It's been a while since I have had time and energy to do anything on the 508 search. Lots of people have been asking me lately what is going on with the train??? I had to ease off the train hunt for a number of reasons this summer but things are slowly coming back to normal and I want to do something else this fall before the river gets covered with ice.
While nothing has been done in the water for a while now, I have started writing e-mails and making phone calls again. I e-mailed the ocean mapping group people in Fredericton to see if they could possibly lend us a hand. The C.S.L. Heron is in the Fredericton area and is equipped with state of the art underwater mapping equipment. Unfortunately the ship is booked and cannot be of service to us this year. However they did agree to possibly look into scheduling a visit next year if the locomotive has not been found beforehand.
I have also been restoring salvaged pieces 1, 2 and 3 and they are really starting to look nice.