The LK&O upper deck right-of-way is a single contiguous path at last. As a friend of mine is fond of saying, I made a hole get in there. The backdrop opening was cut and the sub-roadbed completed thus hooking together Lapeer MI and Mettiki mine in Maryland. While the real world journey between the two locations may be several hundred miles, on my railroad it is about four inches! Let’s just call it a wormhole for trains. 🙂
Passing through the opening is the mainline and a switching stub for the Lapeer Saginaw Street industries track. Needed a longer piece of track to make switching cars practical. The stub goes through the backdrop but will be inside a mountain so cannot be seen from the Maryland side. I’ll fabricate some sort of detection device at the end of the stub to warn an engineer working Lapeer they are about to run out of track.
Since these pictures were taken I have moved on to setting the grade down into the Potomac River valley. Details on that in the next post.