I received notice that the Atlas GP7 is on its return trip from New Jersey from warranty repair.
Ballast update: I had a conversation with Harley Smith at Smith & Sons Ballast last night regarding my order. It was discussed to use a different color ballast for sidings and industrial tracks. After conferring with my friends Marcus and Larry, it was decided to keep the same color for main and sidings, but use a darker color for the yards and industrial tracks. I will most likely mix in a small of amount of the darker ballast on the sidings. From this conversation, I needed to measure the track on my layout. Doing so this morning, I have 227 feet of mainline/sidings and roughly 230 feet of industrial/yard tracks.
The road and sidewalk project on SW Washington Street in Peoria is completed.
Traffic has begun using the new road.
I added some dirt to the Peoria Cordage lot. Additional scenery will be added very soon.