Monday, August 24, 2009
Working on the Porter
When I stopped by the engine house last Wednesday, I found Keith Berry sanding the wood surfaces on the Michigan-California Lumber Co. No. 6 Porter locomotive. Even though the tiny eight-ton 0-4-0T engine (CN 2049) isn't scheduled for renovated at this time, Keith wanted to preserve the wood surfaces. The wood seats and arm rests soon rot away when left to the elements with the open cab.