Well, so once again, the railroad is powered up and from what I can tell the trains are once again running on time. I can tell you that I know Mr. Goodman and all the MARS crew were overjoyed to see the juice pulsing through the rails.
Over the course of the hiatus some work was accomplished, such as the switch tower for New Beau City was built and installed as was a signal bridge.
The 4-track signal bridge and the signal lights are installed, but the bridge has yet to be wired/electrified. The bridge was made by combining two MTH #450 Signal Bridges.
I've also been working to modify some scenery along Moreland River. Hopefully, that effort will be further along before my next posting, and I'll share a photo at that time.
More recently, my wife and I traveled the Lake Superior Circle Tour which took us from Missouri up to Minnesota and then into Ontario, Canada, and then into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the state of Wisconsin. While travelling in Minnesota we came across the Duluth and Northeastern Railroad 2-8-0 steam locomotive #28 belonging to the North Shore Scenic Railroad pulling its last train for the season. It was stopped along the highway waiting for a clear signal to proceed to the station in Two Harbors, Minnesota. I felt like it was a lucky find! Beautifully restored! For more photos of #28 checkout "My Railfan Adventures" under "More" at the top of this page.