Tom Hughes corrected the history of this Tug. It appears that we were in error thinking this was one of the airport’s original tugs. Tom said that he requested that it be brought to MAPS from BF Goodrich’s operations at Moses Lake Washington. Thanks for the correction.
Robert Boykin is always dirty for a good reason. He is one of the hardest working young men that I have ever seen. He asked to be crew chief to try to resurrect the tug that was located in the boiler room. Well, many hours of hard work and a lot of advise from his many mentors resulted in the starting of the tug. Congratulations to Robert and his crew on the success.
Click on the picture to go to more pictures of the restoration. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the YouTube video of the starting.