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Work and Events / Steam and Sleighs
« Last post by Ed Lecuyer on January 09, 2019, 03:05:39 AM »
I'm not sure it's been posted on the Forum, but we are having FOUR days of "Steam and Sleighs" this winter. Dates are Jan 19 & 20, and Feb 16 & 17.

Details at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/276558969720655
http://wwfry.org/?p=2276

Purchase Tickets at:
http://wwfrytickets.simpletix.com/

Running concurrently on Jan 19 and Feb 16 will be "Steam and Saws" - volunteer workdays:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2171068673154962/

Please come out and enjoy the Winter Weather and Fun!
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Volunteers / Re: Steam and Saws
« Last post by John Kokas on January 09, 2019, 02:52:40 AM »
Very catchy - nicely done!  Hope you get a fabulous turnout.
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Volunteers / Steam and Saws
« Last post by Mike Fox on January 09, 2019, 02:27:51 AM »
Our clever marketing team has thought of this catchy slogan. So, let's promote it here also. Here is a link to the posting.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2171068673154962/?ti=as

January 19th. Steam and Saws. And maybe Steaming Saws of we work hard enough. Cut some trees. Burn some brush. Enjoy the day.
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Museum Discussion / Re: Source for a conductor's hat?
« Last post by Bill Piche on January 08, 2019, 01:57:34 PM »
When I sourced conductor hats for the Old Colony & Newport Rwy I got them from Modern Uniform & Cap Company in Stoughton Ma. This was in the days before web sites and my records have their phone as 617-334-3236 and the caps I got from them look like the one Ed has and those I saw at Springfield several years ago.

That might be a little out of date. Stoughton has been in the 781 area code for over 20 years now. I know because that's the town that I live in.

I can't say I've found anything for them still existing, though. Probably packed up a long time ago or sold the business to guys like the one that shows up in Springfield.
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Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Mike Fox on January 08, 2019, 11:02:04 AM »
Sensitive areas are places that we never knew existed, like a Vernal Pool that we (DEP, Jason and I) found on our tour of the mountain. DEP gave us a run down on what we were looking at and what to look for.

So the Vernal Pool, the Shoreland Zone at the bridge site and at the wall are all sensitive. Other locations, like the low flow area next to where we are working, are not as sensitive, but still deserve special treatment because of how easy it would be to damage the area, and cause some erosion. The trees and vegetation help hold it all together.

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Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Joe Fox on January 08, 2019, 07:13:45 AM »
Areas such as wetlands are "sensitive" areas, however we have epected to only cut 15' wide down the mountain most of the way to help minimize grass and brush cutting.
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Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by John Houghton on January 08, 2019, 04:41:04 AM »
What makes an area "sensitive?"  Who decides?
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Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Steve Smith on January 08, 2019, 03:02:46 AM »
Thanks, Mike!
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Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Mike Fox on January 07, 2019, 09:35:47 PM »
In the sensitive areas, we are striving for an initial 10 to 15 feet from center, giving about 30 feet of clearance. Of course there are locations where visibility is a concern where we have cut more, as long as it isn't a sensitive area.
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Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Steve Smith on January 07, 2019, 01:43:34 AM »
Mike, what is the planned minimum width of the right-of-way between Locations 1 and 17?
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