Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Golden Spike on Geneva Sub Mainline

The final spike was set on the double track mainline of the UPRR Rochelle Subdivision. To commemorate the event a short ceremony was held with a few Union Pacific employees and executives in attendance. Once the final spike was set, waiting trains were able to roll. The action was captured on video and can viewed on youtube at the urls below.

Next up on the UPRR Geneva Sub to do list:

Wire 16 Tortoise turnout motors from Nelson through Rochelle
Connect the above turnouts to the computer system
Install and paint backdrop from Franklin Grove through Rochelle (60 feet)
Complete BNSF mainline
Build lots of turnouts (67) for staging yards, Global III yard, and Proviso/Clinton yard.