QUESTIONS: Are the planned roofs at the Va. Transportation Museum going to protect her? How much would it cost to fix her up? Really, why so much?
From M.T.: (why I'm using initials instead of a name here)
I have no idea how much it would cost to fix the fireless engine, but if the price seems really high, it might be due to a bad *uh* pressure vessel. Boilers or their fireless equivalents get rusty and pitted after a few decades of being in the elements, especially if the boiler jacket and lagging were left on to stay wet and keep the moisture next to the boiler. Also, if the lagging is still there, you need gobs of money to remove it, as there it is asbestoes.