CLEAVER-BROOKS BOILER AND PROJECT HISTORY
When the stationary steam exhibit project began to gain momentum in the fall of 1999 the search began for the all important element any exhibit of this nature requires - a boiler to provide steam for the engines. The Camp Creek Threshers were extremely fortunate to locate this particular boiler. The boiler was found on a tour of the old Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant near Grand Island, Nebraska. Inquiries were began in the fall of 1999 about the possibility of acquiring this boiler to power our exhibit. By the spring of 2000 a very generous agreement was reached and the boiler was removed and transported to the organization's grounds.
Two weekends were required for the removal of the boiler from Load Line 5 of the Ammunition Plant. In the first weekend efforts concentrated on preparing the boiler for removal. This included disconnecting all steam, fuel, water lines and valves, as well as disconnection of all electrical connections. The weekend after this was completed a large group of members of the Camp Creek Threshers volunteered their time to pull the boiler from its boiler room and transport it back to the organization's grounds. The boiler remains in storage at this time until the restoration of the Worthington Air Compressor has been completed. The boiler will then be returned to operating condition to power the stationary steam exhibit now under construction.
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