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Messages - Ed Lecuyer

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: February 01, 2018, 03:15:17 PM »
I think that tree trunk is there purposefully to (temporarily) prevent accidental access down the embankment into Trout Brook. I suspect Mike will haul it out with the dozer once the cutting is complete.

That pine looks like a monster, even more so now that the scrub is cleared out around it. Good luck!

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Volunteers / Re: February 2018 Work Planning
« on: February 01, 2018, 02:07:17 AM »
Jason and Steve are planning the trail. I'm just drawing the map.

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Volunteers / Re: February 2018 Work Planning
« on: February 01, 2018, 01:14:29 AM »
Saturday will also feature an expedition, of sorts, at TOM. We will be laying out and mapping snowshoeing trails for the 2/17 Steam Train Snow Day.

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Work and Events / Re: What If? Design Project: 1925-1940 2ft Diesel
« on: January 31, 2018, 02:37:42 PM »
[Moderator's Note]
I re-titled this thread to reflect the topic at hand. I also moved it into the Museum discussion area, rather than the section reserved for non museum-specific topics.

That said,
I like the idea. The photos of the WWI era Baldwin the design is based upon show a really neat looking locomotive. Jason would be sure to love it - it is a Baldwin after all!

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Work and Events / Re: Steam Train Snow Day - Feb 17, 2018
« on: January 29, 2018, 03:45:31 PM »
We have to keep a large number of trees through this section because of its location in the Shoreland protected zone. There will be plenty of foliage to observe.

That said, I'm hoping that some thinning can occur so that in the summer months our visitors can see Trout Brook easily from the train as it meanders the mountain grade. Again, some areas this will not be possible due to the proximity of the brook to the ROW.

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Work and Events / Steam Train Snow Day - Feb 17, 2018
« on: January 29, 2018, 02:59:53 AM »
We'll be running a special public and volunteer event on 2/17. Concurrent with the cutting activities along the Mountain Extension,  public trains will be operating to TOM for snowshoeing, backcountry x-country skiing, and related winter fun. #9 will be under steam and our main motive power, too!

Mark your calendars for a Snow Day!

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Volunteers / Re: January 2018 Work Planning
« on: January 26, 2018, 04:38:36 AM »
Sorry this is late, but here is Emily's video from the Jan 9, 2018 plowing adventure:
https://youtu.be/GsGm_cDUMXc

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« on: January 25, 2018, 04:52:39 PM »
Here's the map (also found in the Nov/Dec 2017 Newsletter.)



Track ends at Location 1; the tree that was blocking the ROW just south of Location 1 was removed on 1/20/18, then skidded out using #9.

Trees have been (or are being) cleared from Locations 1 to 4 and Location 8. We are waiting to remove trees at Location 6 (Section 3) due to permitting. Trees have also been cleared at Locations 13-17.

Goal for spring/summer: Repair ROW up to Location 9.
Goal for Fall Work Weekend: Lay track up to Location 9 (1300 feet from Location 1).

Mike or Jason can offer corrections/comments.

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« on: January 24, 2018, 11:24:14 PM »
He's keeping it warm for Fred.

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Moderator Announcements / Re: NEWSLETTERS!!!
« on: January 23, 2018, 09:51:48 PM »
And the Jan/Feb 2018 Newsletter is now available online! Another fantastic issue put together by John McNamara and his band of contributors.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: January 22, 2018, 04:17:05 PM »
[Moderator's Note]
A discussion on the not-photographically proven, but likely existence and configuration of a WW&F pile driver/derrick can be found at: http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,3122.0.html

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Volunteers / Re: January 2018 Work Planning
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:52:02 PM »
I will be there too!

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« on: January 11, 2018, 01:39:31 AM »
Yes, It was quite balmy in Sheepscot yesterday - I think it may have hit 40 degrees!

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Moderator Announcements / In Memory Of...
« on: January 10, 2018, 06:14:11 PM »
I know we've lost a number of volunteers and friends over the history of the museum. Ira's death hit home because I think he was the first one that we've lost that I had the pleasure of working and laughing alongside of. (I just never had that blessing with most of the others we've lost over the years.)

At any rate, I have created a new section of the forum "In Memory Of..." for those who want to share stories and remembrances of those we have lost. To protect privacy, this section is in the "Members Only" discussion area. (If you are a museum member, and do not have access, please contact me.)

I've moved Ira's thread there, along with several others that I found with some forum searching. Please feel free to start new threads there for others that are no longer with us. (A big gap is that there is no thread on Harry Percival.)

Also, if you see a thread that should be in that area, let me know and I will move it.

Thanks,

-Ed

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Volunteers / Re: January 2018 Work Planning
« on: January 08, 2018, 09:31:32 PM »
Let us know if you can make it...

Emily and I will be there!

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