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Mike Fox

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Re: New 2 Footer in Upstate NY?
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2013, 10:17:26 PM »
Please keep us posted. One thing most of us love to see is progress. Most people now that are not involved with things like this think instant gratification, The rest of us believe one step at a time will get the job done. Some quitters will come and go, but if you have a good plan and some organizational skills, things will progress just fine.

We know all about furniture factory rail. We have had to crop all that we had to get it usable. Now we have a bunch of 28' rail installed, but you can't tell it from the train.
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Re: New 2 Footer in Upstate NY?
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2013, 11:57:45 PM »
Hi Ben,

Please continue the updates and photos, we love to see railroad construction ... especially narrow gauge!  Your latest photo looks like Sheepscot Station in 1993 just before the first mainline rails were spiked down, now there is 2.5 miles.

Best wishes for your project.

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Re: New 2 Footer in Upstate NY?
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2013, 08:22:53 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Here are a few photos of the grading work and tie placement in the South Columbia yard. The last picture shows the original center line survey done in 1916.

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Re: New 2 Footer in Upstate NY?
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2013, 09:30:42 PM »
Good going. Thanks for the report.

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Re: New 2 Footer in Upstate NY?
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2013, 01:00:19 PM »
We are laying rail now and here are a few pictures. The rail is 35lb, this business of building a RR is slow going for sure but rewarding in the end.

We have the engine now connected to the mainline so we can see what the deal is with that. It has a Chrysler engine in it, maybe a 360. It turns over and is not seized or anything. I think it was last used in the late 90's

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Re: New 2 Footer in Upstate NY?
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2013, 01:08:43 PM »
Hi Ben, it must feel good to be laying track.
I do think your cross ties look a little bit on the short side. You may find it difficult to maintain your cross elevation.
Keith

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Re: New 2 Footer in Upstate NY?
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2013, 06:02:04 PM »
We are laying rail now and here are a few pictures. The rail is 35lb, this business of building a RR is slow going for sure but rewarding in the end.

We have the engine now connected to the mainline so we can see what the deal is with that. It has a Chrysler engine in it, maybe a 360. It turns over and is not seized or anything. I think it was last used in the late 90's
Well, Walter P Chrysler came from a railroad family and before he went into the automobile business he had risen from a shop apprentice to supt. of the Pittsburgh Alco works, so a Chrysler engine is OK!