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The
Holy Moley Railroad
Updated 1/4/10
 

 

 

 

 FIRST

Day of operation on 56 feet of track – 36 more to go – 8/2/09

 
Here it comes
 
No.2 hugging the cliff
 
Making the turn at “Screaming Mimi Turn”
 

No.2 calling the Roundhouse – over!
 

Temporary end of track at the site of

the Great Trestle over Holy Moley Gulch

 

One of 12 redwood trestle
bents being assembled. 9/3/09
 

Trestle bents and stringers
positioned for trim and fit over waterfall. More rocks will be
added to
Make it look like stream goes into foreground
 

Overview: Rest of trestle
will curve from the left then the other end of track will be
connected for a continuous 105 foot long loop.
 

9/12/09
 

Check fit 9/12/09
 

First part of Great Trestle
ready for track 9/13/09
 

Alignment check 9/13/0909
 
 
Jr. Engineer Daniel makes
first run onto
Great Trestle over Holy Moley GulchThanksgiving Day 2009
 

Construction of the Great
Trstle resumes 12/5/09
 

12/5/09
 

Snowy morning 12_8_09
 
 
A little snow never slows
construction 12/8/09
 
 
End of the day 12/8/09
 
 The end is in sight 12/8/09
 
 
12/12/09 The loop is complete.
The train is coming.
 
 
1st Train over the finished
trestle
 
 
Whew, we made it!
 
 
And away we go.
Now comes the siding, spur and landscaping
 
 
Mainline and siding fnished
1/4/10
 
 


1st train over new mainline
alignment
 
 
Oops! Ballast reguator left boulder on siding
 
 
Problem solved
 
 
 
 
 
 
Success!