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Messages - Brendan Barry

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Flanger 40 - Official Work Thread
« on: September 23, 2018, 12:00:58 AM »
Flanger on the the bay 4 lead this morning.



Flanger lifting mechanism. The hand wheel and big gear in the back left operates the spreader wing.



Spreader wing



Flanger blades for between the rails.





Flanger blades for outside the rails.






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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 22, 2018, 11:52:26 PM »
The cut tie pile at Sheepscot.



Caboose work





New windows for the cupola











The temporary bridge spans from the covered bridge off loaded from the trailer onto a flatcar for the trip over to the shop for conversion nto the rail gantry crane.





Legs for the rail gantry crane going together.









Trimming the end off on one of the temporary spans.



Bringing one of the beam sets into bay 2



Lining the two sets of beams up.





Tacking the two sets of beams together.



Bolting the beams to the legs.





Mounted on the flatcar.



Rolled out into the yard. More welding and bracing still needs to be done.






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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 22, 2018, 12:33:42 AM »
Spiking ties to the north approach span.







Excavator across the bridge to retrieve constuction leftovers from the south side.



Filling the bucket up with pile cutoffs and dunnage from the bridge move.





Heading back across the bridge to get some more cribbing out.



Retrieving one of the moving dollies.





Heading back to the bridge to get the other moving dolly and move the dolly further north up the right of way.







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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 20, 2018, 11:30:06 PM »
Grading out two loads of rip rap to bring the grade up to the approach span stringers.







Spreading out a load of 1.5" stone on top of the rip rap.









Grading to the approach span done.







Putting ice and water shield over the top of the approach span stringers.



Linc cleaning off the last timber for the ice and water shield.



Placing ties on the approach span.



Bob slinging a bridge tie.



Ties in place on the approach span.









Bob's picture of me taking a picture.










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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 20, 2018, 01:24:23 PM »
Marcel's progress on the caboose.










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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 20, 2018, 03:24:48 AM »
Bridge down on the corbels looking north.



Looking north from underneath the bridge. All the cribbing has been removed from the north end except for the two beams bolted to the piles under the caps.



Underneath the bridge looking south.



North approach abutment with the crane mats removed.



Mudsill sitting on top of the north approach abutment.



Approach stringers going in.











Approach stringers being pinned in place.





North approach span complete except for ties.










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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 17, 2018, 03:54:57 PM »
John there’s underground splice boxes in the garage and I believe there’s scotchlocks to fix the the wires upstairs in the shop. I’ll be back up this week.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 15, 2018, 02:02:14 AM »
Thursday/Friday pictures.

Removing ties off the first temporary span.







The first temporary span being lifted out.





Rollers under the south end of the second temporary span.



Rolling the second temporary span out from under the bridge.







First temporary span loaded on the trailer.



Second temporary span being lifted out and being swung over to the trailer.



The bottom of the bridge after the temporary spans were removed.



Jacking up the north end of the bridge to put rollers under the bridge to adjust the bridge sideways on the pile bent.



Steve cranking on the come along to shift the bridge sideways.



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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:03:50 PM »
Today we installed the diagonals and tension rods on the outrigger beams and rolled one of the temporary bridges out from underneath the bridge.

Upstream side of the bridge.





Temporary bridge rolling out to the left of the picture.



Using the temporary bridge to install the diagonals and tension rods on the downstream side.






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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:02:25 PM »
We didn't start until after lunch today because of the rain. The crane fished the second outrigger beam into place and both outriggers were bolted into place. The corbels the bridge rests on were installed under the north end.

Using chainfalls to get the south outrigger beam in place while the crane worked on the north end.





Both outrigger beams in.



Steve and Randy discussing current events.



The brook flowing higher from the rain.


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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 10, 2018, 10:50:32 PM »
Today we backed the bridge up the last ten inches and got the tractor disconnected. After we were done with disconnecting the truck the crane was set up and the south outrigger beam was fished under the bridge.

Backed up right to the edge.





Stop block behind the drive tires.







Fishing the outrigger beam in.








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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 10, 2018, 10:42:29 PM »
Fred has started tie production back up.








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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 09, 2018, 08:38:25 PM »
Marcel put the rebuilt cupola back on 320 today.




















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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 09, 2018, 04:00:49 PM »
Video of the move by Doreen Conboy.

https://vimeo.com/288924069

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 09, 2018, 01:46:07 AM »
Leaving the parking lot and down Cross Rd. to RT 218.



















The bridge wanted to high center on the turn onto rt 218. Ties had to be laid under the tractor's drive tires to get enough height under the middle of the bridge to clear the crown of the road.







The wrecker led the way just in case a tow was needed.



Around the corner and heading north on rt 218.

















Stopped in front of the Alna Fire Department to let traffic pass.





Back on the road.



Going by the Alna Meeting house.



On the road between the Alna Meeting House and Alna General Store.



Pulling up to the Alna Gerneral Store.



Parked outside the Alna Gerneral Store for a coffee break and to let traffic pass.



Heading down the hill from the Alna General Store.



Crossing Trout Brook on rt 218.



Arrived at the right of way and backing off the road.

















Backing down the right of way to the bridge site.



















The crew prepping to back the bridge out onto the temporary span.



















Out onto the temporary bridge.

























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