Already having rail in stock, and having acquired a large collection of reclaimed ties, we have begun trackwork in the yard with the extension of siding A alongside the building. A section of that track was removed previously to excavate and replace clogged drain tiles that have been a problem for years. That section was re-installed earlier this year and now we are working to extend the track north to our yard limit.
Work began on the turntable a few years ago when of a large section rotted ring ties were replaced by concrete. The remaining ring ties were replaced last year with concrete followed by removal of the rotted ring rail ties in the turntable pit and replacing them with a continuous concrete pad.
Additional work to the turntable includes maintenance to the roller assemblies at each end of the bridge along with lifting the bridge to perform a comprehensive inspection followed by any needed repairs including deck replacement and painting.
Also on our priority list and well underway is installation of track between the turntable and stalls 9 and 10 of the roundhouse. Those two tracks will complete trackage to the structure and enable us to use all of the tracks in both sections of the roundhouse.