May 24 through June 8, I ran a series of posts on a cool, small state known as Delaware. In case you missed them, check them out–Introduction, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV-a.
I had anticipated a potential layout design and more coverage of cars and locomotives. They may come in futures posts, but for now I’d like to conclude the series with a brief update (as of July 18-20, 2014) of action in Delaware and touch on another great aspect to Delaware–microbrews.
Action in Harrington July 18, 2014. –photo by C. Hunt
NW 176823 in Harrington, DE july 18, 2014. –photo by C. Hunt
TILX 638190 in Harrington, DE july 18, 2014. –photo by C. Hunt
Venturing to the east side of Harrington we see a Norfolk Southern local servicing Mountaire Farms just as the Delaware State Fair was getting underway nearby.
NS #6735 towing a string of cars bound for Mountaire Farms July 18, 2014. –photo by C. Hunt
Three NW covered hoppers now spotted and waiting to be unloaded at Mountaire Farms. Note tan colored snow plow to the right resting on spur to LPG dealer. –photo by C. Hunt
More on the above business in Part I of the series.
Venturing further east, we come to Milford, the home of Mispillion River Brewing company and two of the businesses we visited in Part II of the series–Growmark FS and United States Cold Storage. No action was witnessed here.
Going to the end of the line, Milton, there was rail activity. I did not cover this business in the earlier post–Baker Heating Oils.
Aerial of Baker Heating Oils. Green dots indicate location of new spur.
I didn’t include it before because the aerial did not clearly indicate the presence of rail activity. Below is what was there July 20, 2014. Obviously, a spur has been constructed.
Two tank cars spotted at Baker Heating Oil near Milton, DE, July 20, 2014. Delaware Coast Line locomotive apparently holes up at end of line at this business. –photo by C. Hunt
Baker Heating Oil near Milton, DE, July 20, 2014. –photo by C. Hunt
Milton is also home to a famous brewery, Dogfish Head Brewing Company.
If you are in Milton, it is worth a stop over. The brewery is a fun place to visit with free samples, tours and you can grab snack there as well. Bocce balls can be checked out to play on their nice courts on the grounds of the brewery.
Dogfish Head brewery in Milton, DE
Tree house at brewery. reportedly, the Board of Dogfish Head holds its meeting inside it. Bocce ball courts to the right of picture.
Lots to pick from inside!
In addition to Dogfish Head and Mispillion River, there are many great microbreweries in DE including the nearby 16 Mile in Georgetown and Old Dominion in Dover. Delaware is a great place for beer aficionados.
Hope you enjoyed the Delaware roadtrip and update.