Happy New Year!
With the arrival of the New Year, our attention now turns to a number of projects as we grow our Museum. In our Sheepscot shops, work is already underway on the restoration of a Bridgton & Saco River flatcar in bay 2. Elsewhere in the shop, coal stoves and new overhead crane rails are being installed. Once done, work on steam locomotive #10’s boiler will resume, as well as other shop projects.
Meanwhile, tree cutting will resume on our Mountain Extension in January to allow construction of our track to and over Trout Brook Bridge during Columbus Day weekend later this year.
While we won’t have train rides most of the month, we will be offering Sheepscot Valley Winter Service Saturday & Sunday, January 19th & 20th, featuring steam trains and other activities. More details will be posted as we get closer to the 19th.
To end the month, we will be participating in the upcoming Railroad Hobby Show January 26th and 27th. The show, sponsored by the Amherst Railway Society, is located at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, Massachusetts. See www.railroadhobbyshow.com for more information about the show.