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Ultrasounding and Cutting Tubes

Bill Piche and George Collard ultrasound the boiler barrel while Hans Brandes and Rich Currie work on cutting out tubes. While the tubes on #7 actually have very little run time on them, they are over 10 years old and the FRA decided on requiring new tubes for #7 to get her form 4.

This is part of the work being done by the Maine Narrow Gauge Muesum to bring #7 up to FRA Form 4 requirements.

#7 is in the middle of extensive restoration to her boiler, and the museum hopes to have her back in steam by late 2009 or early 2010. For more information, please visit and follow the progress in our work session reports.

Photographed by Donna Mitchelson, April 19, 2008.
Added to the photo archive by Bill Piche, December 3, 2008.
Railroad: Maine Narrow Gauge.

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