2006 - Originally Planned Railroad Completed
Six years and 12,000 feet of track later, the originally planned
railroad surpasses its 2001 plan by a great deal with the connection made at
Promontory on a snowy February afternoon. The passing sidings at Deerhead and
Whitwell were soon also completed allowing for operation over the new branch
line, once known as the "low-line or return route".
The balance of railroad work for the year included expanding the yard by 50%, completing two large industrial switching areas, a new wye at Eagle Point and a new passing siding on the Fredonia branch.
Card-order train operation also began increasing the need for new scale railroad structures. The first part of a new mountain branch line began late in the year reaching Monteagle Brewery siding.
Plan of Completed Track in December 2006