First startup for 2012 - Lehigh Valley #211
ex-Lehigh Valley Railroad ALCO RS-3m #211 is started for the first time in
2012 at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. After pre-lubing
the EMD 567B prime mover and loading the cooling water amongst other
maintenance items, the cylinder pressure reliefs are spun out (actually one
was removed too as you will see and hear) and the engine turned over with
the fuel pump off. This allows condensation and any other contaminants in
the cylinders to be Exhausted to the
outside. Once that is complete, the reliefs are spun back in tight, the
fuel pump started, and the engine started as can be seen in this video shot
late on Tuesday evening, June 5, 2012.
Jordan Allis B Plowing
We are restoring this tractor for our customer, Lyle Jordan. Once we go
through all of the mechanical work, we will sand blast, prime, and paint
all of the parts. Re-assembly is scheduled to occur at the 2011 Gathering
of the Orange in Hutchinson, MN. Visit our website www.leejsackett.com for
more information about us.
Tractors of Paris
A unique collection of rusty old tractors outside Paris, Texas. An
Additional info as of November 2012: Things have changed!! See the new
movie "Tractors of Paris 2012" at http://youtu.be/2vHpM5Yrj6w
1928 Buick Country Club Coupe 1st Start in 50 Years
My Great Grandfather bought this car in 1929 from the Buick dealer in
Perryman, Md. with only a few hundred miles on it. He paid $900 for it, a
hefty sum considering most new cars at the time were under $400. He was the
last one to hear it run until today. By the way, I could not tell while
looking through the camera if the lights were on or off.
Allis Chalmers B Restoration Time Lapse
Lee J. Sackett restores antique tractors for customers all over the USA.
This is a time lapse video of the painting and assembly of a 1939 Allis
Chalmers model B tractor.