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Fred Morse
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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2017, 01:28:06 PM »

Well... We'll have plenty of snow if Mass Bay makes it. When will we know?
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2017, 01:31:27 PM »

There was no cancellation clause, so we'll proceed as planned.  If we hear otherwise we'll get the word out asap.

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« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2017, 01:55:56 PM »

Mass Bay is coming.  We can do this, just like 1910...
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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2017, 06:02:42 PM »

How much snow is expected?

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« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2017, 06:18:42 PM »

8-12", light and fluffy.  Not too bad, but it's on top of tuesday's very crunchy 3-5".  We only had yesterday to work that storm, and couldn't get too all the yard tracks. 

Saturday morning another 3" is expected- again not bad but another plow extra may be necessitated, based on how well flanging goes tomorrow. 

Flanger clears the track wonderfully; the actuator is a little stiff.  We're considering some modifications, or may just let it work in.  No time for mods before tomorrow anyway.

16" expected Sunday/Monday.  Not currently planning on clearing that.

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« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2017, 07:32:57 PM »

Hope some video of the plow extra is being shot.  Love to see what the flanger can do!
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« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2017, 10:25:14 PM »

Jason's picture of the flanger in action. Notice the snow coming out under the plow.



And here is the track after one pass. A lot less snow than we used to leave.



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« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2017, 10:30:37 PM »

Did the WW&F used to have the "lift-the-flanger" warning signs that were diagonal yellow bars with black dots?
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« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2017, 11:22:00 PM »

Looks great guys!  Should cut down on the amount fill-in on the rails afterwards.
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« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2017, 02:37:10 PM »

Did the WW&F used to have the "lift-the-flanger" warning signs that were diagonal yellow bars with black dots?
John...who used that style "Flanger Pathway Obstructed" signs. On the Lehigh Valley there was just a diagonal metal plate on a pole.....no yellow paint or dots. The black showed up well in the snow.
A Jordon spreader did a good job.
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« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2017, 03:27:01 PM »

The B&MRR used the angled flanger signs in the latter 3/4 of the 20thc. Before that they used horizontally mounted rectangular boards with cut corners and two large black dots painted on a yellow background. The flanger signs on the local New Haven line are rectangular heavy sheet steel horizontally mounted to posts made of old rail or pipe which is flattened at the mounting point. I'm sure they were painted when section crews were still attentive to such things. I don't recall seeing flanger signs in vintage photos of the WW&F?
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« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2017, 05:33:31 PM »

Did the WW&F used to have the "lift-the-flanger" warning signs that were diagonal yellow bars with black dots?

The WW&F had flanger signs that were horizontal boards nailed to a post prior to a switch or grade crossing.  The only ones that show up in photos are weathered boards about 8" wide X approx. 24" long.  There is no marking or holes in the board.  There may have been red or black indicators painted on the boards when they were new but without photos, plans or information there's no way to confirm it.   
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« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2017, 06:54:11 PM »

How's the yard clearing going today?

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« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2017, 03:49:42 AM »

I took a quick look through Two Feet to Tidewater in search of flanger signs. On page 168 there is a photo of Weeks Mills and in the distant left there may be a flanger sign with a dark background and two light colored circles. It would be nice to see the original photo for more clarity.
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« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2017, 01:34:28 PM »

Thanks for pointing that out.  When Chris McChesney and Gary Kohler were writing the Narrow Gauge in the Sheepscot Valley series I had a chance to look through the information they had on line side signals.  One discussion was about flanger signs.  There was a 1930's era photo (not used in the books) that showed a very weathered flanger sign with no markings.  It may have been about the same size as the one at Weeks Mills but there was no confirmation that the post at WM was a railroad sign.  It would be nice to know what the flanger signs looked like around 1907 when Carson Peck purchased and fixed up the WW&F, then we could reproduce the signs. 
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