Track work was the order of the day at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. After the rebuild of the Switch #5 frog between the museum’s Track #4 and Track #5 in our Industry yard, it was time to bring out our Jackson tamper and give that new ballast a good tamping.
Museum volunteer Norm Shaddick takes the controls of the R&GV Railroad Museum’s Jackson tamper. Norm has taken care of the majority of the maintenance on this piece for many years and the machine really runs great.

Jackson tamper at work! The museum would like to eventually add more MOW equipment to our collection like a ballast regulator, tie inserter, and a spiker.

Tamper sits on top of the newly rebuilt Switch #5 frog. The R&GV RR Museum’s main line climbs the hill and curves to the right. The track in the distant left is that of the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad. It was once the Erie Railroad’s Rochester Division.