The crew has completed laying the track to the end at the turntable-see photo. There will be two additional tracks from the switches next to the lawnmower to the turntable and also a siding ending at the double trunk tree on the right. This should provide ample room to turn around motive power and also temporarily store locomotives exhausted from the steep climb.
There is some cleanup work further back on the line such as the track for the siding just uphill from the horseshoe curve, some additional track on one of the switchback tails and additional ballast in several spots. Everything should be fully operational for the logging meet on October 12-14. An updated track diagram is at Track9_29_12.pdf.