Restoration Updates

Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society (SOLRS)

News from the Restoration Shop

Keep up to date on all restoration posts from No. 9 to the rail cars.

Springtime Restoration Pictures

Springtime Restoration Pictures

Here are some shots our volunteer Dirty Hands Club in action at our Restoration Shop. If you want to gets your hands dirty too, feel free to drop in to 50 Isabella Street or to contact us. There’s always something to do!

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Steam Engine 124 and the TSSA

Steam Engine 124 and the TSSA

Over the past many months a lot of work has been done on re-engineering the boiler of #124 so we can get a submission into TSSA to get a CRN number (Canadian Registration Number) so restoration can begin to get back on the rails. Many months of work has been done by...

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March 8, 2014: No. 9 Restoration Update

March 8, 2014: No. 9 Restoration Update

Saturday saw another good work day. Unfortunately Kaitlyn did not make it out but Glen showed up & volunteered to climb into the firebox & finished drilling out the telltale stays & replaced the brick arches with help from Manley. All of us “full figured”...

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February 22, 2014: No. 9 Restoration Update

Saturday we had a small but hard working group out. We decided to air test the superheaters, so Carl fired up both diesel air compressors & we used a large line from 1556 to #9 & got up to 70 psi in no time. I opened the throttle, snifters lifted & we...

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February 15, 2014: No. 9 Restoration Update

February 15, 2014: No. 9 Restoration Update

Saturday saw a large turnout of workers. Nice to see Bruce Shillinglaw and Jim Hornblower had a break in the weather so they could make it down. Work continued on re-seating the throttle under the careful eye of Glen, After quite a while of lapping a successful seat...

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February 8, 2014: No. 9 Restoration Update

February 8, 2014: No. 9 Restoration Update

Work has been continuing over the last couple of weeks, all be it at a bit more of a relaxed pace. Congratulations to John Kleinstueber he received his TSSA Certification.  This past Saturday Charlie finished installing the new superheaters, a job well done. A happy...

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