One of #6213's Siderods Makes The Trip to the Roundhouse!
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Last Thursday, #6213's right side connecting rod and valve-gear eccentric rod made the trip to the roundhouse today by trailer. The left side rods will be removed also before the locomotive is moved. The purpose in removing these is to allow the locomotive to roll on it's wheels without pushing the pistons and valves back and forth in their respective bores. Removal of the rods reduces friction and prevents damage to parts that have not moved in a half-century.
Story by Michael Guy; Photos by Grant Kingsland