Thanks to a few hours work today with Rick, the shortline progress has begun! The first of two walls that will support the future right-of-way is now in place:
Here, the WAON-10 works the west end of the yard with U23B 2795 and an ex-NYC caboose:
A few mintues later, SESL (Selkirk, NY to Saint Louis, MO) worked past the local on Track 1, with SD40-2 6524, SD50 6789, and SD40-2 6495. This is becoming a favorite spot of mine to take photos of the railroad - this view is just about how it appears when standing next to the layout, as the top level of the layout is just below eye level:
Tomorrow, I will continue shortline progress. More to come!