Waushakum Live Steamers
7 August 2010
The boys and I took a ride up to Holliston today to see what was shaking at WLS. Turns out that Wednesdays and Saturdays are "work days" at the track so no one was running. I didn't mind but the boys were disappointed to not have a train ride. Well, they will get over it and in a couple of weeks we will be back up there for the 40th Annual Meet.
It was, however, a great opportunity to walk the track and take photos of parts of the layout that I don't normally get to see.
If someone from WLS would care to take a moment to send an email with some names to go with these photos that would be great. firstname.lastname@example.org
There were perhaps six or eight fellows doing various necessary tasks around the track and were happy to talk with me.
OK. So we start off with some snaps of the great advertising sign outside a restaurant in Mendon MA. Mendon is on Route 16 which is the road I take to get to Holliston. I have passed this sign I don't know how many times and finally stopped a took some photos of it. NEAT!
On to the track photos.
Exterior and interior shots of the storage trailers
Interior shot of the storage building near the steaming bays
View of the area past the ballast pile
Filling bucket with ballast for trimming (probably not the right term) low spots in the track
A stack of straight sections
Moving a wye section of track into place
I hope that you enjoyed this tour or the Waushakum Live Steamers.
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