Saturday, January 26, 2008
The next step is to weld the bolt closed -- to keep it from flexing open during operation of the Diamond and Cador No. 4 Shay locomotive. After the last heat operation is applied to the bold, Harold will thread the long end of the rod. In time, the safety chain will secure the large brake beams to to locomotive's frame.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
The signal was probably built in the shops of the Diamond and Caldor Railway in the early 1920s, according to Morse. It warned motorists of approaching logging trains at the Grizzly Flat Road grade crossing near Coles Station.
Berry represented the museum as a commissioner of the museum's five-member advisory commission. He also serves as vice-president of the El Dorado Western Railway Foundation.
Saturday, January 05, 2008
The machine shop of the El Dorado Western Railway was struck by the same "40-plus mph winds" that toppled a dozen trees into county roads yesterday. The winds tore a piece of rusted corrugated roofing off the shop and dampened one of the milling machines.
The picture is a rare view of the shop from the hole in the roof. The horizontal boring machine is located in the bottom half of the picture.