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Bill Baskerville

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #240 on: December 04, 2017, 04:22:06 PM »
How could they possibly hit that bridge.  It is a massive structure.  There was a picture taken from the roof of the garage and the tail end of the woods track was in the picture just beyond the two side frames when they were still lying on their sides.  They made the woods track look like "O" scale.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #241 on: December 04, 2017, 06:12:14 PM »
Wasn't the original bridge designed for loads of a standard gauge engine which could go to about 200,000 pounds?  Would account for size of structure.

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« Reply #242 on: December 04, 2017, 07:24:43 PM »
Indeed it's very sturdy. In addition, it's historic; it's free, and we need not worry about a Masons' train falling through it like last time. Therefore, it's a win, win, win. ;)
 

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #243 on: December 04, 2017, 07:27:52 PM »
Clever John, Very Clever...
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« Reply #244 on: December 04, 2017, 11:16:19 PM »
The original bridge collapsed from the engine derailing and striking the truss, not structural failure. And I believe I heard the original load rating for this bridge was 150,000 lbs as this bridge was designed before trains started getting heavier and when engines were about 24 tons lighter.

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« Reply #245 on: December 05, 2017, 02:11:32 AM »
It is with great pleasure I make the following announcement.

After months upon months of very tough and thorough research, meetings, and plan design (and changes), the Alna planning board accepted the permit as complete tonight. More discussion followed, and then the Alna Shoreland Zoning permit for reconstructing the railroad Including the bridge and retaining walls) was approved. The only stipulation being any design changes must be approved by the town before they are implemented.

Many thanks to Jason who has done the bulk of the application. He has had lots of help from several of us, but he just has an attention to detail and a mind numbing appreciation for rules and regs that no one else can even touch, that really made the permit complete.

So, done with one permit. Now for about 3 more..
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« Reply #246 on: December 05, 2017, 02:59:59 AM »
That is huge, huge news, Mike.  Thanks for letting us know.

I've heard bits and details on the tremendous amount of work Jason, you and others have made to reach this point.  This is a big challenge overcome.  It's greatly appreciated!

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« Reply #247 on: December 05, 2017, 03:02:28 AM »
Congratulations to Jason, Mike and all the others who are doing such a yeoman's job on keeping our Museum on 'track' and 'moving forward'!

A big hoorah for all.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #248 on: December 05, 2017, 03:38:37 AM »
AMEN!

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #249 on: December 05, 2017, 04:05:27 AM »
Very impressive.  ;)
The forklift, worth its weight in tons of big culvert pipe, came to WW&F just when needed.
Will work be done by Victorian Christmas ?
You have a dyno-mite display for the riders.

Well done Mike, Jason and crew!




 
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #250 on: December 05, 2017, 02:06:49 PM »
Fantastic news, Mike. What are the other 3 permits you mentioned?

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #251 on: December 05, 2017, 03:21:03 PM »
A report on the meeting in today's Wiscasset Newspaper:
http://www.wiscassetnewspaper.com/article/railway-museum-expansion-track/95329
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #252 on: December 05, 2017, 03:32:36 PM »
I didn't know Steve Z had a twin brother....

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« Reply #253 on: December 05, 2017, 05:21:44 PM »
Wow Dave, you're right!  But I think there's something different with the mustache............  ;)

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #254 on: December 05, 2017, 06:50:25 PM »
Aw, the fun's over. They have correctly identified the individual in the photo as Frank Zappa.  ;D


(Just kidding, but they did fix the caption; and added some new photos of the bridge.)
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