Yesterday, 7/15, was our 5th track laying session. In the first picture you can see the improvements to the turntable pit done by the contractor including the curved ring rail waiting to be installed. You will also see a pile of ties in front of the right most stall we placed to get ready to lay track inside for Klondike Mines #4. We had to move the historic passenger car end out of the way to make room for the engine.
In the next picture you can see ties at end of track for the turntable lead we will extend in the future.
Most of our time was spent ballasting and filling the historic grade crossing. In the third picture you will see our track speeder as it blows the first grade crossing signal since 1937!
The last two show more details of the grade crossing work and the new switches that are in the process of being added.
The next work session is Sunday, 7/30, at 9:30. But "unfortunately" I won't be there because I'll be riding the Cass Scenic Railroad!