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Messages - Bob Holmes

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« on: February 19, 2018, 12:07:16 AM »
Agree Mike.  Whenever we are doing work on the Mtn Extension, map numbers should be included on postings to the Forum.  It really helps orient us, even if we are not there in person.

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« on: February 18, 2018, 12:44:42 AM »
DID YOU KNOW?:  That a well organized WW&F volunteer crew can make a substantial tree disappear (from initial cut to stacking/burning) in UNDER five minutes?

Remarkable!

Also, there were at least 40 snow-chasing visitors today coming to the railroad to hike/snowshoe.  Lots of little kids enjoying the experience.  A very successful snow weekend!

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Work and Events / Re: Spring 2018 Work Weekend
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:50:56 AM »
For us newbies, where is Davis Grade?

Thanks.

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Work and Events / Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« on: February 10, 2018, 11:38:43 PM »
Zach is way too amazing....

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Volunteers / Re: February 2018 Work Planning
« on: February 04, 2018, 12:33:32 AM »
Hopefully, what you are doing with the loop trail is to make it a permanent fixture at TOM, for snowshoeing in the winter, and hiking in the summer.  Ultimately, it should have clearing, blazing and ongoing maintenance to make it a permanent destination attraction for a broader audience than just railfans.

Bob

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Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: Pondicherry Mill Trestle
« on: January 31, 2018, 12:25:52 AM »
Mike, please give us uninitiated some context.  What, where and when...

I'm guessing B&SR based on a photo label, but that's all i know.

Thanks.

Bob

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Volunteers / Re: January 2018 Work Planning
« on: January 28, 2018, 01:18:48 AM »
Kudos to Emily. Great job!  I'm not quite sure if she enjoys or endures her father's passion

Whatever, I look for more really great stuff to come from her...

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General Discussion / Re: Pere Marquette #1225 in the snow (photos)
« on: January 25, 2018, 02:51:40 AM »
WOW, the shear size of that beast (1225)!  What a powerful testament to the force of steam...

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Volunteers / Re: January 2018 Work Planning
« on: January 23, 2018, 12:57:29 AM »
What will be the start time?

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So many trees cut today, logs stacked and brush burned!  It's simply amazing how the Mountain Extension ROW opens up to give us a picture of the future.  Great work today by everybody involved.

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Original Railway / WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« on: January 19, 2018, 12:02:47 AM »
Just out of curiosity how will the bridge abutments be constructed? Will there be piles driven? Which brings up another good historical question: Did the W,W,&F have a pile driver?

Rob

Well, they must have used something to drive all those piles in Wiscasset, from the main yard down to the loading docks in the harbor.  You can still see many of them today at low tide!

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Volunteers / Re: January 2018 Work Planning
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:55:46 AM »
For the un-initiated, what is 206?  Description?  Pictures?

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Volunteers / Re: January 2018 Work Planning
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:37:12 AM »
I think we've learned that we need an industrial strength flanger, not just a couple of light piston operated blades.  Ice and snow are formidable adversaries!

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Volunteers / Re: January 2018 Work Planning
« on: January 10, 2018, 12:41:32 AM »
Fantastic pic of Eric and Joe...should be in the WW&F Museum Hall of Fame!

Amazing amount of work done today to plow the line to ToM and most of the south yard, plus Mike and the Randy crew clearing trees in the north.

It's truly amazing how much can get done on a non-descript Tuesday...

Bob

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Volunteers / Re: January 2018 Work Planning
« on: January 09, 2018, 12:51:09 AM »
Whatever happened to calling a nor'easter a nor'easter?

I will try to be there tomorrow

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