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Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2018, 10:34:08 PM »
Happy to say I forgot my spray can this time around, but found a great spot for next summers tie changing project.
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Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2018, 11:21:25 PM »
...but found a great spot for next summers tie changing project.

We're beyond joy you found this, Joe.  ::)
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Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2018, 11:25:20 PM »
Wait- if a tie rots 2 miles up the railroad, but no one is there to witness it, did it really....

Maybe it is the messenger’s fault afterall!

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Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2018, 12:08:39 AM »
Hahaha.

Along with designating track projects for this summer, I hope to develope a few days of work we can do on regular scheduled weekend days so that not all of the track work falls during the week. The question is, can we actually generate the help?
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Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2018, 12:24:07 AM »
With advanced notice, I can take a day or two or three off this summer for weekday work.

Otherwise I'd go out with a crew on a Saturday or Sunday for the track work that can be done before and between trains.

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Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2018, 10:56:20 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday May 12:

* Davis Grade cleanup: more ties and muck to remove.  There may be some tamping to do as well.
* Boxcar 67 (seems to be on hold for a while)
* Caboose 320 cupola removal.  Marcel wants to take the cupola off completely.
* Percival house stairs: continued work on the 2nd floor stairs, and continued demolition of the east platform.
* Machine shop move.
* Board meeting at 4:00.

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Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2018, 11:04:57 AM »
Any planned tamping will have to be secondary to the ditching effort. Saturday will be the last day available to ditch until probably after FWW.. VERY busy summer ahead.
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Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2018, 12:42:34 AM »
Work done on Saturday May 12 2018:

* E-waste: today was an electronics waste acceptance day, so we rounded up old non-working TVs and computers and sent them off.
* Ditching: Mike ditched more of the west side on Davis Grade, and dropped off the gunk at Brook Crossing for the bulldozer to take care of.  Where he has ditched the water flows through rather nicely, rather than sitting in a stagnate pool.
* Caboose 320: Today the cupola came off via the forklift.  Fortunately both the carbody and the cupola top are in solid shape.
* Machine shop: Trying to get one of the newly moved machines to work.
* Percival House: Zack and Sonja worked on the stairs all day, however they're in no different shape tonight than they work this morning!  I think they may have done prep work for the rest of the stairs.
* Mountain Extension: Mike took Jeff Verney on a tour of the work to be done.
* Board meeting.  Long meeting.

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Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2018, 02:09:18 AM »
The new Hercules mill is now running. Its electrical control internals are a bit bodged up.  But all feeds and speeds are functional.   Linc will be comparing its accuracy to the original Hercules mill this coming week so that we can decide which one will stay. 

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Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2018, 07:07:16 PM »
Hey everyone,

Depending on a few variables, I would like to do some track work on Wednesday. If crew permits maybe we can ballast some areas that are in need of stone on Davis grade. Theres two joint bars to be changed out on Davis Grade as well. If the crew is small we have some smaller odd and end jobs we can do as well.
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Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2018, 09:52:09 AM »
Does anyone want to have a loaded flatcar of ballast ready for Sat. morning, like we used to do?

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Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2018, 10:58:27 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday May 19.  Looks like a cool, rainy day.

* Boxcar 67
* Caboose 320
* Loco 10 boiler
* Percival stair work
* Ballasting?  Or tamping?  And the old ties need to be brought back to Sheepscot.
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Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2018, 11:33:05 AM »
Ballasting would be good, as we could get a speed upgrade in one location, and leave a little extra to prepare for tamping to be done next week. The new portion needs to be elevated so that will want a good amount of extra ballast. Maybe not up to the top of the rail, but maybe half way up the rail.
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Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2018, 11:30:51 PM »
Work done on Saturday May 19:

* Ballast: We ballasted from Sutter's crossing south, on the west side.  We almost got off the curve.  The flatcar has been reloaded with stone.
* Percival: Zack continued working on the stairs.  The stairs on the main floor now have a railing.  The landing from the attic has quite a view, it's big enough you could have a meal up there.
* Gardening: Linda demanded that the tie ends be inserted into the ground for the house garden plot, so 3 of us did that.  It's done.  Boy that clay that had been sitting around was hard.
* Caboose 320: Marcel was working on new window frames.
* Machine shop: Alan was trying to move a couple of machines around.

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Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2018, 01:27:06 AM »
Thank you James & crew.

Everyone, I hope to lead a crew on Saturday 5/26 for ballasting, and or tamping depending on crew and equipment availability.
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