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Jason M Lamontagne

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #810 on: November 17, 2018, 06:20:02 AM »
I wonder what class of service that was considered...

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« Reply #811 on: November 17, 2018, 07:14:18 AM »
Fake news??
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« Reply #812 on: November 17, 2018, 10:18:24 AM »
I had the experience of a handcar trip on Davis grade a number of years ago, along with if I remember correctly HWLTVM.

After that experience, I have no desire to try the ladder or the Mountain!
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« Reply #813 on: November 17, 2018, 06:31:52 PM »
It was me. IIRC the handcar was loaded with full Indian pumps.

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« Reply #814 on: November 17, 2018, 08:53:55 PM »
A long time ago Annie and I took the hand car on an joint bar bolt inspection trip to EOT which was at TOM at that time.  The trip north was fun.  By the time we got to the top of the ladder I was really glad that she was on board as TOF (This Old Fool) would probably not have made it by himself.  It was a fun experience, but tiring by the time we returned.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #815 on: November 18, 2018, 12:13:03 PM »
I had the experience of a handcar trip on Davis grade a number of years ago, along with if I remember correctly HWLTVM.

After that experience, I have no desire to try the ladder or the Mountain!
Hi! On the AMTP the former TPT hand tipcar is powered by a double crank , the two trackcrew members have to turn with their arms when sitting on the hand tipcar bench. If the tipcar is loaded, it's not a bed of roses to get it into motion let alone to climb up a grade. BTW I don't want to pry but even if I've guessed that Dave is HWLTVM  I don't figure out   the meaning of these letters untill then. Can you tell me ? Please.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #816 on: November 18, 2018, 12:50:08 PM »
something to do with harry potter.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #817 on: November 18, 2018, 01:20:03 PM »
Thanks Fred. I'd better ask to my grand daughters so!

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« Reply #818 on: November 18, 2018, 02:34:23 PM »
"He Who Likes To Volunteer Me."
What–me worry?

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #819 on: November 18, 2018, 08:09:26 PM »
Thank you so much Bill but I guess I've surely missed something, anyways it doesn't matter.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #820 on: November 18, 2018, 08:23:42 PM »
Alain, it's a play on the Harry Potter villain Voldemort, whom everyone refers to as "He Who Must Not Be Named", or when shortened is HWMNBN.  "He Who Likes to Volunteer Me" refers to Dave Buczkowski, another volunteer.  Dave and Bill are good friends In Real Life.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #821 on: November 18, 2018, 08:42:39 PM »
Dave is also our illustrious president.

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« Reply #822 on: November 18, 2018, 09:35:12 PM »
Sorry Alain -- I should have been more clear.  Dave has a bit of history volunteering me (in jest), so at one point a few years back I said please never use my name (on an occasion where he volunteered me again) and I switched my forum avatar to Voldemort.  Soon I became known as "He Who Must Not Be Named" -- HWMNBN.

Dave has volunteered me a number of times more since then, so I started to refer to him as "He Who Loves To Volunteer Me" -- HWLTVM.   
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« Reply #823 on: November 18, 2018, 11:00:54 PM »
Alain;
Fortunately Bill has been a good sport about being volunteered though it’s rumored he has complained to my wife. You will soon learn of the latest job he has been volunteered for. I’ll owe him meals at the Presidential Residence until the end of my humble reign... and maybe an adult, hop-flavored beverage or three.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #824 on: November 19, 2018, 03:37:10 AM »
I thank you all for your kind explanations. I've jotted down the meanings and I'm eager to hear of the last Bill's presidential outstanding assignment.