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John Scott
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« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2016, 02:50:58 AM »

The operation of the turntable would be an appropriate subject for a risk analysis.
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« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2016, 10:05:33 AM »

Perhaps paint the tie ends yellow like we do for the fowling points.
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« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2016, 01:13:56 PM »

The 15' should be to the crews judgement. If you feel like they are going to fast, stop them sooner. The ends of track are not marked 1 car short. Its just a rough measurement. Just like giving car counts with hand signal.
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« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2016, 02:35:22 PM »

The 15 feet appears elsewhere in the rule book; for example, it is used in coupling. It's a general test of crew alertness and brake effectiveness upon approach to any situation that requires stopping. Since the test can be needed in general situations, the crew and equipment need to tested without location-specific markings.
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« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2016, 07:44:09 PM »

Perhaps paint the tie ends yellow like we do for the fowling points.

Is that like the duck points?
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« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2016, 10:40:35 PM »

Perhaps paint the tie ends yellow like we do for the fowling points.

Is that like the duck points?
 Cheesy

Gordon, I'm just quackers over your comment.  Bill
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« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2016, 01:11:22 AM »

Always stopping before entering the turntable makes total sense, similar to Amtrak's rule of requiring  a full stop a few feet before  making a joint.
Making sure the 'table is lined and locked for entry would also help.  Wink
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« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2016, 07:12:45 AM »

Anticipated work for weekend of Saturday Nov 26.  I guess some folks are planning to be at the Museum on Friday as well, instead of shopping (or maybe their wives shop while they play).

* Car 67
* ROW mowing
* Joint bar moving
* Rail moving (there's a pile at MP 7 that could get dismantled and moved)
* General cleanup/prep for Victorian Christmas
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« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2016, 11:36:29 AM »

 I would like to brush cut Humason to Trask, and maybe Mp 7 to Rosewood. Also want to lift and hand tamp a few bad joints near the bottom of the ladder. 4-5 guys if manpower allows.
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« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2016, 12:57:25 PM »

There's a Vic Xmas prep list posted on the bulletin board in bay 4.  It was targeting the weekday crew but anyone this weekend is more than welcome to consult it and get a head start...

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« Reply #40 on: November 26, 2016, 05:42:00 PM »

Work done on Saturday November 26:

* Boxcar 67: Zack keeps working on the roof rafters, he has the two longitudinal timbers in halfway down the roof, but still needs to cut the peak timber down to size/shape.
* Joint bars: Fred, Steve Z, and myself brought back another yellow car-ful of joint bars, from the ones that were sitting at the woodline north of Alna Center.  These bars were stored on wood boards, most of which have now rotted away.  The bars are stored behind the garage.
* ROW mowing: Joe mowed from the trestle to Trask Crossing.
* Rail: Fred, myself, Greg, Carlos, and Jerry (joined by Joe in the PM) moved the rail at MP 7 from the pile/ground to the railpile that was set up by the Top of the Mountain.  After that we stacked up the timbers used to stack it on the yellow car and brought them back to Sheepscot, where Fred may dispose of them later in the coming week.  During the rail moving we discovered a 56 - 75 pound rail compromise joint bar.
* Archives: Linda was printing out old photographs on photo paper (once I got the printer going again).
* Measuring: I walked the newly-laid tracks this year with the measuring wheel.
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« Reply #41 on: November 26, 2016, 06:35:50 PM »

"* Measuring: I walked the newly-laid tracks this year with the measuring wheel."

And....?
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« Reply #42 on: November 26, 2016, 07:03:16 PM »

The mainline extension down the hill from end to stub switch is 717' 1".  I think the inch is from running over some weeds on the rail.
The mill spur from where both rails are spiked down to the frog is 101' 4".
Track 8 (the future roundhouse run-through track) from frog to turntable is 303'.
The woods track from frog to end of track is 322'.
The turntable itself is 49' 9".

Overall we have .73 miles of sidings, and the mainline to the end near the washout is 2.65 miles long (end is at MP 7.48).
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« Reply #43 on: November 26, 2016, 10:20:23 PM »

Along with Victorian Christmas prep we might want to test the phone line. Not sure when it was last used, but I did grass cutting at Sutters a few weeks ago and think we may want to test it to make sure all is in order.
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