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Brendan Barry

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Re: 2014 Spring Work Weekend
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2014, 01:10:33 AM »
Friday pictures.











First use of the rail drill





Alna Center crossing old planks removed



Hard to see but number 9 is outside in front of 10

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Philip Marshall

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Re: 2014 Spring Work Weekend
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2014, 02:07:33 AM »
Great pictures! Thanks for posting them.

I wish I could be there to pitch in.

Also, that's excellent news about the ROW!

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Re: 2014 Spring Work Weekend
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2014, 02:14:05 AM »
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Re: 2014 Spring Work Weekend
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2014, 02:47:32 AM »
And of course I miss all the fun because I'm poor... If anyone knows where I can pick up a winning lottery ticket to pay for gas, be my guest...

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Re: 2014 Spring Work Weekend
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2014, 02:50:37 AM »
Great photos. I am homesick !!

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Re: 2014 Spring Work Weekend
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2014, 10:45:55 AM »
Good pictures B.  For those not familiar with trackwork, building tangent track goes pretty fast with a large well supplied crew.  Curves take a bit more time as the rail spacing is wider and you have to prevent kinks at the joints.  Then comes switches ... construction of a switch takes (at least) 4 times longer due to the track geometry and the points fitting against the stock rail correctly.  This weekend is the first time that the crew has had to build two new switches within a few feet of each other.  Yes, the lower yard has switches that are fairly close but they were built months or even years apart.  Constructing two new switches is the reason that two days work does not produce track feet as tangent work.

Brendans second to last photo shows how nice the spur is coming together with the new turnouts.  Looking northward, the distant switch will connect the woods track that will diverge to the left.  The foreground switch will serve the car storage building (straight ahead) and feed the coal dock, roundhouse and turntable (to the right).  Harry would love what's happening is his old backyard.    
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Re: 2014 Spring Work Weekend
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2014, 02:02:57 PM »
Excellent! And GREAT pictures, Brendan!

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Re: 2014 Spring Work Weekend
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2014, 08:44:22 PM »
SWW: Sunday, Day 3 (or Day 4 for about a dozen members)  Clouds and sun with occasional showers.

* Upper Yard - Danas track crew continued working on the main stem of the spur with work on the two switches and construction of 60' of new track. The new rail drill got another workout. There was much mud but Fred put down some road cloth for us to walk on as we carried ties and rail. The walkway became known as the "Fred Carpet"

* #9 - Work continued on the cab and the firebox door.  

* Lunch - The kitchen crew did another wonderful job setting out some great chow.  A dining hall was set up in the cellar which has plenty of room for tables and chairs.

* Car 65 - Two extra sticks of rail were removed from the museums trailer that holds the milk car.  The car was cleaned out of items from the Big E show and Rockland exhibit.  The work is in preparation for the car going back to Wiscasset.  The Travel Channel is filming at Red's Eats this week and museum officials want the car back in it's spot right across Rt 1 from Red's. The plan is to move the car on Monday morning.

* Attendance - 38 members signed the book and most stayed through lunchtime.  Some stayed until 4:30.
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Re: 2014 Spring Work Weekend
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2014, 08:57:20 PM »
By the way, The new crossing planks at Alna Center look great!

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Re: 2014 Spring Work Weekend
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2014, 09:38:40 PM »
That's true Fred.  Another project from the SWW, #9 looks great with her builders plates installed thanks to Stephen P.

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Re: 2014 Spring Work Weekend
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Re: 2014 Spring Work Weekend
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2014, 12:29:45 AM »
North Yard progress













New crossing planks at Alna Center





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Re: 2014 Spring Work Weekend
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2014, 02:01:00 AM »
Great pictures -- especially the builder's plate!

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Re: 2014 Spring Work Weekend
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2014, 01:14:18 AM »
It's good to see a lot was accomplished, in spite of the rain.

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