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Mechanical Department                                                                     Updated 5/28/23

2023 will be a radically new year for us with operation finally getting to Riegelsville. This page has not been updated in a while due to other concerns getting us to this point. The page layout will now be presented in a somewhat different manner to show what work is in progress. Please bear with us as we build the new page

                                       2018 saw the construction of our new shop building. There are two tracks inside and one outside the building.  The building project is not quite over as it still lacks all utilities. Track 3 outside the building is partially done. Eventually, it will be extended past the south end to connect with tracks 1 and 2 at that end. Photo above shows 142 being delivered in 2019 to start the overhaul. Track 2 was not installed yet at that time.


Designation    Location            Description

142                   SN1 (pit)          Steam loco on 15 year rebuild

146 1 North 45T shop switcher

501 SS 1 LIRR World's Fair clascoach rebuilding into 1st Class 

1705 1 North NJT Comet I getting conversion to snack car

2406 SS 2 Lackawanna Electric Trailer Combine

200 train set Track 3 North normal location of in-service train

Weekend work at the shop starts 8:00 am Friday-Sunday. 

Days the shop is generally NOT open to volunteers are during major events and the two weekends after Polar

Note: Working conditions are subject to the rules of the railroad

“Snow with a sunset”
Greg and Frank as usual!
Hank, Greg, Devin
John Oct. 29,2011
Don and Gary Oct. 29,2011
Oct. 29, 2011
Don C. working on 3254
Steaming into Mine Station
The moon over Easton from Lehigh Junction one cold winter night.
Easton Lights
The moon setting over Easton one cold winter night.
A rare shot of 142 departing Lehigh Junction on a snowy Saturday afternoon. Oct 29, 2011
A rare shot of 142 departing Lehigh Junction on a snowy Saturday afternoon. Oct 29, 2011
Greg Smokey Ruch
M-1 leaving Butler for Croxton, and eventually to Phillipsburg.
M-1 in Allentown Yard. 8-8-11 @ 4:30 PM
M-1 in Allentown Yard in the consist with other cars due to go up the Portland Secondary. 8-8-11 @ 4:30 PM.
M-1 in Allentown Yard. 8-8-11 @ 4:30 PM
M-1 in Allentown Yard. 8-8-11 @ 4:30 PM
M-1 in Allentown Yard. 8-8-11 @ 4:30 PM
The finished product. The bricks with curved ends are edge bricks.
Waiting for the bricks to set up.
Making bricks for 142's firebox. The material has the consistency of damp sand.
The plastic lining protects the mold and makes removing the finished bricks easier.
Even the molds to make the bricks had to be made in house.
Molds used to form the edge bricks.
A little HELP here!
Clearing up the RofW!
KB & John
I wonder what's in here!
Easter Train 2011, look at all those eggs!!!
Easter Trains 2011
Catching up on Safety Rules!
Making sure Rule Books are up to date
What's my next class?
Are we done yet!
Stewie keeping an eye on Martin as he works on the gift car electric
Loving the ice!
Loving the seas!
Loving the slopes!
Loving the sand!
Looking beautiful, out in the sun for the first time!
All finished, with lettering applied.
Top coat on the opposite side of the car.
Finally the top coat has been applied!
The ends of the cars were painted black.
All primed and ready for a top coat.
The installation of new window gaskets was critical to the stabilization of the car.
The roof was completely sanded down, primed and a new silver paint applied.
Sanding and body work under way.
New window gaskets have been installed and body work is under way.
All done, the interior is complete.
The seats are being installed!
The carpet is installed and the seat frames are going back in!
A beautiful new commercial grade carpet is being installed.
The rotten sections have been replaced!
Removing and replacing the damaged portions of the floor.
The sub floor was rotten and needed to be removed and replaced. Water had been leaking in from the old window gaskets.
Here you can see the condition of the floor after the seats were removed.
The rubber floor needed to be removed!
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