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 Post subject: Maine Central 470 replacement tender body on order.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:15 pm 

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An important milestone has been reached in the 470 restoration. Details are noted in the attached PDF file.
Millinocket Fabrication and Machining has been contracted to build the new tender body. A contract has been signed, and the contracted unit has been promised in approximately 12 weeks.
Thank you for your determined support during the funding effort, over the past two years. We hope to have regular photo updates as they become available.

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 Post subject: Re: Maine Central 470 replacement tender body on order.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:28 am 

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Richard -

Great news!


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 Post subject: Re: Maine Central 470 replacement tender body on order.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:11 am 

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Will the new tank be riveted or welded?


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 Post subject: Re: Maine Central 470 replacement tender body on order.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:57 am 

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hamster wrote:
Will the new tank be riveted or welded?

According to the second paragraph, welded on the inside for durability, but all of the exterior portion will be hot riveted.


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great to see progress!


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