Work continues outside of Centennial Park on No. 576’s various appliances, including the original gauges from the locomotive’s cab. These are the visual tools the engine crew used to monitor and adjust the conditions of the locomotive. The gauges below have been completely restored and are ready for service.
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576’s new dancing shoes are coming along quite nicely down in Chattanooga thanks to the hard work of FMW Solutions and the good folks at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. They should be back in place later this year! #SteamTheStripe ... See MoreSee Less
Let there be light! We had some fun with 576's fully repaired dynamo generator during Saturday's open house by letting it do what it does best, make electricity! Like the other locomotive applicances, the dynamo is steam-powered but for this demonstration we revved it up using shop air. Note the 576 whistle simulator making a cameo performance in the background. Just a sneak peak of the many sounds No. 576 will make in a few years! #TechTuesday ... See MoreSee Less