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Joe Fox

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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #165 on: March 25, 2019, 11:40:21 PM »
This winter was extremely hard on the track. If we continue to run in the winter, I suggest putting some consideration in to track rebuilds and or a more historic option of oak shims under frost heaves.

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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #166 on: March 26, 2019, 02:40:18 AM »
This winter was extremely hard on the track. If we continue to run in the winter, I suggest putting some consideration in to track rebuilds and or a more historic option of oak shims under frost heaves.
Joe,  Please describe the "historic option of oak shims"  How do they work?  How do you install them"
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #167 on: March 26, 2019, 09:12:41 PM »
Yes. Great idea.
And I bet the tie replacer is going to come in VERY handy!
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #168 on: March 27, 2019, 01:18:41 PM »
Bill, the oak shims are used between the tie and the rail. It levels the track back out in a low spot, without tamping. Used in the winter when everything is frozen. Then removed in the spring when it starts thawing. A lot of extra work.
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #169 on: March 27, 2019, 06:03:45 PM »
Yes. Great idea.
And I bet the tie replacer is going to come in VERY handy!

So, how is ROWMOW's tie replacer coming along?

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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #170 on: March 27, 2019, 08:23:45 PM »
years ago I found a old section House in the woods. Inside were lots of the oak shims. Plus many railroad spikes of different lengths. Some a foot long.

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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #171 on: March 28, 2019, 02:12:53 AM »

So, how is ROWMOW's tie replacer coming along?

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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #172 on: April 07, 2019, 12:18:25 PM »


South of Sheepscot, a short 1/4 mile walk, you find the remnants of the old ties. Views like this are increasingly rare, as most of the top of the grade has been disturbed in one form or another.
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #173 on: April 07, 2019, 05:44:13 PM »
Mike I'm sure that the ultimate form of disturbance will be brought about by the lay of a brand new track someday.

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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #174 on: April 07, 2019, 07:07:27 PM »
Alain,

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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #175 on: April 07, 2019, 09:15:41 PM »
I would like to see a section like that kept as is even if it limits how far track can be rebuilt, I would even suggest fencing it with a gate so it could be weed whipped if necessary. 
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #176 on: April 07, 2019, 10:10:11 PM »
Mike,

I hope you know we own over 20+ miles of ROW.  8)
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #177 on: April 08, 2019, 12:25:59 AM »
I worked at a summer camp for a few summers. Cutting through the property was the rail bed of the former Ligonier Valley Railroad. There were several hundred feet of this "washboard" like is pictured above. You definitely had to slow down when you ran the mower through that section...

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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #178 on: June 21, 2019, 10:19:01 PM »
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #179 on: June 22, 2019, 04:23:55 AM »
So what are these pics showing, besides old ROW and the rain clouds predicted  for Friday, 21  June?
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