THE ASSINIBOINE VALLEY WORKS ON BOTH WEST CHARLESWOOD SIDING EXPANSION AND FOUNDATION FOR NEW ENGINE HOUSE DURING JUNE 2004. THE LOWER PICTURES CAN BE ENLARGED BY CLICKING ON THE SMALL PICTURE.
Foundation for new engine house just before concrete pour. Lots of steel.
Nance, Rob and David are preparing to do a rock run. At the AVR we use the train for moving all construction material. As we have a lot of trees it is hard to move other equipment into place. We will use these five gallon pails or a wheel barrow right on a flat car.
Rock is brought in on the maintenance building spur right behind the future engine house. Shown are David, Richard and Fred placing the first rock on the back of the foundation.
The excavation for the south track of the Charleswood siding extension needed to be below the tie level so rock could be placed. Many members helped with this digging including, Nance, Len, Bill, Vic, Rob and Richard. In this picture Norm and David make the final adjustments before placing rock.
Rock is now spread on the new extension. The train is brought right to the spot where rock will be dumped. We completed the new track and then will replace the old track insuring that the railway can still operate during construction. In this picture Nance and Norm are unloading from the back and Rob is at the front.
John brings his 10 wheeler for a run with five friends from Saskatchewan. Rob is given a chance to try out operating a steam engine. Shirley looks on as Rob studies the controls. John is at the front checking that the lubricator has oil.
Dwight plants the new Charleswood diamond allowing the new loop to feed onto both station tracks.
The new west Charleswood switch is cut into place. Dwight is installing signal wiring and Richard is ready to tie in the north line.
David and Rob lay in the template to get the 94 foot curve on the south siding. Later the north track will be re-laid to match the new south curvature.
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