Track Updates . . .|
It's been almost three months and work details continue to go at a rapid rate. The track crew finished the double tracking of the main line. This including finishing the last 20 feet of track and removing the switch and replacing it with straight rail. All that is left is some tamping and replacement of ties. The line crew hung the last 500 feet of overhead wire, removed the frog where the switch was removed and placed a new fron at 25th street. On October 11 the first revenue car used the new line and until the rest of the yard rework is done, all revenue cars will leave out of the North Avenue Loop.
The shop completed the regauging of the snow sweeper which can now run over our track. While the Philadelphia PCC was out on four track getting prepared for its new coat of paint, the Line crew hung 50 feet of wooden trough over four track in preparation for connecting the overhead line to the car house on track four. In preparation for that rewiring a stain downguy was installed in four track.
The roses on the side of the Car House continue to do well and a general cleaning and tree trimming around the Car House an Visitor Center was completed.
you stop by you will also see the beginning of the Christmas
Tarin Layout construction in preparation for TInsel Trolley. On
Saturday mornings you will also find the training class going for our
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