After a lot of work, EK6’s brake cylinders have all been re-assembled and its rehabilitated hand brake mechanism reconnected. Along with the cylinder and hand brake work, several new cast iron brake shoes were purchased and installed on the engine. One of the new shoes is shown here. The third switching step for RG&E #1941, the museum’s GE 45-tonner, has been cleaned, primed and reinstalled. Finish painting will take place later in the summer when all of the mechanical work is complete on the engine.