924 ready for insulation removal
Urethane foam was used to seal weak
areas until the removal project was
ready to begin.
Director Anderson and
Curator Pappas wore
Edwin from Global Asbestos
Contractors checks verifies
the entry door seal on the
A double-wall containment structure
was built over locomotive 924.
Insulation is sprayed with water prior
to removal to reduce the likelihood
that fibers will be introduced to the
After the insulation was double bagged
and removed, the enclosure room was
cleaned and locked down. An air
sample was collected during a two
hour interval to verify that there was
no airborne fibers prior to removal of
Although a great deal of time and effort was expended to conduct this remediation, the money saved, and opportunities for artifact care and documentation were worth the effort. With this work completed, it is time to finish the boiler work and proceed to the running gear. Look for more updates soon as Snoqualmie rings with the sounds of heavy boiler work again! Until then, we hope to see you all in Snoqualmie.