Pacific Railroad
Preservation Assoc.

We replaced the original springs with new ones in Fall 1999.

All photos by Terry Thompson

new spring bundles on palettes

Dave Ross looks at the new springs while Matt Baccitich, Greg Kamholz, and Jim Vanderbeck compare the condition of the old ones.

lifting spring

John Kelso hoists his end of the spring (800-900 lbs).

lifting spring

Jim Vanderbeck hoists the other end.

work crew

John Kelso and Jim Vanderbeck plan the next part of the move. The appliances, piping, and other obstacles are different by each driver.

spring resting on driver

Now the hard part begins.

spring in place

The spring is now in position on the saddle, and the equalizer hanger in place over the end, but not yet lowered into position.