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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #390 on: November 06, 2017, 11:44:13 PM »
Mike,  would it be safe to assume that we will be working section 7 in parallel with section 2 in order to prepare for the bridge placement?
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #391 on: November 07, 2017, 01:16:20 AM »
Without going into great detail, the only thing that will be done in section 7 is what is needed to be able to work on the bridge site. Location 14 is a spot that will get fixed, mainly because it needs a culvert, so we can easily access the bridge site. Part of the culvert will be temporary, so when we are done the roadbed can be narrowed back up to original width.
Once the heavy work is done, the rest of the pipe work can be completed.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #392 on: November 20, 2017, 03:47:23 PM »
The permit process continues, with a required notification appearing in this weeks edition of The Wiscasset Paper.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #393 on: December 05, 2017, 02:22:13 PM »
Alna's permits approved! From the Wiscasset Newspaper:
http://www.wiscassetnewspaper.com/article/railway-museum-expansion-track/95329
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #394 on: December 28, 2017, 02:42:36 PM »
Hello,

We will be clearing trees from the right of way on the Mountain over the winter, as this work is permitted contingent on the ground being frozen.

Mike plans to begin at the bridge site this Saturday.

We will also be clearing next Tuesday, January 2.  Details on Tuesday's work TBD after this Saturday.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #395 on: December 29, 2017, 09:49:33 PM »
Unless they added another day to this year, Tuesday will be January 2nd..

Plans were to get the dozer to the bridge site, but the cold weather has made that a chore. We still may get it up there on Saturday, but not to do any work..

Plenty of trees on the extension to be cut. There are a few pine trees to cut, and 2 at Fossel Crossing (not an official name) that I cut for the contractor could be cleaned up, and we could work north from there.
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« Reply #396 on: December 29, 2017, 09:54:10 PM »
Jason and I have spent several hours this last week working on it, and now have the NRPA Individual Permit ready for submittal.

This permit covers the Pinch point and 2 culvert locations that are all in a shoreland zone.

Permit will be sent from Alna tomorrow, after the required fee in inserted.
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« Reply #397 on: December 30, 2017, 10:05:30 AM »
“Unless they added another day to this year, Tuesday will be January 2nd..”

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #398 on: December 30, 2017, 09:49:08 PM »
Dozer is now on Trout Brook ROW. Next Saturday we should plan a good start for tree removal. We talked this morning and have a good plan, and I think it will go very quickly. I walked to the brook, and it is frozen solid. There is little to no frost in the ground, so we will have to pay attention so we don't disturb the soil.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #399 on: December 30, 2017, 09:57:36 PM »


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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #400 on: December 30, 2017, 10:11:13 PM »
Will the cutting and clearing occuring on Saturday also include burning? Long-range forecast says next Sat will be still very, very cold (single-digit highs, if it makes it above 0.)
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #401 on: December 30, 2017, 10:23:11 PM »
I hope so..
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #402 on: December 30, 2017, 10:55:07 PM »
Expected tree cutting this week.

TOM North on Wednesday.

Trout Brook Saturday.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #403 on: January 03, 2018, 05:13:29 AM »
Your local TV weather shows an intense snow/wind storm traveling north just off the coast should drop about 6 or more inches in the WW&F area Thursday, remaining cold, clearing and getting colder over the weekend.
Pics show a snowy TB work start just in from Rt 218.

Good luck.
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« Reply #404 on: January 03, 2018, 10:31:33 PM »


This is how it started off. The dozer just would not fire this morning at -4. That was 11am... So the guys decided to take an early lunch while I gathered the generator and torpedo heater...10 minutes of this and the dozer took right off.

Fairly productive day. All the small brush was cut up and stacked out of the zone. There are some pictures that were taken while we did this.

Last thing we did was cut one large yellow birch. This proved to be a bear to get out whole, so the guys cut some of the leaders off of it while I repositioned the dozer. And then it came out.

A great start. I think Saturday will be a slow day because of the expected high of 1..
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