As most of you probably already know, last year the Cog put a 2nd steam engine back in service with possible plans for a 3rd at some point down the road.
2019 is going to mark the railroads 150th anniversary and with that comes some exciting news. Currently under construction is a 7th biodiesel engine, which will bring the total up to 9 operating engines, the most the railroad has ever had. What's more impressive is that currently under construction is a track laying car that has no floor. It has been designed to shield track worker's from the elements, so they can have access to the track year round. This winter, will be the last winter the Cog does not operate year round, because starting next winter the Cog will be operating on weekends and holidays during the winter. Also starting soon (once the track laying car arrives) they will be replacing all the rail with brand new heavier modern rail. The new heavier rail will provide a smoother, safer ride and will result in less wear and tear.
It takes real skill to choke on air, fall up the stairs and trip over nothing. I have those skills.