Ron Schmidt Car Barn & North Yard

In March 2019 we completed a new North Yard and Car Barn. The Ron Schmidt Car Barn contains 150’ of track for car storage and augments our existing car barn and two engine houses. The North Yard can handle a single consist over 200’ long—significantly longer that what the main yard can hold without blocking other trains.

The 50’ long car barn sits on a wood and steel structure and is partially constructed from an 30’ car barn, donated by club member Ron Schmidt, which was cut in half and added to a newly constructed 20’ center section. The bookend sections were placed on a seven degree angle to the center section and the barn seems to float above the ground.