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Railroad Restored After Removal of Diseased Trees

BIll Hartung  | Published on 5/25/2017

Removal of the diseased trees in the area of South Kitsap Regional Park where the Kitsap Live Steamers railroad is located has been completed.   Although there will be some further cleanup in the KLS parking area, the tree cutting around the railroad track is done and the mainline has been fully restored.  Visitors to the park can now ride the full length of the KLS track.  The final work by the logging firm hired by Kitsap County Parks Department was completed the week of May 12th.  They continue working in other parts of the park’s forest.

During the time the trees were being removed, a dedicated crew of KLS members kept the shorter South Loop open for train rides.  They had to remove about 30 feet of track after each run day, to allow access to the logging machines, and then re-lay the track before the next day the trains were running.

Bill Hartung