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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension Before and After Pictures
« Last post by Bill Baskerville on October 14, 2018, 10:02:23 PM »
I have a video taken on the FWW Monday afternoon as Johnathon and I took the work train down to EOT to pick up the tools.  It goes from Judy's crossing to the current EOT.  It is 4:20 minutes long.  It stars Jason and a very happy young member.  She was getting a ride on his shoulders up the ROW as he was looking at the final track alignment.

Highlights are the Slide at 1:50, the Pinch Point at 2:30 and our fearless leader with her transport at 2:45.  The new EOT is at 4:20 with only the sawmill curve to get around to be able to see the Bridge.

It is posted on the WW&F YouTube page. Direct link is:
https://youtu.be/6ofQDboiyrQ

Bill
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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Last post by John Kokas on October 14, 2018, 09:00:11 PM »
Dwight,

Have already been on the bridge, knew ties were in place, just poor wording on my part.

Question for all:  Do we have 2 good switches for the 218 run-around already or does the PA contingent need to get to Baltimore to build some more?
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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Last post by Dwight Winkley on October 14, 2018, 08:35:47 PM »
John K.  Ties for bridge were installed on the bridge before it's highway move. Bridge ties were installed on both approach's as they were built.
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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension Before and After Pictures
« Last post by John Stone on October 14, 2018, 08:28:07 PM »
Nice presentation, Mike! Really puts things in perspective.
The transformation is astounding!

John


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Volunteers / Re: October 27th Work Party
« Last post by Paul Uhland on October 14, 2018, 08:16:03 PM »
Mike...do they rent orange chippers up  your way?  ::)
How's your supply of orange tools?  :-\
Good luck.
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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension Before and After Pictures
« Last post by Paul Uhland on October 14, 2018, 07:59:34 PM »
Thanks for the promised pictorial of updated Mountain Extension work, a huge amount.
Its almost the home stretch, with the ninth inning getting closer.  ;)
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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension Before and After Pictures
« Last post by Wayne Laepple on October 14, 2018, 06:40:45 PM »
Thanks for posting this, Mike. It helps those of us who weren't able to be around this summer or fall, even though we may have walked the Mountain several times. I, for one, am really looking forward to next spring when I can take it all in in person!
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Volunteers / October 27th Work Party
« Last post by Mike Fox on October 14, 2018, 04:25:19 PM »
I have gotten the ok, so here it goes.

We are going to do a Mountain Extension clean up/tree cutting on October 27th.

We plan on renting a large wood chipper, and using the museums smaller one for small branches.

The intent is to clean up all previously cut wood loading it on a flat car and chip the brush, and perhaps cut more if we have time.

Wood chippers are loud, so if you have hearing protection you like, bring it with you. Otherwise, some will be available. Eye protection is also advisable, and we don't have a huge supply of them.

Also, the 27th is the first day of Deer Hunting, so an orange hat or vest is also encouraged.

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Work and Events / Mountain Extension Before and After Pictures
« Last post by Mike Fox on October 14, 2018, 04:14:22 PM »
Mountain Extension before, during and after shots, taken from approximately the same positions where possible.

If anyone else has some before and afters, please share.

Location 1

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North from Location 1, Fall 2018





Location 2


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Looking South from Location 3

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Location 5 and 6 Looking North


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Location 7

Looking South

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Looking North toward Location 9, Fall 2018






Location 9

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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Last post by Fred Morse on October 14, 2018, 04:04:33 PM »
Mostly clean-up from work weekend. Stacked almost 100 good ties. Stacked for drying out. Lite rain most of the day. Took a number of ties of the flat car, these were ties removed last Spring. Hope to cut a few up to take to transfer station sometime this coming week. Trying to keep it to Two or Three loads per week. A lot of other work this coming week. Thanks for all the help Sat. in doing these hard jobs that have to be done. Fred.
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