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Messages - ALAIN DELASSUS

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 21, 2018, 01:27:27 PM »
I second Paul.

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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 09, 2018, 09:00:53 PM »
Bravo ! Marcel I look forward  to the caboose being on the line again .

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 09, 2018, 08:53:12 PM »
Thank you so much to Doreen and Brentan for that great video of a one- off trip and a memorable day.

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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 09, 2018, 06:56:03 AM »
You really can call  that Saturday a Day !

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: September 09, 2018, 06:50:21 AM »
Works in progress on every frontline on the mountain.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 09, 2018, 06:40:23 AM »
This feat of engineering makes me speechless with admiration and proud of being a member of the association that has achieved it. Congratulations. Thank you so much Brendan and Mike for all those breathtaking historic  and I must say emotionnal pics.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 08, 2018, 04:51:35 PM »
Well done! Waiting for Brendan and Co 's pics and report of that once in a bridge life trip.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 08, 2018, 05:32:20 AM »
Thanks for pics and comments I can't wait for 2 pm out here to see the report following .

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 07, 2018, 06:12:54 AM »
Just got up out here, and I'm wowed again; Such big truck and crane on a so narrow trail and tomorrow the bridge, you're going to need a dispatcher to work out the traffic! Thank you so much for the pics and comments .

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 06, 2018, 09:10:56 PM »
A single word Wow ! That bridge story is getting more and more exciting as the Dday is coming nearer. I don't figure out yet how the bridge will be laid or drawn over the brook and what will be the use of the temporary  bridge. I'm very eager to see the follow-up. Thanks so much for the pics.

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Museum Discussion / Re: 2018 Annual Fund Drive
« on: September 06, 2018, 04:33:10 PM »
Thanks Christopher and James .I was about to ask the same question; I'll use donate and paypal and send back the coupon.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 31, 2018, 03:49:24 PM »
 Given all those pics that show how fast things are coming along I guess you guys have a hell of moxie .

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 26, 2018, 05:36:03 PM »
Thanks for the pics Brendan they show the good job of work you guys have done.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 14, 2018, 02:17:26 PM »
Hi! Brendan and thanks fort those inetresting pics . I 'm at sea when it comes to bridgeing a river but by now and due to all those photos and explanations I start to be aware of how it works and it looks like being a big deal given the  hard preparation works  and the heavy rig that are involved .

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General Discussion / Re: The "Great War" comes to the WW&F
« on: August 14, 2018, 07:02:45 AM »
Alain, My grand father was on the gun crew of a 75mm field howitzer. He caught tuberculosis while he was serving and died before I was born. After my parents had passed away we found a box of items grandpa had kept. Among them was a small bent railroad spike like would have been used on the 600mm railroads. Did he bring it home from France? We'll never know but I think he did because there was no mines near where he lived in Oklahoma.
Mike Nix
Hi Mike ! Sorry you never knew your grandpa. Was it a spike  or a big screw called tirefond that we use out here to fix the rail on the tie . As far I know in France we have never used spikes. But  the  US Army  layed miles of two-foot gauge tracks in France during  WW1 with spikes of course and your grand father's may be one of them.

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