It’s really amazing how long it takes to do things sometimes. I honestly hoped I’d be where I am now almost a year ago, but hey, life gets in the way, right?
At least I’m finally making progress on the mainline. As of 1900h tonight, the first train reached Gilahina – or at least where the new Gilahina bridge will be in the future. Sure, the electrical isn’t complete that far out (power was provided by clip leads) and there really wasn’t any complex trackwork in that stretch, but I’m still happy that I’ve finally got mainline down and can run trains more than over a few switches.