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Old 10-27-2009, 08:29:23 PM
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Hello all,

Just got back from a weekend trip to Mill Creek Central in Ohio. It is a privately owned 7 1/2" gauge railroad. It was rainy and very cold, but still a good time. The sleeping quarters for some of us was a caboose. Had many chances between rain drops to get some run time in, the railroad has over three miles (yes real miles) of track with a lot more planned for. There were a dozen different steam locomotives alone, plus another half dozen gas or electrics.

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That trestle looks like quite an investment!!
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Actually, the materials for the trestle columns and main beams were surplus from a local power plant for just a few hundred dollars. There is still enough pieces on hand to build yet another bridge as large as the current one.

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The tunnel is rather large as well, there are ten, eight foot diameter x 12 foot long gas tanks, set end to end with a radius of about eighty feet. Looking at the terrain above and around the tunnel, it is hard to tell the tunnel is there, let alone that it was all dug up and re-graded. There is another single tank tunnel that goes under the driveway.

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