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Brendan Barry

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Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 14, 2018, 10:19:13 PM »
The main line was cut today to put the switch in for Maine Locomotive and Machine.

Work train being loaded up at Sheepscot.



Kubota being dropped off at the work site.



Pulling up 60' feet of the mainline.

















Laying out new ties and switch parts.

































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Mark Spremulli

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 10:26:59 PM »
Very nice, can they use the Main line to test equipment when it is completed?

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 10:52:36 PM »
 REALLY well engineered ! I wish that I had such talent to work with before I retired!

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2018, 11:10:31 PM »
Very happy to see this coming to fruition.  The crew got a lot of work done today, judging by the photos.  Perhaps just in time, based on the weather forecasts.  The season is changing...
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2018, 11:50:12 PM »
I hope the crew gets another good day of work tomorrow.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 12:35:40 AM »
You guys are just amazing!!

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2018, 01:05:40 AM »
I was just wondering what frog number this switch is.  Maybe someone has said but if so I missed it.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2018, 01:34:09 AM »
Looks great.
The spur will enter the right hand door of the quonset?
Good pics. Could watch switchbuilding all day.  :D

Noticed sky getting cloudy. Hope it stays nice tomorrow.  ::)
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2018, 01:39:54 AM »
Do we have extra drainage pipe to take care of the west side drainage?
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2018, 02:37:11 AM »
#6 frog, and the track is going to go into the left bay of the building where the track is already.
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2018, 06:06:33 AM »
Thanks for the hard work -

And really thanks for the pix.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2018, 10:10:00 AM »
No 8 frog, actually Joe.  Our entire system utilizes no 8, except for the ToM north main switch which is no 10.  Most points are 12’ 2 degree.

Some of our freight equipment objects to no 6.  As it is, the local degree of curvature in a no 8 switch exceeds 30 degrees.  This is tolerable given the short length of closure rails.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2018, 12:07:16 PM »
What's the grade difference between the grade and Brians shop?

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2018, 12:29:55 PM »
Brendan ,thanks a lot for the report and the pics  of an other feat of engineering . The gantry is really a useful piece of equipment .

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2018, 04:45:14 PM »
Too bad the weather has gotten crummy all of a sudden.
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