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Stewart "Start" Rhine
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« on: March 06, 2012, 09:16:58 PM »

It's hard to believe with snow all over everything in Alna, but next month is the Spring Work Weekend.  

Projects will include -

Work on locomotive #9, Jason is pm

Work on TCDA Milk Car #65: trucks and brakes, Zack is the pm

Work on Sheepscot restroom site: dig and set up forms,  Steve Z. is pm

Track work: (1) Repair, lifting and tamping of joints on sections of the mainline.  
                  (2) Build 30' section of track in Wiscasset.
                
Dana is the foreman for rail projects.

Things have been going well with #9's frame work and car #65's construction so it is hard to predict what work will be done for the SWW but there will be lots to do.  There is something for every interest and skill set and everyone will get great food from our meals on flanged wheels crew.



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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 05:33:30 PM »

Looking forward to get up to the museum for SWW. Looks like they're be a lot to do.

Jeff S.

PS - Hopefully, my flight won't get cancelled this time.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 02:29:56 PM »

Well, I just purchased my ticket. Hopefully, the flight won't get cancelled this year.

Jeff
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 10:46:51 PM »

Jeff,

     Looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks.   You'll enjoy seeing all the progress on engine 9 as well as the new milk car.  #65 won't be at Sheepscot very long so the Work Weekend will be the best time to get a photo of it on home rails before it goes to Wiscasset.

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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012, 10:08:58 PM »

Brigid would like a volunteer or two to help her on the work weekend with clearing brush, grass, and other vegetative matter up from around the hill.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2012, 11:36:11 PM »

The hill?
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2012, 12:03:44 AM »

What's now Septic Heights, and what Brigid hopes to someday turn into a picnic grove.
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2012, 01:39:25 AM »

What's now Septic Heights, and what Brigid hopes to someday turn into a picnic grove.
Please make sure that she does not disturb the important grave site there (Buttercup). It is marked with a wooden shingle with the appropriate data painted by Clarissa. I'm sure that Stewart can point it out.
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2012, 10:20:13 PM »

Here's the lineup of jobs for the work weekend, as discussed today:

* Dana will be doing a major track maintenance push on Friday and Saturday.  On Sunday the plan is to go down to Wiscasset to build the 30 feet of track.
* Next major job is digging for the footings for the restroom.  Note that we won't be pouring concrete immediately, because Zack needs to decide where the piping will be.  This job is to put in the forms for the concrete.
* Car 65 needs trucks built.  Zack is also the manager.
* Sheepscot Station needs roof shingles and clapboard work.  Steve Z is manager.
* Other minor jobs include landscaping work on the hill (see Brigid), scraping and painting the east wall of the freight shed (see Fred), #9 work (see Jason), and, most importantly, FOOD!!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012, 11:54:33 PM »

Sounds like plenty of stuff to do.

Jeff S.
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 01:14:36 AM »

A reminder. This spring has been dry and now we have had some decent rain. That can only mean one thing. BUGS! Bring or pick up some bug dope because when the temperature comes up a little more, and it will before the weekend, we will be saturated with skeeters. Oh, and due to the dry conditions, the tick population is doing well. Please come prepared.
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 02:16:37 PM »

Get a bottle of Original Listerine (brown colored) and fill a small spray bottle with it.  Then when you hit the outdoors, close your eyes and spray your self with the Listerine. Its perfectly safe on your skin and your clothing.  Be sure and spray all exposed skin.  It really works for keeping the skeeters and other bugs away.  The Giant size bottle of Listerine and a few spray bottles will take care of the whole gang.
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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2012, 02:22:24 PM »

And keep your breath minty fresh!
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2012, 04:15:02 PM »

Not if it's the "original" Listerine. That stuff was ghastly!! No wonder it keeps bugs away.
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2012, 11:02:42 PM »

A couple of people have asked about volunteer attendance over the work weekend so I checked the book.  Allowing for a few people that I know didn't sign in, here are the numbers;

Friday, April 27th -  46

Saturday, April 28th -  78

Sunday, April 29th -  35

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