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Messages - Bob Holmes

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Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« on: October 09, 2018, 10:19:17 PM »
You can see beyond the EOT that we could not have gone any further. such as the huge dip in grade.  There is serious grading and tree removal to be done before we can lay more track.  Lots of opportunity for volunteers to help Mike over the next several months...

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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: October 06, 2018, 10:20:18 PM »
Joe, really nice.  You are getting a lot better at this.  And using Johnny Cash was inspirational...

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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: October 06, 2018, 10:11:21 PM »
Woops, sorry Joe, it was the slide...

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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: October 05, 2018, 10:22:41 PM »
Today's rail ended past the pinch point, halfway to our 1400 foot goal!  Some of us remember last winter when the pinch point was only a 12 inch icy path...progress!

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Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« on: October 05, 2018, 10:16:09 PM »
BTW, I see nothing in the crane "technology" that could not have been done in the early 20th century by a creative WW&F engineering department.  Except the chain falls, but Block and Tackle would have worked as well.  So I think the argument is moot...

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Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« on: October 04, 2018, 10:21:52 PM »
Wayne there is much to do other than tracklaying...especially with the backlog created by the bridge project.  And some of the 68 are getting older and less able to wrestle rail sticks...

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Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« on: October 04, 2018, 01:06:54 AM »
The good news is that it only takes six people to pick up, move, place, and bolt a stick, and it's fast and smooth...

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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 30, 2018, 10:38:40 PM »
I like the night time view at TOM...

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 28, 2018, 10:39:45 PM »
Taking winter off is not in our DNA.  It's a great time to do tree clearing and burning...

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 28, 2018, 12:52:35 AM »
That next to last picture says it all and should be conserved permanently.  What a well done job by all!

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 25, 2018, 10:42:34 PM »
On a more serious note, we should consider semi-permanent signage on the north ROW and the bridge over the next two years.  Warning signs to keep people off the bridge and possibly private property/no trespassing signs in appropriate places.  Properly done, these signs would also give us legal protection from idiots who ignore them.  Would have to be coordinated with the Conservancy.

IMHO, makeshift wood or paper signs would not suffice.

I took a couple of pictures today of the signs protecting the rail bridge in Bath and I can share them if there is interest.

I also know an on-line company that makes custom, inexpensive metal signs which I've used successfully before:  RoadTrafficSigns (email@roadtrafficsigns.com)

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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 25, 2018, 10:28:14 PM »
Remember those videos of the tracklaying machine in Canada?  You will note that the huge work train passed over freshly laid rail before spiking.  How they held the rail in gauge with those insanely heavy machines, rail cars, etc. is a mystery to me.  But they did it successfully.  So we are just repeating history.

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Beautiful!

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 21, 2018, 10:46:15 PM »
Joe, out of trivial curiosity, how are the ties secured to the bridge timbers and abutment stringers?  Probably not prototypically in 1935...

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 21, 2018, 01:15:31 AM »
You guys did all that today???!!  Wow.  Of course it was Elsie that made sure it happened!

Are the ties secured to the stringers?

This work will allow equipment to traverse the bridge to work on the south end abutment and approach stringers...

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