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Title: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on January 29, 2020, 08:07:05 AM
Anticipated work for Saturday Feb 1:

* Another Steam & Sleighs, just on Saturday, to make up for the Sunday 1/26 storm day
* Pavilion work
* Car barn extension
* Coach 9
* Board meeting at 3 (rescheduled because of the photo event the following weekend).
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 29, 2020, 10:05:13 AM
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Another Steam & Sleighs, just on Saturday, to make up for the Sunday 1/26 storm day

Note: Trains on 2/1 are NOT a full "Steam and Sleighs" experience (no snow, no winter activities, no layover at SeaLyon farm.)
Trains will only run at 10:30am and 12:00pm, to ToM and return. No 1:30pm or 3:00pm trip.
Brakeman wanted.

Also, Mike Fox is planning on delivering Prebles station to ToM via rail at 8am. Help for that run/project would be appreciated.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on January 29, 2020, 10:32:47 AM
Greatly appreciated. The more help we get the quicker we can be. As Ed said, I'd like to depart about 8, but can be pushed back a little if we have no help..
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on January 30, 2020, 10:20:41 AM
Mike;
I won't be there right at 8:00 but will be fashionably soon thereafter. I may have a sidekick as well but I'll let him speak for himself.
Dave
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on January 30, 2020, 06:03:36 PM
Perhaps I'll wait for you.. The more help we have the better it will go.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on January 30, 2020, 06:12:56 PM
Anyone looking for something to do Friday, I will be at the museum around 9, and leaving between 3 or 3:30. . The goal would be load the remaining trusses and deliver to Alna Center. Then if I have time, load the Prebles Station on the flat for delivery Saturday morning to TOM..
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on February 01, 2020, 07:19:38 PM
Station House movers accomplished this in a matter of minutes this morning.. It went very smoothly.

(https://i.postimg.cc/hGDP3pCt/0201200900.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HkCLbpX5/0201200923.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bob Holmes on February 01, 2020, 08:09:18 PM
Wow, Prebles is finally where it belongs at TOM.  We'll find many good uses for it moving forward....
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on February 01, 2020, 08:32:20 PM
Work done on Saturday Feb 1:

* Moving Prebles: The station was emptied of stuff, hauled to the Top of the Mountain, and removed from the flatcar.
* Machine shop: Work continued on the riveter.
* Trains: two winter trains were run.
* Board meeting
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Dwight Winkley on February 02, 2020, 12:43:27 PM
I believe work was done on the new coach frame beams.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bill Reidy on February 02, 2020, 03:35:08 PM
Some photos from Saturday.

As Mike reported, the well-traveled Prebles depot took a 2.6-mile ride aboard flatcar No. 118 to Top of the Mountain.  Here the crew is boarding for the trip north from Sheepscot.
(https://i.imgur.com/K0sBuZ8.jpg)

At Top of the Mountain, Prebles was unloaded between the main track and the mill spur.
(https://i.imgur.com/T9UWWtB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fTQMMfR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/itIiw5d.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yL9SC8j.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fhKYeVl.jpg)

The work now done at Top of the Mountain, the crew boards for the return trip to Sheepscot.
(https://i.imgur.com/gxrVnjZ.jpg)

At Sheepscot, Alan Downey, Jerry Steinke and Carlos Steinke worked on repairs to our squeeze riveter.
(https://i.imgur.com/NJNysmn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TcqmSgc.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bob Holmes on February 02, 2020, 09:37:52 PM
Prebles at TOM gives us a base as a permanent "Destination" for TOM, similar to what Alna Center has become over the years.  It's historically accurate which is a huge plus.  Should we consider it as such, it also anchors the growing importance of TOM as a center for more WW&F activities (consider the sawmill, the shingle maker, the Sea Lyons connection, a possible new freight shed, etc., etc.)  This can become the center of our activities at TOM, just as the station at Alna Center had become over the last many years.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike the Choochoo Nix on February 02, 2020, 09:46:33 PM
Any plans to put a phone in Prebles station?
M. Nix
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Philip Marshall on February 02, 2020, 10:03:21 PM
It looks like flat car 118 has a bent brake staff. When did that happen?
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: John McNamara on February 02, 2020, 10:05:14 PM
I would like to install a phone. A year or so ago when we had a ski and snowshoe event at TOM, a ML&M caboose was parked at the end of the mill siding. I bought a couple 100-ft outdoor extension cords and installed the type of connectors (225V) that we use on the magphone line. I ran it from the outlet box above the TOM  magphone box to the caboose, and spent several cozy hours in the caboose signing guests in and out after providing them with trail maps. The only inventive part was installing the line past the eastern siding and the mainline. I broke the cord in two, attached Fast-On connectors, fished the cord under the four rails, and reconnected the Fast-Ons.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on February 02, 2020, 10:30:25 PM
118 suffered a slight injury on Friday. We were picking the trusses off and the south end shifted and got the staff. It is bent is a way that can be fixed easily by a tallented someone, but my time between Friday afternoon when it was bent and early Saturday when the Station house move was made was very limited. I am sure someone will straighten it this week. The bend did not keep the brakes from functioning, so we kept it in service.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Paul Uhland on February 03, 2020, 05:03:57 PM
John...wouldn't simply passing the phone lines between the ties and under the rails saved connector work?
I know youz guys had already installed a TOM phone "station".
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: John McNamara on February 03, 2020, 06:27:34 PM
John...wouldn't simply passing the phone lines between the ties and under the rails saved connector work?
I know youz guys had already installed a TOM phone "station".
There is only enough space between the ballast and the rail for the wire, not enough for the connectors normally used. Therefore, given the choice between removing the connectors and reconnecting them after fishing the wire under the rails, my choice was to install very small connectors ("Fast-On" tabs) in the section that would pass under the rails. This was (and will be until Spring) a very temporary "proof of concept" installation. I'll put in something more permanent around the time of Spring Work Weekend.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Paul Crabb on February 05, 2020, 12:16:26 AM
Will the station remain named Prebles or renamed Top of the Mountain?
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on February 05, 2020, 07:43:02 AM
Anticipated work for the weekend of Feb 8:

* Grand Reunion photo event, running Friday through Sunday. 
* Machine shop - squeeze riveter repair.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on February 08, 2020, 07:17:46 PM
Saturday Feb 8 report:

I can report on what I did - conducting Extra 7 for the photo day.  I have no report for anything else.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bill Sample on February 08, 2020, 11:51:16 PM
Saturday Sue worked in the gift shop assisting Cindy, unpacking from the recent Amherst Ry Society train show in W Springfield MA; later they worked in  Percival house kitchen - made Shepherd's Pie (actually "Cottage Pie" as it was beef not lamb [got that info from an Englishman] - it was delicious!) and a delicious chicken/corn chowder.  I ran a few errands in and for the shop, spread a lot of grit over the icy walkways all over the campus then reported to the kitchen for KP duty to assist Cindy and Sue.  It was nice hearing the whistles of our #9, Monson #3 and last but not least Bridgton & Saco River #7.  Best of all it was so good to see people from the WW&F, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum and the Maine Locomotive and Machine Works all working together to make this Grand Reunion event happen.  As Carly Simon sang: "These Are the Good Old Days."
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on February 12, 2020, 07:57:36 AM
Anticipated work for weekend of Feb 15:

* Steam and Sleighs both days.
* Steam and Saws on Saturday - cutting trees at ToM, bringing up cut and stacked tree trash from further down the hill (of course now everything's under a layer of ice and snow, so that may not work), and burning it in a big bonfire.
* Shop work
* Whitefield Lions Club train and doll house show in Augusta on Saturday.  Roger and I will be attending it.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on February 12, 2020, 10:47:06 AM
Actual cutting will be on the mountain to start off. We will move to TOM if we run out of cutting or if the load and haul doesn't work.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on February 15, 2020, 08:03:59 PM
Today dawned bitter cold. It was the coldest morning of the year. I had -18 when I left home at 5:30am, and was -10 when I arrived at the museum at 7.

So, cold issues arose. The fuel was gelling in 52 as it ran. Fred went and got some 911, and in the mean time I had Bill P hold a small propane torch on the first fuel filter to help keep the fuel flowing so we could pull out #9. After that we left it idling and put the 911 in it. It helped with the idle, but I did not use enough of it, as it still gelled some on the ride north to TOM. But Dan and I made it.

The first train is shown arriving with Bill and Bob (Linda Verneys horses) waiting for the guests behind Don Lyons trailer.

(https://i.postimg.cc/yxWt1x5k/0215201058.jpg)


A couple shots of the 1:30 train arriving, dropping passengers and picking up the 12:00 trains passengers.

(https://i.postimg.cc/DyJHRWLN/0215201349.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/bYF460Db/0215201349a.jpg)

This is a new team to us. Friends of Linda Verney, but I did not get the owners name. The daughter told me they were from Sindey, with Bell closest to the tracks and Captain on the wood side.

(https://i.postimg.cc/90SSrV51/0215201517.jpg)

And here is Bill and Bob, Linda Verney's horses.

(https://i.postimg.cc/fbZP3Bp4/0215201517a.jpg)

Lots of happy folks today, with many hanging around the fire with us expressing their thanks and appreciation for us putting together the event. And several had never been to the museum before, so got a brief history lesson on what we are doing and why. I think several of those will be back for a ride in the summer.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bill Reidy on February 15, 2020, 08:27:47 PM
Great photos--Thanks, Mike.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Roger Cole on February 15, 2020, 09:24:38 PM
What's to keep the water in the tender from freezing?  Is there a steam line running through it?
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Jeremy Jordan on February 15, 2020, 09:28:58 PM
Sunshine on a cold day is better than no sunshine on a cold day! Great photos!
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on February 15, 2020, 09:34:18 PM
Just the sloshing of the water in the tender keeps it from freezing during the day..the tank is not heated.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Wayne Laepple on February 15, 2020, 10:37:43 PM
Good work, everyone. Well done!
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on February 16, 2020, 09:17:46 AM
Great photos, Mike. Looks like a beautiful day, in spite of the cold.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bob Holmes on February 16, 2020, 08:38:30 PM
Actually, Jeff, it's the cold and snow that makes it so special!  Mainers relish these conditions.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Gordon Cook on February 16, 2020, 09:33:53 PM
Just the sloshing of the water in the tender keeps it from freezing during the day..the tank is not heated.

What Mike said and we can also run steam back into the tank if necessary with the water injectors. We would probably not risk the tank freezing as it is refilled often enough during the day, but if it had to sit still for a few hours in windy, really cold weather, or over night, like they did in the good old days, it could get interesting.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Gordon Cook on February 16, 2020, 10:10:07 PM
And here's a picture of NOT Bill and Bob, I think. Both hitches on Sunday were very similar to my untrained eye and I am going by the difference in the harnesses.  But it is definitely #9.  ;)
Anyway, Lots of happy faces and another very successful event.
(https://i.ibb.co/smPD1gn/0216201056.jpg) (https://ibb.co/YRWKdNm)
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bill Reidy on February 17, 2020, 09:43:55 AM
Some late-day photos from Steam & Sleighs yesterday (Sunday). all taken at Top of the Mountain.

First three show the conveyances between our train and SeaLyon Farm.  First up is Don Lyons with his tractor and wagon.
(https://i.imgur.com/bnSSfPN.jpg)

Second is a horse-drawn wagon.
(https://i.imgur.com/ZKKUlZb.jpg)

And third is a horse-drawn sleigh.
(https://i.imgur.com/ZbgHSFL.jpg)

Our train consisted of locomotive No. 9 and three cars (north-to-south) Franklin & Megantic No. 2, Wiscasset & Quebec No. 3, and WW&F No. 8.  Here we see a very full F&M No. 2 awaiting the end of day trip back to Sheepscot, as Don tends his equipment.
(https://i.imgur.com/X813bij.jpg)

In total we had over 250 passengers each way between Sheepscot and Top of the Mountain.  Our last return trip at 3.30 p.m. had 105 passengers.  Everyone I spoke with had a great time.  Temperature was in the 30s, and after being on crew for the Grand Reunion a week ago when the day started at -10, it felt like summer.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on February 17, 2020, 10:39:26 AM
Actually, Jeff, it's the cold and snow that makes it so special!  Mainers relish these conditions.

I can understand why they would. No black flies.  ;D

Jeff S.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Graham Buxton on February 17, 2020, 10:56:43 AM
I was wondering what activities were going on at the SeaLyon Farm 'end' of the event.  I found this, posted by a WW&F / SeaLyon customer on the SeaLyon Facebook page:
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Alison Shanck Elder (https://www.facebook.com/alison.s.elder?hc_ref=ARQ3xa3o19auHb1nyYKo939aSFZahkgnpncZfa0Sx6Zpdm5IMQ1yQOq8YpuSjicNFJQ&ref=nf_target&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARA2S8nljP5exGmdekkWCuEMTlnCxVi6HoaMcIYt_U47OXFf7aABF5bZn3AguQ5Yk8MeRmo3S0OF_8ts0KvkZ0AEXHK3pw6wAb9trRS-d67iTTgQaSc2vMOJFEAlfnRkPQ3rssp8lAwsfXVVE86hZ6MQ9W1x5JApWHd8CIAmKyD-nLetBTYCBSV7FdY0rf5KQP_qo-sQDTSP5o0NSoXaRypw_LJ1U0p8nsX_0O7tmQ2PzRzN2c07iN5Ddt0lQcZJ4bPqHcmlXv5grBBK-S-DWyF8Hspwq-SrSS6MiOuHfSCHDMJOD5SOOZ49rt9rMORNotFUCz_pTY3oJvdipW4PhZCI_LfjYXnTcj8DJdjYOnhZnyEP4QmmbR6Go2g74V4RrgXi9OSVbDdDN4-Hyv5uv84t8MndBc07VXkcBzuKC2Zc-AQ&__tn__=lCH-R) is with Joe Elder (https://www.facebook.com/joe.elder.96?hc_ref=ARQ3xa3o19auHb1nyYKo939aSFZahkgnpncZfa0Sx6Zpdm5IMQ1yQOq8YpuSjicNFJQ&ref=nf_target&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARA2S8nljP5exGmdekkWCuEMTlnCxVi6HoaMcIYt_U47OXFf7aABF5bZn3AguQ5Yk8MeRmo3S0OF_8ts0KvkZ0AEXHK3pw6wAb9trRS-d67iTTgQaSc2vMOJFEAlfnRkPQ3rssp8lAwsfXVVE86hZ6MQ9W1x5JApWHd8CIAmKyD-nLetBTYCBSV7FdY0rf5KQP_qo-sQDTSP5o0NSoXaRypw_LJ1U0p8nsX_0O7tmQ2PzRzN2c07iN5Ddt0lQcZJ4bPqHcmlXv5grBBK-S-DWyF8Hspwq-SrSS6MiOuHfSCHDMJOD5SOOZ49rt9rMORNotFUCz_pTY3oJvdipW4PhZCI_LfjYXnTcj8DJdjYOnhZnyEP4QmmbR6Go2g74V4RrgXi9OSVbDdDN4-Hyv5uv84t8MndBc07VXkcBzuKC2Zc-AQ&__tn__=lCH-R) at Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum (https://www.facebook.com/WWFRailway/?hc_ref=ARQ3xa3o19auHb1nyYKo939aSFZahkgnpncZfa0Sx6Zpdm5IMQ1yQOq8YpuSjicNFJQ&ref=nf_target&fref=tag&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARA2S8nljP5exGmdekkWCuEMTlnCxVi6HoaMcIYt_U47OXFf7aABF5bZn3AguQ5Yk8MeRmo3S0OF_8ts0KvkZ0AEXHK3pw6wAb9trRS-d67iTTgQaSc2vMOJFEAlfnRkPQ3rssp8lAwsfXVVE86hZ6MQ9W1x5JApWHd8CIAmKyD-nLetBTYCBSV7FdY0rf5KQP_qo-sQDTSP5o0NSoXaRypw_LJ1U0p8nsX_0O7tmQ2PzRzN2c07iN5Ddt0lQcZJ4bPqHcmlXv5grBBK-S-DWyF8Hspwq-SrSS6MiOuHfSCHDMJOD5SOOZ49rt9rMORNotFUCz_pTY3oJvdipW4PhZCI_LfjYXnTcj8DJdjYOnhZnyEP4QmmbR6Go2g74V4RrgXi9OSVbDdDN4-Hyv5uv84t8MndBc07VXkcBzuKC2Zc-AQ&__tn__=kCH-R).18 hrs · Alna, ME (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alna-Maine/108769792475236?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARA2S8nljP5exGmdekkWCuEMTlnCxVi6HoaMcIYt_U47OXFf7aABF5bZn3AguQ5Yk8MeRmo3S0OF_8ts0KvkZ0AEXHK3pw6wAb9trRS-d67iTTgQaSc2vMOJFEAlfnRkPQ3rssp8lAwsfXVVE86hZ6MQ9W1x5JApWHd8CIAmKyD-nLetBTYCBSV7FdY0rf5KQP_qo-sQDTSP5o0NSoXaRypw_LJ1U0p8nsX_0O7tmQ2PzRzN2c07iN5Ddt0lQcZJ4bPqHcmlXv5grBBK-S-DWyF8Hspwq-SrSS6MiOuHfSCHDMJOD5SOOZ49rt9rMORNotFUCz_pTY3oJvdipW4PhZCI_LfjYXnTcj8DJdjYOnhZnyEP4QmmbR6Go2g74V4RrgXi9OSVbDdDN4-Hyv5uv84t8MndBc07VXkcBzuKC2Zc-AQ&__tn__=H-R) ·

WOW!! Big fun up here in Maine today taking an old steam engine through the woods to a horse drawn sleigh ride to SeaLyon Farm, LLC (https://www.facebook.com/sealyonfarm/?fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARA2S8nljP5exGmdekkWCuEMTlnCxVi6HoaMcIYt_U47OXFf7aABF5bZn3AguQ5Yk8MeRmo3S0OF_8ts0KvkZ0AEXHK3pw6wAb9trRS-d67iTTgQaSc2vMOJFEAlfnRkPQ3rssp8lAwsfXVVE86hZ6MQ9W1x5JApWHd8CIAmKyD-nLetBTYCBSV7FdY0rf5KQP_qo-sQDTSP5o0NSoXaRypw_LJ1U0p8nsX_0O7tmQ2PzRzN2c07iN5Ddt0lQcZJ4bPqHcmlXv5grBBK-S-DWyF8Hspwq-SrSS6MiOuHfSCHDMJOD5SOOZ49rt9rMORNotFUCz_pTY3oJvdipW4PhZCI_LfjYXnTcj8DJdjYOnhZnyEP4QmmbR6Go2g74V4RrgXi9OSVbDdDN4-Hyv5uv84t8MndBc07VXkcBzuKC2Zc-AQ&__tn__=KH-R) for hot chocolate, bonfires and tasty treats. So cool!!!

https://www.facebook.com/sealyonfarm/

Note: I don't have a Facebook account, but I had no problem viewing the multiple photos (and a short video) posted there by Alison. Two of the photos are interior shots of the W&Q car she rode in.

Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on February 17, 2020, 01:46:52 PM
We had many good reviews and similar comments posted throughout Facebook and other social media sites. The response was overwhelmingly positive.

We did get dinged by a visitor who apparently did not read (or receive) the hand out regarding where to go for the sleigh rides. We also got dinged for overcrowding on the last train back from the farm - lessons learned for next time and future events at the farm.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on February 17, 2020, 02:38:47 PM
Yes, last train back Saturday was also full with a few people looking for seats. Not real sure how to remedy that, without having an extra car added for the final trip, which may be the easiest solution..
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on February 17, 2020, 03:44:08 PM
The GOOD news is that this means that folks wanted to lay over at Top of the Mountain (SeaLyon Farm) for more than 90 minutes.

I was thinking that we may want to sell a few less seats for the "last" train of the day, if we want to keep using a 2-coach + 1-combine consist.
Or, we could always plan on taking the caboose back to Sheepscot for the last train (and conversely, delivering it in the morning.)
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: John McNamara on February 17, 2020, 04:40:41 PM
Having an overly crowded train at the end of the day is indeed a good thing because, as Ed points out, it indicates that people had fun. Thinking back at previous events at AC and TOM, it is also typical. Adding a caboose, either 320 or 554, would be a good choice.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bill Reidy on February 17, 2020, 05:10:04 PM
Perhaps the best solution is to have the fourth ("end-of-day") car positioned in in the Sheepscot shop yard for quick pick-up for the last train of the day.  Much safer to handle there than at a crowded Top of the Mountain.  I would want to limit our switching moves at ToM to as little as possible (i.e., the run-around move).

I agree that having a full train at the end of the day means we had a very successful event.  Folks had a great time at the farm and ToM and wanted to linger longer there. 
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on February 19, 2020, 08:03:56 AM
Anticipated work for Saturday Feb 22:

* Car barn extension
* Machine shop work
* Coach 9
* Pavilion construction

Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on February 22, 2020, 05:27:29 PM
Work done on Saturday Feb 22:

* Pavilion: Mike and Fred (and I) put up 6 interior larger braces.
* Car barn extension: Steward, Leon and Zack (and I) put up exterior boards on the bottom edge of the roof.
* Machine shop: Carlos and Jerry continued working on Carlos's school project to fix the riveter.
* Tip car refurbishing: James N, Bryce and Nick brought over one of the spare tip car bodies (the one that tips onto the track) and removed it from the frame.
* Inventory: Linda was doing some recounting of inventory, and we went upstairs and rearranged some of the Tidewater boxes.
* Coach 9: Marcel was busy with making holes in wood.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on February 23, 2020, 09:44:59 AM
James,

Sounds like you were a busy person yesterday.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Paul Uhland on February 23, 2020, 12:49:24 PM
When will car barn extension roof decking start?
You guys are WORK MACHINES !
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on February 26, 2020, 07:41:18 AM
Anticipated work for Saturday Feb 29:

* Pavilion
* Car barn extension
* Coach 9
* Machine shop squeeze riveter refurb

The snow is disappearing fast, mud season appears to be upon us.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on February 28, 2020, 08:39:25 PM
Saturday, Jason would like us to do some locomotive switching to prepare for State locomotive inspections.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Keith Taylor on February 28, 2020, 08:55:01 PM


The snow is disappearing fast, mud season appears to be upon us.
Soon to be followed by Black flies!!!
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: John McNamara on February 28, 2020, 10:40:22 PM
The snow is disappearing fast, mud season appears to be upon us.
Soon to be followed by Black flies!!!
Soon to be followed by Greenhead Season
Soon to be followed by Mosquito Season
Soon to be followed by Tourist Season
Then it's Winter Season again....

Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bill Baskerville on February 28, 2020, 11:35:23 PM
The snow is disappearing fast, mud season appears to be upon us.
Soon to be followed by Black flies!!!
Soon to be followed by Greenhead Season
Soon to be followed by Mosquito Season
Soon to be followed by Tourist Season
Then it's Winter Season again....
Don't forget the two most important seasons.  the SWW is somewhere at the start of Black Flies season and the FWW is somewhere before the Winter Season.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on February 29, 2020, 08:13:27 PM
I grabbed a shot of Carlos working on the repair for the big riveter today.

(https://i.postimg.cc/QtXFJrxp/0229201513.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on February 29, 2020, 08:16:52 PM
Work done on Saturday Feb 28 29.  I left before noon so I'll report what I know:

* Loco 9 and 3 were switched positions in the shop and 9 was rotated.  MNG crews showed up to prep their engines for State boiler inspection this coming week.
* Carlos and Jerry were working on the squeeze riveter.
* Dan and Bryce fired up the forge to work on something for the vacuum brakes.
* Linda had me do some inventory recounting upstairs.

I was supposed to help Mike and Fred at the Pavilion but never made it due to multiple distractions.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on February 29, 2020, 10:57:45 PM
"Work" also included a very impressive off-site presentation by a ticketing/web/marketing provider.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Harold Downey on March 01, 2020, 11:03:04 AM
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Mike Fox: I grabbed a shot of Carlos working on the repair for the big riveter today.

And in the foreground a sneak peak at the vacuum brake controller.   :)
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on March 01, 2020, 07:01:38 PM
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Mike Fox: I grabbed a shot of Carlos working on the repair for the big riveter today.

And in the foreground a sneak peak at the vacuum brake controller.   :)
I looked right at it while I was catching up with Alan and Jerry and it never even clicked. I should have taken a photo of that progress.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Fred Morse on March 03, 2020, 04:00:40 PM
This afternoon we unloaded the logs from the flatcar used on the "photo shoot" and got the woodspliter out from behind some heavy machinery.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on March 05, 2020, 05:51:09 PM
So, Fred, are you and Al going to be splitting wood soon?

Jeff S.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Fred Morse on March 05, 2020, 06:52:42 PM
I hope to on Tues, and Weds., On Sats. I'll be helping Mike.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on March 05, 2020, 10:54:46 PM
By “helping” Fred means “supervising” from his chair
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Fred Morse on March 06, 2020, 10:51:56 AM
At least if he falls I can go over and ask him "How you doing" I keep telling him to be careful and not to be so fussy.
Title: Re: February 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Paul Uhland on March 08, 2020, 06:38:28 PM
Mike's "fussiness" translates into very well done workmanship on what he does.

Shame on you, Fred !  ;D