The next day, we ran another short line, the Union County Industrial Railroad. We set on at New Columbia and backed to north off I-80. Then we went south to Milton to meet a Norfolk Southern Freight. We backed to West Milton and then went south to Winfield where we turned around and came back to Lewisburg. From Lewisburg we went back to the set on point in New Columbia for a total of about 35 miles.
The highlight of the day was when we ran the Mifflinburg spur from Lewisburg to Mifflinburg and back. The track had not been used for five years and the rails were overgrown with weeds. We had to stop at and cut a fallen tree off the rails at one point. It was quite an interesting ride through Amish farm country. We found that the weeds being crushed on the rails made them very slippery and we had to add to our usual stopping distance.
Another great run on a summer day lead by Larry Maynard!