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Messages - Al Michelis

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Volunteers / Re: January 2020 Work Reports
« on: January 15, 2020, 12:23:09 PM »
The weather forecast for tomorrow and the weekend looks like this weekend's event will be interesting.  Will you need extra help on Friday?

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Museum Discussion / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« on: January 12, 2020, 06:58:41 PM »
Another thing that they do, which I very much appreciate, is caption each image.  The lack of captions is prevalent on FB, and very annoying.  A picture is worth a thousand words only if you know what the picture is about.

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Volunteers / Re: December 2019 Work Reports
« on: December 12, 2019, 11:02:20 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Dec 14

* Victorian Christmas - all hands on deck, make sure to wear your raingear.

The weather forecast for Saturday is getting worse.  Rain suits if you have them.

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Ed, As I said elsewhere, I will work the parking lot.  A minimum of 3 people will be needed.

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Volunteers / Re: October 2019 Work Reports
« on: October 06, 2019, 08:31:36 AM »


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* B&SR tank car 14: Zack was making square holes out of round ones for the end beams mortises and tenons.  Someone slathered the beams in preservative.

During lunchtime, Al Michelis was applying preservative to the beams.  I understand others had helped.

Fred and I spent the morning applying preservative to car 14 beams.

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Work and Events / Re: New west parking lot
« on: October 03, 2019, 08:36:51 AM »
Ed:   I will help with the parking.  Experience tells me we will need at minimum 2 others.  Need to have volunteers park in the West lot, public in the main lot.

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Work and Events / Re: New west parking lot
« on: October 02, 2019, 05:28:03 PM »
The new West lot is already in use.  A few of us parked there last weekend.

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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: September 29, 2019, 08:34:49 AM »
Now the big question is:  Who's going to admit scratching their initials into the new concrete?   ???

Fred and I sealed the concrete on Saturday.  There were no scratches, dents nor animal prints (including human). :)

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Volunteers / Re: September 2019 Track Construction
« on: September 24, 2019, 05:28:06 PM »
Bill, all,

Wednesday train departure 9:30am.  We got rained out today after 4 sticks.  Tomorrow is rain, sleet, snow, hail, meteorites, cats, dogs, elephants, or shine.

Thanks all,
Jason
Shine ....

Sunny tomorrow and the weekend.  Look out for Thursday!

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Volunteers / Re: September 2019 Track Construction
« on: September 11, 2019, 10:32:36 AM »
Possible rain this coming Saturday.  Ten (10) day forecast looks good for all of next week.  No forecast yet for the following weekend.

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Volunteers / Re: August 2019 Work Planning
« on: August 29, 2019, 09:51:59 AM »
Brendan,

Is the wiring completed?  I am willing to help with that.

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Volunteers / Re: HELP NEEDED - 8/31 Ice Cream Social
« on: August 29, 2019, 09:48:48 AM »

Anyone willing and able to assist with this should report to Cindy Rhine first thing on Saturday morning.

More than willing to help with this.  What time?

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Museum Discussion / Re: Reflections on 30 Years of the WW&F
« on: August 21, 2019, 10:03:43 AM »
Thanks for sharing that Jason.  Even at my age, I find your story inspiring.

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Museum Discussion / Re: July/August Newsletter
« on: August 03, 2019, 07:49:32 AM »
Really great Newsletter.  Thank you Bill Reidy and all who helped you.

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I think that is our biggest limitation. When someone "shows up" for a Work Weekend, far too often they aren't plugged into where the needs are.

We could do pre-signups like the Friends of the C&TS - but I'm not sure that fits our "culture". Instead, let's ALL make an effort to help direct our new friends to find the correct place to work. If in doubt, see the Dispatcher, who is usually in the Sheepscot Station house and, in theory, knows where the workers are needed. Just directing people who "look lost" to the dispatcher is a huge help that we can all do.

Having the dispatcher send volunteers to where they can help is a great idea.  Let's make sure it happens.

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