the interior of the GE 25 tonner #398 and I am happy to report that we should have it all completed by end of March.
More electrical work on the turntable is being done as well as more metal work on the Ping Pong Coach.
Our biggest task at hand is the rebuilding of #35's cab, which is being done in earnest.
Our plans are to use it as another simulator and instead of creating another ground level unit, we have tossed around the idea of creating a platform at the rear of the actual #35 boiler and just re-attaching the cab and rebuilding the backhead.
Interesting thoughts.
You may see the ongoing work in photos on our Facebook pages for #35 and OBRM along with the story of our "kids" in St Marten who are working with the Rotary Club on fundraising for #35.
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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby hondajohn » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:52 am

Despite the weather, the volunteers at Oyster Bay have made excellent progress on the #35 cab restoration. Here are some progress pictures of the metal replacement.

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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby hondajohn » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:54 am

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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby RGlueck » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:26 pm

This is good stuff! Thank you!
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Re: **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

Postby MADDOG » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:01 pm

From the Oyster Bay RR Museum--
HI folks, just to bring everyone up to speed, we have been continuing the restoration of #35's cab in ernest!
The entire floor structire as well as the entire front has been restored/repaired/replaced.
In researching the cab at the RR Museum of Pa in Strasburg, we ahve found that all PRR cabs are of the same design on modern (post 1910) locomotives. Ours is now the strongest and safest of all remaining. many "field fixes" were removed and repired to stiffen up the cab and our frame is now boxed or channeled instead of just angle irons.
our primary focus these last 2 weeks have been on preparing for the repairs on the firemans side roof and the "roof hatch" that has the sliding mechanism for air flow into the cab.
We have noted that the engineers roof is in far worse shape than the firemans side.
This is due to the engineers side being the "North" side of the engine and more prone to the weather.
We plan on removing at least on of the sheets and repairing the interior ribs which have been rotted by water.
Thankfully, our master fabricators/welders, John and Fred have no issues doing this.
We also toook time to start laying out for our new Garden Railway. Thanks for help from the Long Islnad GardenRailway Society and to Dave Morrison for their interest and assistance along with their generous donations of time and materials. We hop tobe ready for installation in the next couple of weeks.
Along with all of the this work being performed, we still had a bit of work on our newly recieved forklift, which still need to be started on its own fuel system which needed cleaning nad new lines/filters/fuel. It also needed a new battery and a seat! all of which was addressed and the engine started. It purred like only a straight six engine could.
It runs but still needs a brake job, steering work and a clutch adjustment.
You may see their and all of our volunteers work at our Facebook pages for LIRR#35 and the OBRM page.
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