Sunday, March 28, 2010

Recycling program

Bill Rodgers sorts plastic bottles and aluminum cans for EDWRF's recycling program. We've found that recycling give us significant source of funds.

Members bring recyclables to the engine house each week. Bill sorts the cans and bottle and redeems the weekly haul at the recycling outlet in the Placerville Raley's parking lot.

Bill has managed the program since its inception in 2007. While the program yields less than $1,000 per year, it pays for tools, material for artifact renovation and welding gasses.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Work continues ...

It's been over a month since my last post. Since I'm working 40 hours per week again, I miss a most of the mid-week work. Here's a couple photos of out progress.

Lead machinist Sam Thompson continues rebuilding the valves on the Diamond and Caldor No. 4 Shay locomotive. I'll have more to report on the process soon. Sam continues to work most Saturdays at the engine house.

Last week the mid-week crew re-installed the rear truck under the Diamond and Caldor Railbus No. 10. They them removed the front truck in order to begin the rehabilitation process.