Since this was a pretty big undertaking (since it was done with zero $$$) with a lot of help from many Forum members I thought its deserving of a thread outside Crane Stoves Section.
Old Colony Railway is a historic railroad from the 1880's that still uses hand fired coal stoves to heat their passenger cars http://www.ocnrr.com/
Its a pretty good "take" for folks to get a feel for the old bygone days if anyone is interested, The first class cabin in front of the stove is where my seats are! (its run by volunteer's which makes it even more special).
Old Colony asked for some help from NepaCrossroads and once again... we all jumped in with both feet for the chance!
big thanks to Coalvet & his wood burner bro
for doing the dirty work.
thanks to my good friend Larry Trainer for his donation of supplying the total refurb on the stove.
thanks to our very own onedollar for making sure Larry had the Jr. we needed so badly.
thanks to are mayor Richard for the many years of hard work and effort to begin such a forum for us all long ago. (bet he never fathomed the broad reaching help it would someday give)
thanks to the volunteers of Old Colony railway and Charlie in particular for his graciousness & free lunch for the group
I felt bad after 30 years of that Crane 44 finally giving out (but it was the right decision to change it out after such good service in a very harsh environment)... Charlie said that Crane put out heat so well people sometimes sat by the rear door of the cabin car
...it was time to let it rest in peace
at the same time Coalvet did the right thing and replaced the entire flu & baro so they are going to enjoy the new set up for many years to come
I will post the few photo's I took and Rich can add his here when he can (original thread is Repairing liner in Crane Cooker used in RR car?