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The original roundhouse was constructed in 1892 by the NY, NH, & Hartford Railroad.

That's me in front of the reconstructed roundhouse. It was built over the original pits.
Total cost will be about $500,000. A $400,000 grant was received from the state.

Engine House

Engine house pit

Hand Car

We rode the handcar above. It's surprisingly easy to pump and zips along at a nice pace.

Below is a sporty version.

Sporty Handcar

Station

Sandi is waiting for the 4-4-0 in the 1872 station moved here from Chaplin.
The section house below houses a powered gang car.

Section House

Gang Car

Spiking Rail

Sandi spiking a rail.