The track has been inspected. 9000 and 6740 have been inspected and are ready to go. These inspections comply with the legal requirement to allow us to continue operating our equipment. The special lettering has also been removed from APXX6740.
The railway jewelry has been loaded on a flat car for transport to the "lay down yard" area beside Soneff Junction. All the materials east of Peavey have been cleaned out in preparation for the set up of the Family Car. More on that later.
The station platform railing has been painted and reinstalled, the new handrails have been painted on the entrance stairs, along with the trim on the station.
The gardens have been cultivated. If you know of any perennials that need a good home - look no farther.
The grass has been cut, the entrance and right of way have been raked and cleaned up. Sidewalks have been replaced or repaired.
Thanks to City of Edmonton roadways the driveway has been groomed to eliminate a lot of potholes. That Volvo Motor Grader and the packer that was being owed behind it did a splendid job.
The display cars are being washed and dusted. Some cars have been moved to gain better access. Stairs have been repaired and painted.
Stock has arrived for the gift shop so the station will be next on the list.
It will require some re-organization, cleaning and dusting before the stock can be marked and put in place.
The Trackmobile has taken a place of honor beside the Volunteer Centre. It is running, has been used for switching and is a fascinating piece of equipment. Take advantage of its quiet moments and have a look.
As I have noted before, we have an outstanding group of volunteers. The activities of the last few weeks have proven it once again. Thanks to Don, Terry, Dennis, Ted, Ray, Mike, Lukas, Stephen, Jim, Brent C., Ivan, Nathan, Brent G., Ken H., Barry C., Phil, Barry W., Gloria, Niale, Cathy, and Rosemarie.
In addition, we often get special help from Brad, Mark, Dave M. and Dave H. The CSVs have been a great help and are a bargain to boot!