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Wayne Laepple

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Re: 2017 Fall Work Weekend Projects
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2017, 08:47:26 PM »
Right on, Steve! I look forward to breakfast at Ship's every time I'm in Maine! It's one of the highlights of the trip, and in recent years, dinner on Thursday at The Sea Basket is also great fun.   

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Re: 2017 Fall Work Weekend Projects
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2017, 01:23:35 AM »
concerning FWW: I'll be up to volunteer Sat. and will stay for Sun. if there's room in the bunkhouse or if someone has room to share. Can't afford to motel it.

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Re: 2017 Fall Work Weekend Projects
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2017, 08:09:56 PM »
I'm with you, Steve, about "the lodge" and their choice to not be open for the SWW. It was totally full this year for the SWW. I know, I was able to luck out and get the last open room. But, that said, the other days until the middle of May are probably not totally full and running a business like that is about profit. A business has to do what's best for the business. James has been kind enough to list a number of other local and not so local facilities that will be able to house any of us who need a place to rest our heads for the SWW.

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Re: 2017 Fall Work Weekend Projects
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2017, 10:30:35 AM »
Work weekend tentative schedule.

Friday: 
Dana's Crew:  connect and tamp shop leads.  Prep for mill spur work

Saturday:
Dana's Crew: extend mill spur, ballast, tamp
Foreman TBD: complete tamping on main line mountain extension
Jason's Crew: construct retaining wall at Humason Brook Trestle


Sunday:
Dana's Crew: main line tamping, lining, ballast dressing
Second Crew:

Monday:
Dana's Crew: main line lining- focus on Cock Eye North

On-going efforts:
Zack will lead the carpenters to rebuild the Percival Houe Doors
Jason (that's me) will be in the shop leading efforts on no 10 (probably except Saturday)

This is subject to discussion and revision.
See ya
Jason
« Last Edit: September 29, 2017, 01:10:54 PM by Ed Lecuyer »

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Re: 2017 Fall Work Weekend Projects
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2017, 05:21:53 PM »
Are youz guyz gonna run a 'work commuter/supply train' up and down the main all weekend? Lots planned.  ;)
Go for it!  ;D
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Re: 2017 Fall Work Weekend Projects
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2017, 09:49:45 PM »
Have we already replaced all the ties that Joe Fox had highlighted in previous posts?

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Re: 2017 Fall Work Weekend Projects
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2017, 09:55:01 PM »
Before I forget, my wife is joining me on the trip this FWW.  Although she has folks to visit and some shopping, I have asked her to spend one day at the museum.  What day is the kitchen crew most in need of extra help?  We are also bringing homemade cookies for either lunch or dinner.  How many should we bake?

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Re: 2017 Fall Work Weekend Projects
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2017, 01:46:07 AM »
Not yet John, however current replacement count for the year is 13, 1 more than we did last year so far. And we have done some surfacing which is also exciting. :)

Any main line trains will need to be planned accordingly with all the main line work going on, any train operations may only happen between A/C and EOT during the day but this will all depend on the extent of how in depth the main line projects get.

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Re: 2017 Fall Work Weekend Projects
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2017, 04:46:22 PM »
Coverage has begun in the local newspaper -
http://www.wiscassetnewspaper.com/article/they-ll-be-working-railway-and-you-can-too/92755

Nice job to Steve and crew for getting this published. If we gain just one new volunteer, that will be worth it.
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Re: 2017 Fall Work Weekend Projects
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2017, 04:35:40 AM »
I will volunteer to taste test the free lunch.

Mentioned in the news article.
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Re: 2017 Fall Work Weekend Projects
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2017, 01:28:45 AM »



New ramp installation



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Re: 2017 Fall Work Weekend Projects
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2017, 12:56:57 AM »
Joe sent me these. Work done on the TOM Mill Spur on Saturday





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