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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by Bill Baskerville on April 12, 2018, 02:50:19 AM »
 Jay, sounds like a good idea on the speed restriction for cockeyed curve. That along with staggered joint bars should help keep the kinks from coming back in the curve.
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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by Jason M Lamontagne on April 12, 2018, 02:26:49 AM »
Both of you are correct.  Our work today began at the comp joint, which was significantly stiffened during a repair a few years ago, without any further work on the comp joint itself today.  From there, the next rail was cut and leap frogged up 5 lengths.  We’re going to keep a  10 MPH speed restriction through there at least for now, maybe permanently.

See ya
Jason
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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by Wayne Laepple on April 12, 2018, 02:14:52 AM »
It appears to me that you have shifted the outside rail to allow for staggered joints in the curve, which would help avoid kinks. Am I correct?
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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by John McNamara on April 12, 2018, 01:15:28 AM »
My recollection is that there is (or was) a compromise joint in that area someplace....
-John M
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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by Bill Reidy on April 12, 2018, 12:41:55 AM »
Ha!

Seeing the photos, I was thinking my first work weekend experience was the spring of 2001, when the track was extended north from here to Sheepscot Mills crossing.  Early March April, mud and snow season -- the best of both worlds!

More than a little progress has been made since then.

I didn't touch any joint bars that weekend, so any kinked joints weren't my fault!
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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by Jason M Lamontagne on April 12, 2018, 12:32:16 AM »
Depends what you’re into, Bill...
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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by Bill Reidy on April 12, 2018, 12:19:14 AM »
Kinks aren't good?  ::)
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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by Mike Fox on April 11, 2018, 11:46:25 PM »
Pics from Joe. I think I got them in order..








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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by Joe Fox on April 11, 2018, 10:29:49 PM »
Work done Wednesday, 4/11/18. Jason and Johnathon worked on joint bars, while the track crew fixed almost half of the North end of Cockeyed Curve today. After lunch Jason came out to help with the second half of todays work load. We religned two joints, replaced 2 ties, and repositioned 4 rails, or 126' of track. One more day of repositioning rails, and a few more religning of a few joints and the North end of the curve will be very nice.

Thank you to all who helped today, it was appreciated, especially as we started getting tired towards the end and Brendan and Steve P showed up to help button things up.
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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by James Patten on April 11, 2018, 11:01:41 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday April 14:

* Photo Charter: the first of two Photo Charters is this coming Saturday.
* Boxcar 67
* Loco 10 boiler
* New parking lot: I'm guessing Fred and Zack are eager to start tree cutting.
* Board meeting at 4:00.
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