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« Reply #240 on: Oct 29th, 2017, 7:24pm »
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As we come to the end of the curve, we come to a future siding. A remote water tank is planned for this area.

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« Reply #241 on: Oct 29th, 2017, 7:26pm »
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Past the siding we begin a sweeping right hand curve.

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« Reply #242 on: Oct 29th, 2017, 7:27pm »
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Another right hander under one of the big oaks, These oaks provide some much needed shade.

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« Reply #243 on: Oct 29th, 2017, 7:29pm »
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Now we join up with the out bound track on the left, we have completed the "loop" portion.

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« Reply #244 on: Oct 29th, 2017, 7:31pm »
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A nice section of double track main with opposing traffic.  Actually both tracks are the same track, but it makes for a great illusion.

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« Reply #245 on: Oct 29th, 2017, 7:32pm »
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Here we have a section of the phase one trackage passing on the right.

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« Reply #246 on: Oct 29th, 2017, 7:34pm »
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Here we have turned away for the other track to the last section of new track. This section is where we originally started before opting to restart at the other end.

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« Reply #247 on: Oct 29th, 2017, 7:36pm »
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Another straight section. Eventually a WYE track is planned to go on the left and attach to the yard tracks.

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« Reply #248 on: Oct 29th, 2017, 7:39pm »
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Reconnected to the original phase one track. The section of track between where we turn off the phase one and then reconnect to phase one is about 200'. This section of track is beside the yard, so it can now be used as a bypass track or as a additional siding.

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« Reply #249 on: Oct 29th, 2017, 7:41pm »
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Mutiny!!!! We the "crew" have declared last Saturday to be a play day. Honestly it didn't take much persuading for the owner to agree.

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« Reply #250 on: Oct 29th, 2017, 7:44pm »
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Bruce took a spin on my 0-6-0.
 
The track was great, so now we turn our attention to work on engines and rolling stock. We are also working on the approach track the new car barn tracks.  
 
Always something to do.


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« Reply #251 on: Dec 10th, 2017, 3:26pm »
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Yesterday was the culmination of a years worth of secrecy and deception. A year ago I asked the guys if they thought we could get all of the track work done in time for Dec 9th. Everyone stepped up to the challenge with the sole purpose of surprising the owner with a steam only Birthday / golden spike run. His 80th birthday being next week. With the help of his family, coworkers and friends we pulled off the greatest surprise. Bob was speechless!!! Here are a couple of shots from the day. Attendance was kept limited since we have limited facilities for both equipment and transport vehicles. Many thanks to those who braved the cold rain to join us. And a special thanks to the "crew" who made it possible:
 
Bruce R.
Mario S.
Ron A.
Ben W.
Reece  
And a couple "day" workers that pitched in here and there.
 
And a very special thank you to the ladies of the Alva Central Lines:
 
Kathy D.
Linda T.
Karen A.
 


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« Reply #252 on: Dec 10th, 2017, 3:27pm »
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Bruce handled the switching duties with the NW2, this made unloading and loading really easy.

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« Reply #253 on: Dec 10th, 2017, 3:29pm »
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Bob, Ron and Mario assisting Fred Deloach unload

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« Reply #254 on: Dec 10th, 2017, 3:30pm »
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Fred Deloach and his Mikado

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« Reply #255 on: Dec 10th, 2017, 3:41pm »
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The yard was a busy place. Bruce spotting Orlin Gingritches cars while George Johnson glides through the yard. John Buckwalter taking on water at the tower.

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« Reply #256 on: Dec 10th, 2017, 3:43pm »
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Larry and Joan Smith

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« Reply #257 on: Dec 10th, 2017, 3:45pm »
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Chuck Hackett pulling a timber train through the timber.

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John Buckwalter and his beautiful Shay.

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« Reply #259 on: Dec 10th, 2017, 3:50pm »
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Scott Miller piloting Pete Newcombes Pacific.

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