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Jason M Lamontagne

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2017, 10:49:28 PM »
Planning  plow extra Saturday morning, depart 730 or 8.  I want to be on it so plz don’t leave without me...

Snow flanger is functional; trip to ToM to turn plow w crane.

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2017, 05:00:06 PM »
Victorian Christmas Dec 23, 2017
Snow/sleet/freezing rain storm.
Operations statement.

We will run the event on a reduced scope: steam train ride and Santa Claus. 

Other activities may be offered based on crew availability, but if they occur they should be considered bonus.  This includes the horse drawn sleigh rides.

VOLUNTEERS: you are STRONGLY encouraged to take NO chances in coming in.  If you feel you can safely come to the event, your help is most welcome.  However if you choose not to make the drive, it is entirely understood.  We have enough local crew to offer the public the minimum experience described above.

Thank you, weather the storm well, and Merry Christmas!

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2017, 06:40:05 PM »
Detailed forecast indicates up to .5" of ice possible in some areas. Please be careful out there. Check here for latest conditions:
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/us/me/alna/04535

Have a very Merry Christmas

Paul Uhland

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2017, 04:54:38 AM »
My driving experience on icy roads says...don't. Control is perilous, especially faster than 15 mph.
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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2017, 11:53:40 AM »
I started out, but decided the roads were not all that great, and wasn't driving 70 miles there to drive 70 miles back in potentially worse conditions.
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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2017, 12:59:00 PM »
Not sure if ill make it either. Roads are still bad around me though the weather seems to be holding off for now.

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2017, 02:42:55 PM »
I could get there, but getting home again later will be a much different story. Mixed precip is already in Richmond and parts of Dresden. Looking out my window across the Kennebec. The Richmond side is beginning to disappear.

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2017, 04:43:36 PM »
My driving experience on icy roads says...don't. Control is perilous, especially faster than 15 mph.
The really scary thing is the other drivers who aren't scared but should be. ::)

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2017, 10:30:36 PM »
Work on Dec 23:

* Victorian Christmas day 2.  Not so popular today with the freezing rain.  We had around 280 riders.  Nevertheless, it was enough to give us the highest yearly ridership by a comfortable margin.  Kudos to those of us that made it to work it - and move kudos to the brave souls that came out to ride.  We ran one train, eventually having the diesel pull one direction and the steam the other in order to minimize switch throwing.  Santa made it but the horses did not.

Now to dry out.

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2017, 11:18:33 PM »
We ran one train, eventually having the diesel pull one direction and the steam the other in order to minimize switch throwing. 
Can you elaborate? Did the diesel pull north with Number 9 following light; diesel uncouple from north end at AC; Number 9 couple to south end and pull back to Sheepscot with 52 following light?

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2017, 11:51:31 PM »
Yes that is what I meant.

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #41 on: December 24, 2017, 04:10:07 AM »
James...congrats to you and crew for pulling off reasonable success in the face of terrible weather! And applause for those hardy riders!  ;D
A Merry Christmas, all.
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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2017, 06:47:11 PM »
Merry Christmas everyone, have a great day!

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #43 on: December 26, 2017, 01:23:17 AM »
Merry Christmas, Fred, and everyone who reads here!

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Re: December 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2017, 01:31:29 AM »
Merry Christmas to all - and if anyone received coal in their stocking, please send it our way  ;D