The Big Dig at Mill
The railroad is expanding up the big hill to the west of the main yard. The track will go along the side of the hill for about 400 feet to the north end of the property and then make a long loop back, continuing up grade through a 104 foot tunnel (the big dig) before arriving at the relatively flat meadow. The tunnel has been under construction since 2001 and is now (summer of 2006) nearing completion. The construction of the track from the main yard to the tunnel is underway and the tunnel should be in operation by fall 2006.
A bit of final grading and seeding is all that is needed to finish this project. The area should be green by the middle of 2008.