Back to the River project

Golden Spike Ceremony

A "Golden Spike" ceremony was held May 10, 2012 to celebrate the completion of our "Back to the River" project..

Invited guests, dignitaries, and members of the press and public heard a short speech followed by the driving of the "last spike" to commemorate the occasion.

Then the train was pulled into the station on our new siding and we took the first trip back to Young's High Bridge over the Kentucky river.  

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The photo at left taken August 9, 2010 shows volunteers working to level ballast to support ties for the new side tracks. When complete the tracks will provide the capability of loading passengers directly off the platform giving better access to our excursion train for our handicapped visitors. It will also provide additional space for display of unique historically important pieces of railroad equipment.