We had to do some cutting to get the steam dome cover off, and found her nearly new, unused Vulcan throttle valve inside. The Marion people had some sort of ball valve arrangement. I wasn’t about to let that throttle get away, so out came the torch again! Frank and Rick had suggested blasting her off to remove all the crud. I am usually opposed to sandblasting anything on a locomotive, but she is going to have a complete running gear rebuild, so let her have it! In the photo below, up on the lowboy she goes to O. J. Gardner. Glenn Berry, Director of the Johnson City MTPO, photographed many of these shots for us. Glenn worked for Norfolk & Western Railway years ago and is an avid rail enthusiast.