Paul’s Blog – January 14, 2023

On Saturday, January 14, Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin, Kendall Crouch and Paul Brown worked hard to move some more material in the Museum Shop yard, to make way for some future track construction. The group was able to move an old original switch from the M&PP Cog Railroad, a couple of crossing signals, several pallets full of rail material, and a diamond. The diamond was very heavy, and required both the Massey Ferguson and the Bobcat to lift, and some very careful maneuvering to get it moved out of the spot it has sat for at least the last eight years and maybe more.

Today’s work was the last big move of stored material in the shop yard to make way for new track construction. Now we are just waiting for the surveyors to come in and mark up the final line for the track run. Then we can start grading and lay out the ties. Don’t worry though as there is still plenty of track repair work to take care of on our running track to keep the volunteers very busy!

I have include some pictures so you can see what the diamond looks like!

– Paul

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