The tender is pretty much done, and just awaits painting and interior coating which will be done by contractors. This time it's final. As such, work has been focused on the locomotive.
Several potential boiler contractors have been contacted, among which are Wasatch Railway Contractors in Cheyenne (who has been helpful to the museum in the past) and an Amish fellow who does traction engines but has recently branched out into locomotive boilers. The final pick will be announced when the decision is reached.
The Johnson Bar was primed and reassembled, and since the number 1 request our group gets is for detail pictures, here are some:
And finally, the uncoupling bar has been installed on the pilot, which just needs paint to make it complete.