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Rebuilding the Lead Truck
Closeup of the lead truck showing the pedestal within the journal and the brass riding on the axle. The yoke will bolt up to the bottom of the pedestal.

Rebuilding the Lead Truck

Saturday, September 5, 2009 by J Niemann & MC

This closeup photo shows the fireman's side of the lead truck with the journal box (black casting) sitting on the brass which contains babbit material that rides on the axle. The yoke that is resting on the block below will be bolted to the bottom of each pedestal. Coil springs (not shown)will span the space between the two holes in the journal box and the boss in the pedestal above, thus holding up the (grey) frame.

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