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March 2018 Work Planning
« on: February 28, 2018, 12:02:59 PM »
Anticipated work for Saturday March 3:

* Boxcar 67
* Mountain Extension ROW clearing
* #10 boiler work

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Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 02:12:02 PM »
Almost certain there will be no cutting at the North end this week. Weather is expected Friday, and I may be headed to NH to pick something up.
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Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2018, 10:23:16 PM »
Work done on Saturday March 3:

* Air compressors: The Lindsey air compressor was detached and separated from the tamper.  The Siemens compressor was installed.  Boy that sucker is big!  Mike will have to follow up with pictures and a final report.  Anybody want a used Lindsey air compressor in fairly good shape (minus an interior gas tank)?
* Machine shop: Alan was machining one of the dies for the flanger machine.
* Archives: Linda was busy.

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Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2018, 11:19:49 PM »
Actually Siemens was the company that owned the compressor before. It was part of the Traffic Division based in Pennsylvania I believe. Is actually an Airman 185
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Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2018, 11:25:48 PM »
Any damage around Sheepscot from the storm Friday? Lots of trees and power lines down here in south-central Pennsylvania.

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Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2018, 11:44:43 PM »
Any damage around Sheepscot from the storm Friday? Lots of trees and power lines down here in south-central Pennsylvania.

There has been some impressive storm surge flooding along the coast from southern Maine to the Cape, growing in intensity as you travel north to south.  The nor'easter parked itself southeast of the Cape, before drifting slowly southeast out to sea, so I suspect any damage was limited in the Maine mid-coast region.

Power lines got hammered in eastern Mass., with the worst damage as you head down to the South Coast (New Bedford/Fall River) and the Cape.  Lots of tree damage.  Power is going to be out many days for some areas south of Boston. A wind gust was measured at 93 mph in Barnstable yesterday. 

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Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2018, 12:35:15 AM »
Wayne, we did not check the line today. I saw some pine branches down in my travels this morning, and was told of a local spruce top that had broken and fallen on to someones driveway.
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Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2018, 12:56:05 AM »
I drove from Camden to Woolwich and back yesterday, and I've been near Camden all day.  No severe precipitation and only mildly strong winds.  I suspect that the RR was not very much impacted by the nor'easter.  I think most of the problems were south of us...

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Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2018, 12:19:38 AM »
Watched out my from window the last few days.  High tide never really reached the flood stage that I could see.  It was windy but nothing all that bad.  Coast was worse than interior.

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Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2018, 05:39:36 PM »
A couple of pictures Jason took Saturday.

Here we are moving the 309 and 320 onto the Turntable Lead.



And we had castings made. They have arrived.

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Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2018, 06:49:37 PM »
Are those freight truck castings that I spy?

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Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2018, 07:44:55 PM »
Not quite, those are for Coach 9's trucks.
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Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2018, 11:20:24 PM »
Even better ! ;D

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Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2018, 01:27:36 PM »
Anticipated work for Saturday March 10:

* Storm clean up - we're supposed to get a foot or so of snow tonight/tomorrow.
* Mountain ROW clearing
* Boxcar 67
* Board meeting at 4

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Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2018, 01:38:56 PM »
Did Boothbay get truck castings made?

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