Saturday, November 04, 2006

A Whole Lot of Hammerin' Going On

There was a whole lot of hammerin' going on today at the El Dorado Western Railway engine house.

"We called them fittin' tools," said retired welder Dale Mace. The sledge hammer was used at each of his jobs to make things fit.

Dale's career that spanned more than four decades where he worked as a ranch mechanic, armored car fabricator and all-around welder.

Locomotive engineer Garrett Augustus uses a large sledge hammer to forcibly remove a spring hander from Arnold Z, our Plymouth locomotive.

EDWRF President Eric Stohl (not visible) used the forklift to flip this truck. Treasurer Bill Rodgers hammers the chains off of the forks.

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