SussexBranchMemorial.com - May 3, 2001
Newton Trainyard Fence Rescued
On the evening of May 2, 2001, an ad hoc committee
of the SRC
came together and rescued about 150 feet of the wrought iron fence which
formerly bordered Sparta Avenue along the Newton Trainyard.
The SRC was first alerted of the fence's imminent scrapping
by Ralphie Bonard. Who noticed a worker cutting up the fencing. He inquired
and was informed it was up for grabs.
After several emails and some phone calls it was determined
that the contractor who was removing the fence needed it to be removed
that night or it would go to scrap (in little pieces.)
Six members and three trucks participated in the removal
of the fencing to the SRC's Springdale headquarters where it will eventually
be installed as the front to our Sussex Branch Garden scale layout.
The fencing was in sections varying from 6-8 feet long and weighing
in at about 200-400 pounds each.
Participants included: Warren LeMay (Junior and Senior,)
George and Don Mason, Ralph Bonard and Dave Rutan.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to Ralph for alerting
us to the situation and also for his assistance in its rescue.