Being since I will be covering the rebuilding of the Fred Gurley in future articles, I haven't said too much about it. But I just wanted to let folks know that on Friday, the engine and her new boiler were steamed up for the very first time in over a year. The steam-up was successful, and with two toots of the whistle, she once again came "alive."
Today, after another successful steam-up, the engine was deemed ready to move under her own power, which she did, running back and forth on the roundhouse lead tracks. The engine was as smooth as pie.
Official testing is set to begin soon!