2003 - Leathergap Branch Added

In 2003 the railroad mainline doubled in size with the completion of the Leathergap branch and the Cumberland loop. A round trip run now took 20 minutes and Saddleback was now the center of the railroad. Along with the passing siding at Leathergap, sidings were added at Saddleback and Eagle Point to handle the increasing traffic on run days.

The popularity of the railroad also increased the membership in the club and need for on-site storage. To accommodate the members, a club owned eight-track train storage structure was approved to be built where the current three track yard was. A new seven-track Eagle Point yard was started on the opposite side of the shop, requiring some custom built crossings and turnouts to squeeze into the limited space available.

Plan of Completed Track in December 2003