One Rail Road trestle completed with new handrails & decking:

October 2018

October 2018


HERE’S OUR NEXT 2 PROJECTS BETWEEN MT JEWETT AND LANTZ CORNERS:

CLEAR BRUSH & REPLACEMENT OF SLUICE PIPES AND DRAINAGE CLEAN-UP


Members of the MJ2KB Trail Club met Saturday 7/28/18 to clean up the Rail Trail between Center St & Kushequa Ave in Mt Jewett. The equipment used was purchased with grant money the club rec'd from the Pittsburgh Foundation. See more pictures  HERE .

Members of the MJ2KB Trail Club met Saturday 7/28/18 to clean up the Rail Trail between Center St & Kushequa Ave in Mt Jewett. The equipment used was purchased with grant money the club rec'd from the Pittsburgh Foundation. See more pictures HERE.


SLUICE PIPE INSTALLED BY MJ BOROUGH:          TOOL SHED: THANK YOU JACK & KEN (click on pictures to see additional pictures)


KNOT on our trail!!!! Japanese Knot Weed is an invasive plant. If you see it along our trail, please send us an email or CONTACT US on our website to report the location. We need to eradicate it immediately!

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Traveling from Mt Jewett to Lantz Corners - making progress!!

The first 2 pictures are photos of the 130’ RR trestle, between Mt Jewett and Lantz Corners, with decking finished. The next two pictures are of the RR trestles with handrails completed, and of the volunteers building the hand railing and adding some decking material. The funds for the material were granted to the trail club through a grant awarded from the North Central Greenways Grant Program, which the trail club is greatly appreciative (see PARTNERS page). The next series of pictures are of the trestles going towards US Route 6 from Mt Jewett before handrails & decking was installed. The first trestle is about 130 feet long with a slight curve in it. The RR ties supporting the span are very solid. The second overpass is only 12’ long. Foundation seems solid and the ties are in great shape plus they are tight together with no gaps in-between - no decking required.  The last two trestle pictures are the third and final trestle. Again very sound, maybe 80 feet long and the ties on the deck needed some attention.  (Trestle photos by Jack Forquer.) Last 3 pictures are of some of the new signage installed.