Though the spring weather has been unpredictable at times, staff and volunteers have made a lot of progress on our Grand Scale Train Project.
We finished 1,060 feet of track for the Grand Scale Train and have another 250 feet of track laid and ready for ballast. We are in the home stretch for the project!
We stockpiled rock for the remaining track which will save time and fuel toward the completion.
We also spread wood chips on the trail between the machine shop and car shops building and stockpiled chips toward the south end of the trail as well.
Other volunteers took care of visitors and did more updates to the model railroad exhibits in the Civil Engineering building and made upgrades to the grand scale train wheelsets as well.
We have some new volunteers that helped with the railroad tracks and models 'O' Scale trains at home in Wayne, NE and we have a new friend that drove all the way from St. Paul, MN to spend two days volunteering on the Grand Scale Train tracks as well. He saw our project and museum on social media and came to check it and us out. He thoroughly enjoyed his time with us!
We would like to thank all the staff and volunteers who made this week such a success.
Dave Blessing, Randy Bradly, Dave Noble, Derek Lanus, Phil Neri, Skip Quady, John Wagoner, Ray Wilkens, Ken Brown, Andy Brown, Bob Sweeney, Roger Victor, Charlie Woodford, Cardy Krause, Mike B. TJ Obermeyer, Samantha Bieler and Matt Merk.
Another thank you to Nelson Construction for allowing us to use their equipment to move rock for our project.