Bluegrass Railroad Museum to resume trips to river after trestle repaired
After a successful test run Sunday, the Bluegrass Railroad Museum is set
to resume its round-trip train rides from the Woodford County Park to
the Kentucky River, according to John Penfield, executive director of
Repairs to a trestle on Milner Road were finished Saturday and inspected
by museum officials before the train run the next day, Penfield said.
Three posts and other braces were damaged in the early morning hours of
May 22 when a person later charged with DUI managed to wedge a Toyota
Venza between supports on either side of the road. The road was
temporarily closed and the Bluegrass Railroad Museum cut short its
planned trips later that day.
Penfield said museum officials (and train lovers) were fortunate, as the
president of the company hired to do the repairs has a longtime friend
who owns a timber company, and wood that could have taken six weeks to
arrive came much quicker.
Insurance will cover the cost of the repairs, Penfield said.
The museum has a charter run scheduled for today, Thursday, June 10, and
a World War II-themed event Saturday that will feature military hardware
at the museum and re-enactors aboard the train who’ll give a
presentation at Trackside Farm.