From the Wisconsin DOT web site:North Milwaukee to Slinger ** Road Crossings and Spur Track Switches Rehabilitation:
TheWisconsin & Southern Railroad
will receive a one million dollar grant to begin work on the North Milwaukee to Slinger rail line. A local match of $250,000 will be provided by the East Wisconsin Counties Railroad Consortium and WSOR
, for a total of $1.25 million. Work on this line will involve the renewal of switches and reconstruction of several road crossings. Additional work will be needed on this line as funds become available. Current estimates for the total cost to reconstruct the crossings and switches on this 24-mile segment are $2.2 million.[/i]
Since there is a WSOR
"Inspection" train scheduled (see the EVENTS posting) from H'con to Richfield Wed 11-16 (digital sick day?)
- that work should be completed by Trainfest weekend.
Wonder if WSOR
will take up the SANTA TRAIN duties with Soo 1003 unavailable (if so, hopefully NOT Trainfest weekend).