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Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Ed Lecuyer on January 06, 2019, 04:52:55 PM »
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Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Mike Fox on January 06, 2019, 01:35:03 AM »
Plenty of softwood next weekend..should do the trick..
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Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Bill Reidy on January 06, 2019, 01:21:07 AM »
Thanks for the updates on today's events and especially the photos from Mike.  I hope to be up next Saturday to help burn.  I need to break in my new hat...
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Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Mike Fox on January 06, 2019, 01:14:29 AM »

Walking in..


Before..


Bridge in the distance to the north..


Joe and I managed to get this much done, with Dave lending a hand in between his presidential duties..


Lunch time looking south..


Help arrived in the afternoon.


Even Fred came up to crack his whip and make us laugh





End of day..

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Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Joe Fox on January 06, 2019, 12:00:58 AM »
Hopefully we can have higher attendance cutting and burning or all of what we need to do may not get done this year. We made good progress today with an extremely small crew till near the end of the day. As always, stories were fun and full of laughter.
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Other Narrow Gauge / Re: WWI Documentary - They Shall Not Grow Old
« Last post by John McNamara on January 05, 2019, 11:33:05 PM »
I have seen it and was about to praise the special effects when I reminded myself that this was all the real thing recorded a century ago. The mud and blood were not recreations. An excellent movie and a technical tour de force.
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Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Dave Buczkowski on January 05, 2019, 11:27:01 PM »
Mike and Joe started cuttin’ and burnin’ early. I joined them about 9 after checking in at Sheepscot. After lunch, John, a new volunteer joined M and J until I could get back. Not wanting to miss the fun, Fred and Zack drove to the bridge and walked from there. Zack carried a couple of chairs for Fred. Latter James joined the party. Fred regaled John with Museum tales. We learned that John is a civil engineering student at Marquette. He was a hard worker. Hopefully we didn’t scare him off with our repartees and banter.
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Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by James Patten on January 05, 2019, 09:34:46 PM »
Work done on Sat Jan 5:

* Inventory: I had to recount some things.
* Shop: Alan and Greg were working on crane extension.
* Flatcar 34: Zack was working on an end beam, while Fred was removing rust etc. from the stake pockets and Stewart was painting them.
* Fireman training school: Steve L and Dan got schooled.
* Delivery: Dean Copeland delivered some stuff (lumber and something tarped).
* Mountain Ext: Cutting crew started partway up the straightaway in a section where the ditch needs stabilizing/fixing.
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Other Narrow Gauge / Re: WWI Documentary - They Shall Not Grow Old
« Last post by Wayne Laepple on January 05, 2019, 07:22:22 PM »
I saw this movie on Dec. 27, and it is indeed impressive, and powerful.  There are a couple of short scenes of the two-foot gauge railways, but they are secondary to the stories told by the men who were there and the visuals. When the film was over, and almost everyone had stayed for an extra 20 minutes or so to see how Peter Jackson and his team actually pulled it off. It was almost like leaving church or a funeral. The audience was very quiet -- almost no one talked -- until we had exited the theater into the lobby. If "They Shall Not Grow Old" comes out in general release, you owe it to yourself to see it.
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Museum Discussion / Re: Source for a conductor's hat?
« Last post by Paul Crabb on January 05, 2019, 02:43:53 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.
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