RailPictures.Net Photo: NN Wrecking Crane A Nevada Northern Railway Steam Wrecking Crane at Ely, Nevada by Kevin Madore
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East Ely Machine Shop (more..)
Ely, Nevada, USA (more..)
February 07, 2014
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Where do you find parts for a 100 year-old steam engine? The answer is....you usually don't FIND them, more often then not, you have to MAKE them. At the Nevada Northern Railway Museum, this is where it's all done. This is a birds-eye view of the Nevada Northern Railway Museum's machine shop. Situated on the south side of the engine house complex, this facility has all of the heavy machine tools that are needed to make adjustments or repairs on existing parts, or if necessary, make patterns from worn-out parts and create faithful copies. This shop is the only heated portion of the engine house complex. It has its own track and servicing pit, so a locomotive, or other piece of equipment that needs heavy maintenance can be brought inside and be worked on in comfortable conditions, even in the winter time. There is also an overhead crane (visible in the upper right portion of the photo), in case some heavy lifting is required.

Engine 93s relatively recent running gear overhaul was done here, and when the 1472-day inspections begin coming up in a few years, this is where the work will be done. In between major projects, this facility is typically used to store Steam Wrecking Crane A and it's specially-designed outfit/tool car, both of which can be seen against the back wall. And yes, that white object just to the right of the tool car is indeed a washing machine. It seems like every year when I visit, that washer is in a different place, and has a habit of showing up in one or more of my photos!

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