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Title: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 03, 2016, 12:43:26 PM
Anticipated work for Saturday, Feb. 6th:

* TOM tree cutting - Due to lack of snow, will we do any burning?

* #10 work

* Boxcar 67 work

* Kubota work
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on February 03, 2016, 02:54:22 PM
Whoops - auto pilot.  Thanks Stewart!
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on February 03, 2016, 03:11:41 PM
We can probably burn brush if we have a permit, if not, I guess we could help Zack with his work.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 03, 2016, 03:13:38 PM
I'll check on the February permit tonight.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on February 05, 2016, 11:49:25 AM
We're getting plenty of snow today (6 or so inches), so I guess there won't be any trouble with burning tomorrow.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 05, 2016, 12:16:54 PM
We have the permit so we're all set.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on February 05, 2016, 01:58:30 PM
It's flying...moved the continental this morning to allow access to the lathe. Brought the wooden work flat down from the car barn to set it on before the snow got deep. That also flew over 126 and 67 to land in bay 2 between the 126/67 combo and the wheels for 67
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/Mobile%20Uploads/0205160851_zpsfgmq1hsh.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on February 05, 2016, 10:22:12 PM
Kubota block was cleaned of all remnants of gaskets today, and an initial cleaning was done. I was able to remove a lot of oil, grease and metal shavings from the honing. More cleaning tomorrow
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on February 06, 2016, 12:55:46 AM
Plowing in the morning. I have been tasked with taking charge of that. Plow will be placed on the south end of the 52 for the return trip to Sheepscot, which will be lunch time. Yard will then be plowed and plow placed back on the front, in time to return north after lunch.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Carl Soderstrom on February 06, 2016, 03:35:21 AM
Mike
Bet you are itching for that turn table for the plowing :)
Of course you may have to clean the pit first. :(
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on February 06, 2016, 11:08:06 PM
Work done on Saturday Feb 6:

* ToM cutting - not much need to plow except for the crossings.  Everything was pretty wet and nothing wanted to burn.  Underfoot was swampy too.  We did get a chunk of area cut.  After lunch we cut a bit more and then let everything burn down.
* Car barn - Lumber for doors arrived, so Zack started working on the doors.
* Vacuum brakes - Jason, Joe and Brendan were working on the vacuum train brake concept project.
* Plowing - our regular driveway plower was upcountry and was surprised to learn of the snow.  So Mike got out the tractor and rough plowed the upper lot and later the driveway.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on February 07, 2016, 12:10:53 AM
Also, Kubota block and parts were pressure washed, new gas shut off installed on the continental, and carberator removed and brought to the shops of ROWMOW 1 for cleaning. Oil filter was also checked, appeared ok. I am hoping to make some noise with it very soon.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on February 10, 2016, 12:11:17 PM
Anticipated work for weekend of Feb 13: Winter Work Weekend

* Board meeting Friday evening
* Top of Mountain tree clearing & burning
* Boxcar 67
* Vacuum brakes
* Kubota work
* Car barn doors
* Whitefield Section House door
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 10, 2016, 03:41:35 PM
Today, the Lincoln Academy students did more cleaning on the second floor of the shop and the spare cardboard and kindling was put in the caboose for Saturday.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on February 11, 2016, 11:53:22 AM
I hope we have lots of people coming to the winter work weekend, maybe we can clear land up to the woodchuck road, about 80 Ft.  Wear lots of warm clothing as it is going to be cold until we get a good fire going. I'm going to put wedges an a sledge in the caboose so we can cut down a couple of pines that are leaning toward the tracks.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 11, 2016, 12:24:32 PM
Good idea Fred.  Also, we will have the heater going in 320 Saturday morning so the car will be ready.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on February 11, 2016, 12:39:26 PM
Are we planning to cut trees all three days?
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 11, 2016, 01:27:51 PM
Well, people could reply here or we can ask everyone Saturday morning how many days they want to work. 
I'll work Saturday, Sunday afternoon and Monday, weather will be good for cutting.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on February 11, 2016, 02:03:53 PM
I'd say, lets take a pole, on how many people are coming but I'm afraid there have been to many poles taken lately.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on February 11, 2016, 06:05:02 PM
Fred;
Watch what you say about Polish people! This Pole will be there on Saturday and may be convinced to stop by Sunday afternoon.
Gail volunteered to do lunch again and may have a few surprises in store.
Dave
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on February 11, 2016, 07:40:23 PM
Keeping it Polish and proud... plan on being in town on Monday and Tuesday. Whitefield Section House door on Monday?

Steve
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 11, 2016, 07:56:44 PM
Dave,
 I'll tell Cindy that Gail will prepare lunch on Saturday.  Please thank Gail for us.

Steve,

Zack is doing the construction of the CB doors and he may be around on Monday, we can check with him on Saturday.  Not sure if he wants to finish the CB doors before building the section house door.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Steve Zuppa on February 11, 2016, 08:39:40 PM
I'll be there Saturday but on Sunday, I'll be at the Thompson Ice cutting in S. Bristol, as seen on page 8b of this week's LCN. I can be there on Monday, though.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on February 11, 2016, 11:04:10 PM
Saturday only right now for me
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Greg Klein on February 12, 2016, 09:48:05 PM
Saturday for me. 
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on February 12, 2016, 10:09:26 PM
Chain saws are sharp, everything ready for tree cutting. Train departs at 8:00 sharp.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on February 13, 2016, 11:12:56 PM
Work done on Saturday Feb 13:

* Car barn: Zack was finishing up on the first set of doors.  He was putting on the hinges toward the end of the day.  He plans to put them up before starting the next set.
* Tree cutting: Lots of cutting and burning on the north end of the clearing, rather less on the south end.  Lots of little trees on the north end made for lots of cutting and not a lot of progress.  On the south end they had trouble getting the fire going.
* Kubota: Mike was prepping to get the crank shaft inside the shell.  I helped him get it on the wheeled engine holder.
* March photo special: Jason was trying to print out the guide and ID cards, and getting a bit frustrated.  I helped him out on some of it.
* Archives: Linda has been there every day of the week working on the archives, making good progress in getting some organization.
* Car 67: Greg was working at getting nuts off of bolts from the boxcar so that ladder rungs and hand holds would be freed up.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on February 14, 2016, 01:51:48 AM
South end was more like a camp fire by lunch.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on February 14, 2016, 02:25:34 AM
Also, someone was clowning around on a snowmobile at Alna Center recently. They came from the East, and instead of riding the marked trail down the road they rode in the field north of the road, jumping the little berms there. Well, when Mr. (or Mrs.) snowmobile made it to the tracks, they fetched up. Hard. They were going fast enough to clear the ditch in the foreground (notice no tracks), but when they hit the rail, they stopped abruptly. Notice the dark chunks of ice and ballast on the bank of the ditch for the run around track between Dave and James. No damage to our tracks, but going from 20 to 0 on a snowmobile is no fun, and the machine had to have been damaged in the process.

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/Mobile%20Uploads/0213160823_zpssu1xndme.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 14, 2016, 07:10:18 PM
Work done on Sunday, Feb. 14th -

* Tools - Chain saws were sharpened and readied for Monday's clearing crew.  Thanks Fred!

* Work train - Fresh kindling was loaded onto caboose 320 along with more large pieces of cardboard.  The cardboard makes a nice pad to build a fire on top of the snow so the fire keeps going better to start the limbs and brush.

* Kitchen - Additional food was brought for Monday's crew.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 15, 2016, 09:52:52 PM
Work done Monday, Feb. 15th -

* TOM - A good sized crew had two burn piles going and cleared another 40' northward along side of the mainline.

* Archives - Linda worked on more cataloging.

* Shop - Jason and Jonathan worked on a number of projects, some of it requiring computer time.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on February 17, 2016, 12:34:05 PM
Anticipated work for Saturday Feb 20:

* Tree cutting & burning at ToM
* Whitefield Lions Club Model RR and Dollhouse Show at the Augusta Armory in Augusta.  We have a couple of tables.
* Boxcar 67
* Vacuum brake work
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on February 17, 2016, 05:36:28 PM
Sure miss pics of what's happening.  ;)
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on February 17, 2016, 08:11:16 PM
Hi folks, Three saws are ready for Sat wood cutting. If the weather cooperates and we have a good group we may get to the wood road crossing. Lets hope!
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 17, 2016, 08:38:05 PM
Another cardboard box full of kindling will go on 320 tomorrow.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 19, 2016, 08:06:09 PM
This week -

* Shop - Jason, Jonathan and the crew worked on vacuum brake parts and computer design.

* Kubota - Mike worked on the engine, he may post an update on the Kubota thread.

* Archives - Linda worked on more catalogue programs.

* Kitchen - Cindy and the kitchen crew picked up supplies for more great lunches.

* Cutting crew - Fred cleaned and sharpened the saws and replenished the fuel and oil for Saturday.

* Photo Charter - A production train ran to TOM and back on Weds with a crew of 9.  Photo locations, line set ups and angles were scouted for the March 25th Excursion.  Weeds/brush will be cleared in a few photo locations.  Of note is that the Excursion is sold out, anyone who missed out on the 3/25 trip may reserve seats on the next Extra which is planned for Thursday, April 28th.

* Comm - A new data feed was run to the freight house to extend WiFi to the gift shop.  A wireless router was purchased and tested on Thursday.  The equipment is for a new sales and inventory control system for the gift shop.  The system uses a tablet to ring up sales, the tablet is tied to a receipt printer that controls the cash drawer.  The new system will display inventory levels and deduct merchandise as it is sold.  Set up and test runs are planned for Monday.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on February 19, 2016, 08:51:27 PM
* Grants - Ed L., Steve P., Jason L., and Steve Z. all converged together at Sheepscot for grant work. Bill B., Stephen H. and Wayne L. worked remotely on grants.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Reidy on February 19, 2016, 11:27:58 PM
* website updates - Recent News, ticket Prices and Museum Events 2016, with major help from James P.

I'm guessing there were several other accomplishments this week.  Always a lot going on behind the scenes.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 20, 2016, 12:12:07 AM
Ok Bill ... here ya go -

* Rolling stock - Brendan and Randy removed the Christmas benches from flatcar 118.

* Gift shop - Mail order sales have picked back up with a number of items being sold this week. Some sales were to international customers.

* Campus - The restroom building's front light was straightened and braced to better hold up against the wind.

* On-line - Our facebook page now has well over 2,850 followers with 18 more people added just this week. As of tonight the latest post (engine 9 when she was #5 on the SRRR in 1891) has been seen by over 2,700 people.

Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on February 20, 2016, 12:33:13 AM
Also;

  * The Back Forty at TOM was walked this afternoon, location of the corner pins were marked with GPS so they can be found from across Trout Brook. I gained access through the SVCC land that comes up to West Alna Rd. An old skidder road almost takes you to our land.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on February 20, 2016, 01:43:34 AM
Paid some bills and did some work on the volunteer letters.  Trying to mail merge on a non-MS Office program, not easy.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on February 20, 2016, 07:55:55 PM
Some shots from the adventure Friday

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(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/Mobile%20Uploads/0219161401d_zpsxpg6rszb.jpg)
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This is the neighboring land, showing some of the navigatonal hazards
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Northwest pin
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Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on February 20, 2016, 09:04:55 PM
Work Done 2/20/16:
- Train Show in Augusta, James can report.

- No cutting due to rain in AM.

- Box Car 67 teardown continued, with parts removed from rotted wood, nuts/bolts separated, non-salvageable wood set aside for burning.

- Door for section house delivered from bay 3 to section house.

- One door for the first bay of the storage shed was hung with great precision. Measurements taken for its counterpart's final placement.

- CAD Drawings for planned engineering projects.

- Computer work for train crew planning and grant writing.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 20, 2016, 09:39:58 PM
Plus -

* N.G. Convention - Bill R. did a recon trip to scout railroad grade locations for the convention bus tour in Sept.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on February 20, 2016, 11:20:54 PM
Augusta show report: We had good sales, mostly of donated model material.  Maybe around $300 or so sales, which is good for that show.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on February 22, 2016, 01:29:52 AM
Sunday:

More Kubota motor assembly. Brendan was doing a little clean up in the afternoon, getting the grounds looking good and photogenic.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on February 24, 2016, 12:08:14 PM
Anticipated work for Saturday Feb 27:

* Car barn doors
* Boxcar 67
* ToM tree cutting & burning
* Vacuum brake project
* Kubota work
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on February 27, 2016, 12:02:28 AM
We have a door to put up in the morning before we can head north to cut. Should not take long, then Zack can get the measurements and complete the set.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on February 27, 2016, 02:50:15 PM
For those who don't see the behind the scenes work, Ed Lecuyer, with the help of Jason, John M, James P, Steve P and others got the final report completed and sent to the NRHS for their Grant for the Russian Iron Boiler project on No. 9.  This report was written in a way that will share our experience and expertise to provide other locomotive preservationist with guidelines on how to better restore their boiler jackets. 

Also, this morning a grant request for the vacuum brake project was completed and sent to NRHS.  The aforementioned individuals also helped me a lot on this project.  I am sure there are many others who preform lots of work behind the scenes and off site that deserve mention.

Bill
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Ira Schreiber on February 27, 2016, 09:31:03 PM
Great work, Bill and all. Thanks for your efforts.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on February 27, 2016, 10:33:48 PM
This morning while running the diesel to the TOM clearing project, I noticed 2 deer running down the tracks. Slowing down, I started counting. 11 deer total crossed the tracks. 1 of them was the most interesting. It is was a piebald. Mostly white with tan spots. I had never seen one in person, only in photos. Made my day.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on February 27, 2016, 10:42:44 PM
I can tell you that they really do run like deer.

Work done on Saturday Feb 27:

* Car barn door: We hung the first door of the middle bay, then returned the workbench to Bay 2 where Zack started working on the second door.  It was boarded by the end of the day, although he still has more work to do.
* TOM tree work: Started on a heavy duty thicket of dead pine that got a good fire going fast.  Mike was a like a race-car driver, racing here and there cutting stuff down, saw in full throttle.  We "got" to the Porcupine Palace Highway, on one corner of our clearing (although not all the trees are cleared out in that section).  Later I walked to the Palace then found the north line and one of the pins in the ground.
* Shingle mill motor: Mike tried to get that going in the afternoon with no success. 
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on February 28, 2016, 01:20:29 AM
I think the switch is stuck in the off position. While driving home, I thought of something I did not try. I did not directly ground the wire from the rotor cap. I was thinking when the wire was grounded, it would stop the spark, when it is just the opposite. The rotor needs a ground to create the spark. So, next time I will try to ground the wire, bypassing the switch.

Also, Kubota motor was worked on. I finished the head by attaching the intake and exhaust manifolds, neck assembly for the coolant, the glow plugs and a heat shield. Waiting on a special washer for the crank. The new oil pump is just a shade thicker and need the washer on the crank for clearance. Hoping it arrives this week then I can finish assembling that end, get it to the garage to put the flywheel side back together.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on February 28, 2016, 04:50:28 AM
Last fall it seemed like we only had one good track flag stand and usually we had to use survey stakes with the flag duct taped or safety wired to it.  I just finished four track flag stands so when I bring them up this Spring we should then be able find at least one or two.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on February 28, 2016, 11:37:18 AM
Nice, Bill, thanks.

(P-L)M = N

Variable:
P = flag staff production rate
L = flag staff loss rate
M = mysterious factor
N = number of flag staffs available at any one moment.

We use "M" in a lot of our calculations.

See ya
Jason
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on February 28, 2016, 02:35:25 PM
Jason,

LOL

L = Laugh
O = Out
L = Loud

When I read your formula for locating flag staffs (or any other tool) I had to LOL for at least a minute.  When I factor 'M' into my daily life I now understand why I spend half my time looking for what I just had in my hand a few minutes ago.  It also explains why I wonder why I walked into a room.  It is the 'M' factor.

Bill
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on February 29, 2016, 05:56:07 AM
Um...what are track flag stands used for?
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Philip Marshall on February 29, 2016, 09:36:08 AM
Um...what are track flag stands used for?

Flag stands are used to hold flags :), for example a red flag meaning 'stop' at end of track, or a blue flag to protect a piece of rolling stock under repair that you're not supposed to move or couple to.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 29, 2016, 01:04:32 PM
To further Philip's explanation: 

We set work zones on the railroad, most often during the Spring and Fall Work Weekends.  Yard work zones may have a red flag that closes a section of track to traffic except that which the track foreman signals to proceed after the work train has stopped and requested permission.  Mainline work zones are signaled first with a yellow flag for approach (reduce speed) and then with a red flag (stop) which denotes where work begins and crew +tools and equipment is on or near the track.  If the zone is at the end of track (EOT) just a yellow and red are used, spaced apart by about 150'.  If the zone is along the main there may be four flags to signal traffic coming from each direction.  Sometimes just two yellow flags will be set which presents a slow order to train crews denoting a slow order work zone.  This application is most often used when a weed cutting crew is working along a section of track.

Probably more than you wanted to know about signal flags but the information gets everyone ready to see them in use during the Spring Work Weekend.   
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on February 29, 2016, 02:25:36 PM
Paul, 

Great question.  I had to learn the same thing from the 'experts'.  Stewart's explanation about the main line work zone is why I built four. 

Last summer and fall I was with a few folks working on joint bar bolts where we had to flag the main line in both directions.  We could repair about two joints before the Northbound train and two more before the Southbound return trip.  As we progressed Northward with the hand car and tools we would move the flags, which got to be a problem with the 'duct tape/safety wire' version becoming more and more frail with each move.

Of course, Jason's great formula (P-L)M = N explains the conundrum of why there are never more than one or two flag stands around.  Perhaps I should have made more.  But increasing P would probably cause an increase either L or M.

Bill
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Steve Smith on February 29, 2016, 04:46:38 PM
Thanks, Start, for the explanation of the various uses.

How long are the stands, Bill?

I'm guessing 5 feet.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on February 29, 2016, 11:29:24 PM
Thanks for the practical flagholder explanation. I'm a strong believer in using a standard way with similar appliances to indicate possible safety issues.
I'm familiar with RR flag use, having been a summer ATSF switchman/brakeman, put  blue flag markers on C&TS freight cars being rebuilt in Chama.

Ya just can't be too careful around potentially dangerous rail movements and equipment.

I would also suggest putting up mainline EOT "red boards" at Sheepscot and, as of now, TOM...a painted square mounted on a short  fence post between the rail ends, as done in Belen by NM Rail Runner commuter line.
Would show riders WW&F is very safety conscious.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on March 02, 2016, 03:42:27 AM
Steve,

I thougt about making them 5 feet but decided on 60 inches instead. They barely fit in my Insight to bring them to Sheepscot.

Paul,

I like the idea of the red square at Sheepscot but the red flag at the TOM works better because we take the work trains past to continue building North. I am told, for safety reasons we won't take passengers down the grade until we have built to 218.  I guess we could put the square off to the side like we do the flag.

Bill
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on March 02, 2016, 12:01:07 PM
making them 5 feet but decided on 60 inches instead

I think you'll find that 5 feet = 60 inches. ;D
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on March 02, 2016, 02:28:06 PM
James;
I think Bill's attempt at humor went right over your head...
Dave

Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on March 02, 2016, 02:46:17 PM
I don't think it went over James' head.... maybe Linda's.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on March 02, 2016, 08:08:15 PM
Bill,
I'm proposing permanent  EOT safety red 'stop'  boards, commonly used on US railroads,  since WW&F is "dark", has no signal system.
  
Board at TOM could be:  
<for now, unmistakably centered at the very end of mainline track and highly visible, day or night.
<removed daytimes during next mainline extension project to not obstruct work vehicles; at project's finish, replanted at TOM, newest EOT or to where newly laid rails are deemed useable.
<should be the same size and design as Sheepscot's proposed red board, both  reflectorized.

 Standardization promotes familiarity and fast recognition, shows public that safety is taken seriously on WW&F.  
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on March 03, 2016, 03:33:24 AM
I guess i need to not attempt humor any more. Actually what I told the welder was make them 60 inches long, that way we get 4 pieces out of a 20 foot stick of 1/2 inch bar rod stock.

As to the red square ...... Since it will take about 5 or so years to get to 218 we could put a piece of PVC pipe in the ground twix the rails and ties at TOM so the sign could be easily placed there and on work weekends moved to another tube beside the track or replaced with a red flag for the weekend.

Another red flag could be placed at the ever creeping Northward EOT. It's a variation of what we now do with the red flags.

This would require a few extra sentences in the rule book which is ways above my pay grade.
Title: Re: February 2016 Work Planning
Post by: Ira Schreiber on March 03, 2016, 04:32:59 AM
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

The red flags next to the ROW work just fine.