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Messages - Brendan Barry

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Volunteers / Re: February 2019 Work Reports
« on: February 15, 2019, 02:34:56 PM »
Nice photos, Brendan Who does the steam pumper belong to? How was it loaded onto a flatcar?

Jeff S.

I don't know who owns the steam pumper. The steam pumper came in by truck to ML&M and had just been unloaded when we stopped for a picture. We were heading north and uncoupled from the train so people could take pictures.

Thanks Brendan for those, I would say, cold pics.Will the WW&F firemen train as firemen to use that  steam firepump .I hope all my fire will warm you up a bit. Oh my god ! It"s high time I stopped the lousy puns.

I don't believe our crews will have anything to do with the fire pumper. After the boiler is fixed I believe the pumper will be shipped off to it's new owner.

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Work and Events / Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« on: February 15, 2019, 01:39:19 AM »
All three walls of the shop extension are insulated and the entire ceiling of bay 3 is insulated. The old ceiling portion of bay 2 is insulated and a start has been made on the extension ceiling of bay 2. We started putting interior sheathing up on the bay 3 wall in the extension. The plan is to get the interior wall sheathing completed in the shop extension so shelving and storage can be put up and things organized to make the machine shop functional again. Once everything is off the floor we will go back to working on the ceilings.

Bay 3 ceiling done in the old part of the shop. A flat ceiling had to be framed into the upper portion of the bay to allow for ventilation of the dead space above bay 4.



South and east walls of the shop extension insulated.





Interior sheathing going up on the west wall of the shop extension.


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Volunteers / Re: February 2019 Work Reports
« on: February 15, 2019, 12:31:10 AM »
No. 9 posed next to a self propelled steam fire pumper being delivered to Maine Locomotive and Machine for boiler work. No. 9 was out making trips for fireman training.



Fred plowing out the right of way at 218 this morning. We plowed out the right of way down to the bridge.






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Work and Events / Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« on: February 05, 2019, 10:56:48 PM »
Insulation progress pictures from today.


















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Work and Events / Monson no. 3 at Spring Work Weekend
« on: January 28, 2019, 10:47:25 PM »
Monson no. 3 arrived at Sheepscot today for spring work weekend service. The plan is to have both 9 and 3 hauling ballast trains this spring down the mountain. No. 3 needs an annual state boiler inspection along with 9 so 3 was brought up to Sheepscot so both locomotives could be inspected at the same time. 

No. 3 shared the truck up from Portland with Boothbay's S.D. Warren locomotive. The S.D. Warren locomotive was coming back from the Amherst show in Springfield, MA.

MNGRR no. 1 pulling no. 3 out of the engine house in Portland.





The truck backed into MNGRR's ramp track with the S.D. Warren locomotive.





No. 3 being pushed up the ramp track and onto the trailer.











Loaded up in the Portland Company parking lot.



Backing into the ramp track at Sheepscot.







No. 3 off the trailer. The S.D. Warren locomotive continued it's truck trip over to Boothbay.







No. 3 being moved into the car barn.





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Work and Events / Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« on: January 23, 2019, 12:51:18 AM »
Will installation be a weekday project? If so what days are planned as I can sometimes be there on Wednesday.

Work on the shop should be going on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but check in at the beginning of the week to confirm the plan for the week.

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Work and Events / Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« on: January 23, 2019, 12:44:14 AM »
Insulation progress pictures from Jason.






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Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« on: January 20, 2019, 04:19:12 AM »
52 and coach 8 at the end of track last Wednesday.






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Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« on: January 18, 2019, 11:12:06 PM »
No. 9 switching in Sheepscot this afternoon.




































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Work and Events / Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:43:01 PM »
Insulation for the shop arrived today.







Sheetrock for the shop ceiling was also delivered and stored on the Ford AA in the garage.



Shiplap for the shop walls was delivered last week.




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Museum Discussion / New truck donated to the museum
« on: December 25, 2018, 02:28:24 AM »
The museum's new truck donated by Dean Copeland arrived in Sheepscot last week. The truck is an 1989 GMC Topkick that has a 18 foot dumping flatbed and will be an upgrade over the Yeti when towing the big trailer. Dean sent the truck up to Maine loaded with sawmill parts. Dave Allen from Chesterfield Associates Inc. sent one his employees down to Marshfield, MA to drive the truck up to Maine for us last week.




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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 11, 2018, 11:33:49 PM »
The stove was installed today.

Eric on the roof after finishing the stove pipe install.



Mark lighting the fire.






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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 10, 2018, 09:13:22 PM »
The coal stove going in the the north end of the shop arrived Sunday. We took apart and resealed the stove today. The plan is to install the stove in the shop tomorrow. The stove for the south end of the shop is expected to arrive after Christmas.


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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 06, 2018, 09:12:28 PM »
The railroad got a coal delivery Tuesday. The old coal bin was in sad shape so the remaining coal was moved and the bin was demolished. Fred and I built a new bin today and hauled two pickup truck loads of the old bin off to the dump. After lunch Fred moved the coal into the new bin. We built the new bin with two sides to make tractor access easier.




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Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 29, 2018, 08:53:50 PM »
Spiking started on the siding today.





Lining track with the excavator before the gravel went on.



ML&M's contractor putting gravel down to allow vehicle access over the track. Most of the track is in the driveway and will be covered up to the rail head with gravel.









The contractor loading 118 with ballast for the switch.







Ballast being put down. The switch still needs to be tamped.






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