The NYSWTHS / BDRV partnership is off to a great start in 2010. Thanks to so many people giving time and 12-14 hours days to the overhaul project, the 142 was out polishing the rails Saturday and Sunday. It is incredible the amount of work that is turned out of the small Baer shop by 98% volunteer power. Of Course Gary Matthews pride in his work shows everywhere on the engine.
The track contractor has been working South as planned. The 2010 track project will be our biggest yet. As one can see in the picture ( MP 44.4 the out of service track ) the contractor is replacing every 2nd or 3rd tie under the 155lbs welded rail. Next the brush cutter will be down to clear back the brush. Last, the tamper goes through we will have almost another 2 miles of class II railroad for our riders to enjoy.
This project should get us to MP 43 by July, we will only be 1.2 miles from the Reigelsville station site at that point.
Main intrestest steam and short line railroads in the East.
Qualified engineer and firemen.