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General Discussion / Re: New York City film - 1911
« on: December 14, 2018, 04:55:28 PM »
I was immediately struck by the lack of autos in the 1911 film and prevalence of horse drawn vehicles. The 1929 film shows traffic that's more like we know today. The combination of horse droppings and car exhaust must have been a real treat.  :-X
It's a good illustration of the transition in transportation technology that was happening 100 years ago and led to the demise of the Maine two-footers among many, many other changes.

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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 06, 2018, 10:19:20 PM »
Wondering if the ML&M switch got ballast and tamping yet?

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Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 20, 2018, 12:15:13 PM »
Winter is coming has arrived.

What's going on in the background with the dump truck?

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 23, 2018, 03:52:07 PM »
Is it an optical illusion, or has Bryce grown a few inches? He looks taller than Dana.

Jeff S.

Not an illusion: he and Dan are clearly in the "spurt' stage of adolescence. And both are a pleasure to work with.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:31:56 PM »
Thanks, Mike. I assume then that the bridge is not in its final resting place yet.
Another question, how did you get to the top of the diagonals and tension rod to attach those? Was the sheathing left off there?

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:30:48 PM »
Unless there was some magic or I'm just missing it, the bridge was jacked up and the dollys and tongue disappeared at some point before the last batch of pictures. When did that happen?

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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 06, 2018, 04:38:11 PM »
Morning rush on a Saturday?

Probably being ironic...

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 06, 2018, 04:35:45 PM »
No "O S___" or "Ooopsies"   ? :P

That's great news.
What Paul said.
Saturday will be exciting and hopefully fun.

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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 27, 2018, 12:39:07 PM »
In addition to the really exciting stuff, Gordon C. made and installed two brackets on #9 to support the engine vacuum brake rods. They will hopefully extend the life of the vacuum brake diaphragms by supporting the weight of the rods and reducing the amount of flexing that the diaphragms undergo. There is evidence in the wear pattern on the fireman's side rod that they were an original feature of the vacuum brake system.

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Flanger 40 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 21, 2018, 11:45:03 AM »
Oh, Very Nice!
When I first saw the post I thought of a different kind of flanger, and was wondering what was wrong with the one we have!  ???

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Flanger 40 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 20, 2018, 10:16:31 PM »
Flanger??

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Very cool... JB certainly is one of the most prolific volunteers I know.
Now, how about a caption?

"Alas, poor Al, we hardly knew ye."   ::)

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: May 25, 2018, 01:30:28 AM »
Did I miss a discussion of a color scheme for the bridge?

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: May 11, 2018, 09:49:05 PM »
Ya know, I'm sure it's the wine that's talking, but covering those trusses is like covering a work of art.
I completely understand the historical and practical reasons, but there could be a couple of steel beams under there!
It's like building a box around #9!!
Only partly :)

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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« on: April 22, 2018, 01:03:18 PM »
In the photo, what in the world is Jason doing  ??? ??

Jeff S.

Jason was the photographer director, and they are off camera to the left (west) in that picture. I assume he was either directing or otherwise talking to the  photographers.

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