On Saturday, October 8, Dwight Maxey, Colin Mellin, Gary Carter, Tyler Seeley and Paul Brown got busy and finished prepping ties for installation, and then hustled over to our running track to get the ties installed under the rails. We took a quick lunch, and then got everything spiked up and ready to run on. This was no ordinary tie install, as these were 14 foot ties spanning under four rails. We had to pound in about 20 spikes in these oak ties! No small feat! We did a quick check for proper gauge, so we know we can run over this section of track with no problem and fingers crossed. There is still more work to be done under this switch, but that will be waiting until we start to see a few more volunteers heading out to help.
There has been a lot of changes at the Museum, and if you haven’t been by in a while, you might be surprised by what you see. Hope to see a few more volunteers next week as we run our caboose train for folks attending the Rail Fair event at the State Fair grounds.