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Spur(s) to/at ML&M at Sheepscot Mills
« on: October 19, 2018, 01:39:14 PM »
Will there ever be a siding to Brian's shop, so cars can be transferred by rail, rather than being trucked back and forth?

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Re: Spur(s) to/at ML&M at Sheepscot Mills
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018, 02:42:23 PM »
Jason wants to put one in this fall.

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Re: Spur(s) to/at ML&M at Sheepscot Mills
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018, 06:00:16 AM »
Hello ! I'm still a newbie or I've miss something out because of my failing memory but please who is Brian Fanslau?

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 08:25:51 AM »
Hello ! I'm still a newbie or I've miss something out because of my failing memory but please who is Brian Fanslau?
Brian is the owner of Maine Locomotive and Machine. He is also an abutter, and has built his shop where putting track into it from ours is a possibility. He has been very generous with his equipment. And we could benefit from having trackage to him.
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Re: Spur(s) to/at ML&M at Sheepscot Mills
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2018, 10:41:20 AM »
Thanks Mike. Where is his shop located ?

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Re: Spur(s) to/at ML&M at Sheepscot Mills
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2018, 01:38:37 PM »
Alain,

Go to Google Maps, click on satellite and go a little north of the power line crossing.

Here is the link that should work:

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.0717924,-69.6223435,245m/data=!3m1!1e3

Brian's home is on the East (right) side of the tracks and his shop is on the left side.  His building is angled toward our tracks and the plan is to place a switch a little north of his road crossing. 

This would be the first industry (other than ours) connected to our tracks. 

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2018, 01:55:29 PM »
It is also important for everyone to understand that all of our abuting land owners are very generous, and are private property. As such please refrain from driving down their private roads or driveways. Thank you.

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Re: Spur(s) to/at ML&M at Sheepscot Mills
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2018, 02:30:56 PM »
Glad you want to quickly put in a spur to Brian's business, makes total sense.
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2018, 04:31:44 PM »
Thank you so much Bill. Earth is a wonderful tool I often use. Now I do remember the rebirth of # 7 on the Easterexpress day. A spur at that place would sure enough be a good idea .

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Re: Spur(s) to/at ML&M at Sheepscot Mills
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2018, 05:36:14 PM »
Jason wants to put one in this fall.

Is Brian on board with that?

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Re: Spur(s) to/at ML&M at Sheepscot Mills
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2018, 10:18:59 PM »
Will Brian be assisting with the siding installation?

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Re: Spur(s) to/at ML&M at Sheepscot Mills
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2018, 10:30:05 PM »
Brian is taking care of all grading. We will work with Brian as much as possible.
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Re: Spur(s) to/at ML&M at Sheepscot Mills
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2018, 12:04:01 AM »
A museum survey crew went out yesterday to identify where the switch will go.  This view was taken this afternoon just north of the Sheepscot Mills crossing looking north (note the whistle post in the distance on the left, as well as the white paint marks on the ties and ballast.  Word in the gauge is "frog.").


View was taken from Brian's open car on train #8 southbound around 12.40 p.m. today. 
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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2018, 03:39:33 PM »
I take it that the painted ties need to be removed. Is that in a logical spot for the switch?

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Re: Spur(s) to/at ML&M at Sheepscot Mills
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2018, 03:56:28 AM »
Will it be a full switch? Or just points and elevated rail to cross the main
sort of like the one on the B&B (?)
Being that there will be minimal traffic.