Above, left, OB comes to the worksite behind 346. The Golden Museum is building a portion of a trestle using the same techniques as was used during the time of this equipment. We will drive the pilings for this trestle, and Museum volunteers will complete it at a later time. After some switching to get 346 behind OB, and attaching steam lines, etc. she is ready to operate. First we raise the mast, above right. Points have been cut on the pilings to facilitate driving.
The mast braces are secured by the efficient ground crew, and we are ready to proceed.
The mast raising cable is disconnected from its drum on the donkey engine, and the lifting cable is attached instead. A pile is hooked to the cable, and raised into position for driving into the ground.
Thanks to Glenn Hall for help with the photos.