The next CPR&SS workday is unscheduled. Let’s wait for warmer weather, say, in March 2024, and reassess then.
Also see the September Newsletter that is posted on the Home page – it contains a lot of information regarding the track progress made recently and what work we have planned.
Below are some of the workers on the Aug 29 work day. Several members worked on connecting Track #2 on the east side of the big tunnel to the track #2 section on the west side of the big tunnel. A switch on this track also had to have its actuator mechanism replace. Both work items were accomplished on this Saturday work day.
Other work accomplished this Aug 22 work day included: Howard W cut a lot of grass, Jim H replaced a lot of ties with new ones, Bob S pressure washed the bridge by the loading area, John L worked with Larry and Bob H, Ken also worked as well as new member Rich. We are making a lot of progress restoring the track and keeping everything else maintained. Thanks to all who helped this day and all the others.
The switch in the picture was connected as well as a short straight section and then another switch after that. The work went a little slow because the tracks had to be cut to length and then holes drilled then joint bars bolted on. On the next work day we plan to start connecting rails at the far end of this track run and build the track back towards this location above. The far end tracks were removed from this area in sequence and marked and already have holes drilled. They should be reconnected back in the same sequential order quickly. A piece in the middle will need to be custom fitted to complete this track 2 run. We are making a lot of progress restoring the track. Come out and help when you can.
There was a lot of grading done in the big tunnel area and by the southern arch. Also, some surveying and possible route markings were done up by the fiberglass tunnel – check them out also – this will be discussed at the April 8 meeting. There could be some ties replaced on the track. Come out and help if you can.
Note: On non-official work days, you can still come and work at the track if you want but we strongly suggest that you have a second person with you or present at the track as your safety backup. Be safe ! Thanks.
Work Update: Below are two pictures from the March 21, 2023 work day. Three track sections have been temporarily laid in the pathway dug out and leveled by the workers this day. The lower picture shows the workers and the last section of the timber wall before it was also removed. Larry W also checked out 7695 and the passenger cars planned to be used with the Boy Scouts.