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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Last post by ALAIN DELASSUS on August 13, 2018, 07:18:31 AM »
Hi Joe ! Thank you so much for that very very interesting slide show that greatly helps the away crowd to understand all the amazing work that has been doing on the bridge and the ROW since last Fall by the dedicated regular volunteers. I really appreciate that you have placed side by side photos of the works and the ROW map with arrows. I'll take advantage of this reply to thank the many that spent quite a lot of their precious time on taking photos and uploading them on the forum or Fb to keep the mere and distant onlooker like me posted.Bravo you all again!
Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Last post by Steve Smith on August 13, 2018, 04:07:49 AM »
Thank you for the presentation Joe. Very nice!
General Discussion / The "Great War" comes to the WW&F
« Last post by Kevin Madore on August 13, 2018, 03:46:19 AM »

Here's an album of images from Saturday Night's photo shoot with the re-enactors of the 103rd Regiment up at Alna Center.   The photos are arranged in a order that follows a sort of story line that I put together, which takes our troops through some training exercises on home turf, a pre-departure meal, and their departure on a southbound extra which will begin their journey to the Port of New York.   

This was my first go at directing one of these events and I'm pretty happy with the results.  Fortunately, the weather cooperated with us during the shoot, with no rain at all during the entire two hours.   The re-enactors did a great job for us, putting on a very nice show.  Hopefully, all who attended enjoyed the experience and left with some nice photos.

Here's the link:

If anyone has the e-mail addresses of any of the re-enactors, please forward them the link.


/Kevin Madore
Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Last post by Joe Fox on August 13, 2018, 02:29:26 AM »
For the away crowd, here is a slideshow put together by yours truly. Photo credits are at the end of the presentation, and shows the progress of the bridge and Mountain projects as of last week. Please note that the photos are only updated from last week, so anything done over the last week has already changed. There is no sound so please forgive me as I am still learning how to put a power point together.

Again, WE NEED YOU. Without our generous members and volunteers none of this is possible, and as we prepare for the Fall Work Weekend we will need as many hands as we can get. Preparing the rail should be relatively easy work, but time consuming as some of it needs to be cropped, drilled, flipped end for end, and stacked in piles of 5 east rails and 5 west rails for easy working both now and when it comes time to build track.
Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Last post by James Patten on August 12, 2018, 10:50:29 PM »
Some pictures from Saturday:

The Model T ambulance:

The cook area:

Machine gun emplacement:

Mortar emplacement:

The mortar was set up on the west side of the tracks, on the other side of the tree clump in the middle.  There's a broad shallow valley which is all field, ending in the forest quite a ways away.  Bill B told me today that the mortar shot reached all the way to the other side of the field.
Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Last post by Joe Fox on August 12, 2018, 10:46:27 PM »
Hey everyone,

We will need as much help as we can get this Saturday 8/18/18. Between needing help for the bridge stuff we also need help with Mountain work, regular operation help, and help prepairing for Fall Work Weekend. 2-3 guys for the mountain, and I will need 2-3 guys to work with me if I am free. In the event I am not around Saturday, I will have things set up for a crew to organize rail without me. We are pinched for space, so the 10 rails we sort out will be loaded on a yellow work flat in a way so they can be loaded and unloaded with the fork lift or tractor.
Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Mike Fox on August 12, 2018, 08:41:21 PM »
Those are called batter piles.

The south west side was armored originally when built, and is still in great shape. And during our research found that adding any armorment could cause more harm than intended erosion control.
Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Joe Fox on August 12, 2018, 08:15:52 PM »
The bridge is getting the same thing as any other bridge on or near a stream bed has, which is piles at slight angles.
Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by John Kokas on August 12, 2018, 07:39:56 PM »
Are we planning for any "armor" for the upstream side piles for protection during spring thaw and ice jam movement?
Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Jason M Lamontagne on August 12, 2018, 06:11:17 PM »
2.5 CCA

About 8’ of clay, then 2-3’ of till engagement.  Larger piles doesn’t mean greater carrying capacity- as the limiting factor is the till engagement, which is limited by hammer size, which is limited by crane size, which is limited by the permit restriction of working from the top of the roadbed.

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