Thursday, March 18, 2010


Sacramento Northern 1005 has moved under its own power! For the first time in a decade.

The reverser is complete and tested, and the wiring is intact.

If you were at Members Day, you know the PCC and caboose switched places in the shop. At that time, the truck was moved under the car, and work was completed on wiring the reverser.

The motors were jacked up, and one at a time, energized to confirm that they turn in the correct direction.

The car was lowered off its jacks. The four jacks, including the damaged jack, are now out from under the car.

Tuesday, insulating the traction motor wiring was completed.

Today, power was applied and the car moved. Only 8 feet, but one giant leap for the project.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Spaghetti at the Western

The reverser side rails are back and it's time to reassemble the reverser. Excuse this somewhat boring blog posting, it will simply contain the pictures the shop crew needs to rewire the unit correctly. Click on the picture to zoom in a lot.