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Title: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on June 28, 2017, 07:14:51 AM
Anticipated work for weekend of July 1 & 2, 2017:

* Boxcar 67
* Stone delivery: the flatcar on Tuesday was loaded with stone.  There's still plenty of places that needs it.
* Flatcar 118
* Bay 2 cleanup - as 67 can roll, we can attack Bay 2.
* Mainline track extension, in prep for culvert.
* This is the first weekend of the heart of the season - steam from now until Labor Day Weekend (crew and equipment permitting, of course).
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on June 28, 2017, 10:16:22 AM
If there are some takers, after the stone train we could have a short track building party at the North End, returning south on the first train. I would like to go up first thing with the Brookville and get things ready.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on June 28, 2017, 01:44:30 PM
The stone train was emptied today, so we can take a crew whenever you want.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on July 01, 2017, 05:36:06 PM
Work done on Saturday July 1:

* Flatcar 118: Zack got the end beam on the missing end (currently the north end).  The decking and brakes still need to be completed.
* Shop bay 3: We removed all the long lumber from in between and next to the rails, and stored them in the car barn, in prep for concreting.
* Culverts: The big job of the day was culverts.  We got all 4 big culverts moved from the parking lot to the Top of the Mountain, via the tractor and the flatcar.  After the first culvert was moved something broke on the bucket of the tractor.  The tractor was repaired and works better than ever. 
* Boxcar 67: I assume there was work going on, I think Jay was working on something for it.
* Switching: After hours, Mike needed to do some switching, to get the mower car ready for work on Monday.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 01, 2017, 05:38:39 PM
Jay worked on brake equipment for Big Joe.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Reidy on July 01, 2017, 08:20:41 PM
* Culverts: The big job of the day was culverts.  We got all 4 big culverts moved from the parking lot to the Top of the Mountain, via the tractor and the flatcar.  After the first culvert was moved something broke on the bucket of the tractor.  The tractor was repaired and works better than ever. 

Fred is a slave driver.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on July 01, 2017, 08:59:24 PM
As part of the gravel relocation last month, we have created this parking area for the equipment. And since the dozer was not needed to block the culverts, it is now parked out of the way here, with the excavator. The Excavator leaves in 2 weeks to go north and will not return until at least the big culvert is in.

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0701171704_zpsyix0cdyv.jpg)


Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on July 01, 2017, 10:11:17 PM
Switching..

Ed and I moved the fire car, Ichabod and the new work car to Car Barn track 3, where they joined a tip car and the work flat with the Shingle mill motor on it, outside of the building. Caboose is blocking indoor storage, and with the poor switch arrangement still, it can stay in there.

Brookville and the mower car are in Car Barn 2, waiting for the Golden Rod express, which may depart Monday, depending on repairs and weather.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on July 01, 2017, 11:34:32 PM
Anybody...what is the Goldenrod Express??
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on July 02, 2017, 07:32:53 AM
Someone called the mowing train that one time Paul, because while you stood on a step as a brakeman, you were getting whacked with Goldenrod.
If unfamiliar with Goldenrod, it grows to about a 5 foot height, with a stem that is between 1/4 and 1/2 thick.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Reidy on July 02, 2017, 09:37:31 AM
Might be the Thistle Express this next trip -- the thistle is about that tall just north of Albee's Crossing on the east side.  I wouldn't want to get whacked by that!
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on July 02, 2017, 04:22:25 PM
Ah, I remember the great Back East Summer Weed Eruption! Here in Abq our usually meager rainfall, <10 inches a year, has been even meager-er lately. My riding mower sits in its little former one-stall barn, while our current near-100s heat wave has incinerated my weeds. No complaints there.
For thrills we have a few area forest fires hazing the heavens.
You'd be surprised how much of NM is NOT high desert.

Looks like loads of busy at WW&F.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on July 03, 2017, 10:28:34 PM
Monday saw a few of is at the museum today. I focused on Rowmow 1, wanting to get that out and mowing. Made it as far as Maine Locomotive and Machine before I broke a clamp. No spares handy. Have plenty now. Done for the day. So the East side is mowed for about 3/4 of a mile, for those unfamiliar.

Ed cleaned Bay 2 after some car switching with Brendan and Fred.

Steve P was busy working on something for visitor experience that was way too wordy for me to understand.

Jason was trying to work with the flanger, not sure on what.

Brendan was setting up to load 52 up and haul to MNGRR for a one day use on July 4 when I left. They are expecting heavy crowds for the 4th, and needed additional motive power.

.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on July 04, 2017, 12:25:45 PM
Steve P was busy working on something for visitor experience that was way too wordy for me to understand.

I think we've got it figured out now Mike, at least in part. You are right that it was way too wordy! Jason and I started to pull it apart and look at the core elements of what we were after. What I am working on now is very straightforward and aims to be helpful for all. I won't let the cat out of the bag just yet, but I'll be presenting the concept to the board at Saturday's board meeting using less words.  ;D
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on July 05, 2017, 08:25:02 PM
Today's Wednesday, isn't it?  First day back at work after a 2.5 week vacation, felt like a Monday.

Anticipated work for weekend of July 8:

* Ice Cream Social Saturday, afternoon trains.  Rain date is Sunday.
* Boxcar 67
* Mainline extension on The Mountain
* Mowing ROW
* Bay 2 clean out
* Board meeting on Saturday at 4 PM.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on July 08, 2017, 07:56:37 PM
Work done on Saturday July 8:

* Car shop cleanup: the bays 2 and 3 shop floor is clean, now people are excavating ballast from it and redistributing it.  More of that happened today.  The dump tip car was filled with stone, and buckets were used to put other stone elsewhere.  The N-S boards between the two bays were cut in two, as the concrete will now hold the vertical timbers in place.  Those boards were then cut up for use on the Head Tide trail for bridges.
* Flatcar 118: The car was put on the turntable as Zack needed to get underneath with a long drill bit.  He put on the second buffer block but needs to have the coupler dropped to push it fully in place.
* Ice Cream Social: We had a decent weather day, and excellent turnout - I think our best turnout yet.  Having two trains helped with dropoff and pickup.
* Board meeting was held tonight.  As usual we solved all our problems.  ;)  Now we just need money to do it!
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Reidy on July 08, 2017, 09:39:27 PM
* Board meeting was held tonight.  As usual we solved all our problems.  ;)  Now we just need money to do it!

If ALL our problems are solved, then our Treasurer must already have the money!
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on July 08, 2017, 09:48:31 PM
The Brookville received new plugs today. It was in desperate need. Rowmow1 was repaired, ready for it's next run.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on July 09, 2017, 07:40:46 AM
* Board meeting was held tonight.  As usual we solved all our problems.  ;)  Now we just need money to do it!

If ALL our problems are solved, then our Treasurer must already have the money!
"Solved" in that we know what we need to do, but we need the funding for it!
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Ira Schreiber on July 09, 2017, 02:18:09 PM
Remember, money is NOT a problem.



The problem is LACK of money.


Ira Schreiber
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on July 09, 2017, 07:38:55 PM
Rowmow 1 was deployed again today. Mowed the East side of the tracks from Alna Center to Albees crossing. Broke another clip. I have figured out the cause, and can not fix it. The Pitman Arm hits the top of the clip, putting added forces onto a bronze bushing, which then the clip fails as well as the bronze bushing. So, I am going to make a low profile clip, and cure the problem, I hope.

More work was done prepping the shop for the cement floor. A discovery was made today that may delay the floor by a week or so. But the job will be done right.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on July 10, 2017, 01:28:41 AM
They finally found Jimmy Hoffa?  ;D
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on July 12, 2017, 07:01:50 AM
Anticipated work for weekend of Saturday July 15:

* Bay 2/3 clean up and remodeling prep
* Boxcar 67
* Mainline extension for Mountain ROW repair/culvert insertion (just 70 feet of track needed)
* Flatcar 118
* Mowing ROW
* Running trains
* Feeding people
* Giftshop & tour giving

The last three are ALWAYS tasks during the summer - but worthy of mention.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on July 12, 2017, 07:13:39 AM
Culvert work is supposed to start thos weekend, but I may delay it a week if the shop needs the excavator.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on July 12, 2017, 08:44:19 AM
I'm just mindful of the deadline (as I'm sure you are) for completion of the work - the sooner we start, the less hurrying we have to do later.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on July 12, 2017, 09:00:04 AM
Sept. 30th is the deadline. Lots to do between now and then but we will make it.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Brendan Barry on July 12, 2017, 10:59:53 PM
We finished putting flatcar 118 back together today.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on July 12, 2017, 11:03:09 PM
Yea Brandon.  Good Job to all who helped.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on July 13, 2017, 07:05:00 AM
Excavator has been released by the shop crew, so it will head North Saturday. Also needed will be a flat car for the plastic pipe and hay I had delivered last week.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on July 13, 2017, 12:17:56 PM
Great news. Pray for no rain. Should be Bizzzzy City.
Saturday's probable northbound, no-nonsense work train will be interesting...just-fixed flat 118 with pipe and hay bales, new hauler flat 1015 carrying Kubota, work crew caboose? What else? Extension track rail, ties, are already onsite.
Repair shop "worker bees" demo-ing, hammering, hauling, trains running.

Wish I wuz dere.  :D
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Joe Fox on July 14, 2017, 07:33:07 PM
I am on call tomorrow, but still hope to be down for the morning to do track work prep such as cut and drill a rail for future use. 4 guys would be good, but 2 of us should be ok if needed. My plan is to coordinate with my dads crew so we dont interfere with them. We HAVE got to start working on the main line. I can't seem to stress enough how important this is that we start working on it. The last several years have been very laxed and we need to take action before it gets to be too much work for us to handle.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on July 14, 2017, 07:55:41 PM
Hi Joe,

I suspect it'll be hard for you to get out on the main tomorrow.  Tell you what: if you get that rail prepped tomorrow, we'll install it Tuesday.  Also thinking of starting some tie changing.

Desperate for the tamper; soon as it's done, we'll start hitting low joints.  Hydraulics are done; need to finish Brakes and get compressor running properly. 

Amongst other things...

Jason
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Ken Fleming on July 14, 2017, 09:11:53 PM
Tie replacement can be done using the Kubota.  We changed out 400 ties using a tractor mounted backhoe. After spikes are pulled, you straddle the track and push tie up to rail using side of bucket.  Then you reach over to other end of the tie and with the points of the bucket to pull tie out.  Older ties work great because you can really stick the points in. It's slick with practice.  Ties can be inserted using the bucket like cupped hand.  It took us longer to pull the spikes and get the tie plates out the way, then did to pull/replace the tie.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Joe Fox on July 14, 2017, 10:18:08 PM
That will work out good Jason. I can devote some time on Tuesday morning to do the rail swap before going to a doctor appointment that day as well. My actual goal is to prep the rail, and find more joint bars.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on July 14, 2017, 11:11:43 PM
Getting fired up reading all the work preps.  :D
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on July 15, 2017, 06:16:31 PM
Work done on Saturday July 15:

* Car shop: All rails and most ties have been removed from Bays 2 and 3.  Fred brought over all remaining ties in storage and cut them down to 5 foot, while Zack supervised the building of cribbing between the posts up toward the ceiling.  The idea is that the cribbing will support the second floor while the posts get removed, the I-beam and support structure gets installed.  Meanwhile Stewart disconnected phone lines and a power line on a post.
* Mountain ROW work: Mike delivered the Kubota to the end of track, along with some plastic culverts and hay.  He then did some excavation in the afternoon.
* Mowing: Mike tried mowing but the mower car needs some additional parts.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on July 15, 2017, 07:41:31 PM
Mower needs a new belt is all this time. It would mow, but not great.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on July 15, 2017, 09:11:03 PM
Not mentioned was the delicious haddock, rice pilaf and fresh corn on the cob lunch prepared by Chef Cindy today. Not only was it healthy but it tasted great.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Joe Fox on July 16, 2017, 05:32:34 AM
Also not mentioned was a rail was cut, drilled and prepped to replace another rail later this week, and more joint bars have been gathered up for use very soon. Next step is to find 18 more joint bars, and bolts in preparation for a joint bar changing crew. Also noticed more ties that should really be changed out, however we have plenty to do already this year. Remember each year we don't change ties the number doubles the next year as ties around them take a beating.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on July 19, 2017, 06:54:55 AM
Anticipated work for weekend of July 22, 2017:

* Boxcar 67
* Car shop
* Mountain track extension
* Mountain ROW work
* Mowing
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on July 19, 2017, 11:58:35 AM
I hope to be there around 9. Would like to take the Brookville, Rowmow 1 and Ichabod north at that time. Ichabod will be left up there, either at EOT or on the TOM siding. I plan on mowing again after last train Saturday.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on July 19, 2017, 03:43:38 PM
Walked down today to see what you did. Looks very good!
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on July 22, 2017, 06:15:30 PM
Does anyone know what was done today!
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on July 22, 2017, 06:44:21 PM
 Mike did more excavation on the washer and covering your original pipe and perhaps the Trestle bent.
 
Bill and Mark cut all the parts for the slide plates spacers for the two Northyard switches.

Stewart removed more of the electrical wiring making way for the two new support beams between bays two and three.

Zack prepped one of the I-beams and removed more of the structure between bays two and three.

The Downey's worked on the gas motor and hydraulic pump for the tie changing backhoe.

Trains for a run, visitors were in thralled, a good time was had by all.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on July 22, 2017, 09:23:03 PM
RowMow 1 was run this afternoon after last train. East side of the tracks is now done. Then I tried something different. Parked the car on a crossing and hossed it around. Usually I use a jack and rotate that way, but it is very unballanced and difficult to dangerous to do alone. So after turning the car, I headed North to Cockeye Curve, and mowed south, cutting the west side to the Tool house, then mowed into the North yard and put the mower away.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Reidy on July 22, 2017, 10:57:52 PM
Does anyone know what was done today!

Fred -- what did you do today?

Fred's modest, but I know he cut 42 recently delivered wooden guardrail posts down to 2-foot gauge size for ties today.  Not a fun job in today's hot weather!
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on July 23, 2017, 04:59:34 AM
If anyone else did anything interesting it would be great if they would post it for people to read.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Reidy on July 23, 2017, 08:45:03 AM
Not very interesting, Fred, but I cut grass and brush around Jayne's Way crossing yesterday before the start of train service.

Sorry, John M. -- I wasn't able to find the phone line with the blade trimmer this time around!
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: John McNamara on July 23, 2017, 08:56:18 AM
If anyone else did anything interesting it would be great if they would post it for people to read.
I replaced three rotten planks in the picnic tables. There are still four screws needed in the underside braces, but Steve Piwowarski promised to install those before hauling one of the tables north.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on July 23, 2017, 05:35:42 PM
It has been duly noted and is on the register of work orders to be completed today :)
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on July 23, 2017, 07:34:14 PM
RowMow 1 was run this afternoon after last train. East side of the tracks is now done. Then I tried something different. Parked the car on a crossing and hossed it around. Usually I use a jack and rotate that way, but it is very unballanced and difficult to dangerous to do alone. So after turning the car, I headed North to Cockeye Curve, and mowed south, cutting the west side to the Tool house, then mowed into the North yard and put the mower away.

Nice bit of ingenuity there, Mike.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on July 24, 2017, 10:11:56 AM
If, during the week, someone could load 3 good rails from the rail pile onto a flat car, as well as the matching joint bars (6-6-6) to be ready to go North Saturday morning it would be great. 3 of the 4 rails that we hauled up are 65lb. And if they get delivered before Saturday that is good too.

Saturday, I really want to build that track to keep on schedule.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Joe Fox on July 24, 2017, 05:35:16 PM
As of right now I have Saturday off, so I can help build track after I get out of work. Could be early, could be mid day.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on July 25, 2017, 09:24:30 PM
Mike,

Today we took 3 ea 56# rails north along with joint bars and unloaded them so the wear pattern was appropriate east vs west. We had to spin one which was complicated by the one tree that Fred left standing near the track.

Bill & the weekday crew
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 25, 2017, 10:12:13 PM
We also spent a good deal of time working on bays 2 & 3 of the shop.  The crew included Zack, Leon and Fred.

* We removed more bracing from the original posts.

* Set up additional staging in bay 2.

* Removed the work bench.

* Removed more of the concrete ties.

* Lifted and set the first the first temporary support beam on the blocking that will hold the second floor when the old support posts are removed.

After 3+ hours of this work, the trash collecting job was starting to look pretty good!
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on July 26, 2017, 12:06:19 AM
We also cleaned out the lumber from between tracks 2 and 3 in the carbarn to provide a good walking surface for visitors. Interpretive signage has begun going onto the cars in the carbarn so people have some idea of what they are looking at when they visit. Not anything particularly lengthy, just an overview of each car's history, what it is used for, and what our plans are for them.

Bill and the crew also installed the last two long switch timbers to support a switchstand in the north yard.

I chopped a bunch of firewood for No. 9 and got some blisters, which I deserved.

Jason continued flanging No. 10's new backhead. There is a movie documenting the process on facebook here: www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign (http://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign)

Stephen
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on July 26, 2017, 06:55:54 AM
Anticipated work for weekend of July 29:

* Car shop upgrade prep work
* Mountain track building
* Mountain culvert replacement work
* #10 boiler flanging
* Running trains, giftshop, kitchen
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on July 26, 2017, 07:32:09 AM
Over the past few days 72 of the 84 some detail parts required to complete for the two north yard switches have been fabricated. They are of about 10 sizes and 10 different thicknesses and are now awaiting spike hole punching and welding.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Joe Fox on July 26, 2017, 03:29:24 PM
Bill have you seen all the painted bars along the line? I have been working on getting a pile of replacement bars together. The replacements are piled at the end of the woods track pile. I will be down Saturday, so if desired I can drop the bars off where they are going. We also need around 100 between Sheepscot mills and the trestle. All of them are written down on the inspection sheets, but the most critical ones are currently painted.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on July 26, 2017, 07:11:28 PM
Some work done today. Welding, stacking timbers, foot bridge building, working on switch points, I don't know what all else was done. People working on the different things could tell us more details.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: John McNamara on July 26, 2017, 07:48:14 PM
Fred,
Please elaborate on "foot bridge building." Thanks!
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on July 26, 2017, 07:59:08 PM
We have a trail on the right of way between the crossing of 218 in Alna and Head Tide Road, which we call Head Tide Trail.

This trail traverses some washouts in the roadbed, necessitating 5 foot bridges.  These bridges were originally built by Fred and others some years ago.

These bridges were in need of significant repair and or replacement.

A regular program this summer has been to perform this work.  Largely headed by Steve Lennox, who is working with a board approved budget, they are about half done.  Steve has gotten help from several including Phil Goodwin, Mark Cheetham, Fred Morse, Randy Beach, and others.

See ya
Jason
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: John McNamara on July 26, 2017, 10:09:55 PM
I guess I suspected that. It would make a good WW&F Newsletter article. Perhaps Steve Lennox, Phil Goodwin, Mark Cheetham, Fred Morse, Randy Beach, or someone else could write a few words and/or shoot some pictures :) ;) :D ;D.

Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on July 26, 2017, 11:13:04 PM
All the 81 square spike holes for the two north yard switches were punched today. The 28 slide plates were welded and the machining for the four switch points were completed.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on July 26, 2017, 11:20:26 PM
Wowee...guys, don't bump into each other doing all this work! Amazing. If ya can, a pic or two would be outstanding.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Roger Cole on July 27, 2017, 11:03:43 AM
How do you punch square holes in metal?  Some sort of hydraulic press?
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on July 27, 2017, 03:00:26 PM
42 more ties were cut to length today, scrap wood on the flatcar was cut to truck length and put in truck to take to the transfer station.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Wayne Laepple on July 27, 2017, 03:41:25 PM
A friendly machine shop a couple of miles down the road has a hydraulic punch that make short work of punching the spike holes. In the past, the owner has been very kind in allowing the WW&F folks to do the work once the machine is set up.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Tom Casper on July 28, 2017, 11:14:41 AM
Wayne, sounds like you found an Ironworker!

Tom C.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on July 28, 2017, 02:41:03 PM
Another bundle of ties were cut to length today and some clean-up was done around the place.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on July 28, 2017, 06:31:03 PM
 Allan  replaced the 3 steam valves on the back of the boiler that are used to check the water level to verify the site gauge is working properly.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on July 29, 2017, 06:26:39 PM
Work done on Saturday July 29:

* Mountain ROW: Mike and crew built 70 feet of track (safety spiked), then Mike continued excavating the old pipe and prepping for the new pipe.
* ROW mowing: After hours, Mike planned to mow the west side of the track.
* Car shop: The partially completed Jenga pile of ties was completed, and a large beam hoisted into place.  The southernmost and middle posts were removed by chipping out the under support and jacking underneath to remove the rest.  The posts were held in place by bolts on top and bottom, so Zack cut those off. 
* Machine shop: Jay worked on installing air brakes for the tamper.  Alan worked on milling the bottom off one of the switch rails.
* Archives: Linda was scanning pictures.
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on July 29, 2017, 10:11:16 PM
And this is the result of my after train mowing. I was joined by Ed L. at trasks as some if the guys were looking for me because I had not returned. Mowing is slow going. But DONE with everything Rowmow can reach. This is just North of Albees Crossing.

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0729171637_zpsncpnqg27.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Reidy on July 31, 2017, 07:17:12 PM
Alright -- let's try this again.  My first attempt at using a photo hosting service to post images on the forum.  Didn't have much luck yesterday!

From Saturday morning before train time:  Fred Morse (right) cutting used wooden guardrail posts down to tie length, and Steve Zuppa (left) loading the cut ties onto the Deere tractor forks so they can be moved and stacked on a flat car.

(http://i.imgur.com/axkVnrt.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on July 31, 2017, 07:35:08 PM
Bill, what software did you use?
Title: Re: July 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Reidy on July 31, 2017, 08:00:06 PM
iPhone photo, MS Office Picture Manager to resize down to "Document" size, and imgur to host.