Ardenwood Farm Regional Preserve is open for the season and we will soon be operating trains behind our Plymouth Switcher 'Katie'. Currently our engine and passenger cars are in maintenance.AND we have a lot of maintenance going on--
2018 Operations will soon be in full swing-- Passenger trains run on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, and on special event days.
Current cars in active restoration are boxcar SPC 472, flatcar/picnic car NS 1725, and caboose NWP 6101.
SPC 472 has had it's buffer blocks replaced and plans are in progress to replace the roof.
Picnic Car NS 1725 is getting new end beams, railings, repaired seats, and a new cover. In addition, it's airbrakes will be overhauled and
NWP 6101 has had both bolster beams and needle beams replaced. Work is being done on the platforms and truss rods and underbody stabilzation is in progress.
Surveys are being made and restoration plans are being created for combination car SPC 47 and for boxcar NC 253. These plans are essential to understand how and what kind of restoration should be done to these extremely significant cars. SPC 47's survey is now in progress using archaeological techniques and has identified significant modifications to the layout of the car over the years.
Scheduled workdays are typically the second Saturday of the Month. Informal workdays are held most Thursdays and many other Saturdays throughout the year. If you are interested in the informal workdays, ask to join the SPCRR_Members Yahoo! group or contact the SPCRR webmaster for more information of how to be alerted of them.