DESC Prepares Track for #470

Volunteer and NESCo member, Ron Jenkins, prepares to replace fourteen ties on Track 7, at Downeast Scenic Railroad. This will be where #470 is restored. The siding is long enough to accommodate the locomotive and tender, while allowing it to be moved considerable distance for outdoor work. Civil Engineering students at the University of Maine at Orono, are designing a new shop building as a Senior Capstone project. This will include a drop pit, jacking pads, and utilities. It is another integration of the education component of the restoration program, providing practical experience to Maine students at the University level.