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Title: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on November 29, 2017, 12:02:24 PM
Anticipated work for Saturday December 2:

* Mountain ROW storm clean up - several trees came down, eventually they will need to be cleaned up.
* Boxcar 67
* Bridge
* Christmas prep
Title: Re: December 2017 Anticipated Work
Post by: Joe Fox on December 01, 2017, 01:00:22 PM
For Christmas prep, I hope to be down tomorrow to help decorate the station with lights, garlin, etc. There are also two low hanging branches that need to come down, and I hope to address those tomorrow as well.
Title: Re: December 2017 Anticipated Work
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 01, 2017, 03:13:32 PM
I gave Linda a set of fairly old glass Christmas tree ornaments. Reportedly, some belong to my great grandmother (whose husband was the Conductor for the Woodstock RR in Vt.) If not from our target era, they will be close. She was going to set them aside for tree trimming this year.
Title: Re: December 2017 Anticipated Work
Post by: Al Michelis on December 01, 2017, 11:45:08 PM
I have a few outdoor tree ornaments that I can't use here in Maine. They are plastic but look like big (really big) old fashioned glass ornaments. I will get them out and bring them Tuesday - unless I get ambitious and find them in the morning. I also have a ton of incandescent lights (switching everything to LED). Unfortunately they all need to be gone through to see that they work. If you can use them, I will go through them this week. If would rather, I am willing to purchase LED's and donate them.

I have an idea for simulated candles for a tree, which is what the Victorian era would have used. Can't imagine why whole towns didn't burn down. That won't happen this year.
Title: Re: December 2017 Anticipated Work
Post by: James Patten on December 02, 2017, 12:10:57 AM
Our supply of working Christmas lights seems to dwindle every year, because once you put them away they are forgotten until it's time to get them out again, then it's too big of a job to try to track down the workable lights.  A donation of LEDs would be awesome.
Title: Re: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on December 02, 2017, 10:52:55 PM
Work done on Saturday Dec 2:

* Bridge: as seen by Brendan's posts, the bridge trusses were stood up and chained down.  Tim the bridge man was working on installing 2 cross braces on the bottom at the end of the day.
* Machine shop: Alan, Steve P and Dan were off in the machine shop doing something, but I didn't see what.
* Archives: Linda was working on Archives, with some assistance by me.
Title: Re: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on December 04, 2017, 09:13:52 PM
Worked on second set of cross braces today. Steve Z and Steve from Vermont got about Two Thirds of the shims for the stringers on the East side done today.
Title: Re: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on December 05, 2017, 03:05:46 AM
Now I know why they chained down the trusses.  The answer is in the Trout Bridge Thread.  They were afraid it would float away and get hit by one of those drones or helicopters.  Hence, they had to chain it down to keep it out of the air traffic.
Title: Re: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on December 06, 2017, 11:59:26 AM
Yesterday the third set of cross braces were finish and more spacers were put on the West side, some of the longitudinal 2 x 4's were applied to both sides.
Title: Re: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on December 06, 2017, 12:01:29 PM
Anticipated work Saturday Dec 9:

* Victorian Christmas prep
* Bridge construction
* #10 boiler
* Storm cleanup
* Board meeting 4 PM
Title: Re: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on December 06, 2017, 10:27:31 PM
I would like to tidy up the parking lot, specifically the corner by the stump pile. Bridge timbers will be move so we can straighted up everything else.
Title: Re: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on December 07, 2017, 12:35:25 AM
Bridge man will be on site Friday and Saturday. 

Jason
Title: Re: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on December 10, 2017, 12:30:23 AM
Work done on Saturday Dec 9:

* Bridge: the remaining under timbers were installed.
* Clean up: With most of the bridge timbers on or near the bridge, the remaining bridge timbers and pieces were gathered into one spot.  Ties, stubs, and other things were generally consolidated so that the parking lot gets as much parking out of it as we can, and so that we can plow for the 4-6 inches tonight and however much we get Tuesday.
* Machine shop: Alan was in there, I think he was working on a piece for the flanger.
* Board meeting.  Roger should be sending the minutes tonight.
Title: Re: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Ira Schreiber on December 10, 2017, 12:32:34 AM
No minutes posted since AUGUST. >:(
Title: Re: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on December 10, 2017, 02:41:31 AM
Some more prep work for permits was done this morning before the snow at the bridge site, and along the ROW north of there.

Also, several trees along the grade from End of track North were marked for cutting. A couple days this winter should take care of most of it.
Title: Re: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on December 10, 2017, 12:53:57 PM
Plowing Monday and Wednesday.  Monday crew is usually light; any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Jason
Title: Re: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on December 10, 2017, 03:35:26 PM
So how much snow fell last night?

Jeff S.
Title: Re: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on December 10, 2017, 08:25:13 PM
4-ish inches.
Title: Re: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Richard Cavalloro on December 10, 2017, 09:51:38 PM
I should have a few hours free friday afternoon if any tasks need to be done.....
Title: Re: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on December 10, 2017, 10:42:45 PM
More of a rail-clearing trip than a plowing trip.  Good to expose railhead to sunshine.

Unfortunately I can’t be there Friday, but I’m sure there will be a crew on site doing final prep.

See ya
Jason
Title: Re: December 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on December 11, 2017, 12:08:27 AM
2 new temp platforms were left at Alna Center Saturday, and the other one that was there was relocatedto make a neat easy accessible stack.