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Old 11-08-2017, 10:07:53 AM
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Casetractor. When I started on the roller it didn't have any attachment on it. It did have curved steel brackets on either side of the tender for which I'm assuming was for a ripper bar, but I took them off because the tender sides were rusted through behind them and it was the only way to fix the problem. It appears that the rear was reinforced with additional steel brackets on either side because the roller at RAM doesn't have them. In the storage compartment under the boiler there is a dozen of the 2 different styles of tapered picks that you can put into the rear wheels for either tamping or ripping. BTW, having run the Waterous numerous times this summer, and fixing the little things that eventually pop up on a piece of equipment that hasn't turned a wheel in over 60 years, it is a real gem to run, easy to fire and looks great

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Casetractor. When I started on the roller it didn't have any attachment on it. It did have curved steel brackets on either side of the tender for which I'm assuming was for a ripper bar, but I took them off because the tender sides were rusted through behind them and it was the only way to fix the problem. It appears that the rear was reinforced with additional steel brackets on either side because the roller at RAM doesn't have them. In the storage compartment under the boiler there is a dozen of the 2 different styles of tapered picks that you can put into the rear wheels for either tamping or ripping. BTW, having run the Waterous numerous times this summer, and fixing the little things that eventually pop up on a piece of equipment that hasn't turned a wheel in over 60 years, it is a real gem to run, easy to fire and looks great.

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Once again Brian you and your gang have done a wonderful job on this roller bringing back to life a some what rare piece and even with those little bugs to iron out it still runs and sounds great.The great thing with this equipment is their is always those little bugs wich never go away wich makes these things a WORK IN PROGRESS or a tinker toy of sorts.It has been really great watching this roller come together thru this thread.Have fun with it and look after it for many years to come

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Picked this photo from the net. It is looking south from the Market Street Bridge in Brantford.
On the left is the Waterous works. On the right, some of the buildings along there were Massey-Harris or predecessors like A. Harris.
Below the bridge used to be the Grand River Navigation Canal. There was Water Street and Wharf Street running at right angles to Market. I recall standing on this bridge as a kid and there was a small railway yard below it then. Canadian National interchanged with the Lake Erie & Northern (electric) Ry. There was another electric railway that once ran under the bridge, coming from Hamilton. Mom always warned me not to hang around the bridge because all the rummies from the downtown hotels used to sleep, puke, and defecate down there!
Today, Market Street ends behind this photo and there is a parking garage there now. There is a casino to the right and a grocery and other stores to the left where Waterous sat.
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