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Brendan Barry

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2017, 01:59:26 AM »
I meant to post this picture yesterday and forgot.  As Bill said the freight house floor was insulated Wednesday morning so we can heat the building. This is a project that has been put off a couple times and we are making a commitent to the gift shop crew to get heat in the building this fall.


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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #46 on: September 15, 2017, 02:05:59 AM »
The insulation under the freight looks great.  I know that will make a big difference this winter.  Our Ticket and Gift Shop Staff deserve to have their feet warm.

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #47 on: September 15, 2017, 03:31:10 PM »
Hey everyone, I have hopes to do more main line surfacing this weekend between North end of Cockeyed curve, and Humason. Can we have a flat car with a partial load of ties and stone at Sheepscot for use on Wednesday please? By partial load, I suspect 20 ties should be plenty, and the rest can be a partial load of stone with no side boards. Thank you,

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #48 on: September 15, 2017, 06:26:34 PM »
Wow...Truck city! you guys get the Narrow Gauge Dynamo Award for 2017!
Great to see this progress, always makes WW&F activities easier.

So Fred, now you know why  flangeway blockout oil makes removal easier. Concrete hates it.  ;)
« Last Edit: September 15, 2017, 06:36:52 PM by Paul Uhland »
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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #49 on: September 16, 2017, 09:30:47 PM »
Work done on Saturday, September 16th:

* R-O-W - Mike worked on installation of the smaller culverts north of ToM.

* Shop - Zack installed the work bench under the stairs and built a shelf for the long wood bits.  Some clean up was done in the south end.

* Train operations - Some new moves were tried today such as RC4 returning to Sheepscot via the north yard and run through track to access the turntable. This keeps the south yard clear for the locomotive to do a service stop, get water and run around the train.

* Track - More replica 1912 era switch stand targets were made.  One will go on the mill siding switch once it has been moved back from the mainline with the installation of a longer throw rod.

* Lunch - A nice 5 cheese lasagna was enjoyed by the crew. 

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #50 on: September 17, 2017, 02:36:28 AM »
Today Jonathan St.Mary qualified as a steam locomotive engineer and Alan Downey started fireman training. Jason's photo.




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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #51 on: September 17, 2017, 03:09:37 AM »
Congratulations guys.

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #52 on: September 17, 2017, 03:22:27 AM »
Congratulations to two strong and capable volunteers.

Bill Reidy

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #53 on: September 17, 2017, 11:06:42 AM »
Congratulations!
Ack.

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #54 on: September 17, 2017, 11:54:19 AM »
Today Jonathan St.Mary qualified as a steam locomotive engineer and Alan Downey started fireman training. Jason's photo.

They don't look dirty or sweaty enough to have been tending to a coal-fired, steam-engine boiler running bituminous. Anthracite is a different story ... I have fond memories learning how to fire such boilers with my grandfather and later for a local museum. Too bad I'm 8 hours away, I'd volunteer for the fireman training. Kudos to them all! ;D
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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #55 on: September 17, 2017, 01:19:57 PM »
That's a great photo!
Congratulations guys.

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2017, 01:24:37 PM »
I beg to differ, Alex. Red McMillion, who was an engineer on the Cass Scenic Railroad and for Meadow River Lumber Co., could run a Heisler or a Shay all day long without ever getting a spot on his clothing. Prior to his run, he would put on a boiler suit and go over the engine, oiling and greasing and wiping as needed, but when it was show time, he peeled off the boiler suit and stayed clean for the rest of the day. My wife's late grandfather, Harry Kiner, spent his entire career (42 years) in the cab of Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotives and diesels, and pictures show him wearing coveralls with a shirt and necktie, goggles and long gauntlet gloves with not a bit of dirt to be seen. And that was saying something, since the PRR was noted for using the crappiest, dirtiest, cheapest bituminous coal it could buy.

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #57 on: September 17, 2017, 01:24:48 PM »
Congrats to Jonathon and Alan.

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #58 on: September 17, 2017, 04:32:17 PM »
Congratulations guys!

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #59 on: September 18, 2017, 12:53:51 PM »
Joe, You can have the whole flatcar of ties that are at TOM., also you have a car load of ballast at Alna Center waiting for you. I probably won't cut any more ties until we have space at TOM for them. To close to the FWW to make a mess with ties everywhere.