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Volunteers / Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Last post by Bill Baskerville on May 27, 2018, 03:02:22 AM »
A few photos from Puddledock...

I swear, you Mainers are in competition with the Brits for the cutest names of places.  Come my summer visit I am just going to have to visit Puddledock, just to say I have been there.

This makes me question, why would you need a dock for a puddle, much less a school? 

Maybe it is a Moxie thing.....
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Volunteers / Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Last post by Bill Reidy on May 27, 2018, 02:27:38 AM »
A crew made up of Mark C, Steve L, Steve Z, HWMNBN and myself traveled all the way to Puddledock to assist the Alna Historical Society by removing shutters and moving large stage (not staging) pieces at the Puddledock School. It was all part of the WW&F Ry giving back to the community efforts. We were rewarded with still warm apple brownies which were shared with the Sheepscot crew at lunch.
Dave

A few photos from Puddledock, plus other photos of work done in Sheepscot today.  Sorry Alan -- I didn't get any photos of your work rearranging equipment in the shops.

I did some work in Sheepscot with signs and posters before arriving late at the 1874 Village School building in Puddledock.  I managed to catch a handful of end-of-work photos.

The removed shutters were placed in the shed behind the school building.  Steve Lennox is leaving the shed after the last of the shutters had been stored.  Note the shadow of a shutter on the school building.




Steve Zuppa looking from the shed.




The Alna Village School building in Puddledock.




At Sheepscot, Zack Wyllie built a concrete form for the landing of the second floor stairway on the Percival House.  Mike Fox excavated the hole to receive the form.  In this photo Mike is leveling the form as Zack looks on.




Fred used the tractor to bring in backfill for the form.




Zack and Dave Buczkowski backfill the form.




Meanwhile, Marcel Levesque worked on the window frames for caboose 320 in bay 3 of the shop building.




A damp, muggy day today, but not a washout.  Looked like there were passengers for each of the steam trains today.  Three of us who went to Alna Center on the 10.30 train to do some cleanup work there were very impressed with engineer Dana Deering.  Not a single wheel slip when he departed the station north on the grade there!




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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Bill Reidy on May 27, 2018, 02:02:30 AM »
Mike Fox set a 15" culvert for Location 16 today (Correct me, Mike, if this is location 15).  Mike will be setting culverts at locations 14 through 17, plus one near Route 218, before gravel can be brought in to complete right-of-way preparations so equipment can be brought in later this summer for bridge site preparation and delivery of the Moose Brook bridge.

After delivering the dozer and the Kubota to the work site in the morning, Mike brought up two 20-foot-long 15" culverts after lunch.  The paved road in front of Mike's truck is Route 218.




Mike then proceeded with excavation for the culvert using the Kubota.




Mike received expert supervision as he progressed...






The culvert at this location ended up being a little more than 29 feet long.  After the first 20-foot-long culvert was placed, Mike applied some grease inside its bell mouth to more easily receive the next culvert piece.  Note the sledgehammer and bar.  Some ledge was found along the west end of the excavation, so Dave Buczkowski and Mike had to do some work to fit the culvert.
 



Once the full length of culvert had been set, Mike finished backfilling the excavation.  One culvert done -- four more to go.




Signs were placed today to let everyone know local trails are open while ROW preparations are underway.



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Volunteers / Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Last post by Mike Fox on May 26, 2018, 11:50:52 PM »



I did go digging for culverts, but not before I had to assist myself out of a sticky situation..



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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Joe Fox on May 26, 2018, 11:37:44 PM »
The first "Scheduled" train across the bridge will be a HUGE milestone for all of us. As such, we are planning a Grand Opening ceremony, media coverage, and festivities.
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Volunteers / Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Last post by Ed Lecuyer on May 26, 2018, 10:45:52 PM »
Any work planned for Monday 5/28 (Memorial Day)?
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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by ALAIN DELASSUS on May 26, 2018, 10:33:22 PM »
 Hi Paul ! Sure they deserve it. Thanks for the word gangbusters  I didn't know this adjective. In French it  is " du tonnerre de Dieu"  like a hell of a something.
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Volunteers / Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Last post by Dave Buczkowski on May 26, 2018, 10:27:57 PM »
A crew made up of Mark C, Steve L, Steve Z, HWMNBN and myself traveled all the way to Puddledock to assist the Alna Historical Society by removing shutters and moving large stage (not staging) pieces at the Puddledock School. It was all part of the WW&F Ry giving back to the community efforts. We were rewarded with still warm apple brownies which were shared with the Sheepscot crew at lunch.
Dave
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Volunteers / Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Last post by James Patten on May 26, 2018, 08:17:04 PM »
Work done on Saturday May 26:

* Percival Stairs: Mike dug the foundation hole for the 2nd story stair landing.  Zack had built a form and the form went in the ground then got buried.  Concreting sometime later.
* Ballast: We ballasted the remainder of the west side of the track on Davis Grade, then switched to the east side.  We brought back a few old ties.
* Caboose: Marcel was working on the windows of the cupola.
* Machine shop/wood shop: the last machine to make the quad in the extension got moved into place.  The table saw got moved into Bay 4.
* Mountain Extension: Mike moved the equipment to Rt 218 crossing and started digging for culverts.
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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Paul Uhland on May 26, 2018, 07:32:21 PM »
Bernie...AFAIK, this tradition is still practiced on top of buildings of all sizes, even in NYC.
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