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There is no room to store the building in Alna Center. All the available flat ground is covered with the ballast pile for next spring's work weekend.

Tuesday and Wednesday's progress pictures.

This week's pavilion work.

Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: October 24, 2018, 06:38:04 PM »
We need the diesel to run the regular passenger train.

Removing the rest of the roof last Wednesday.

Museum Discussion / New open car on loan to the railway
« on: October 18, 2018, 09:56:45 PM »
Our neighbor Brian Fanslau has loaned the railway his open excursion car. The car is not an old Edaville car it was constucted new by Brian.

Work and Events / B&SR boxcar 56
« on: October 18, 2018, 09:48:15 PM »
Ownership of B&SR boxcar 56 has been transferred from Maine Narrow Gauge to the WW&F. A crew went down to Portland last week to clean out and stabilize the car for the truck trip up to Sheepscot. Car 56 was one of two B&SR boxcars equipped with additional side doors/windows to move cattle. The plan is to restore 56 to the car's original B&SR condition at some point in the future after the present backlog of shop projects clears up.

Car 56 on the B&SR showing the extra doors in the car sides.

Arriving at the railroad this morning.

Parked in front of the carbarn.

Moving 56 to the ramp track in Portland last week.

We also prepped B&SR boxcar 50 for the trip up to Sheepscot. More on 50 when the car arrives in Sheepscot.

Day 1 of pavilion disaassembly at the Maine Maritime Museum.

Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« on: October 07, 2018, 12:38:03 AM »
Clearing for the new parking lot west of the present lot.

Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:27:37 PM »
The rail gantry in action. We put down about 160' of rail after lunch with a crew of 12.

Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« on: October 02, 2018, 08:00:51 PM »
The rail gantry was tested out today. Tomorrow the plan is to put 150' of track down using the normal Wednesday crew.

Chainfalls mounted.

Railing being loaded back up after being run out and put down from the trailing flatcar.

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 28, 2018, 03:30:42 PM »
Fred's truck was the first "railroad" vehicle across the bridge to pick up the generator and left over the lumber from the south side of the bridge.

The south side of the bridge was seeded and mulched this morning.

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 27, 2018, 11:58:59 PM »
The bridge ties being laid out and drilled for spikes on the approach span.

Two of the spikes that secure the bridge ties are sticking up in the foreground. Each ties gets four spikes driven into the stringers.

North approach span from the west side of the bridge. Jason is driving a tie spike above.

Approach span ties all done.

Starting to put the decking on the approach span.

Word has come that a dump truck is coming to deliver rip rap to the south side of the bridge shortly throwing the decking crew into hurry up mode.

First load of rip rap being delivered to bring the grade up on the south side of the bridge.

After the truck left the decking crew was back at it.

Second load of rip rap delivered.

The final truck load of rip rap being delivered for the season.

The first motorized crossing all the way across the bridge went to the little Komatsu excavator.

Looking south after the south side of the bridge had been backfilled.

Looking north across the bridge.

South approach span finished.

Looking north on the east side.

Looking upstream at the east side of the bridge from the bend in the brook.

That's it we're done for the year. Tomorrow we have to seed and mulch the south side of the bridge site and pick up some stuff from around the bridge site.

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 26, 2018, 11:15:35 PM »
Dumping a load of 1.5" stone off the south end of the bridge to finish the crib abutment pad.

We used the excavator to walk the crib abutment across the bridge and lower the abutment into place.

After the abutment was in place another load of 1.5" stone was dumped off the bridge to fill the abutment using the mini excavator.

After the abutment was full of stone our local excavation contractor started dumping loads of rip rap so we could back fill around the abutment.

The abutment filled with crush stone and starting to be backfilled with rip rap.

Moving rip rap to the back of the abutment to make a ramp to get the excavator up on top of the abutment.

Another load of rip rap being dumped.

End of the day Tuesday.

Moving rip rap Wdnesday morning. There was alot of rain Wednesday night and the brook came up a couple of feet in the morning.

Looking out of the excavtor sitting on top of the abutment. We had to build cribbing on top of the pile caps to get the dump trucks out to the end of the bridge. We used the cut offs from the bridge floor beams and temporarily installed some of the decking boards out over the cribbing.

Putting the mud sill in place on the crib abutment.

Checking the mud sill height.

The first south approach span stringer going in.

Steve slinging the second approach span stringer.

The last stringer going in.

Drilling the stringers and pile cap for pins.

Looking north with the stringers in.

Randy and Jason driving the pins to secure the stringers to the mud sill.

Ice and water shield applied to the top of the stringers.

Putting the end cap on the stringers.

Ties placed on the approach span for installation tomorrow.

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 24, 2018, 11:11:09 PM »
Stewart touching up the paint where the siding was cut to fit around the corbels.

The railroad's pickup truck made it out on the bridge today.

All the cribbing was removed from under the south piles today and the area was mulched and seeded.

Cribbing from the south side coming back across the bridge.

Grading for the south abutment crib.

Dumping 1.5" stone off the south end of the bridge for the abutment pad.

Spreading out the stone for the crib abutment base.

Checking the grade.

Pad almost done at the end of the day. We need to get another couple of yards of stone tomorrow to finish.

The north end of the bridge site was seeded and mulched today.

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