Paul’s Blog – July 3 and 4, 2021

On Saturday, July 3, we had a work crew consisting of Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin, Dan Reichenbach, John Breesawitz, Kendall Crouch, David Hunter and Paul Brown come out to get a few ties replaced in a crucial piece of track at the Museum. The track is the shop lead spur that curves away from our main running track. New ties were needed to combat a spreading gauge issue. Everyone worked hard in some hot muggy conditions to get the work done and enable us to get equipment out for the 4th of July. Watch for more work to be completed on the curve!

On Sunday, July 4, we had another good size crew come out to run our annual 4th of July event featuring The Patriot. Dan Reichenbach, John Breesawitz, Kendall Crouch, Dwight Maxey, Ron Roach, John McDowell, Romy Mars, Dee Applegate, Jerry Dandurand and Paul Brown were on hand today to sell tickets, greet and talk with our guests, and give them a fun train ride to help celebrate the 4th of July. We had a fair turnout of folks and even had visitors from as far away as New York City!! Quite the draw for our little museum. All of the volunteers worked hard to make sure the event was successful.

I have included a couple of pictures from both days to illustrate the work completed.

– Paul

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