We’re always happy to see new support facilities. Here are three that recently appeared.
Fox River Trolley Museum has expanded its maintenance storage shed from 28 feet long to 85 feet.
The New England Steam Corporation, which is restoring Maine Central 4-6-2 #470 (Alco 1924), has received a $50,000 grant from the Samuel Freeman Foundation. It will be used toward rebuilding the tender. The corporation recently completed construction of a fabric building to shelter the restoration project.
Rockhill Trolley Museum has added a fifty foot extension to Carbarn Two over all four tracks, creating 200 feet of additional indoor storage space. Rockhill’s Joel Salomon says the big reason for this was to get the San Diego LRV 1019 in doors. Three tracks are complete and the fourth will be done hopefully in May. Once again all the museum’s equipment except two cabooses will be indoors. The addition cost a bit over $40,000.
The new addition is easy to see from the outside. Joel Salomon photo.