The museum has both an R and S stamp with the capabilities of fabricating and repairing historic steam boilers. Our active machine shop offers consultations, professional advise and evaluations. Museum staff utilize the skills necessary to keep our vintage equipment in the best and safest operating condition.
When the work is for museum historic equipment, the staff works closely with dedicated volunteers to accomplish minor miracles of preservation and restoration.
The ability to perform code work on boilers is unique in the museum field. We are fortunate to able to keep our locomotives and those of other historic preservation efforts in proper operating condition.
The activities of our shop and any proceeds that arise from those activities assist in the support of museum programs and operations.