Sertoma Club Miniature train up and running following damage from multiple rounds of flooding

Sertoma Club Miniature train up and running following damage from multiple rounds of flooding KVOE File Photo

The Sertoma Club miniature train is now back up and running in Emporia.

Repairs to the train's track and track ballast were completed Friday evening according to Sertoma Club member Wes Matson. Matson recently spoke with KVOE News and said the damage to the ballast -- caused by flooding the past several months -- was the worst in recent memory.

Several feet of rock was washed out from under the track and several areas of the ballast had actually become "spongey" and Matson says there were several areas where you could feel yourself sinking when you stepped. Following the repair work which took place this week, Matson says a state inspector had to sign off on the safety of the train.

He says this is because the train is classified as an amusement ride, therefore they must undergo state inspections on an annual basis. With the inspector's approval, the train is now, quite literally, back on track and ready to go.

Matson says the train will be up and running from 6-8 pm Saturday and Sunday evening. Word on additional operation times is currently pending.

For more information visit the Emporia Sertoma Club's Facebook page.

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Last modified on Saturday, 27 July 2019 11:30