Garden Railroad: Laying Track
That mound of dirt is starting to look like a garden railroad! With my trusty assistant, Ryder, we laid track for the first time today. It was a beautiful February day, though just 30 degrees at our start time of 8 am. By afternoon, I was in shirtsleeves and a bit sunburned. The track was powered up and a locomotive did the first test run. Ryder reported that the work was hard, but that made it fun!
I moved earth last spring, but summer and fall got away from me, and the railroad didn't happen. For the coming months, I expect that the McGuire-Henkel-Dunbar line will be limited to basic service in a rustic desert setting.