Boxing out… Taking advantage of a nice day, the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum’s excavating crews got back to work boxing out the area where the lead switch to the museum’s restoration building lead tracks will go off of Track 6. With a good size hump in the ground, a fair amount of dirt had to be removed. The museum’s Cat D7E is making quick work of the job with the museum’s Erie caboose and mainline shown in the back.
A blade full! The big Cat has a blade full of dirt as it works the area of the switch install.
In capable hands… Museum volunteer Joe Scanlon has the controls of the D7. With things working well, this is what volunteering at the R&GVRRM is all about and Joe’s smile shows it!
A good size pile… It did not take long for a good size pile of dirt to accumulate. The museum’s Trojan front loader is working on loading up one of the museum’s dump trucks for use as fill on the south end of the Restoration Building.
Time to grade… With the rough work done with the bulldozer, it was time to switch machines to a road grader to finish and fine tune the job. Joe Scanlon has the controls of the Huber-Warco grader and is making quick work of finishing the job.
Up the hill… The road grader comes to an end of a pass as it climbs the hill of dirt made by the Cat bulldozer.
Loading out… The front loader continues to work loading out the dirt which was all gone by the end of the day.
And heading off… One of the museum’s former military 5-ton dump trucks heads off to dump another load of dirt.