RESTORATION ENGINEERING PROJECTS


 1981 Reoperation Feasibility Investigation - V & T R R Locomotive No. 18
Prepared for Nevada State Museum
Conducted boiler inspection and running gear examination to determine feasibility of restoring No. 18 to operating condition. Discovery that boiler was of wrought iron construction resulted in a recommendation to restore No. 18 to non-operating condition.
 1982 Reoperation Feasibility Investigation - V & T R R Locomotive No. 22.
Prepared for Nevada State Museum
Conducted boiler inspection and running gear examination to determine feasibility of restoring No. 22 to operating condition. Results were positive, boiler was made of homogeneous steel and usable condition at reduced boiler pressure. Recommended restoring No. 22 to operating condition.
 1983 Restoration Engineering Project for Virginia & Truckee Coach No. 4.
Prepared for Nevada State Museum.
A detailed engineering package was researched and formal drawings prepared for the car body exterior and interior structure, detail drawings of moldings were made and working sketches made for incidental parts. Especially noteworthy was the research and design work involved in documenting the detail and assembly drawings for the V&T application of the Miller Patent platforms and couplers. Since the car itself had suffered major alterations by the film studios and had been severely damaged during transportation to Nevada, considerable disassembly was required to ascertain exactly how the car should be reconstructed. Detailed analysis of historic photographs was also used to establish the configuration of certain parts of the car for the c.1889 period.
 1984 V&T Express Car No. 14 - Engineering.
Prepared for Nevada State Museum.
A complete set of engineering drawings for Express Car No. 14 were researched and prepared in same fashion as those done for Coach No.4.
 1984 V&T Gasoline Motor Car No.99 - Engineering.
Prepared for Nevada State Museum
Detailed, piece-by-piece, research of the remains of Motor Car No.99 along with detailed analysis of existing photographs was completed as part of the preparation of a formal set of drawings for the body and front truck of this unique car.
 1986 Restoration Engineering Project for AT & SF Coaches No. 2 & No. 3.
Prepared for Kansas Museum of History, Topeka Kansas.
A detailed research and drawing package was prepared documenting the existing condition, the modifications made to the cars over their lives and the restoration, new construction, hardware, furnishings and details required to restore Coach No. 2 to its c.1910 appearance as Business Car No. 410 and Coach No. 3 to its c.1927 appearance as Drovers Car No. D-911. Required the specification and design of a kitchen, pullman berths, bedrooms, dining room, heater closet, doors, windows, fixtures, etc.
1989 

City of Santa Fe Springs - Heritage Park Railroad History Exhibit.
For City of Santa Fe Springs.
In May 1988 the City of Santa Fe Springs, CA contracted Short Line to act as consultants in the development of a Railroad History Exhibit for their Heritage Park. Our task has been to find and help the city acquire selected railroad equipment - a c.1900 Santa Fe Steam Locomotive, a Santa Fe Caboose and a c.1910-1920 freight car suitable for refurbishment and static display in a railroad setting. The purpose of this exhibit is to interpret the importance of the Santa Fe Railway to the City's creation, growth and development.

Short Line located a Santa Fe 2-8-0 at an old coal mine museum in Madrid, NM. After inspecting it the City purchased the locomotive and tender and Short Line became responsible for moving it from Madrid to the City's Public Works Yard in Santa Fe Springs. The engine and tender were trucked overland to a Santa Fe rail siding, loaded on flat cars, shipped to California, reloaded on trucks and hauled to the Public Works Yard. Phase II of the project required preparation of the engine and tender for engineering analysis and restoration, preparation of a detailed engineering package to enable fabrication of some major parts which are missing and final restoration cost estimates.


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