302 will remain a yellow car and will remain in locomotive service as a compressor / engineman's car for locomotive #10. It will also serve as the tool car for the contruction trains. The flats will handle the buckets of ballast, the gons 0300 and 0301 will handle ties and when available, a new EBT hopper will be purchased and used for final ballasting.
|RGS 0300 and 0301 in Extra Train #11|
|I'll need to come up with the ideal way to connect the locomotive's safety cable to the car's safety chain.|
|Lettering on the curve.|
|0300 and 0301 in train X-11 in a light rain|
|0300 and 0301 in train X-11 in a light rain on the Dogwood Bridge|
This fall, when the survey of the new route of the tracks is completed, utilizing the newly purchased land next door, construction of Bridge 2A will commence (the bridges from the switchback down to below Pine Hill will start with "2" and be lettered 2A through 2C. Bridges 2D and 2E are likely not going to be needed now. Also, I will be removing the car barn switch from the middle of the switchback and use it up above on the "house track" to allow 2 tracks of storage there. The planned enginehouse / carbarn is now planned to come off of the turntable instead.
A new sign was made up at Tweetside railroad for the Dogwood Bridge. All bridges on the RGS will get signs like this hopefully.
|Train Extra 11 on way to Telluride. New Bridge 1A "Dogwood" sign on the post.|