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Re: EJ&S #6 at its new home
A tip of the cap to the city for doing a credible job of preserving the locomotive. The protective roof sections on the ground suggest the intent to put them back up. Look closely and you can see the riveted seams of the boiler barrel. Sometime in the past, the asbestos insulation was removed, a good way to keep the shell dry. Uncommon to see a park locomotive today with its builder's plate(s), number plate, bell and whistle.
I wouldn't be too concerned about the support beneath the locomotive. Michigan's sand which passes for soil drains well, the locomotive is relatively light and lighter yet without water in the boiler or tender. In time the crossties will rot but most readers of this board won't last as long as the ties.