I am fortunate the Orange Empire Railroad Museum has a collection of old machine tools and the “Brass Hats” allow me to operate them. I, and my friend Ian, use these machine tools to repair worn- out parts, and sometime make new parts, for everything on the museum’s property – and I do mean everything! I made a bathroom stall door lock pin to replace the one too short to engage and lock. Many new parts for our 2-6-2 operating steam locomotive have been made, as well as complicated tooling for the air brake room. It is my intention to document this work for the simple reason the work is interesting to me. You, the reader, may also find something interesting as well.
THE OLD MACHINIST AND HIS WORK AT ORANGE EMPIRE RAILROAD MUSEUM