|Work Extra 0901, crossing Chester Creek - Lee Carlson|
C&G Surfacing Specialists were hired to laser align, surface, and "tamp" (force the stone ballast beneath the ties) the track. Valley Railroad has been replacing worn crossties for many years, and has very near 100% solid tie structure on this section, the most heavily used of the Valley mainline. This project was funded entirely by The Valley Railroad Company.
|The tamper at Dock Road, Chester, with the ballast regulator following. - Lee Carlson|
|Tamping at Milepost 9 - Lee Carlson|
Track expansion to the north has been steady, and our Essex Clipper Dinner Train now may operate to Milepost 13.25, which is a full mile north of the Route 82 crossing in Haddam.
Robert W. Bradway, Jr.
VP & Track Superintendent
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