The Auburn Valley Railroad was operated several days in the fall of 1960, when the public was invited to ride. Wanting a second engine, Clarence bought an incomplete identical locomotive from Irene Lewis. Begun by her late husband, Martin Lewis of the Little Engines Company, it would become the #402. Clarence finished this engine and tender in the winter of 1960–61.
In 1961, the railroad operated in cooperation with the Historic Red Clay Valley, Inc. (the future operating organization of the Wilmington and Western Railroad) and its member-volunteers, and Auburn Heights hosted 16 operating days from April to October that year.