Today we began laying track. The track is not yet
fixed to the roadbed and the grades are not really
established precisely, but we're getting an idea of
where the problems are. There aren't many.
The station and town will be at the left of the photo.
The pipe that forms one of two tunnels can be seen in the
background. It will take one of the main lines through a
mountain where the coal mine will be located.
The two lines of the BB&B Railroad cross
at several points. This crossing uses an
Eagle Wings Iron Craft steel bridge.
Somehow we got the track coming out of the switch yard
and one of the main lines to line up with a 90-degree crossing.
Another Eagle Wings bridge spans a dry wash which drains
another mountain (yet to be built). The track turns to the left
towards the station and the village. Three parallel isolated
tracks running past the station (one not yet laid) will provide
12-foot long sidings. Turnouts will enable us to move a train
from one main line to the other.
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