April 24th and 25th was a really productive weekend, it saw 11 members of our group desend on “OUR” Hawthorne Staion and begin the big job of scrapeing and painting the building. By the end of the weekend about a 1/3 of the tan paint had been applied and about half of the windows painted. With a big job ahead of us we are again planning to spend the weekend of May1st and 2nd with brushes in hand. Why not come out and join us as we help to preserve N.J.’s railroad history. Members and guest are welcome, lunch will be served.
April 8th saw another sucessfull day clearing the M&NJ. Paul Trabert, Todd Stephans, Joe Weber and K.C. Smith spent about 5 hours opening up about a half mile of railroad. The crew had to clear brush and some stubborn tree stumps so they could move the Woodings oh so close to Rt. 1. Their progress would have been stopped if not for the help of a local farmer who cleared away about 40 ft. of dirt that had covered the track with his bucketloader. At about 2:30pm the crew climbed into the woodings and headed for Rt.1. Since they had not gotten all the brush cleared they decided to plow through the stickers and stopped just shy of the Bakery in Westtown, We are almost there. Watch the important dates section for our up coming work sessions and sign up to join us. Riding rails that have not see a train in over 20 years is a great feeling.