Wab794 Side Tank Badge

Wab794 Restoration and Maintenance Progress

Wab794 Side Tank Badge

Wab794 arrived at Feilding and Districts Stream Rail Society's depot on the 22nd of March 1997. After 7 years of dedication from a team of volunteers, 2003 saw the completion of the Wab's restoration with a celebrational trip trough the Manawatu Gorge on August 2003. Now that we can take the Wab out to see a bit of the country side, on going maintanence is required to get it running smoothly.

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Cylinder Block Repairs 2010
The orginal drivers side cylinder block developed leaks and needed to be replaced.
More photos of the cylinder block repairs.
Modifying Sheeting Bands January 2010
Bryan Jenkins and John Tremain modifing one of the bands that hold the sheeting on the outside of the boiler.
Boiler Insulation January 2010
The sheets go over the insulation. Firstly the bands and sheets need to be brought together. We used tie down ropes to get them into place then screw and rivet them in place.
Super Heater Tubes January 2010
Super heater tubes awaiting to be reinstalled. The steam out of the top of the boiler passes though these tubes that are exposed to the heat of the fire. This super heats the steam giving it more energy and more efficent running.
Tube Plate January 2010
The tube plate in the front of the boiler has been inspected and repainted awaiting the reinstallation of the super heater tubes.
Cleaning a Steam Joint January 2010
Mike Barnes cleaning up a steam joint.
Wab Jack Covers 16th May 2009
Wab 794 has new covers for the jacks.
Wab Jack Covers 16th May 2009
Close up of the new jack covers.
Brick Arch and Boiler Work July 2008
Pulling the plug out to begin repairing the brick arch and boiler.
Full story of brick arch and boiler repairs.

The majority of photos on this page were taken by Stan Jenkins.

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