A ridiculous amount of coffee was consumed in the process of building this project. Add some fuel if you'd like to keep me going!
Between April and June I spent much of my time working on expanding the railroad grade. The project this year was digging through 15 feet hill to extend the grade of the railroad’s upper level. The rush to get this work done was driven by the desire to finish before the summer heat set in.
At the end of 2020 I was able to get the initial loop trestle worked out with temporary posts and lumber. In March I spent time assembling better boards for the temporary trestle, these will remain in use until a scale trestle can be built to replace it.
As cut progressed it became deeper into the hill side. At the summit point the cut is nearly 2 feet deep. In time the slope above the track will be re-contoured into a gentle slope rather than deep cut.