White River Lumber #001

Adding The Bolsters

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Adding the bolsters was the next big step in rebuilding the frame. The bolsters were laid out under the center sill. The intermediate sills were put in place on them. Track jacks were put under the four corners and the whole assembly was slowly lifted into position. Once satisfied with the fit, the bolsters were bolted on. The truck pins were inserted into their respective holes to make sure they would not bind up-no problems there.

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The bolsters and intermediate sills laid out and ready to be lifted into place.

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The bolsters were blocked up half way so the jacks could be repositioned.

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The bolsters are in position. Once they are centered on the sill, they will be bolted on.

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Museum director Richard Anderson looks on as Rich works to bolt the A-end bolster in place.

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The bolsters are on. The frame is slowly taking shape. Next up, the side and car body sills. Richard is taking a picture of Dickey taking a picture of...

The Intermediate Sills

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