|Posted on August 5, 2011 at 3:10 PM|
Silver Lake Railroad
The Railroad Report
The mid July report turned into a late July report, so there is not too much news for this report. To start off, Railfans Day was a huge success! Even though we were not able to ride the rare mileage, many of the railfan passengers have never rode our three miles of the Conway Branch. Essentially it was rare-mileage to them… Everybody seemed to have a great time! I was astonished over how busy we were. All of our paved lot, gravel lot and grass lot were filled. We had cars from the street to the freight house probably over one hundred cars! That’s a lot for our little railroad! This was an awesome “trial run” and we have a good idea of what to do next year!
For their help on railfans day, I want to thank Bill Willis and Ross Hall for operating the semaphore signal at the depot, Neil for running the freight train, Bruce Stuart for operating the railfan extras, CVRTC for allowing us to use their two flat cars, Dave Brown for help setting and promoting our Railfans Day, Doug Scott for suggesting a cool photo run-by location and anyone who I forgot who took part in this event!
In the paint department: Our three mileposts are officially complete and our blue engine has an awesome coat of paint on it. It’s a much better shade of blue than the previous shade!
New Hampshire Chronicle re-ran their episode about us on Thursday night and we’re expecting a busy weekend this weekend! This and next weekend are also Madison Old Homes Weekend, so it should be a super busy weekend! The A8 and third coach stand ready to depart form the depot!
That’s all for now SLRR fans! Thanks for reading the Railroad Report!
Categories: 2011 Season