it has gain been long time since last update on this blog. During last year the work got forward together with other work. In July the HKR5 steam locomotive sufferred a broken bearing and in fall the locomotive was repared for its 100th aniversary. In July the steam locomotive LWR6 sufferred damage when its tender burned during a night in the locomotive shed. Luckyly there was no damage to other locomotives or carriages. The locomotive was quickly fixed for the Steam festival but final reparations are still waiting and will be completed in spring 2018.

A cabin of a steam locomotive going through major rebuild.
The roof of the JR4Steam locomotive installed in its place. Photo: Jussi Tepponen 25.1.2018.

As what comes to the JR4 renovation the cabin was repared by installing new ceiling and painting parts of the cabin. Also piping for the steam boiler was installed and the new boiler sheets were ordered and recieved. The seeting is now waiting for installation and insulation of the boiler.

Boiler sheeting painted with locomotive green.
The JR4 Tubizen new boiler sheeting waiting for installation. Photo: Jussi Tepponen 25.1.2018.