|Posted on June 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM|
Silver Lake Railroad
The Railroad Report
Early July 2012
Things are looking good for the 2012 season over at the Silver Lake Railroad. We are anticipating our best season as of yet. Due to the expected high ridership volume we have enacted a ticket syetem. A RR volunteer will give a ticket to anyone who shows up looking for a ride. Once our 40 seats are filled we start giving tickets to the next train. We tried this Memorial Day WKND and it worked very well. I really enjoyed giving out tickets!
There has been A LOT of publicity lately for the railroad. We have gone to many local camp grounds and handed out flyers as well as been included in The Laker newspaper for an article. Nevertheless the best publicity has been NH Chronicle's re-run of their episode on us. A special thanks for doing that.
We have worked tirelessly on a special suprise for the museaum. We have been constructing small a HO guage model railroad. It mneasures 4 ft x 6.5 ft and fits right into an unused corner of the museaum. The model railroad is run off of a push button running for 5 minutes at a time! Unfortunetly due to a lack of special Black Tempera paint we were unable to finish it for this weekend, although we came very close. It will make it's debuet for next weekend!
Work on our newest Fairmont A6 is progressing well. The brakes are nearly complete. One part is left to be welded on and then the A6 will be mechanically ready to go. For Railfans out there who don't already know, this A6 will be painted in the Boston and Maine Railroad's Minute Man scheme- in my opinion one of the the best paint schemes ever on a diesel locomotive. Our A6 will be numbered after the B&M 1555, the first B&M Geep 7 to wear the scheme and take ques from the original locomotive. It should come out VERY nicely. This will run any back-up trains and be the star of the show especially with the photo run-by's on Railfans Day 2012. Reserve your seat for that today! http://www.silverlakerailroad.com/railfansday.htm
Well thanks for tuning in and I hope you enjoyed The Railroad Report. Thats all for now and we hope to see you down for a train ride!
Categories: 2012 Season