Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Grounds Progress

Bob Olson sent us some photos of progress being made this week by the intrepid Buildings & Grounds department - Dave Diamond, Carl Illwitzer, Gerry Dettloff and Jerry Lynn.  First, on Tuesday the train door sills at the east end of Barn 13 were poured.


And concrete was also poured on Tuesday was for an intriguing new project: crossing gates at the museum entrance!  These will protect the pedestrian walkway from the main gate onto the depot platform against train traffic on the west leg of the wye.  Though this trackage is not in constant use most days, it does see use on days the 50th Avenue "L" station is in service and is also the route the 1630 and Zephyr take from their normal storage locations into service.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Randall,
I am glad to see that there is already track in the new car Barn #13. It means that some more cars will have a nice dry place to spend the winter!

Ted Miles
IRM Member

Unknown said...

I think that it has been reported either here or on the IRM website that the county won't give out an occupancy permit for either new barn until the electrical installations have been completed and asphalt paving installed between the tracks.
C Kronenwetter
IRM member

Anonymous said...

I wondered why the wigwag had not been replaced with some other warning device after it was moved from its west leg / sidewalk location. Will this be a crossing gate, or a bell/light warning only? Mike G.

Jeron G. said...

"And concrete was also poured on Tuesday was for an intriguing new project: crossing gates at the museum entrance!"

Chris said...

Black and white arms for the gates would be a nice touch. Just my suggestion.