We're at the Van Siding at Cochrane Yard June 2004. The steam locomotive is Temiskaming & Northern Ontario 4-6-0 219. There were once big plans for this locomotive, but as the years went by 219 pretty much rusted out right where it sits. A problem arose with the rotting locomotive. Asbestos which is used for insulating began leaking causing a potential health hazzard to Employees working in the area. Here we see a crew from "Insulcan" removing asbestos and sealing up holes in the locomotive so asbestos won't continue to leak. The entire operation lasted about a week with 219 winding up looking a little different. See a photo HERE .

 

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