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Paul Uhland

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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2018, 12:46:02 AM »
What is the "rail gantry" being welded?
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2018, 01:43:55 AM »
What is the "rail gantry" being welded?

My understanding is that after the Moose Trout Brook Bridge has been installed the two temporary bridge pieces will be removed and re-purposed to become a flat car mounted bridge crane which will pick up rails from a loaded flat car at one end and move them forward ahead of the other end.  This will make building track a lot easier on us old guys who can't lift as much as we use to.
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2018, 03:06:25 PM »
Great. Can't wait to see it in action on Mtn Xtnsn!
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2018, 08:00:53 PM »
Replacing switch ties in front of the water tower.







Caboose work.



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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2018, 08:09:55 PM »
Monday 9/3 Fred cut some switch ties and brought them over to the tool house. James, Brendan and I replaced 3 switch ties in front of the water tower today and dug out 7 more rails today and reorganized the "needs work" rail pile.

Marcel was working on the cuppola for the caboose.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 08:12:14 PM by Joe Fox »
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2018, 09:26:49 PM »
Thanks guys.  I imagine it was not fun work during today's hot muggy weather (as seen by the waiting water bottle in the early morning sun in the top photo and Joe on the right in the second!).  Greatly appreciate seeing the photos and description of the work completed today.
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2018, 09:55:38 PM »
New Trackwork by the water tower looks great.  Thanks Joe and company.
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2018, 11:01:33 PM »
Fred and I managed to sort out 5 more rails today, then moved on to working at the bridge site.
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2018, 01:12:48 AM »
Joe,  Is it your plan to stage rails in the parking lot, or to try and get them to TOM before the FWW?

I guess that also begs the question is it the plan to take all the 700 ties to TOM also?
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2018, 09:40:10 AM »
Bridge work crew call

Today through Friday, final big push on site work before access is blocked by the bridge.  Any and all help will he appreciated.

Thanks,
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2018, 10:03:43 AM »
Anticipated work for weekend of Sept 8 & 9:

* Bridge move Saturday (probably very early morning).
* Mountain Ext prep (Mike and any helpers he needs).
* Operations (of course!) - including a 70-person birthday party in the PM Saturday.
* Any final Caboose 320 prep needs (hopefully the cupola's on by Saturday)
* A visit to MNG to prep document for boxcar shipping (please coordinate!)
* Board meeting Saturday @ 4:00
* Last concert on Saturday @ 5:00.
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2018, 10:40:30 AM »
I hope the bridge move is well attended by the media...
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2018, 11:10:13 AM »
I have our Contractor Jeff scheduled to help me Saturday with the installation on Location 9's 4 foot culvert. This is the last obstacle to be able to lay between 1200 and 1400 feet of track for the FWW. Sunday, I will be cutting 2 pine trees and a few small fir trees that are in my way for ditches and clearing that mess. Jeff will be removing the stumps next week. After the trees, I have a small culvert to install.

Jeff is planning to backfill location 8 and 9 next week.

Next weekend I start ditching north to south, hoping to finish at the access road September 29th..
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2018, 11:12:12 AM »
Also on Saturday -

* There will be a birthday party group with 70 people.

* The third concert will be Saturday evening with a special train leaving Sheepscot at 5 PM.  Chairs and the snack sales table will need to be transported to AC and set up in the tent.

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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2018, 11:44:06 AM »
I'll be away at a wedding this weekend so Cyndi Longo will be the point person for the concert setup/takedown.