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New Cab for Goodman 9 by PRR8157 New Cab for Goodman 9 by PRR8157
The old cab for the Goodman Lumber Co. engine was mostly rotten and unsightly, so it was decided to build a new replacement.  Using original Lima Locomotive Works specs and drawings, a new cab was fabricated by Mid-Continent volunteer Jerry Finch.  The parts were made in his home woodworking shop, test assembled there, taken back apart, and brought to North Freedom for installation on the locomotive.
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darknessofanubis Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, wood does not hold up well. Metal can take a horrible beating as well. I saw the cab of the E6 at the PA Railroad Museum in the shop and it was a disaster. They had just been using coats and coats of paint to cover up problems. The roof looked like a freaking star show and most of the rest of the cab metal needed replacing.
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PRR8157 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
When a locomotive is in normal service, maintenance is a regular and routine process.  Moving down the track creates air flow that dries out rain water and other moisture. Whatever is broke or worn gets fixed or replaced.  But if it just sits outside for 50 years, with only a rare repainting, naturally it will degrade.
That being said, it is still important to keep a good coat of paint on exhibits. It keeps weather from getting a start.
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