Track Laying Begins in Earnest!
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Now that the contractors have prepared some of the roadbed for the miniature railway, TRHA crews have now begun to install the railway track itself. After some planning and preparations on Thursday, the crew laid about 80 feet of track include the lead track from the turntable (as shown at the left above and in the middle picture). In the picture at right, we see that they have begun to install one of the crossings which allow the 7 1/4" gauge track to cross 4' 8 1/2" mainline track. We know of no other miniature railway that crosses mainline track in the world so perhaps this is a first.
Posting by Russ Milland; Pictures by Lance Gleich