During this past week, grading crews completed preparation of the sub-roadbed for the yard at Dawson Creek. A work train has been called to retrieve the heavy machinery, and you are just in time to climb aboard for the ride.
MBS CLEARANCE 2017-02-20 Engine 632 work between Tremblay and Dawson Creek between 2000 and 2200.
Work Extra 632 departing Tremblay:
Crossing the Kiskatinaw River:
Arrival at Dawson Creek:
The sub-roadbed for the yard was completed with a mixture of Woodland Scenics foam sheets, strips and balsa ramps for the changes in elevation. This view is looking west toward Western Agri-Service, Alberta Wheat Pool, the company trailer ramp, and the mill:
This view is looking east toward Fosters Seed & Feed and Cargill Ltd, with the spur for Peace River Lime on the left. The five vehicles are sitting on the surveyed lines for the main line, three sidings and runaround track:
Further east, we see the station and freight shed and the Scott National warehouse. The mainline climbs toward the backdrop; in reality it continued east to a connection with the Northern Alberta Railways. The spur curving away at left is the BC Hydro spur:
During our tour of the yard, the grading crews have been loading their equipment aboard the flatcars:
During the coming week I will be cutting and test fitting track for the yard, and marking for the feeder wires.
All for now,