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Date: 09/11/20 05:30
Reading 2102 UPDATE!!
Author: MJV1988

Surprised no one has brought this up. This popped up on FB yesterday. Thought everyone would like to see.

2102 Update!

The last two months have been extremely busy at the steam shop. The 425 and 2102 successfully completed hydro’s with the FRA. Work has accelerated on the 2102 and much work has been completed. The ash pan is back under the firebox and welded in, and new grates are being installed as we speak. The stoker engine repairs are completed along with the stoker jet manifold. The trailing truck rockers received a lot of work and were the last item to be completed to let the locomotive down off the jacks. On Wednesday August 28 the 2102 was moved outside for the first time in four years. This was done to place the engine over the pit for needed maintenance. The repairs to the throttle valves and seats has been completed and the throttle quadrant is installed.

The tender and cab were also moved inside to continue needed repairs. The tender received a new hand brake and repaired rigging. Repairs were also made to the coal gates, toolboxes and we are in the process of rewiring the entire tender. We are currently fabricating brackets to hold water treatment containers on top of the tender. Repairs have been completed to all front end components including the cyclone, exhaust nozzle plates and smokebox doors. The front is complete and assembled including the headlight. Work has just began to assemble the first of two air pumps. Seal welding the tubes and flues has begun on the rear tube sheet. Stay tuned for exciting updates in the coming months.

For more updates, pictures, and videos, visit the 2102 Updates tab of our website www.rbmnrr-passenger.com

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/11/20 05:32 by MJV1988.








Date: 09/11/20 05:34
Re: Reading 2102 UPDATE!!
Author: MJV1988

3 more photos

 








Date: 09/11/20 06:41
Re: Reading 2102 UPDATE!!
Author: ClubCar

Thanks for the photos and updates.  I cannot wait to see this great locomotive pulling trains once again over the Reading and Northern.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 09/11/20 10:29
Re: Reading 2102 UPDATE!!
Author: PHall

MJV1988 Wrote:
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> Surprised no one has brought this up. This popped
> up on FB yesterday. Thought everyone would like to
> see.


There are many here that avoid Facebook at all costs. Which is probably why it wasn't brought up.



Date: 09/11/20 17:35
Re: Reading 2102 UPDATE!!
Author: Tominde

When will it be completed?   I'm not asking, just wonder why that has been posted here.  I thought that was an automatic response for Updates.



Date: 09/12/20 09:26
Re: Reading 2102 UPDATE!!
Author: rkennedy2

During a recent August Lehigh Gorge trip behind R&N 425, our Conductor/Host said they were working hard on completion and hoping for a late Fall steam up of 2102.  



Date: 09/16/20 05:44
Re: Reading 2102 UPDATE!!
Author: redberan4449

rkennedy2 Wrote:
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> During a recent August Lehigh Gorge trip behind
> R&N 425, our Conductor/Host said they were working
> hard on completion and hoping for a late Fall
> steam up of 2102.  


2102. Really?

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