Railroad information and basic statistics:
|Mainline Track||6150 Feet - So Far|
|Yard tracks||10 tracks - 1230 Feet|
|Sidings, passing tracks or return loops||4|
|Turntable 16 ft.||1|
|Loading/Unloading limit||10ft. 2000Lbs.|
2006 brought another ambitious project. Build a 16 X 64 Car storage barn with 9 tracks of storage for rolling stock and visiting engines. Here a switch is cut into the mainline to connect the future car barn.
The work crew - Joe & Tony Mastrorocco, Allen Chestnutwood, Dave Johnson, John Marino, me, John Detrick, Don Godshall, Dick Poole Jack Miller and others have lots of sweat equity in this railroad. Everyone is now familiar with rocks in the ground......
With the turntable and support posts concreted in place, ramp construction was a major project. Here you can see the switch installed on the WYE and the crossover providing access to the turntable ramp. Wayne Godshall is doing the critical welding under Tom Decker's supervision.... Art Dum and Don Godshall are installing the crossover and also a switch to give a service track to improve traffic flow through the yard area.
In 2005 a plan was developed to install a turntable and steaming bays to the south of the building, which would allow equipment to be loaded and unloaded on a concrete pad in front of the building, instead of inside the building. Joe and Tony Mastrorocco provided the turntable center, support bearings, and a supply of tubing to use for ramp supports.
Most of 2004 was dedicated to mainline construction. The first loop around the house and lawn was completed in early summer of 2004, and a WYE was installed to facilitate turning engines and rolling stock. Another concerted track laying session later in the summer ran the mainline off the WYE, down the hill along the driveway and into a return loop. This milestone gave the RR about a 2800 foot mainline capable of handling 4 - 6 trains without too much congestion. A few switches and sidings were installed parallel to the TVRR building and that was the storage yard and steaming facilities all at once.