The Buda engine for the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum’s Plymouth Model BL gas-mechanical locomotive took another step toward start-up. The day started with the setting of the valves followed by the engine’s first roll-over using the engine’s rebuilt starter. It was a great moment as the engine rolled over and its oil pressure came up! We are looking for the update soon when the engine will be running on its own.
R&GV Railroad Museum volunteer Kevin Klees works on the valves of the Buda engine. Kevin has done most of the rebuild work on the engine including the machining of many new parts. .
A shot of the Plymouth BL as it was delivered to the Museum several years back.