No. 475's cab is made of oak. Tony the
carpenter has been busy fitting up the windows he made, and will
be planking the roof next. After planking, the roof will be covered
with canvas and tarred. In the background you can see some of
the workbenches and tools. As engine wiper it is my job to see
that all the tools are wiped off and put away at the end of the
day. The other morning I came to work and Don the boiler maker
asked me, "where are them wrenches that I had here?"
So I said "I wiped em off and put em on the tool board."
Don replied "Whatsamatter, you got rocks in your head, can't
you see I was using em." Sometimes it ain't easy being the
engine wiper. In the background you can see the forge where my
father Emil the black smith works. And to the right edge of the
photo you can see what Fritz the painter calls "The Paint
Shop". It's not really a paint shop at all, it's just the
back wall of the shop where Fritz works and stores his cans of
paint. Don't ever set anything down in "The Paint Shop"
that's not to be painted or varnished or Fritz will have a fit!
Fritz also doesn't like cameras so all my photos have to be taken
very early in the morning, or in the evening when the shop is