A big “must work faster” push continues to get the full mainline operational prior to a 2017 Narrow Gauge Convention open house. There once were five missing bridges but now there are only three.
David has nearly finished this scene and installed the bridge to allow operation from Linnwood (through the photo left black curtains, a/k/a the “rain room,” down to Union Gap. This is an Atlas bridge, re-detailed by Rick and David. The scene is at eyeball height for “in your face” railfanning. Although the star of the crew lounge view will be Vince’s massive urethane Ohio River Bridge, this will be a close second.
While exiting the far tunnel, the engineer running these F3s engaged full dynamic brakes for a slow and controlled descent to Union Gap. This is the first coal train to cross the bridge and descend to Union Gap.
Many signal heads previously removed for scenery work, including 3 intermediate pairs, were re-installed this week. I was able to test and fix a few minor issues in the CTC software during quiet times this afternoon.
Two of the three missing bridges are mine, and I’m trying my best to fire ahead of the gun. I’ll mention details in another post.