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 Post subject: Re: FEC #148 Rebuilding
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:01 pm 

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Mark Locke wrote:
Or it may be that they're keeping things quiet because their annual big event, the Clewiston Sugar Festival, is coming up on March 21 and they're makong a final push to get the engine done in time for it.


Seeing how steam engines can throw surprises at you in restoration, and seeing how a number of engines have put eggs on the faces of owners who announced service dates, it's a good idea.

If she's ready, it would be a pleasant surprise; if she's not, there would be no embarrassment.


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 Post subject: Re: FEC #148 Rebuilding
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:06 pm 

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Missed that last update in November as I didn't realize they were this far a long. They have come very far with this locomotive. Depending on their crew staying on this job it shouldn't be long. If the crew gets pulled for other duty well that is how
it goes.

They may have stopped work for holidays or just decided that the next update will be when they are ready to do so? I am impressed by what I know about this rebuild. Of course I know actually very little of the nuts and bolts going on, but I think this locomotive is a lucky survivor who I would not of bet money on. I love being wrong about that kind of stuff. Regards, John.


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 Post subject: Re: FEC #148 Rebuilding
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:53 pm 

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There is a new post on the Engine 148Facebook page ! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 8204983800


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 Post subject: Re: FEC #148 Rebuilding
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:30 am 

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Another new post. https://www.facebook.com/68520820498380 ... 704576442/


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 Post subject: Re: FEC #148 Rebuilding
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:02 am 

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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 8204983800


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 Post subject: Re: FEC #148 Rebuilding
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:49 am 

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The locomotive everyone said would never see steam again!

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 Post subject: Re: FEC #148 Rebuilding
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:59 am 

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Mark Locke wrote:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1479275298910416&id=685208204983800

I hate to be that guy, but what’s the post? Not on Facebook and it won’t let me on


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 Post subject: Re: FEC #148 Rebuilding
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:33 pm 

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suprememeowmix wrote:
I hate to be that guy, but what’s the post? Not on Facebook and it won’t let me on


Strange, that's a public site, you should be able to see it

Anyway, here are the last several posts, not necessarily in correct order.

Captions as provided from the Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/EngineNo148/ph ... =3&theater

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The air pump is installed with all of the steam connections plumbed into place. Finally, the steam piping is taking shape!

https://www.facebook.com/EngineNo148/ph ... =3&theater

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Pipefitting on a steam locomotive requires patience, heat, and strength! Check out one of FMW's mechanics in action.

https://www.facebook.com/EngineNo148/ph ... =3&theater

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An FMW Team member is connecting copper distribution lines to a newly-fabricated steam manifold.

https://www.facebook.com/EngineNo148/ph ... =3&theater

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With her cab re-installed, No. 148 is beginning to resemble her old self! Note the newly-added "cross-compound" air pump and oil heater. All of the air, steam, water, and oil piping for No. 148 is being fabricated from scratch.

https://www.facebook.com/EngineNo148/ph ... =3&theater

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Progress continues! Here you can see all-new running boards and cab support brackets, installation of the firing pan, and the manufacture of a custom fabricated water column and water sight glass piping, among other ongoing projects.

https://www.facebook.com/EngineNo148/ph ... =3&theater

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One of FMW's steam experts is lining up the new petticoat. #EngineNo148

https://www.facebook.com/EngineNo148/ph ... =3&theater

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Final adjustments are being made to the new petticoat. #EngineNo148


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 Post subject: Re: FEC #148 Rebuilding
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:13 am 

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 Post subject: Re: FEC #148 Rebuilding
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:03 am 

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This overview shot shows the front end of No. 148 coming together. All that remains to be installed in the smokebox is the new blast nozzle and blower arrangement.


https://www.facebook.com/EngineNo148/ph ... =3&theater

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 Post subject: Re: FEC #148 Rebuilding
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:05 am 

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J3a-614 wrote:
Newest post, Feb. 14, 2020:

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This overview shot shows the front end of No. 148 coming together. All that remains to be installed in the smokebox is the new blast nozzle and blower arrangement.


https://www.facebook.com/EngineNo148/ph ... =3&theater

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 Post subject: Re: FEC #148 Rebuilding
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:06 am 

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Seeing at all that shiny new metal in there, one can almost imagine we are really looking at a new engine instead of a rebuilding.


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 Post subject: Re: FEC #148 Rebuilding
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:25 am 

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I never saw a petticoat pipe shaped quite like that before.

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 Post subject: Re: FEC #148 Rebuilding
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:59 pm 

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A video was posted on Facebook earlier today of 148 under steam with the whistle blowing. It was quickly taken down. Great to see and hopefully it will be re-posted soon!


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 Post subject: Re: FEC #148 Rebuilding
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:55 pm 

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Thanks for continuing with non-Mark Suckerberg updates for us !!!! I can't wait to see her hauling cane !!!

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