Laying the Track
Due to the hilly terrain and a steep bank toward the rear of the property, a lot of grading was needed, and a curved trestle was built, extending over the mill race bank near the rear of the museum building.
A turntable behind the carriage house was constructed to facilitate storing the engines in the basement room of the carriage house shop.
A grade crossing was also installed in the front of the property where the track intersected the driveway. The first version of this crossing took the form of a depressed concrete trough, with cast iron grates installed for automotive traffic when the tracks were not in use. Later deemed impractical, this was replaced with a wooden grade crossing that raised the railroad to the same level as the driveway.