Inside the Cab of #6213
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With the arrival of #6213 at the John Street Roundhouse, access to the cab is much easier. In the two pictures at the left above, we find volunteers working in the cab and also experiencing what it felt like to be in the engineer's seat of $6213. In the right hand two pictures we see the complex array of valves and other control systems used to manage the operations of a steam locomotive. Once restored completely the "backhead: (which is what the back of the firebox/boiler that you see here is called) will look even more complex as many parts were stored safely away while the engine resided in the CNE grounds to protect them from potential vandalism. These parts have yet to be reinstalled on the backhead.
Posting by Russ Milland; Pictures by James Rasor and Stephen Gardiner