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Restoration Update - July 8, 2004

Since the last update, the X201 has had a complete mechanical overhaul - brakes and trucks. 

The old brake valves still functioned after 15 years of static display, but since X201 is scheduled to go back in service at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, I thought it best to refresh the brake system to ensure compliance with FRA standards. 

In April, I was able to obtain and install new service and emergency valves for the ABD brake.


After installing new angle cock valves on the trainline and new emergency dump valves on the platforms of the caboose, I had a "car knocker" or car-man with a local Class 1 railroad perform the single car test. X201 passed with flying colors.



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