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Messages - Jason M Lamontagne

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Museum Discussion / Re: POLL - Fundraising Special Train
« on: May 23, 2020, 05:40:53 PM »
Joe,

We have a plan to address the worst of the track surface issues before these trips.  Let’s connect off the forum- it’s related to our conversation last week.

Thanks,
Jason

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Volunteers / Re: May 2020 Work reports
« on: May 17, 2020, 08:25:09 AM »
Thanks for the report, Mike, but I want to clarify your first statement.

The volunteers who performed the track repair last week were asked to join us for this specific purpose (as opposed to just showing up).  Our goal is to keep the railroad passable (keeping up with Mike’s repairs), for unexpected circumstances that may pop up.  That has already happened: on the Mountain we have some severe sun kinks on unballasted track which will require treatment ASAP in June. 

We’re working on developing a protocol for open volunteering to resume in June- as were going to need it to get work done.  As of now the railroads policy basically an extension of Dave’s statement in April, as far as I know.

Thanks,
Jason

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Volunteers / Re: January 2020 Work Reports
« on: January 08, 2020, 08:33:03 AM »
Saturday: I will clean the railroad of snow- every inch of the railroad even if I have to use a spoon.  It’ll be warm and rainy- this is our best opportunity to prepare for the first Grand Reunion weekend.

I would appreciate help- train will leave 10ish, as I want time to get in and connect with a few folks before going.  Bring your spoons...

Thanks,
Jason

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Volunteers / Re: January 2020 Work Reports
« on: January 01, 2020, 01:06:29 PM »
Gordon reports that he’ll be up Friday and Saturday; on Friday he’ll begin a job to facilitate the riveting of no 10’s smokebox.  Alan will join him Saturday and they’ll forge ahead with it.

I’ll be in tomorrow and Saturday.  I hope to complete assembly of the brake controller, help mike move trusses, and attend to a few other things.

Ed, others- there’s plenty of prep needed for the photo event as well- beyond what you know.  We’ll connect tomorrow...

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Volunteers / Re: January 2020 Work Reports
« on: January 01, 2020, 01:03:44 PM »
With all the warm days the snow on the tracks is a non issue.  Sorry we missed you Fred.  Happy New Year.

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« on: December 29, 2019, 11:33:13 AM »
The end tie downs go through the deck and a spreader underneath which divides the load across the center and intermediate sills.

We need to forge new brake shoe keys, install them and the shoes, and the brake system is done.

There’s some plumbing which we’ll do in the spring since it doesn’t need to carry water for the winter charters.

See ya
Jason

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Volunteers / Re: December 2019 Work Reports
« on: December 25, 2019, 04:29:37 PM »
Merry Christmas all,

We’ve been actively working on the vacuum brake controller too.  It’s close to completion; we’ll finish it then move back to flanging.  Vacuum brake cylinders are also near completion- that’s Jonathan’s effort.  Once he’s done the crew will install them on coach 3.

Jason

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Volunteers / Re: Watch your Tamper...
« on: November 24, 2019, 05:26:34 PM »
We checked cross level before lifting and found the worst at 1-1/4”.  That translates to about 2-1/2” at the end of the tie when leveled.  The entire stretch was out of level ranging from 1/2” to 1-1/4”.

See ya
Jason

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« on: November 24, 2019, 11:38:17 AM »
Great photos. I take it that the underside will be blasted on Monday? Who will be painting the tank?

Jeff S.

Christmas Elves, I believe.  (Wes Heinz plans to come paint...)

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Volunteers / Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« on: November 24, 2019, 08:07:51 AM »
The second stove pipe was installed last week.  The second stove will now be a quick hook up.  We still need to make arrangements to seal the doors.

Thanks,
Jason

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« on: November 23, 2019, 08:29:36 PM »
Tall brake shaft so Dave doesn’t have to lean over so far...

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Volunteers / Re: Watch your Tamper...
« on: November 23, 2019, 04:47:10 PM »
Bill: yes indeed!

Bryce and James came in Friday morning and made the novice mistake of asking if there was anything to do...

Great to indoctrinate them.

See ya
Jason

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Volunteers / Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« on: November 18, 2019, 11:39:44 AM »
Wednesday November 20, 2019:  Brendan plans to install roof trusses on the car barn extension.  Any willing hands will be very appreciated!

Thanks,
Jason

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Volunteers / Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« on: November 07, 2019, 08:17:27 AM »
Coach 9 timbers have been delays as the mill is being very particular.  They received a 40 foot long grade 1 DF timber from the Pacific Northwest at great difficulty, and don’t want to scree this up.  We’ve told them not to rush as the space still has the tank flatcar project, and we also don’t want it screwed up.  Expect delivery this month for sure.

Jason

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Thanks Al,

Ed, can you edit my post to reflect that? 

See ya
Jason

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