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Volunteers / Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« on: July 09, 2020, 08:43:31 PM »
I second Jason. Keep up the reports Steve! The weekday crew should be duly credited for all the great work they do.

Volunteers / Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« on: July 04, 2020, 10:02:19 PM »
There were three packages for Brendan on the lunch table today. Looks like many of his parts came in.

General Discussion / Re: Keith Rucker-Antique Machinery Blog
« on: July 04, 2020, 09:59:05 PM »
Is there a link by any chance?

General Discussion / Re: Congratulations, Joe Gilbert!
« on: June 18, 2020, 10:45:34 PM »
Congratulations Joseph! I’ve heard good things about Olin. It sounds perfect for you. Hope to see you in Sheepscot soon.

Volunteers / Re: June 2020 Work Reports
« on: June 07, 2020, 09:30:41 PM »
Nice work Mike. I like how you scheduled the rain so you could immediately test your work....

Volunteers / Re: June 2020 Work Reports
« on: June 06, 2020, 08:40:05 PM »
We’re thinking of selling them in the gift shop.😉

Volunteers / Re: June 2020 Work Reports
« on: June 06, 2020, 06:24:17 PM »
We had a few unfamiliar faces (to me anyway) and a few we mostly see on work weekends. It was great to have them. Four flatcars wouldn’t have been unloaded without them. I even pitched in I was so inspired.

Volunteers / Re: COVID-19 (aka "coronavirus") and the WW&F...
« on: May 31, 2020, 08:05:40 PM »

On May 29, 2020 Governor Mills issued Executive Order No. 55 FY 19/20. As of June 1 gatherings have been increased from 10 to 50.

What does this mean for the WW&F Railway? As of tomorrow up to 50 volunteers at a time from Maine or who have quarantined in Maine for 14 days or longer will be allowed to come to the railroad. If you decide to come you will be expected to social distance and to wear a mask where appropriate. (Plug - the gift shop has WW&F masks available for a very reasonable $15.00). Meals will not be served so you will be on your own.

For all of our sakes, please take your temperature before you leave for the railroad. If it is above normal, please stay home. Also, if you feel sick, have a cough, are sneezing or have lost your sense of smell, again, please stay home. Please remember many of our volunteers fall into high risk categories. Think of them if not yourself. Use your common sense!

We have an immediate need to ballast parts of the Mountain Extension where the track has suffered sun kinking. We would like to start ballast trains now that Mike has repaired the culverts. The crack weekday crew along with James and his Saturday crew have laid out ties, spiked and ballasted the track over the repairs so ballast trains should be able to start running this coming Saturday.

I know we are all anxious to gather at Sheepscot but let’s remember to do this responsibly.

Finally, we still plan to open to the public on August 8. Much needs to be done to prepare for the public. We’ve been working hard to plan for the opening.

Thanks for your anticipated cooperation.

Dave Buczkowski

Volunteers / Re: COVID-19 (aka "coronavirus") and the WW&F...
« on: May 29, 2020, 10:44:45 PM »
I bought two today. One became an anniversary gift for my bride...

Museum Discussion / Re: What are the benefits of Membership?
« on: May 26, 2020, 08:41:49 PM »
Welcome aboard! To echo and amplify Wayne, not only will you find life long friends but you will become family. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without the Spring and Fall Work Weekends. Of course, family includes weird uncles and crazy cousins. Our family is one you look forward to seeing.
Thanks for joining us.

General Discussion / Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« on: May 26, 2020, 08:24:44 PM »
Very impressive Dan! Glad to have you aboard.

Volunteers / Re: May 2020 Work reports
« on: May 03, 2020, 03:17:39 PM »
So we don’t get carried away with all this new-fangled computer/Zoom marlarkey I have tasked John McNamara and Stewart Rhine to come up with a remote meeting solution that is compatible with our mag phone system. And no lithium batteries either!

Volunteers / Re: March 2020 Work Reports
« on: March 21, 2020, 08:34:45 PM »
That happened when the president came through on his inspection tour to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 edict.

Volunteers / Re: March 2020 Work Reports
« on: March 07, 2020, 10:19:53 PM »
We also removed the south truck from Brian’s boxcar (51?) and then removed it’s north wheel set for switching with a wheel set from #9’s tender (with Brian’s gracious permission). We includes Bryce, Dan, Wayne, HWMNBN, Jason, Gawdon along with my encouragement and cheering. Brendan also provided tractor support for moving the wheel set out of the way which I rigged (meaning I slipped the lifting belt around the axle).
Dan and Bryce also had fun heating recalcitrant nuts until they were red hot. Fun with a torch! We all then rabidly watched the hot nuts burrow through remaining ground ice. We’re easily amused in Sheepscot these days....

Volunteers / Re: February 2020 Work Reports
« on: March 05, 2020, 10:54:46 PM »
By “helping” Fred means “supervising” from his chair

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