This is great news, John! Thank you for all of the information! As I said before, for
those of you who have never been up there to see what they've done, get on up there!
It's well worth the time!
John Christensen wrote:
> Hi Keith,
> Thanks for you interest in the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad &
> Transportation Museum.
> The museum is currently under construction. The slab for the 4000 sq foot
> museum building is being poured tomorrow. Dirt is still being brought over
> to the shop building site until it is level with the other building. The
> shop building will be a 30 x 72 sq ft Butler building with two service
> tracks running inside. Completion is expected by December 10th and there
> will be a opening celebration sponsored by the City of Nevada City shortly
> Once completed the Transportation Museum will take over the buildings and
> will work over the next five months to get our exhibits in order and ready
> for display. Our grand opening is planned for the weekend of May 18-19 and
> we will have some kind of special event on May 20th which is the anniversary
> of the opening of the NCNGRR.
> Next year we will be putting in around 1700 ft of track which includes 9
> switches in the yard. The Northern Queen is currently laying 900 ft. of
> track from their mainline up to the museum site. They will probably have
> their track work completed by next May is my guess. Once they get on a
> project they go for it!
> I hope this answers some of your questions. I will be fixing my web site
> soon so I can update it. I will be putting out the latest information in my
> next news letter to the Historical Society and that letter will go out on
> www.oro.net/~ncngrr around September 15th.
> Best Regards,
> John Christensen