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Gordon Cook

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Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #90 on: August 27, 2018, 12:39:07 PM »
In addition to the really exciting stuff, Gordon C. made and installed two brackets on #9 to support the engine vacuum brake rods. They will hopefully extend the life of the vacuum brake diaphragms by supporting the weight of the rods and reducing the amount of flexing that the diaphragms undergo. There is evidence in the wear pattern on the fireman's side rod that they were an original feature of the vacuum brake system.
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Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #91 on: August 27, 2018, 02:54:37 PM »
And it was a work of art. It is the small things that go unnoticed that sometimes make a huge difference.
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Bill Reidy

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Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #92 on: August 27, 2018, 09:15:25 PM »
Hey everyone, I am hoping to be at the museum Tuesday or Wednesday this week to move rail again...

Hi Joe,

If you will be at the museum on Wednesday, I can be there as well.

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Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #93 on: August 28, 2018, 12:11:59 AM »
I'll be there on Wednesday also but do have to meet with Bob L. about getting re-certified as a Brakeman.

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Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #94 on: August 28, 2018, 07:56:44 PM »
Todays rail moving crew worked hard in the heat, and by lunch we had 27 rails sorted out. We got 29 done today, plus one we are going to take out and replace hopefully tomorrow. In the event I can be there tomorrow, I hope to rearrange the save/scrap rail and the stuff for the bridge.

We are currently up to 59 good rails, and 22 set aside for later due to needing some extra work.
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Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #95 on: August 29, 2018, 11:01:22 PM »
The rail crew today.





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Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #96 on: August 30, 2018, 01:14:53 PM »
So, was Fred taking the rails over to the fork lift?

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Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #97 on: August 30, 2018, 03:36:21 PM »
We were using both machines at the same time for different things.
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Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #98 on: August 30, 2018, 06:42:46 PM »
Glad  to see Little John Green the tractor in action. In the past it was not running reliably? Despite the heat, you guys are gittin er dun! Fred's crackin da whip!!  ;D
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Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #99 on: August 30, 2018, 09:50:54 PM »
The John Deere was running rough. I put in new injectors and they improved it. I thinkbit could use a good tune up, and have the injector pump rebuilt, but not during our busy season.
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