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James Patten

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Re: May 2016 Work Planning
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2016, 10:59:49 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday May 21.  Note that this is the last weekend before Saturday/Sunday train operations begin.

* Brush cutting alongside the ROW?
* Top of Mountain stumping and bulldozing.
* North yard stonework (and maybe tamping)
* Coach 8 brakes

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Re: May 2016 Work Planning
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2016, 10:19:48 PM »
Stumping depends on bucket repair..
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Re: May 2016 Work Planning
« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2016, 12:18:09 AM »
Work done on Saturday May 21:

* Top of Mountain: Mike has been busy digging out stumps and putting them in big piles.  The Kubota claw got repaired but Mike reported a problem with the dozer.
* Boxcar 67: Zack and crew finished the south end draft gear and moved on to the north end.
* Turntable timbers: In order to prepare for the arrival of the turntable Zack had us bring over a number of ties to stack for timber support.  Timbers arrive this week.

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Re: May 2016 Work Planning
« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2016, 01:31:39 AM »
Minor set back again. Dozer seems to have lost spark. Had to push it out of the woods with the Kubota. Checked the rotor cap and button, were in good shape. So I am picking up a new coil (looks original, 1973), and a new set of plugs.

The deer seem to like my progress. Had one come out right before we left for lunch, the train was still sitting there, and I had just shut the Kubota off. Some of the passengers got to see it.

Also, James forgot to mention we had a motor club visit this morning. Looked like 8 cars (autos) or so.
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Re: May 2016 Work Planning
« Reply #49 on: May 25, 2016, 11:04:21 AM »
Anticipated work for weekend of May 28:

* Boxcar 67
* Turntable timbers - they should be arriving Thursday, all we'll do is probably stand there and admire them
* Brakes
* North yard

This is the first weekend of Sunday operations.  There may also be people around for Memorial Day working as well.

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Re: May 2016 Work Planning
« Reply #50 on: May 25, 2016, 11:57:58 AM »
Any plans for digging the turntable pit?  Or does the ground need to dry out more?

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Re: May 2016 Work Planning
« Reply #51 on: May 25, 2016, 02:01:11 PM »
No plans for digging yet.  We were pretty dismayed at the initial price of concrete and rebar (a great deal more than what we originally thought it would be) so we are getting second opinions on what we need before we go ahead.

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Re: May 2016 Work Planning
« Reply #52 on: May 27, 2016, 02:45:58 PM »
There are now 24 ties marked for replacement between Janes Way and the north end of Sutters Crossing with about half of them being in the south end of Cockeyed Curve.

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Re: May 2016 Work Planning
« Reply #53 on: May 28, 2016, 09:23:50 PM »
Work done on Saturday May 28:

* Brush cutting, north of Alna Center.
* Ballasting inside the car barn Bay 1 (reballasting, replacing stone that got hand tamped under ties).  Bay 1 could now have Big Joe do its work on it.
* Boxcar 67 got closer to the north coupler being permanently attached.  There was also work on the bolsters.

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Re: May 2016 Work Planning
« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2016, 12:52:19 AM »
* Dairy Car #65 got more fresh paint.  Very time consuming with painting all those letters on both sides!

* Work was done cleaning out the Prebles Shelter.  New exhibits and posters are being made for the building to be an information center when the museum is closed.

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Re: May 2016 Work Planning
« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2016, 12:57:14 AM »
Work done Sunday, May 29th -

* Campus - Much work was done on the drainage ditch in front of the Percival house.  Re-grading and addition of crushed rock fixed it up nicely.

* Car 65 - More painting of the letters today.  The east side is about done, now on to the west side.

* TOM - More stumps were pulled.

* Prebles - The shelter received new display poster cards.

* Guests - Over 60 people came to ride and photograph the trains.  Steam trains and the railcar did well.

* R-O-W - Fred and Dwight cut more weeds and saplings along side the mainline.

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Re: May 2016 Work Planning
« Reply #56 on: May 30, 2016, 02:58:19 AM »
Prebles station with the new information posters up.









Prebles station is the small building to the right of the utility pole. Prebles was a flag stop and this reproduction of Prebles station was built and displayed at the Maine Heritage Village on Rt. 1 in Wiscasset. Prebles served as an information booth for the museum at the Maine Heritage Village. When the Maine Heritage Village changed ownership a few years ago the new owner wanted all the little information buildings removed so Prebles came back to Sheepscot. We used Prebles as a tool shed while building the carbarn and with the carbarn done it was decided to turn Prebles back into an information booth for the museum.


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Re: May 2016 Work Planning
« Reply #57 on: May 30, 2016, 02:58:17 PM »
One minor correction:  Inside the station, on the top row, the "New Life!" poster should appear before (to the left) of "The End of the Original Railway."

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Re: May 2016 Work Planning
« Reply #58 on: May 30, 2016, 06:44:53 PM »
Dwight and I cut bushes along the road from Alna Center toward 218, we got as far as the bottom of the steep hill. It is growing in quite a bit and the branches are rubbing on cars.   

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Re: May 2016 Work Planning
« Reply #59 on: May 31, 2016, 02:16:02 AM »
Unglamorous work but so important. Thank you Dwight and Fred!