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Volunteers / Re: March 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Fred Morse on March 24, 2019, 11:04:47 AM »
Kevin was doing more work on the crane rails in bay Three and I saw Joe stacking some of the wood that was split. Dave and Bill have got running the wood splitter down pat! I used the tractor bucket to carry the wood to the wood crib. Zack was putting more planks on the flatcar and fitting the stakes into the pockets. I was worn out after lunch and went home early, Wish I could still do more!!
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Work and Events / Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Joe Fox on March 24, 2019, 08:56:45 AM »
A few visitors stopped by today, including an exchange stufent from Austrailia and his host family (who was from Portland). They toured the shop and in passing I told them about the rebuild on the flat car that Zack has done and they were very impressed. Then I made the connection to them by mentioning #9 was built in Portland and that the turntable was designed and replicated from the one that Portland Co built in Wiscasset. They seemed interested and will hopefully be back later this season.
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Volunteers / Re: March 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Joe Fox on March 24, 2019, 08:50:05 AM »
The car host program led by Steve P was a huge success. The gentleman to the left of the photo was extremely pleased by our hospitality and really enjoyed himself, along with the others. He loves to do wood working and mold making, and will definately be back to help on various projects along with being interested in being a car host. Today was a very good day I thought.
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Thank you, Philip and Bill!
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Work and Events / Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Paul Uhland on March 24, 2019, 03:02:42 AM »
Amazing work.
Go, Zack!
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Volunteers / Re: March 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Paul Uhland on March 24, 2019, 02:40:24 AM »
Hats off to you guys.
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Volunteers / Re: WW&F Offering Workshops for 2019 Season Car Hosts
« Last post by Bill Reidy on March 24, 2019, 02:17:48 AM »
See the photo under the March 2019 Work Reports post today.
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Volunteers / Re: March 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Bill Reidy on March 24, 2019, 02:14:13 AM »
I think Mike provided a good summary of the day.  A surprising (for me) number of volunteers on site working in small groups on a wide variety of projects.

More pictures will be posted by those that took them...

I took very few photos today, but here's one of note.  Steve Piwowarski (center, background) hosted our first car host workshop.  This view is in the Percival House dining/meeting room, with spouse Annie and son John on the right. 



My other set of photos was of the car door hanger castings for boxcar #67, but Brendan Barry has already posted a better photo under the Boxcar #67 thread.

I spent the morning with Dave on Fred's firewood splitting crew, within sight of Mike's crew dropping and burning the pine.

After lunch, a train with #52 pulling coach #8 was run to Top of Mountain and back so our car host volunteers and others could tour the line.  Brendan was engineer, Ed Lecuyer conductor, while I served as brakeman.  Mud season is in full bore, with ice melting and ditches full.  Spring is at hand.
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Work and Events / Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Brendan Barry on March 24, 2019, 12:41:38 AM »
Flat car progress.





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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook bridge and the thawing
« Last post by Mike Fox on March 24, 2019, 12:29:10 AM »
I went and observed the thawing today. Nothing to worry about. Water is high, the ice is melting, but not moving. An ideal melt.

Looking up stream



Looking Down stream on the next 3







Highway bridge looking up stream, a good ice jam against the abuttment







And looking downstream from the highway bridge

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