A new switch delivered by flatcar
This is the new switch that will begin the gravel spur. When completed,
I will no longer need to haul gravel by wheel barrow to the loading area.
A Complex Wye
It is a switch that starts out as a normal right hand switch, but 18 ties
into it, it becomes a wye.
I am measuring to determine where to cut the existing track panels. The
concrete "W" whistle post is a
gift from Bobby Timson of Fort Myers, Florida and a frequent operator at
the Buckingham Central RR.
The new gravel spur
The new spur crosses the old gravel pit on it's way to the new
gravel pile down by the road.
This is the northernmost point on the railroad.
Entering the Jungle
It enters an area overtaken by horsetails. This is an aggressive plant.
It will take over any area that is wet enough.
Crossing the Jungle
I'm not sure how tall the trestle will need to be to cross the Timson Gorge.
A guess would be 4 to 5 feet.
Destination: Gravel Pile
Once I get through all the weeds, the track will end up at the gravel pile.
Can you see it through the weeds?