The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is pleased to announce that is has completed the mechanical and cosmetic restoration of its Caterpillar D7E bulldozer. The unit was purchased a few years back as military surplus with a bad engine. A new engine was acquired through the generosity of the International Operating Engineers Local 832 and was installed during the winter of 2001-2002. The unit is now running and has been repainted from military camouflage to its original Cat “Hi-way” Yellow. Here are a series of photos of the cosmetic restoration work starting with the dozer leaving the shop under her own power with her new engine.¬†You will note the yellow replacement diesel inside the camo green ex-Army dozer.

Caterpillar D7E

Caterpillar D7E

Caterpillar D7E

Caterpillar D7E

Caterpillar D7E

Caterpillar D7E

ABOVE: The former Army Caterpillar D7E is now fully restored and ready to go, seen here in front of the Museum’s Industry yard. Photos by Chris Hauf

Caterpillar D7E

Part of the volunteer team that did the mechanical and cosmetic restoration. From left to right: Joe Scanlon, Dan Waterstraat, Chris Hauf (in cab), and Art Mummery.

Caterpillar D7E

ABOVE: Art Mummery at the controls of our restored Caterpillar D7E. Photo by Chris Hauf