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Brendan Barry

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2018, 10:02:52 PM »
Most of the switch was bolted together and safety spiked today. The last two days have been in the 20's and snow is expected tomorrow, so we left the flat cars over the switch and covered the points with a tarp. The hope is for easy snow removal on Saturday to finish spiking.





















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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2018, 10:55:10 PM »
Thanks Brendan.  Terrific job by the weekday crew.
What–me worry?

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2018, 04:59:06 AM »
Youz guys are terrific!
Switch is essentially complete, outside of spiking and mounting turnout mechanicals, some ballast work.
Might want to move that pile of old ties.  ;D

Looks like not much dirtwork is needed for the spur.
Great job.
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2018, 01:33:55 PM »
After the switch is completely spiked, when does work on the spur to Brian's shop begin?

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2018, 02:42:21 PM »
Likely Monday.  We at least want to build out to the derail.  Brian plans to join us then.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2018, 04:03:52 PM »
Will the ML&M derail be the first on WW&F?
C&TS has none.
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2018, 04:18:09 PM »
You are merely amazing and it's has been totally exciting for me to follow what you've been making for one year  thru your many reports and pics  on the forum and on fb. Not a single day wihtout an  outstanding event or a brillant idea on the WW&F. I'm really happy to belong and help such a so successful association.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2018, 11:02:01 PM »
Paul, yes this will be our first derail on the WW&F, and the only reason for really needing it is due to the steep grade out of ML&M shop and to protect our main line through there.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2018, 11:30:42 PM »
What are Brian's plans for trackage at his operation?  Just a single track in or more storage capacity on the property?  Or maybe he just doesn't know yet...

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2018, 05:40:39 AM »
Joe...do you still plan to eventually add a mainline-parallel,  overflow storage siding south from ML&M's spur switch?
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2018, 09:18:35 AM »
We don’t plan any additional main line switches in the vicinity of ML&M. Brian’s trackage may include a track parallel to our main but is yet to be seen.  Immediate goal is to connect to one of the ML&M shop bays.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2018, 07:52:22 PM »
Thanks, guys.
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2018, 09:36:41 PM »
The switch was spiked Saturday.











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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2018, 10:19:55 PM »
The track into the ML&M shop will go straight in.  Ties on top of the driveway and up a short 3.5% grade to the shop track.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2018, 10:21:29 PM »
I thought "the Downey" showed up from Texas last year?  :P
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