I've been busy for several months with my research project and school business...but I've had a few chances in the last few days to get some REAL work in...on the railroad! Currently this is a C&S route, as I the track crew had old 75lb rail to use and nice ties from the Kappler Mill. Ultimately, most of the efforts will be towards the DSP&P, but the track gang wants to use up the old stock before the budget allows for lighter rail and more authentic 1884 ties. Previously, the gang laid around 4 feet of mainline and around 3 feet of siding. More work was needed as the roster exceeds the total track available to store it...let alone haul a train! The crew set out around 9:30 with a C&S flatcar, a C&S caboose, a D&RGW drop bottom gondola, and Brooks Mogul #22. The crew chose to wear suites that made them invisible as they're a little camera shy. The foreman watched from business car 911 and another C&S caboose that's still undergoing some work. The Foreman's wifey arrived around 10:20, so the days work ended. The construction methods used are cork roadbed liquid nailed to foam. The ties are then white glued to the roadbed. The ties are painted floquil tie brown. The rail is painted rail brown. The rail is spiked down using special tools, who's origins are unknown. The existing turnout is a stub switch built by seeing where the two tracks cross and forming the frog at the intersection of the inside rails. The gauge of the lead rails is held by a styrene bar...grandt I think.