Fall has began to fall on the RGS.
|Dogwood bridge 24-Oct-2011|
The tracks were cleared reciently. No trains have operated over the railroad in about 2 months.
In Ridgeway, by the barn, the next car to undergo restoration is the beam riding car, which is used for passengers. It is about the safest way to ride on the railroad. This car has new trucks which will be fitted with air brakes and installed. The brake cylinder will mount under the steel beam along the center sill of the car. The valves will be mounted up under the frame on the "B" end of the car. These valves allow for the brakes to be adjusted to normal train line pressure and a dump valve to release the brakes when rolling it by hand.
|The riding car after painting. It looks a little like a steam engine color scheme with the black and silver.|
|The seat is sitting on the 4684 flat car on track 1 while the side of the seat structure is on the top of the #11 on track 2.|
|Brand new heavy-duty steel trucks for the car, painted the first coat of black paint to be followed up with silver on the sideframes and blue on the bearings (with the black bolt ends showing through.) It will allow me to see the wheels turning.|