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Messages - Bob Holmes

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Volunteers / Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« on: July 10, 2020, 07:39:42 PM »
Sorry to intrude on the work reports, but I can't find anything about what equipment was moved from Portland to Alna.  It was probably n another site.  B

But the question I have is whether or not all MNG equipment has been moved to Alna in order to save it.  Or there "stuff" still in Portland that needs to be salvaged.

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Volunteers / Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« on: July 10, 2020, 07:30:53 PM »
OK, thanks.  That orients me, but doesn't necessarily make sense.  Is there a Mill there?

Bob

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Volunteers / Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« on: July 09, 2020, 07:10:07 PM »
Steve, thanks for great report.  Not sure where exactly Sheepscot Mills is...please help me to understand.

Bob

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Volunteers / Re: COVID-19 (aka "coronavirus") and the WW&F...
« on: July 04, 2020, 08:00:29 PM »
Jeff, totally agree!!!

I do think that our usual guests who know us well will cooperate fully.  I worry about other who are new to the railroad and may not appreciate our concerns about safety.


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Volunteers / Re: COVID-19 (aka "coronavirus") and the WW&F...
« on: July 03, 2020, 07:50:41 PM »
Well, as I read about 1) increasing levels of infection in opening states, and 2) the increasing shift of national consensus re masks:  I firmly believe we should take the stance that noone comes onto the trains without masks.  If they refuse, they should be asked to leave, and their reservations will be refunded.

This is a public health issue, not a political issue, and as an informal (not official) medical advisor to the BOD (with training in epidemiology), I think this is the best and safest course to follow as we reopen.

Bob

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Volunteers / Re: COVID-19 (aka "coronavirus") and the WW&F...
« on: July 02, 2020, 08:03:14 PM »
Totally agree with Ed.  Most out-of-state visitors are completely ignoring state guidelines.  They are treating Maine as a vacation playground where the rules don't apply to them.  Guarantee we will see an upsurge in cases and deaths in the following weeks.

For us, that means that we have to strictly require and enforce our visitor restrictions as already outlined.  I would urge that masks be mandatory as well.

Do we have a plan if a visitor refuses to comply?  How do we enforce it?

Bob

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Volunteers / Re: COVID-19 (aka "coronavirus") and the WW&F...
« on: July 02, 2020, 07:57:32 PM »
Just FYI, most of the license plates I saw were from Massachusetts and New York.  Let's not try to underestimate the problem...

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Volunteers / Re: COVID-19 (aka "coronavirus") and the WW&F...
« on: July 02, 2020, 09:02:03 AM »
FYI, a big concern for Maine is the behavior of summer visitors.  Driving by Red's the other day, the line was long, packed together (no distancing) and no masks.  Almost as bad across the street at Sprague's.  It's going to be a challenge.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Koppel Tipple Cars
« on: June 24, 2020, 09:19:04 AM »
As I recall, the backhoe attachment was an unsuccessful experiment...

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Volunteers / Re: COVID-19 (aka "coronavirus") and the WW&F...
« on: May 29, 2020, 07:35:48 PM »
Oh, I want one!  I can't safely join the core weekday crew right now, and I miss you all big time.  But I will order the mask.

Bob

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Museum Discussion / Re: What are the benefits of Membership?
« on: May 26, 2020, 07:35:53 PM »
Believe me, Life Membership is a bargain!!  I made that decision several years ago, and have continued to support the museum each year in the annual fund drive.

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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: May 25, 2020, 08:04:08 PM »
To maintain the the appearance as a car barn? Why not?

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Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« on: May 15, 2020, 08:03:58 PM »
Thanks Bill, for the reply about #8 an #4.  That makes total sense.

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Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« on: May 14, 2020, 07:30:42 PM »
OK, so how did we get #8 and #4 onto the display tracks.  Are we overthinking this?

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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: May 03, 2020, 07:51:21 PM »
Again, cameras require electricity whether wired or battery operated.  And a base station for recording what they see.  Something to seriously consider at Sheepscot.

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