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Stewart "Start" Rhine

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Re: Spring 2016 work weekend.
« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2016, 07:38:44 PM »
Nice work Hansel.

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Re: Spring 2016 work weekend.
« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2016, 08:32:55 PM »
It's a shame we don't have a work car fitted with a dump body.  Would make getting fill material to EOT a whole lot easier.  Possible project for the mechanical wizards at ROWMOW Mfg?
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Re: Spring 2016 work weekend.
« Reply #47 on: May 02, 2016, 09:33:12 PM »
The subject of recreating a Portland Company hopper car has been discussed and cussed more than once.

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Re: Spring 2016 work weekend.
« Reply #48 on: May 02, 2016, 09:33:34 PM »
John,
About 5 years ago I made the trek to West Springfield Mass to see what all the fuss was about. Started seeing some of the crew there, and they started asking " been to see what is in (I forget which) building?" So I made my way over, and there is this 7 yard dump body, mounted on a rotating platform, which was mounted to a standard freight truck. Instantly I got a chuckle. Since then I have been thinking about something like this.
My only hang up about a car like that is it gets us away from what our volunteers seem to love to do. Work hard. Shovel stone or dirt, they keep at it. Getting the job done..
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John McNamara

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Re: Spring 2016 work weekend.
« Reply #49 on: May 02, 2016, 11:08:05 PM »
Nice shots, Hansel. I notice in the last shot (looking North at Brook Crossing) that the "Davis Tangent" isn't as straight and flat as I thought. We'll have to start using you telephoto lens as a guide for the track crew. ;D

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Re: Spring 2016 work weekend.
« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2016, 01:36:31 AM »
Fantastic job, guys! Reached the first washout, as planned.
After north yard leveling, what's next...north washout fillups, woods team track, or turntable?
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Re: Spring 2016 work weekend.
« Reply #51 on: May 03, 2016, 08:46:16 AM »
Paul, You will see in the North Yard Photo's that two switches are not complete, As time permits new switch points are being machined. The switch's and track 3 need more ballast and tamping.

Turntable pit should be dug very soon.

No work was done on the Wood's Track during SWW. However, On April 26, a group of teenagers put down ties and rails.
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Re: Spring 2016 work weekend.
« Reply #52 on: May 03, 2016, 06:08:22 PM »
[Mod note]
I created an official thread for the Portland Co Hoppers here:
http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php?topic=2705.0
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Paul Uhland

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Re: Spring 2016 work weekend.
« Reply #53 on: May 03, 2016, 06:27:43 PM »
Yes, I read those points will be ready later this summer.
Great work, teenagers!
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Re: Spring 2016 work weekend.
« Reply #54 on: May 03, 2016, 08:36:28 PM »
What a fantastic Work weekend!

Many thanks to the good people who organized, coordinated, directed/herded us volunteers of all skill levels and strengths. It was fun, the weather was good and it felt great to be caught up in the enthusiasm which seemed to infect everyone present! And, as always, the food was great! I certainly consumed some wide gauge portions! Many thanks to the kitchen roster for bolstering our strength and expanding our waistlines!

Looking at Hansel's fine photos, an impressive amount of work by any measure. Quebec can't be far now!

I hope I can make it back up again this fall.
Until then, Narrow mindedly yours,

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Re: Spring 2016 work weekend.
« Reply #55 on: May 03, 2016, 09:37:47 PM »
By the way, Please mark me off at 12:30 on Sunday. I forgot to sign out. I'm not still there. (Though I'd like to be!)
Don't want to be accused of paddin' the payrole!

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Re: Spring 2016 work weekend.
« Reply #56 on: May 04, 2016, 08:41:05 PM »
What are chances using the spoils from the turntable pit for fill at the wash out(s)?
 Need high sides on a flat car to use as a gondola.

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Re: Spring 2016 work weekend.
« Reply #57 on: May 05, 2016, 07:20:03 AM »
I have thoughts of using the fill around Sheepscot, to solve issues there. I am just waiting for a report then approval from the board before we can make it happen. And that clay does not shovel easy.
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