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Volunteers / Re: October 27th Work Party
« on: October 19, 2018, 09:31:07 PM »
The wood chipper has been reserved through Ames Hardware in Wiscasset for next weekend..

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: October 19, 2018, 09:29:26 PM »
We just need to finish one that was installed so our contractor could have access to the south side of the bridge. It will need some fill.

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« on: October 19, 2018, 06:47:11 PM »
Wood frame boxcars. Only metal is the truss rods. Braces and bolts.

The school still uses the grand stand, the old school behind them was replaced with a newer school between the grandstand and Route 302.

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« on: October 19, 2018, 02:50:50 PM »
Jeff, grand stand still exists. Part of the school complex. When the field was built, the covered over on part of the wye to Harrison.

Phillip, I think it is something like 34.

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension Before and After Pictures
« on: October 19, 2018, 02:47:20 PM »
Jeff, we have 2 years from the approval date for the DEP, as well as a 2 year on the Shoreland Zone permit through the town. The Pinch Point where the wall is and the Bridge site are the only critical ones to complete, because we are in the Shoreland Zone. That runs out around December of 2019. Everything else can easily be extended if needed.

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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:15:25 PM »
I put markers on mine. Nice flat stone works well.

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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: October 17, 2018, 12:06:15 PM »
We also need to uncover the lids for the septic tanks so they can be pumped. They are not that far down, and covered in Sand so should be easy digging. Equipment can't be used because the handles could break off.

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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: October 15, 2018, 06:58:32 PM »
The turntable will then have to be removed if we continue North, and installed at a new location.

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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: October 14, 2018, 11:21:39 PM »
Hi John. We plan on purchasing one new switch for the run around. The other end is planned to be a small turntable, which we have a ring and bearings for already.

Ties that are arriving will be for the Fall 2019 work weekend.

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Volunteers / October 27th Work Party
« on: October 14, 2018, 04:25:19 PM »
I have gotten the ok, so here it goes.

We are going to do a Mountain Extension clean up/tree cutting on October 27th.

We plan on renting a large wood chipper, and using the museums smaller one for small branches.

The intent is to clean up all previously cut wood loading it on a flat car and chip the brush, and perhaps cut more if we have time.

Wood chippers are loud, so if you have hearing protection you like, bring it with you. Otherwise, some will be available. Eye protection is also advisable, and we don't have a huge supply of them.

Also, the 27th is the first day of Deer Hunting, so an orange hat or vest is also encouraged.


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Work and Events / Mountain Extension Before and After Pictures
« on: October 14, 2018, 04:14:22 PM »
Mountain Extension before, during and after shots, taken from approximately the same positions where possible.

If anyone else has some before and afters, please share.

Location 1

Looking South

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North from Location 1, Fall 2018





Location 2


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Looking South from Location 3

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Location 5 and 6 Looking North


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Location 7

Looking South

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Looking North toward Location 9, Fall 2018






Location 9

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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: October 14, 2018, 02:19:01 AM »
Work done today.
James showed up early and promptly left us to go get his trolley fix at Seashore Trolley Museum. He returned in time for the meeting.

Brendan moved some timbers around, Zack worked on the stairs and Fred played Gopher.

The Boom Truck and the red trailer were returned to Sheepscot this morning from the Mountain Extension.

The forklift was having a fuel issue, so Brendan and Jason tackled that after lunch. All fixed.

A little more room was made in the parking lot after lunch.

Allan puttered in the machine shop.

Enough riders to run all three trips.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: October 12, 2018, 10:40:24 AM »
Also, the switch stands only have one head block.

Yes, just a long tie is a that was ever used. Different style of switch stand. Not as stable as the head blocks we use now.

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Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« on: October 12, 2018, 10:31:28 AM »
Forgotten?  Nah, we'll be in the stories they tell to the young ones they shepherd into the railroad fold, with some embellishment, I suspect. :)

The "moose calliere" perhaps?
Champien Moose Calliere

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Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad / Re: Farmington Yard Today
« on: October 11, 2018, 10:02:28 PM »
Hi Steve.
Station has been moved back away from the road at some point, not sure when. See the first picture below from Google Maps.

The second photo is looking toward the wye and grade to where the bridge was.




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