Friday, March 30, 2007
At the rear of the YSHP I am putting in about 90 feet of track which will become the new home of our new rail exhibits. The 80 ton Treadwell hot metal car and one of the EEC GE 70 ton locomotives will be displayed here. The above photos show the topsoil scraped off and the other photo taken this morning shortly after a load of slag was delivered. I was about to smooth out the slag however just as I was about to do so a hydraulic line on our Allis Chalmers front end loader blew out. Fortunately the hydraulic oil shot away from machine or I would have become one well lubricated machine operator!
Friday, March 23, 2007
Here is a list of items acquired for the YSHP:
three large wood and cast iron carts
set of wooden double doors (these will become the front doors ofthe Tod Engine building)
3" steel round bar for Tod Engine foundation bolts
1" thick steel plate for the Tod Engine foundation project
3 ton spreader beam
4 ton beam trolley (for use on our Wallace gantry crane)
misc. smaller items, gauges, motors, etc.
Removal of the items was hampered by the fact that the "good stuff" was located on the second floor of a building whose elevator is not operational. That equipment was removed via an extended reach forklift through a hole in the wall.
Sunday, March 4, 2007
The Tod Engine Foundation has a series of CD ROMs available which contain digitized engineering drawings of Youngstown district steel mills. The drawings are scanned in PDF format and are incredibly detailed. These are the actual plans used when these mills were built.
- YS&T Campbell Works Blast Furnace Plant. Engineering drawings and photos of the Campbell Works blast furnace plant specifically in the 1905 through 1930 era.
- YS&T Brier Hill Works Rolling Mills CD. Engineering Drawings of the Brier Hill rolling mills including the blooming mill, 24" merchant mill, 24" continuous mill and 35" intermediate blooming mill spanning 1913 to 1979.
- Steel Industry Rolling Stock CD. Engineering Drawings of hot metal cars, slag cars, blast furnace transfer and scale cars, coke quench car, ingot mold cars and locomotives from various steel plants.
The CDs sell for $20.00 each with $1.50 per order for shipping. All money generated from the sales go toward our continuing efforts to preserve steel industry artifacts at the Tod Engine Heritage Park. You can order by mail by sending a check to the Tod Engine Foundation, 2261 Hubbard Road, Youngstown, OH 44505 or by sending the money via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org