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Messages - John Stone

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: September 16, 2018, 01:39:51 AM »
I'm sure this is a much better roadbed now than any of the original 2 footers ever dreamed of! Great job!

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 16, 2018, 01:36:21 AM »
And ya done good!

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 15, 2018, 03:01:44 PM »
Absolutely amazing! Everything planned out to the "n"th degree and executed perfectly!
I can't wait to get a look at this, in person!

Thanks to all you dedicated and talented folks.

John

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Nice video, Joe! Really gives a good overview of the tremendous amount of work being accomplished!

John

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F Launches its first Summer Concert Series
« on: June 14, 2018, 01:17:55 AM »
Cool idea! Sounds like a winner to me!

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« on: May 28, 2018, 11:32:45 PM »
A work of art! Beautiful work, Bernie!

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Maine Narrow Gauge Museum / Re: B&SR 7
« on: May 03, 2018, 01:09:27 PM »
Beautiful job on a truely classy engine! Congratulations!

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Work and Events / Re: Spring 2018 Work Weekend
« on: May 03, 2018, 01:07:58 PM »
I was unable to attend this work weekend, but, as expected, you guys accomplished a tremendous ammount of good work! The track work looks ready for Northeast Corridor speeds! Thanks to all for keeping the dream alive! Now, on to Quebec!!!

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I thought that I saw this video posted on this site, but perhaps not. A little something from the C&O. This is Fulton Yard, down along the James River. I used to be qualified down there, but I'm too far off key now.

https://youtu.be/X74qxlHXJ-Q

Well, I can't get this thing to play here, for some reason. If you want to see some neat railroad harmony, type in "Richmond Railroad Quartet" in the search area of youtube. It should be the first selection.

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John, I knew you were a bit older than me, but I didn't realize you could remember the age of the Dinah Shore! (Said the caveman with a lisp)
(Comment directed at John McNamara. So many Johns here!)


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Original Railway / Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« on: January 23, 2018, 03:52:05 PM »
Exactly Joe! Discomforting, to say the least!

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: January 21, 2018, 02:19:39 AM »
Really neat photos, and a hand saw to boot! That's dedication to appropriate toolege!

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Original Railway / Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« on: January 21, 2018, 02:16:59 AM »
Hoghead is what I'm purported to be. I don't know whether that's up or down the scale from horse! None-the-less, can you imagine being faced with a lengthy stretch of piling to pound, and that's the tool you have to work with? Patient folks back then!
 

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Original Railway / Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:22:14 PM »
"Pull ahead. Stop. WHAM! Back up. Stop. Repeat." I've worked yard jobs like that, Wayne!

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Original Railway / Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« on: January 20, 2018, 06:37:35 PM »
In "Big Dreams and Little Wheels" mention is made of a trip-hammer arrangement  utilized to drive piles on the Burnham extension. Four poles, 25-30 feet tall were erected over the place a pile was to be driven and two large draft horses were used as motive power to lift an 1100 pound weight used to pound the piles in.Sounds painfully slow!

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