Mid-Continent's shop forces will be installing new rivets in a steam locomotive at their North Freedom site on February 19-20. Riveting is a nearly 150-year old skill that is rarely used today. See the below links for the full News Release and photos on the event.
PLEASE NOTE: More photos of the actual riveting process from this weekend will be posted by 8:00pm, Sunday, February 20.
DOWNLOADABLE TEXT FILES:
Microsoft Word format News Release 2/16/05
DOS text format News Release 2/16/05
Color photo files are RGB (need to convert to CMYK TIFF for 4-color printing) JPG format (highest quality setting), 300 dpi. News organizations have permission for one-time use, providing credit is given to Mid-Continent Railway Museum. Unless otherwise specified, for High res files, click on the thumbnail image for download. For questions or assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drawings that show the parts of the boiler being rebuilt:
Boiler Course patches: editable EPS vector file
Tube Sheet replacement: editable EPS vector file
New Smokebox installation: editable EPS vector file