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August 2020 Work Reports
« on: July 29, 2020, 06:45:39 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday, August 1:

* Crew training - 9 - 4 Since testing will be administered online after the training session, you have no excuse to miss the....
* Board meeting at 4.
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Re: August 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 08:35:26 PM »
Work done today, August 1:

* Crew training.  It went rather well.
* Wood splitting.  Since Fred can't stand meetings, he (and maybe Zack) split wood and hauled it over to the woodpile.
* Board meeting.  Our apologies that it wasn't online tonight.

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Re: August 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 09:45:36 PM »
AC looking very nice thanks to some of the unsung heroes of the week..



Class time..









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Re: August 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 09:53:35 PM »
Our apologies that it wasn't online tonight.

This was due to an unexpected personal crisis in my family that developed over the 10 hours prior to the start of the Rules Review. Kudos to Jason and James (and anyone else who helped) in getting the livestream of the Rules Review up and running. Thanks also to the participants in person and online for their patience throughout the situation.

That said, on a personal note, I deeply appreciate the continued support and prayers from my WW&F Family.

-Ed

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Re: August 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 09:53:37 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday, 4 August and Wednesday 5 August 2020.

Tuesday:

*  Tamping, finish lift tamping Fossal Crossing south where more
    ballast has been put down……… Pending weather.

*  Shop projects, #52 springs, prep locomotive #9.

*  Mowing AC and SS campus…….Pending weather.


Wednesday:

*  Tamping if called off Tuesday.*  Shop projects

*  Coach #3

*  Mowing


Note:  There is an expectation work maybe canceled with reports of heavy rains related to the incoming
           tropical storm.

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Re: August 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2020, 05:27:48 PM »
Work done Monday, August 3rd -

* Percival House - Dirt/debris pile removed around the new north concrete step pad and the area raked cleaned.
* Exhibit Hall - Door hardware completed by trimming bolts and painting latch brackets and rods.
* Coach 3 - Linda cleaned the interior and brought supplies to clean the other cars for Friday.
* Engine 11 - The new frame members and parts arrived and were stored in shop bay 1.
* Coach 9 - Eric and Ron put in a full day, working on end sills and bolster plates. 
* Picnic - Cindy purchased all the beverages for Saturday and cashed in two large bags of bottles.

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Re: August 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 06:16:25 PM »
Thanks for cleaning up that pile.. I was going to Saturday but got sidetracked..
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Re: August 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2020, 06:48:55 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday, Aug 8.

* Annual Picnic.  It will be a shadow of its former self, however we still will be running some trains.  Folks are needed for cleaning the trains and other areas.
* Pavilion.  Mike will be at work on the pavilion.

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Re: August 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2020, 09:47:16 AM »
Anticipated Operations for Fri/Sat Aug 7/8:

Friday 8/7:
Afternoon: Qualifying run with #9 and coaches to MP8.
5:00pm: First Public trip to MP8. A few tickets still available. Virtual rides (videorecorded) available.

Saturday 8/8 - Annual Picnic:
11:00am: Scheduled Train to ToM and return. Train is effectively sold out (39 passengers.)
1:00pm: Scheduled Train to ToM and return. Tickets Available.
3:00pm: Scheduled Train to ToM and return. Tickets Available.
5:00pm: "Second Section" of First Public trip to MP8. Tickets still available. Virtual rides (videorecorded) available.

Assistance always needed crewing trains - contact crewcaller@traincrew.wwfry.org to sign up, or learn how to be qualified.
All trains in 2020 are limited to 40 passengers and all tickets must be purchased in advance.
Visit www.wwfry.org and click "Book Now".
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Re: August 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2020, 08:48:58 AM »
Work completed Tuesday 4 August and Wednesday 5 August 2020.

Tuesday:

*  16 volunteers
*  Tamping crew worked on 2 lifts on the grade just south of Fossal Crossing.
*  Locomotive #9 crew worked on prepping for a test run and the annual picnic.
*  Coach #9 crew working on assembly.
*  Coach #3 work finishing repairs prep for painting.
*  Shop welding projects continued.
*  SS campus clean up continues from trash and dump runs to sign changing.
*  Gift shop prep.
*  Coach cleaning.
*  Wood stacking
*  Safety Officer up dating crew qualification books.
*  Lettering SONOCO begins on tank car.
*  I’m sure I have missed something but it was a busy day.

Wednesday:

*  Yard switching through out the yards and car barn.
*  Mowing and weed whacking around the SS campus
*  Coach #3 platforms repainted  (it looks good too)
*  Car barn display area cleaned and museum artifacts unloaded from box car
    and set up for display.
*  Coaches and caboose interiors cleaned and ready for the weekend.
    ( a special thank you to Linda for tackling this job by herself)
*  8 volunteers

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Re: August 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2020, 04:50:28 PM »
Work done Thursday, August 6th -

* Coaches - Linda did a complete cleaning of coaches 3 and 8 as well as caboose 320.
* Fire wood - Fred and Zack split, hauled and stacked more wood.
* Engine 9 - The check valve was installed and the locomotive steamed in the morning for testing.
* Gift Shop - Cindy picked up the 2021 WW&F calendars and delivered them to the gift shop.
* Shop - More cleaning: floors swept, trash removed and tools organized. The crew at the dump has seen us almost every day this week.
* Freight run - A steam powered freight was operated up to ML&M, delivering 3 flatcar loads of machines and rail. (photos are on FB)
* Tank car - Catherine spent all day lettering the south end and west side of the car for "Standard Oil Company Of New York" (She's probably wishing the car shipped Esso products).
* Mile Post 8 special - Final plans were worked out for the arranging of scenes at Alna Center on Friday evening.
* Promotion - Two videos were shot featuring the consist of the freight train.  Eric filmed for the members/friends access video and Steve ran a Facebook live broadcast of Jason explaining the history of the B&SR/B&H/Edaville machine shop machines.

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Re: August 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2020, 07:39:34 PM »
Bravo to Catherine.  This will make the tank car much more appealing!  I know she's been waiting to do this a long time..

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Re: August 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2020, 09:42:59 PM »
Bravo to Catherine.  This will make the tank car much more appealing!  I know she's been waiting to do this a long time..
From a fb post on the matter.
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Re: August 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2020, 12:04:20 AM »
Outstanding lettering!
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Re: August 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2020, 10:04:59 AM »
Although I believe there is still more lettering to be accomplished, what I see so far is really, really, good !!!!

Watch out Start - you've got competition !!!
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