These photos of the rural neighbourhood on the eastern side of Waterville, Carleton County show the considerable effect of the Carleton Railway's mainline re-alignment on the residents there. By digging through the rock to make room for the mainline, the neighbourhood was cut in half by the railway. However, a small wooden bridge serves to connect the homes on the two sides of the track. The photos below give some sense of the area. Even though these folks are farmers, they also tend good-sized vegetable gardens near their homes (just as most folks did in the real Waterville, NB when I lived there in the 1980s).
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Friday, January 3, 2020
Although it perpetually remains 1965 on the Carleton Railway, a new year in the real world means setting new goals and priorities for the layout. Since the open house and first operating session om the expanded layout in October, I have been concentrating on maintenance (track cleaning, locomotive wheel cleaning, soldering and filing, coupler spring replacement, etc.). With a larger layout, there is more maintenance to do. My goal is to be ready for regular, scheduled operating sessions in 2020, which means completing some projects first (staging tracks at the east end, some wiring updates, and possibly even a dispatcher position).