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Museum Milestones for July, August, and September 2020

a train traveling down a dirt road
Mountain Extension: Ballast trains continued in July, ending up putting down an initial layer of ballast on the new track.  The ballast keeps the track in place.

Re-opening: The Museum officially reopened to the public on August 7, 2020, with an evening trip to Milepost 8, just before the Trout Brook Bridge (made possible by the ballasting).  Next day the Museum ran socially-distant trains, limited to 40 passengers each.   Trains were run every other weekend, as an Ice Cream social and Easter egg hunt in one.  At the end of September Pumpkin trains ran to Top of Mountain and return.

Coach 9: Work resumed on the coach, assembling the bottom structure.

Pavilion: Work resumed on the Pavilion, putting up trusses.