The Bear Bones and Broke Railroad Co.

A Work in Progress
November 25


We placed 280 feet of track on the ground as depicted
in our layout drawing to see what it would look like.
Then we pulled up the track to move in decomposed
granite and Lake Nathan.


Above and below, Dan Hoag (left), Karen and John Fisher bed
the pond liner in sand to ensure that it won't crack.


By the end of the day we had moved five tons of decomposed
granite, filled the lake, and set the tunnel in place. One the
trestles Dan made for us is in the foreground.


Lake Nathan at dusk.

Summer 2000 Diggin the drainage trenches
November 25, 2000 Installing Lake Nathan
November 26, 2000 Rough track layout
June 2001 The fence is installed
July 7, 2000 The Ransom Yard arrives
July 7, 2000 The Ransom Yard is completed
July 14, 2000 Track grades are installed
More July 14, 2000 Track grades are installed
July 21, 2001 Tunnels are installed
July 24, 2001 Trains are moved to Ransom Yard
December 9, 2001 The beginning of building installation
December 24, 2001 The first trains run
March 3, 2002 The umbrella is up
More March 3, 2002 Some closeups of the maintenance crew at work
Even More March 3, 2002 The Heim Fountain, a gift from clients Walter and Bette Heim
December 16, 2002 The Pacific Electric "Red Car" line is installed

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