Progress on Pere Marquette 1225

The Steam Railroading Institute, custodian of Pere Marquette 2-8-4 no. 1225, maintains a great Facebook Page documenting their progress in returning no. 1225 to service. They’ve posted several excellent photos of the crew driving rivets as part of the firebox repairs. If you’ve never seen this work in person, take a look – this is preservation not only of equipment, but nearly obsolete skills in today’s world.