New Unionville & Western Railroad

      GOLDEN SPIKE DAY

Nearly all of the people who have helped build the New Unionville and Western Railraod turned out for our Celebration. The weather was perfect and the foilage was still in full color. It was a great day.
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Bill Lesburg transporting another load of guests to the Golden Spike Location

Linda Bolerjack enjoying the day enroute to the Golden Spike location.

Donnie Cain delivers a group of guests
to the Golden Spike location.
Rick Jenkins transports another load of guests to the location of the Ceremony.
Barbara McKillip, Bryan Lemonds, Jeff Mitchell, Clarence Cochran and Charles Robbins await the arrival of the trains
before the Ceremony begins

A Golden Spike Ceremony is a great reason to have a barbque and picnic in great weather
in Southern Indiana.

Some of the nicest people in Southern Indiana sharing a moment of time.
INRD 31 gets ready for the day.
Jeff Mitchell takes a run over the nearly completed phase 1 track work.
Bill Lesburg delivering another load of guests to the Golden Spike location back in the woods
Bill Lesburg leaving the yard with the coal train headed towards the tunnel. See the video of this train on the Video Highlight page.
Jeff Mitchell engineering INRD 31 taking real INRD employees to the Golden Spike Location.
The Kirk and Connor Wakefields exit the Tunnel full speed.
Pete heads into the tunnel heading for
the ceremony location with friends.
Mike Jenkins heading for the Golden
Spike ceremony.
Bill Lesburg tends to his coal buring steam engine.

Tom Hadley, the builder of this steam engine  would be proud of how Bill has been maintaining and operating this locomotive.

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Bill Lesburg, John Gwaltney, John DePaemelaere, Connor Wakefield, Pam Gwaltney and Brian Hall mill around in the yard area as the trains are readied for operation.

Connor Wakefield get ready to take the family train out on the railroad.

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