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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2017, 09:52:30 PM »
Zack built the forms for the bay 2 door today.  Power conduits go in tomorrow.

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2017, 11:09:27 PM »
And the floor slab beat  goes on. ;)
I'm assuming your contractor will use 4x4 or 6x6 WWF reinforcing mesh in the slab, maybe #4 rebar?
Used to estimate these items.
I'll guarantee, those bay floors  will look clean and fantastic in a few days.  ;D
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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2017, 01:59:26 AM »
And the floor slab beat  goes on. ;)
I'm assuming your contractor will use 4x4 or 6x6 WWF reinforcing mesh in the slab, maybe #4 rebar?
Used to estimate these items.
I'll guarantee, those bay floors  will look clean and fantastic in a few days.  ;D
A minor typographical error:
I'll guarantee, those bay floors will look clean and fantastic for a few days.  ;D

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2017, 06:37:48 PM »
You guys need the cleaning lady in more often!  ;)
But please...spare no efforts to photo this historic event.
A barn dance could celebrate this poifikly! ;D
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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2017, 12:25:08 AM »
Work done on Saturday Sept 9:

* Ties: Fred was eager to get the ties stacked at ToM, so a trainload of people went up to unload them.  After the train returned to Sheepscot the car got loaded with more ties.
* Culvert work: The crane car has been removed from the site, and Mike started removing stumps from the north side in order to make it easier for Jeff Verney to get in to check out what needs to happen.  Mike also dug in one of the two lower culverts.
* Car shop: A crew was busy installing electrical conduit where the floor will go.
* Measuring: for our 5-year site plan with the Town, part of the plan is a list of culverts.  We have a log of culverts but I updated it, walking with the measuring wheel from MP 7 down to the end of track.
* Board meeting: long board meeting tonight, largely taken up by bridge talk.

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2017, 04:02:36 AM »
I'm assuming Jeff, who did fine turntable sitework, will help handle backfill/landslide chores along the line to, maybe past, Trout Creek. 
We got a bridge coming!  ;D
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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2017, 01:51:34 PM »
Yes, see Mike's Sept. 10th report in Down The Mountain To Trout Brook. Work and Events.

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2017, 09:52:02 PM »
Work done Sunday, Sept. 10th -

* Track - Brendan and Fred loaded and treated another carload of ties at Sheepscot.  The 3 o'clock train ran as a mixed, taking the ties and setting them out in the new "Morse" tie yard on the mill siding at ToM.

* Shop - The last outlet box and pipe were installed to be ready for the floor pour.


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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2017, 04:07:37 AM »
Concrete contractors, AFAIK, usually do their own slab reinforcing work.
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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2017, 07:41:49 AM »
As nice as it is to see ties moving North, can we keep 100 cut ones at Sheepscot for main line work?

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2017, 11:12:30 AM »
As nice as it is to see ties moving North, can we keep 100 cut ones at Sheepscot for main line work?

We'll have to hide them from Fred after he cuts them!

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2017, 04:12:34 PM »
Agree with Joe...his zeal to catch up repairing current neglected mainline track maintenance  should be top priority.  Track extension most likely won't get underway until Fossel washout and more minor washout/landslide work  is done and  can be paid for.

My second check goes into the mail today.
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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2017, 10:17:51 PM »
Some track building will happen this fall, but most likely on the Sawmill siding to get it to the tree line.

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2017, 10:40:32 PM »
Probably won't need a huge crew for TOM siding work as its already about 1/2 done.  I'll volunteer for mainline maintenance during the FWW.  Still looking around for a Canron section gang machine (or equivalent); I'll give a shout out if I find one.

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2017, 11:03:36 AM »
Anticipated work for weekend of September 16:

* Ties: I'm sure Fred will want to unload ties at ToM, and reload the flatcar.
* Culvert: Place that last culvert, review what (if anything) Jeff did.
* Car shop floor.
* Yard tracks reconnect.