A 630 update

Update 2: and it’s back together:

630’s #2 wheelset is installed, oil cellars are installed, plumbed and filled with oil, binders are up, and brake rigging installed. Installation of rods and other loose items will finish tomorrow, followed by fire-up.

Departure time from Roanoke on Thursday is not known at this time. Consist will most likely be the GP40-3, road slug, and coal gondolas.

And another:

“Work has remained on schedule through the weekend – Machining of the boxes is complete. Assembly of the oil cellars will be done tomorrow [July 9]. In addition, running of lube lines and other prep work is already underway at Shaffer’s Crossing.”

From Mark Ray:

“The journals on the #2 axle have been turned and burnished, the L2 box has been babbitted, the R2 is ready for babbitting, and work has started on fabrication of the new oil cellars. The tentative, and I do mean tentative, schedule is for the machining of the driving boxes to finish on Sunday [July 8], fabrication of the oil cellars to complete Monday, and departure early Tuesday morning with all the parts. If all goes well, reassembly will finish Wednesday with departure for Bristol on Thursday and arrival in Knoxville one week from today [July 14].”

Bill Purdie would be proud.