After two months of hard work, our Construction Department at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum successfully brought our Cat 12 grader’s diesel engine back to life today. Shown here are the startup team of (L to R) Scott Gleason, Art Mummery, Ryan Johnson, and Joe Scanlon. Many other hands helped in the project as well. Thanks to everyone for a job well done!

As Ryan Johnson looks on from the operator’s cab, Master Mechanic Art Mummery, checks on the forward hydraulic system on the Cat 12 grader after its successful startup. After startup, the grader was given a thorough greasing and checkout of the hydraulic systems. There is still some tinkering to be done to get the transmission in top shape, but that will take place in the coming weeks. This grader will be putting a lot of work in this summer preparing the museum’s Restoration Building site for track.