• John McGary, Woodford Sun Editor

Bluegrass Railroad Museum to resume trips to river after trestle repaired


THE TRAIN TRESTLE on Milner Road, damaged when struck May 22 by a vehicle driven by a person later charged with DUI, has been repaired and the Bluegrass Railroad Museum is set to resume its round-trips to the Kentucky River. (Photo by Chris Frederick)
THE TRAIN TRESTLE on Milner Road, damaged when struck May 22 by a vehicle driven by a person later charged with DUI, has been repaired and the Bluegrass Railroad Museum is set to resume its round-trips to the Kentucky River. (Photo by Chris Frederick)

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

the nonprofit.

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.






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