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Wayne Laepple

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Re: November 2018 Work Report
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2018, 01:13:56 AM »
Those are rather fancy handrail standoffs, Bill. Most handrails I've seen are no more than sections of one-inch round stock, artfully bent and forged by a blacksmith. The guys won't know how to behave with such snazzy handrails!

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Re: November 2018 Work Report
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2018, 04:01:20 AM »
Those are rather fancy handrail standoffs,

Wayne,  I have to confess, I was originally going to use 1" pipe, but couldn't resist being a little extravagant.  They would look good on a steam loco though.  Perhaps it will help dress up 52 a little so it doesn't feel like the stepchild.
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Re: November 2018 Work Report
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2018, 10:27:44 PM »
Although it was quite wet today, the pick-up truck and trailer behind it were off loaded and put in piles that can be picked up and moved with the fork lift until we can find a place for them. Some old ties were removed from the flat car and piled up for cutting up and hauling away. Quite a lot of other things were done but someone else will have tell about that.

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Re: November 2018 Work Report
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2018, 11:15:09 PM »
We will need an empty flatcar for Saturday morning please..
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Jason M Lamontagne

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Re: November 2018 Work Report
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2018, 12:01:43 AM »
118 will be available by Saturday.  We’re using it to stage switch parts this week; once done we’ll use the crane to move them to the crane car. 

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Re: November 2018 Work Report
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2018, 03:01:04 AM »
When will the switch be cut in for ML&M?

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Re: November 2018 Work Report
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2018, 12:04:16 PM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Nov 10:

* Mountain Extension clean up day
* Machine shop
* Board meeting at 4

Jason M Lamontagne

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Re: November 2018 Work Report
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2018, 05:40:39 PM »
We plan to install the switch next week, beginning Tuesday.  Plan to take all week, including helping Brian make the track connection into his shop.  Once we have more definite timing on the plain track laying, we’ll put that word out too.

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Re: November 2018 Work Report
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2018, 07:56:19 PM »
Hopefully, there will be photos of this project.

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Re: November 2018 Work Report
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2018, 11:44:14 PM »
So, we get an industry on our line.  Does that make us a common carrier?  Freight and passenger service?
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John Kokas

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Re: November 2018 Work Report
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2018, 12:02:10 AM »
Technically, if we were to charge for service or "overhead rights" on the line to M.M.  We can be considered a common carrier even if not connected to the national rail network.  Are we going to apply for that status?  I don't think so...…………….
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Re: November 2018 Work Report
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2018, 03:26:56 AM »
In this sense we are connecting a contract shop, with no plans to make actual revenue runs. And an exemption can be filed for less than so many tons, which in our case we would never reach any way.
Track laborer, roadmaster, general laborer, and much more.

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Re: November 2018 Work Report
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2018, 04:43:36 AM »
It was only tongue in cheek or in jest anyway....

But good to know....
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Re: November 2018 Work Report
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2018, 12:42:02 AM »
Work done on Saturday Nov 10:

* Mountain Extension clean up: We got about halfway down the hill with our clean up.  Basically it was taking small trees and branches that had been removed and stacked to the side and run them through the chipper.  When we got done everyone had chips on their shoulders.
* Board meeting.  Discussion about pavilion placement but no vote yet.

I know Brendan was busy back at Sheepscot, and probably Zack was too, but I didn't have opportunity to observe what they were doing.

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Re: November 2018 Work Report
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2018, 01:54:18 PM »
Was the switch installed at ML&M?

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