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Bill Reidy

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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #60 on: September 11, 2018, 10:51:32 PM »
In that last photo, it looks like Steve Z. is directing Fred, but I know better.  Fred's always in charge!

Fred has the right idea.  Some insurance is good -- we always reject a few ties out in the field.
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #61 on: September 12, 2018, 11:00:59 AM »
Anticipated work for weekend of Sept 15-16:

* Mountain Extension: Mike will be ditching, among other things.  Plus Fred will want to cut ties.  And rail sorting.
* Bridge: not sure there's anything for weekend crew to do?
* Caboose 320: It may still need paint on the cupola
* Operations, of course.  I don't know of any huge parties showing up.

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« Reply #62 on: September 12, 2018, 02:08:54 PM »
Contractor Jeff was supposed to backfill location 9 Monday. I am planning on finishing up that location with any seeding or mulching it needs, then start working south from there. Sunday I will be installing the last culvert, this one near the slide, and continue with ditching along with possibly taking another pine tree down that we had left near the slide. It is on the inside of the curve and will impair visibility if left. There are smaller trees too, but they are much easier to handle than the pine.
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« Reply #63 on: September 12, 2018, 02:28:03 PM »
Looking forward to seeing all that has been accomplished since I visited in July. I'm sure Fred will give me the 50 cent tour when I come up for FWW.

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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #64 on: September 12, 2018, 02:45:54 PM »
As of 10:30a.m. Eastern Time, the 100th usable rail was moved into the rail piles. Thank you everyone for all the help.
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #65 on: September 12, 2018, 03:32:13 PM »
Great news, Joe. When do the rails get loaded onto a flat car?

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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #66 on: September 12, 2018, 03:56:54 PM »
This summer while cleaning and changing fluids and filters and strengthening the head lamp mount (commonly used as a hand hold) on 52 a few of the snow plow folks mentioned that handrails on top of the cab and hood would be a good addition to keep them from pitching off into the snow banks.  For us spring, summer and fall folks it would also help keep us from pitching into the not so soft weeds and stumps. 

So, the local Western Virginia Door and Window Shop has expanded it's operations to include handrails.  This will make it easier to comply with our "Three Points of Contact" requirements.

Hence fabrication of four handrails, shown on top of my little car, have been completed today.  The two short ones are for the cab roof and the two longer ones are for the hood.  The longer over hang ends go to the rear of the hood over the sander boxes.  They will come up with me to the FWW along with appropriate mounting hardware and installation tools.

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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #67 on: September 12, 2018, 04:16:40 PM »
Always good to see safety improvements.
 
 While doing not-experienced switching one summer at Lamy/Santa Fe Junction, I  fell off ATSF road switcher RSD5 2118, landing on really rough mainline ballast.
Arm not broken, but got  reeeally cut up forearm.

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« Reply #68 on: September 12, 2018, 05:30:29 PM »
This summer while cleaning and changing fluids and filters and strengthening the head lamp mount (commonly used as a hand hold) on 52 a few of the snow plow folks mentioned that hand rails on top of the cab and hood would be a good addition to keep them from pitching off into the snow banks.  For us spring, summer and fall folks it would also help keep us from pitching into the not so soft weeds and stumps. 

Hence fabrication of four hand rails, shown on top of my little car, have been completed today.  The two short ones are for the cab roof and the  two longer ones are for the hood.  The longer over hang ends go to the rear over the sander boxes.  They will come up to the FWW along with appropriate mounting hardware and installation tools.

Bill,

Those of us who have bounced along on the running boards of 52, thank you.

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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #69 on: September 12, 2018, 06:49:11 PM »
Maybe we need handholds on the roof of the truck, Bill. And maybe roller skates.

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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #70 on: September 12, 2018, 09:22:37 PM »
Nice job, Bill.
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #71 on: September 12, 2018, 09:41:45 PM »
I won't miss hanging on to the gutter with my fingernails. I'm not a rock climber, so my fingers aren't strong enough for more than a few minutes of that.

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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #72 on: September 13, 2018, 02:29:52 AM »
Bill,
I think Fred threw some shade on your antics riding the running board.
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #73 on: September 13, 2018, 10:17:24 AM »
Bill,
I think Fred threw some shade on your antics riding the running board.
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Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #74 on: September 15, 2018, 02:24:59 PM »
Calling for bridge help Monday, Sept 17.  Trying to bridge the labor gap to our regular crew surge on Tuesday.  Please let me know if you can make it.

Thanks,
Jason