RR&G Work Session Weekends

Starting in 2017, the RR&G will begin hosting formal work sessions for the first time. These "weekend work sessions" will run from Saturday morning to noon on Sunday. The objectives will vary depending on the number of participants that commit to attending. We commit to using every minute of your time to accomplish a meaningful task that will positively affect the SFHM and RR&G.

 

In addition to working, we will always leave a bit of time for play at the end of the weekend. We have a mile and a half of active rail and three serviceable motorcars. There is also a couple of miles of abandoned railroad to explore and a veritable museum of railroad artifacts scattered throughout the woods near the Engine House.

 

It is our intention to conduct productive, rewarding, and fun work sessions that will encourage you to return time and time again... and bring your friends along.

 

Housing is available on-site for volunteers at no charge. Contact the railroad today: WorkSession @ RedRiverAndGulf.net (no spaces)

 

2017 Work Sessions

Date

Objective

Additional Information

 

January 27-28

 

Photography for new website

 

February 18-19

 

Clear and repair north leg

of Switchback Wye

Pre-Work: Details/Objectives

Post-Work: Accomplishments

 

March 24-26

 

Clear and repair north leg

of Switchback Wye

Pre-Work: Details/Objectives

Post-Work: Accomplishments

 

April 21-23

 

Clear and repair west leg

of Switchback Wye

Pre-Work: Details/Objectives

Post-Work: Accomplishments

 

May 13-14

 

Clear and repair west leg

of Switchback Wye

Pre-Work: Details/Objectives

 

August 19-20

 

TBA

 

 

 

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Long Leaf Motel

The SFHM constructed a log cabin "motel" inside the Finished Lumber Shed. The "motel" is equipped with bunkrooms, bathrooms, a meeting room, and a kitchen. It even has WiFi.

 

Volunteers are welcomed to use the facility at no charge. Bedding and towels are not provided.

 

The Long Leaf "Motel" inside the Finished Lumber Shed

 

 

Kitchen & Meeting Area

 

Interior of Bunk Rooms