Push Gathers Steam to Restore a Historic Loco
J515 Updates from the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre
Rare Arnott's biscuit van restored
The museum along with the with the help of two departments, track and buildings and grounds, has begun removing and demolishing the old bookstore site next to our station. This will, first of all, remove a long awaited eye sore and then open up the visual site lines for the trains at the station as well as traveling by it on our mainline. Here is a sequence of events and the results of each.
Please notice that the work has already begun moving rail into position.
The track crew poses for a smiley picture
moving of the various equipment.
The track dept crew poses for a quick picture. Another one ! Wow What a bunch of photo hounds!
We are going to scrap this old CNW wood RPO baggage car built in 1898
Yes, ladies we do had a number of young ladies volunteering at Irm. This is Carnia who volunteers mainly in the steam dept. She is using a pneumatic spike puller to remove the old spikes.
Two of the bookstore cars already have been removed
The track crew moved part of the streetcar line over to temporarily connect to the storage tracks
Another view This time to rails are reconnected to the northern rails
The old CNW wood baggage-RPO being moved
View of the work area
Now the area is void of all bookstores cars
Next job is to scrap the remaining piece, the old ttx flat car. Yes, thats Karl giving the old salute.
Of the cleared area
All that left in this picture is a few ties and old rail
The entire area is now cleared and ready for sod and trees
Many, many thanks to all who participated is this project. It has been talked about for many years and now finally its happened! Wow looks great! As I have stated earlier, it sure gives better site lines to the railroad action around the station. Just as important it cleans the area and gives our visitors a better first impression of the entire museum. Thanks Roger
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