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Messages - Al Michelis

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Museum Discussion / Re: wheel chair accessibility
« on: August 01, 2019, 10:24:10 AM »
I think the board walk (aka wooden sidewalk) idea is a really good one.  It would be period correct, provide a way to cross wet areas and provide safer track crossing points.  This is a project that moderately skilled volunteers could accomplish and could have low impact on ongoing major projects.

What happened to the ramp discussion for Alna Center?

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Volunteers / Re: Track Work Day 5/4/19
« on: May 02, 2019, 09:17:07 AM »
Joe,  The annual meeting is at 2pm.

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Museum Discussion / Re: ROW Vegetation control
« on: April 14, 2019, 06:58:53 PM »

It might be a nice gesture to coordinate with Midcoast Conservancy, Maine DEP, or[and] U Maine Extension on choosing a mix that contains appropriate species for our area.

I had the same thought.  Perhaps Midcoast Conservancy could be persuaded to sponsor this.  They would probably appreciate the publicity for their organization.

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General Discussion / Re: New twist on hand-car rides?
« on: April 14, 2019, 01:08:28 PM »
When I saw this post I did not think of it being on the WW&F.  What it brought to mind was the group  that is pushing Maine's legislature to pull up the track between Portland and Augusta to turn the rail bed into a rail trail.  The trail now runs along side the rail bed from Gardiner to Augusta.  This rail car could be the answer to saving the rails.

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: March 03, 2019, 01:17:53 PM »
The Sloth from the Ice Age cartoon..

I concur - definitely the Sloth from Ice Age.

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Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« on: January 31, 2019, 08:36:51 AM »
 :)  Happy Birthday Fred!  :)

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General Discussion / Re: National Geographic Film: The Railroader
« on: January 29, 2019, 11:04:50 AM »
Wow - did I ever enjoy this film.  Brought back some really good memories.  I first rode the C&TS in the early 90's.  I've made 3 trips on this RR and enjoyed every mile of it.  My mother and I rode it in the late 90's and chased it the second day we were there.  My late wife and I rode it from both directions in 2003.

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Museum Discussion / Re: A neat Preservation Project Involving Students
« on: December 23, 2018, 08:43:37 AM »
It seems to me that this could be an opportunity to generate interest in RR history/preservation in our youth.  Just in case there is interest in this, I have searched out the closest CTE's to our museum:
https://capitalarea.mainecte.org/
http://www.brctc.rsu1.org/

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Museum Discussion / Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
« on: December 20, 2018, 08:21:15 AM »
Absolutely gorgeous photos.  World class for sure.

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General Discussion / Re: Testing Notifications
« on: December 20, 2018, 08:06:30 AM »
I check here several times a day, so I don't use notifications.  Like Carl said - check your SPAM folder.  I often find legitimate email there.

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Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2018
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:09:03 AM »
Lite rain in the morning.  Maybe we should tarp the benches and save us from having to dry them.

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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:12:17 PM »
John,

I'll give you a hand.
Thanks! I'll be there Sunday afternoon and Monday. :)
-John M

I can't be there on Monday.  Have appointments in Augusta.  Perhaps we will finish on Sunday.

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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: October 04, 2018, 09:04:25 AM »
John,

I'll give you a hand. 

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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 28, 2018, 08:47:14 PM »
Ten days, counting.
 
Would do now what I didn't when fellow-westerner Ira posted me, asking if I was going to Work Weekend with him a couple years ago; but, worsening sciatica these days says--not a good idea.
Sorry.

BTW, how's Bridgework finish-up coming?
To me, this is exciting, like September New Car Rollout years ago. ;D

Paul, Bridge work is completed for this year.  They finished on Thursday.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 28, 2018, 08:41:49 PM »
Taking winter off is not in our DNA.  It's a great time to do tree clearing and burning...

And a lot of organizing and clean up around Sheepscot and the ROW.  We aren't knee deep in snow all winter and there is lots to get done before Spring.  So if you are feeling house bound, closed in and need to get out - you know where we are.

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