WAYNE JUNCTION CONSTRUCTION PROJECT | News
04-17-2012 | Germantown Headhouse Restoration
Work continues on the Germantown Headhouse restoration. The new roof is nearly finished (replicating the old terra cotta style using new material inherent to the architectural design of the era). Renovations on the west wall are complete and the east wall restorations are nearly finished as well. The contractor was able to reuse most of the original decorative material in the upper portion of the Headhouse walls, cleaning and restoring each and every piece to "like new" condition.
Work is also underway to power the renovated facility, with plans to install a new electrical sub-station and back-up generator. Electrical conduits have been installed for the early phases of the project and we anticipate being on-line by year's end.
Some of the pictures below detail what appears to be new concrete pieces planted in the ground between the Station and Headhouse building. This is actually part of the sub-structure (foundation) being installed to support the new high level platforms.
Note: Due to the complexity of the work and close proximity to live tracks and catenary power, weekend night outages are being utilized to complete some of these activities in a safe and secure manner. Please check the System Status page for real-time, up to the minute outage info.