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Rails were across the bridge around 10a.m. this morning.

Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad / Re: Visit 9/29/19
« on: September 30, 2019, 02:25:45 AM »
They have been making tremendous progress up there this year. Thanks for sharing.

Volunteers / Re: September 2019 Track Construction
« on: September 12, 2019, 08:26:56 PM »
I will try to be there Saturday that weekend. I'll be in touch.

Volunteers / Re: September 2019 Work Reports
« on: September 12, 2019, 08:23:23 PM »
With the help of Steve L, Fred, and myself, I am pleased to announce we now have all 160 rails ready and sorted for Fall Work Weekend along with 11 extras. Later on we will finish sorting out the remaining pile.

Museum Discussion / Re: Reflections on 30 Years of the WW&F
« on: August 17, 2019, 03:41:59 PM »
Change is inevitable. In my 15 years with the museum now, I can honestly say that I may miss some of the times from the years when I first started, but looking at what we have become and where we are going our tracks lead to a bright and prosperous future. I have very much enjoyed the last 15 years with the railway, and look forward to the next 15 years, etc. We have amazing people, doing great and amazing projects.

Volunteers / Re: Annual Picnic -- volunteer photos
« on: August 11, 2019, 11:56:59 PM »
I will do my best to be there during the FWW but cant promise anything.

Volunteers / Re: Annual Picnic -- volunteer photos
« on: August 11, 2019, 03:42:12 AM »
Aw. Didnt realize we were doing 10+ years otherwise I would have stuck around. Earlier it was only mentioned of the 20+ year vets.

Volunteers / Re: August 2019 Work Planning
« on: August 07, 2019, 02:08:27 PM »
87 rails ready for FWW. Just over halfway there in a week. 270+ rails left to sort out. And 50 odd rails to crop and drill later on, and find a home for the 65 lb rails.

The problem is the initial track crew size at the 8-8:30 departure on Friday and Sunday ends up being our crew size for the day, give or take 5-10. Saturdays gets much better by 10a.m. We really need people willing to literally push folks up north. Rather they come up to work or watch, there are many tasks to be done.

Volunteers / Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« on: August 03, 2019, 12:16:18 AM »
The idea has already been discussed well over a month ago. Along with a way to stage the second car, the rail laying train will be reloaded at Top of the Mountain each day at lunch which will hopefully give everyone an actual lunch break.

Museum Discussion / July/August Newsletter
« on: August 02, 2019, 07:14:32 PM »
I just got my copy of the newsletter in the mail today. What a fantastic issue to celebrate the 30th year. Well done everyone who helped make it happen. What a great read for anyone who may or may not know the history.

Volunteers / Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« on: August 01, 2019, 06:02:07 PM »
We have a lot of rail we can crop and redrill, or straighten out to be used as well. There are currently 3 stacks of rails left. Each stack holding around 80 or so sticks.

Volunteers / Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« on: August 01, 2019, 03:06:17 AM »
Now up to a total of 60 rails ready for FWW.

Volunteers / Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« on: July 31, 2019, 12:23:04 AM »
Today we got a total of 38 usable rails for the Fall work Weekend, and almost as many skip rails or "scrap" rail. Special thank you to Fred, Jay, and new volunteer Larry for their hard efforts in the extreme heat today. We had wanted to do more, but the heat proved to be too much. Hope to make another good rail sorting day very soon.

Planned estimated track length is 2014' if I remember correctly. Give or take a few feet.

I won't know my availability to the days of but hope to be right there spiking if at all possible. Last Fall went very well with an extremely well organized part from Dana who helped ensure the groups of guys spikef as efficiently as possible. This is goal is 100% achievable with everyones help.

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