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Work and Events / Top of the Mountain Siding - Official Work Thread
« on: March 13, 2016, 05:44:15 AM »
This winter we have cleared from the edge of the old R.O.W. 75 feet westward and 300 feet parallel to the main line. If we add in the 33 feet cleared years ago, it gives us 108 feet westward from the center line of the mainline track. That should give Rick's survey team plenty of room to plot the curve of the siding so when we start cutting next winter, we can clear that area first. It will probably be done after the stumps are removed.

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Museum Discussion / Maintaining Right-of-Way
« on: May 08, 2012, 09:04:23 AM »
It was brought up in "Dreaming of going South", that maintaining the ROW as we build more tracks North or South that we will have a problem keeping the grass cut. As one of the very few members that cut the grass for 2 and 3/4 miles on both sides of the ROW I see it every year. Some of our ROW have had the trees cut off the full 66 Ft. wide, most of it 50 Ft. wide and some 40 Ft. wide as per the former owners. Starting in July it takes until Nov. to complete it. We did not get it finished last year mostly due to rain. It also takes us away from doing other important things. We now have the Row-Mow 4 Ft. mower which should take care of cutting the ditches. Here are a few ideas.

1. Cut the grass on 1/2 of the ROW one year and the rest the next year.
 
2. Cut less width, maybe 15 or 20 Ft. each side of the center line and let the rest grow up.

3 When we do go North or South cut less width on ROW.

Any more ideas?

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Volunteers / Summer Work Week
« on: July 13, 2011, 02:07:28 PM »
Very few people cutting grass so far this week, will probably do away with the summer work week next year and instead have a try at 6 work Fridays instead, will have to talk it over with the board. Maybe a few people will be able to get one or Two fridays off. Any suggestions !

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