The Alcalde & Coalfield Shops

No.7 Front End

When Mr. Dietz brought us #7 he said he wanted her to look like the day she left the factory. #7 had lost her headlamp long before we ever saw her, and as these old style headlamps haven't been made for forty years we had to make our own. Mr. Vawter showed a picture of one to old Clarence down in the sheet metal shop and asked if he could make one. Clarence said, "Just get me a picture of what you want and I can make it, I remember how them old lamps were built and I think we still have a mechanism that will work." About all that's left to do is to paint her and she will b ready to go. I think Mr. Dietz will be pleased.



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