Recycling the wire

Here’s what the wiring pile looks like now:

Empty wiring gallery

With the wire overflowing the gallery, we decided it was time to ship it out for recycling. We considered sending it by train…


…but none of our lineside industries were interested in four and a half million HO-scale carloads of wire. So we shipped by road in Tim’s pickup truck.


Two loads, 800 pounds of wire at 33 cents per pound. Your webmaster argued the funds shoud be used for a new Atlas U36B for our Auto Train. (Sadly, I lost that argument.)

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