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Bill Baskerville

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #75 on: November 29, 2018, 01:15:26 AM »
What a great testament to the new re-purposed Track Crane.  Another example of how quickly the WW&F crew can lay a lot of new track in one day.

BTW, is there a name for the crane?  We have to have a nick name.
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #76 on: November 29, 2018, 01:31:23 AM »
Well, continuing on the existing American literary theme for WW&F crane nicknames (i.e., "Ichabod Crane"), how about "Elmer Gantry"?

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #77 on: November 29, 2018, 01:43:04 AM »
Yes, I thought the same thing, Jon. We could just call it "Elmer." When I was railroading, we would have occasional need for a mattock, which we always called a "Lester."

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #78 on: November 29, 2018, 08:31:32 AM »
Most of it was put down in the afternoon. About 2 hours. I left at 3:00 and all that had to be done was to crop 2 short pieces.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #79 on: November 29, 2018, 12:20:56 PM »
The gantry has certainly sped up the process of laying rail. Will the stub switches be installed shortly, or is that up to Brian?

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #80 on: November 29, 2018, 12:24:08 PM »

I see a frog and switch stand waiting for more trackwork (still including a single-point derail?) with two, long, switch stand ties set.



Paul,

In an earlier post, it was mentioned that a derail position would be incorporated into the stub switches that would be installed.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #81 on: November 29, 2018, 03:43:21 PM »
Read that, Jeff. Just checking to see if plans had changed.
Project looks great.
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #82 on: November 29, 2018, 08:18:41 PM »
I think most of the yard will be built up like team track! The long ties will be covered.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #83 on: November 29, 2018, 08:53:50 PM »
Spiking started on the siding today.





Lining track with the excavator before the gravel went on.



ML&M's contractor putting gravel down to allow vehicle access over the track. Most of the track is in the driveway and will be covered up to the rail head with gravel.









The contractor loading 118 with ballast for the switch.







Ballast being put down. The switch still needs to be tamped.





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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #84 on: November 30, 2018, 01:49:33 AM »
WOW!

This has been so smooth.  Why don't we patent Elmer, and offer to build "him" for other railroads for a profit?

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #85 on: November 30, 2018, 02:08:52 AM »
It's embarrassing to be getting old with the associated aches and pains and then see pictures of Fred, stabilizing ties for spike driving, shoveling ballast and worse than that, driving spikes.  How can I complain about getting old when Fred just runs circles around the whole campus.
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #86 on: November 30, 2018, 02:54:31 AM »
I was thinking the same thing. Chronologically he is about six years older than I am, but in spirit he’s about 20 years younger. 👍

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #87 on: November 30, 2018, 11:31:33 AM »
The Energizer Bunny has nothing on Fred.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #88 on: November 30, 2018, 12:40:51 PM »
Wow !!! Once again you are amazing let alone Fred who is, dare say it , quite a character. He reminds me of  René  Percheron who was 80 and still the AMTP track  works hands-on master. BTW, as I said it on fb a while back, helpful Elmer should be voted the WW&F rig of the year 2018.