Things are moving right along, the 142 should be out under steam with in a few weeks. As one can see below the workers were at it today on coach 533, the floor is allmost fully preped for the new tiles. This will be yet another coach through the shop and receiving a new tile floor, seats, windows seals as well as a seat frame rebuild by Keith that will allow the seats to flip directions, Gary will handle the air brakes and truck work as soon as 142 is on the road. This is coach # 3 that's receive major attention over the last 14 months.
ON TO BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The 2010 track project is underway, this should prove to be our biggest track project yet and take us a big step of the way towards reaching our currect goal of Reigelsville. Track workers from " Innovated Rail Servises " were at work on the track removing old ties near MP 44.4 in this picture. They have already removed every 2nd or 3rd tie from MP 44.80 for installation of new ties and are working there way South daily. Once the ties are installed they will be on the railroad with their bush cutter. We should have this new section of Railroad in service before the July 4th Thomas event.
The railroad was sprayed last week so the brush should be reduced a great deal by next week. Even in the grass look at that 155lbs welded rail, HD to say the least !
LIKE ALWAYS, AGAIN WE MOVE FORWARD YEAR AFTER YEAR !!! New volunteers needed and welcome in our always expanding join effoct on the Bel Del.
P.S. currently SD-9 9581 is on duty as power for the trains until 142 is out of the shop.
Be Safe !!
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