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Stephen Lennox

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #75 on: October 10, 2019, 04:01:32 PM »
John and Dwight, the ratchet was preloaded yesterday.

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #76 on: October 10, 2019, 04:34:28 PM »
Do you use lock washers on track bolts?

Bill Reidy

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #77 on: October 10, 2019, 05:05:37 PM »
Do you use lock washers on track bolts?

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #78 on: October 10, 2019, 07:29:05 PM »
re Centerline and Tie Location. Rick Sisson. 3.
I'm pleased to report that centerline and tie location marking is completed through cycle 4 - thanks KB, BS, and JS.
Our assignment can continue after Mike finishes on Saturday.
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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #79 on: October 10, 2019, 11:14:20 PM »
I will be early. Like done before coffee break..
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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #80 on: October 11, 2019, 01:42:10 AM »
We have coffee breaks now? I leave for two weeks and everything changes!

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #81 on: October 11, 2019, 06:53:25 AM »
Good morning you all in Alna ! The weather is mendig no much rain expected but saturday early  morning. I'm going to follow you on this forum and fb over the weekend. I'm sure you'll achieve the 2000' goal because the works that you are going to carry out have been carefully planned and worked out over the past few weeks and  because the sky is the limit to your commitment to rebuild that two-footer. Be sure I'll be part of the bliss when #9 rolls over the bridge. In waiting for that so hoped-for historic moment I wish you all a good and safe FWW.

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #82 on: October 11, 2019, 07:22:25 AM »
Very late to this thread but my friend Chris, his girlfriend, my father and myself will be there Fri-Sun. Chris and I will definitely be on the spiking team as we were last year.
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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #83 on: October 11, 2019, 08:29:32 AM »
We have coffee breaks now? I leave for two weeks and everything changes!

Well, when you start before breakfast..
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Bill Reidy

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #84 on: October 12, 2019, 02:14:51 AM »
Some photos from Fall Work Weekend day 1 -- Friday, October 11th:

At the north end of the rail train, a bundle of 14 ties are laid out after delivery from gantry car 126.


An east rail is lifted off car 34 for placement north of the train.


A new east rail is bolted to the prior rail by James and Jason as the gantry helps hold the rail in place.


Some of James and Jason's handiwork.


A tremendous effort by our spikers today.  As the ties and rails were placed north of the train, our spikers closed much of the gap on the new track south of the train.


A view from Trout Brook bridge as the last bundle of ties were placed this afternoon.  That milepost 8 sign sure looks nice after sitting in the bay window of the Percival house for the past few years.


The last rail of the day is placed.


A group photo of most of our intrepid tie and rail crew.


And here's most of today's hard-working spiking crew.  All the track in the photo and beyond was spiked today.


At the very end of the day, here's car 34 loaded with rail at end of track for tomorrow morning's work.  Some of this rail will be placed on Trout Brook bridge in the morning.


And we will be running Pumpkin Trains in conjunction with SeaLyon Farm tomorrow and Sunday.  Somebody printed up a couple of these nice timetable posters for Top of the Mountain for the return trip back to Sheepscot.
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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #85 on: October 12, 2019, 03:48:19 AM »
^ Nice ^   :)

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #86 on: October 12, 2019, 03:54:44 AM »
Precision Railroading, WW&F Style. Congratulations!

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #87 on: October 12, 2019, 06:55:37 AM »
Thank you Bill for the report of that busy day .Come to think when I joined the WW&F in October 2017 the bridge was in pieces on Sheepscot campus and the place you laid track Friday was a wilderness. That blows my mind.

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #88 on: October 12, 2019, 07:26:36 PM »
Rails were across the bridge around 10a.m. this morning.
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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #89 on: October 12, 2019, 08:43:51 PM »
Well done you all I can't wait for the pics of the first train that will cross the brook.