The reconstruction of the Huntingdon Avenue passing siding has continued a few rail lengths at a time, with the trackage returning to service for now. Over the winter it is hoped to run a few work trains along the south end of the line, performing some lineside brush cutting and trash cleanup.
MOTOR VEHICLE DEPARTMENT
The reassembly of the rebuilt Cummins front-end loader engine has been completed and work is now ongoing on the other components such as the torque converter. Work usually takes place on Saturdays and Thursdays at the minimum, unless the DMV is called out to assist other departments. Gene Pfeiffer, Bob Harrington and Sam Walker have been the mainstays on this project.
The defective seal on the number two axle of engine NAUG 2203 was successfully completed. Later in the month, the NH 529 will be drained and winterized, and RMNE 45-tonner will be getting an oil change if time permits.