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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #45 on: December 26, 2017, 02:01:12 AM »
Merry Christmas everyone!
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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #46 on: December 26, 2017, 02:53:05 AM »
No Ho Ho and Merry Christmas everyone. 
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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #47 on: December 26, 2017, 10:46:43 PM »
Merry Christmas all!

I understand that there will be a large cadre of volunteers tomorrow (Wed 12/27/17) at Sheepscot. I am volunteering to bring and cook a hot lunch for those brave souls who will be battling in the cold. (PS: Emily will also be making a rare personal appearance tomorrow!)
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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #48 on: December 27, 2017, 02:13:10 PM »
What's the occasion for the large number of volunteers?

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #49 on: December 27, 2017, 02:53:51 PM »
Funny, first I heard of it was last night. I am sure it is just the normal Tuesday/Wednesday crew.
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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #50 on: December 27, 2017, 08:08:29 PM »
Normal Wednesday crew plus the family of a local member who wanted to spend a day of their time in Maine volunteering for us.  As it turned out they bowed out due to the cold, however have promised another day.  I asked them to aim for a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday.

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #51 on: December 27, 2017, 08:37:48 PM »
So, how is the bridge coming along?

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #52 on: December 27, 2017, 10:13:13 PM »
What's on the agenda for Saturday? Hope it is something energetic because it is going to be damned freaking cold.

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #53 on: December 27, 2017, 10:51:58 PM »
A few photos from last Saturday...

The line was plowed in the morning before public trains started all the way from Sheepscot to Top of the Mountain, where Ichabod awaited to help move the plow from the back (north) end of #52 to the front (south) end.  Note the back windows of #52 glazed by the frozen drizzle:








At Alna Center, showing the ice-covered W&Q #3 and B&SR #11.  Diesel #52 pulled the public trains north, with #9 following.  At Alna Center, #9 coupled on to take the train back to Sheepscot, with #52 following. 





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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #54 on: December 27, 2017, 11:13:17 PM »
I'm cold and wet just looking at the photos! You guys are something else!

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #55 on: December 27, 2017, 11:43:25 PM »
I guess today is Wednesday and I'm late with the work forecast for Saturday. 

Anticipated for work on Saturday Dec 30: the end of 2017!
* Store inventory.  Linda's mentioned she was going to do some counting this week.
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* Are we able to cut trees at Trout Brook yet?

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2017, 12:23:41 AM »
Great Pics!!  Be sure to save for the archives.

The icicles on the coaches are stunning!!

How did Ichabod get out to TOM?

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #57 on: December 28, 2017, 12:43:52 AM »
I should mention that the coaches were taken out of the car barn around 10 a.m., so the ice seen accumulated on the cars while running during the day Saturday.

I was impressed with the crew manning Alna Center.  Most everybody riding the trains took the trip north, visited with Santa, and understandably immediately returned on our return trip.  Volunteers at Alna Center had a full cold, icy, wet day!
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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2017, 12:58:36 AM »
Bob,

Crane was taken North by rail about 2 weeks ago, just before the first snow.

We can cut trees at Trout Brook, but we plan on doing it different than the normal. Instead of cutting and burning, we plan on chipping. But, if there is enough help, we can probably burn, but not next to the brook. Just need a burning permit.
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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #59 on: December 28, 2017, 01:31:19 AM »
Wow! 

On the one hand the pictures of the winter wonderland are beautiful, especially when viewed from the warmth of a fire.

On the other hand the amount of work and dedication in exceptional conditions of cold, snow and freezing rain says a lot about the dedication of our core group of volunteers.

A toast of the hot chocolate mug to all who showed up and made it happen.

Cheers to all!
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