All the track for the siding is in place, meaning all track for the whole layout is in place. Here is a picture showing the handlaid code 40 track siding in front and the code 50 flextrack main behind it.
The next picture shows the whole length of the siding (to the left).
I have also managed to connect the power, so trains can now roll on the siding as well. As I still have only two decoder equipped SP engines some of my old CNW locos have to do duty if I want trains on both the siding and the main line.
Finally, a close up on some freight cars on the siding. The train in the background is actually parked in the staging yard.