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James Patten

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Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2019, 10:54:01 PM »
34 is a former B&SR flatcar that was owned by ML&M, and has been traded for Boxcar 50, I think.

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Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2019, 12:13:30 AM »
We found enough stake pockets today in Alice's locker to complete what Zach needs for the flat car.

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Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2019, 02:05:25 AM »
12 pockets per side, 2 on each end, with the brake end being set in about 4 feet from the end of the car to allow room for the brakeman to stand. So 28. MEC added stirups and other saftey hardware during it's control of the railroad.

34 was originally built as a 26 foot car by Bridgton in 1889, lengthened sometime prior to 1971 (first photo I found as a 30 foot car), believed to be done at Edaville.

I have found some other interesting information that I will share later, that I have gathered out of several hours of research. I spent 2 hours today at the Bridgton Historical Society...got to remember to write that down...

I think once I finalize my research next week, some will be surprised..
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Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2019, 01:16:59 PM »
Looking forward to seeing what you've discovered, Mike.

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Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2019, 10:40:53 PM »
Did some estimating today, working on our drainage plan. Calculating what we need, figuring what needs to be replaced. Measured distances and lengths of pipe. Checked elevations. Now I can map a profile.

I can tell you that the ice hidden by the fresh fluffy snow is slippery, and you will be looking at the clouds before you can blink (did it 3 times).

Also, I went north and flagged trees for cutting. More to cut than I thought, some bigger pines are what we can call hazard trees so they will be coming down. Lots of hard wood for the locomotives. There is ice on the grade south of the bridge, so be prepared.

Saturday, I will focus on the ditch we need to clear out. Plenty of space for another crew or 2 to work on the grade.
Mike
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Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2019, 04:09:39 AM »
Mike Ouch, I feel for you, did that as a youngster while ice skating on snow covered Worthley Pond. The cloud view was not worth the pain!

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Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2019, 05:44:57 PM »
No pain. I bounce. For now..
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Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2019, 06:12:12 PM »
In my younger days I bounced also and never gave it mind.  Then I mistakenly took up Hockey and found out that the boards and goal posts don't bounce.  Been paying the price ever since.
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Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2019, 06:21:50 PM »
Not to worry, the parking lot has been sanded. I don't want a replay of when I went down in the driveway one recent winter. I still don't have a memory of slipping - only of being helped up and being "punch drunk" for about an hour.

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Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2019, 08:40:07 PM »
Not to worry, ... ... being "punch drunk" for about an hour.

Dave,  We love you, but how do we tell when the hour is up?
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Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2019, 10:48:28 PM »
I remember that Dave, it was quick. Hoping we all stay on our feet tomorrow..
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Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2019, 03:46:54 AM »
Bill, when I only see one Fred and I stop ranting that I’m in charge!

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Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2019, 06:53:41 AM »
A friend hit her head when she fell on the ice.
A year and a half later she is still getting over it.

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Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2019, 10:34:46 PM »
Work done on Sat Jan 5:

* Inventory: I had to recount some things.
* Shop: Alan and Greg were working on crane extension.
* Flatcar 34: Zack was working on an end beam, while Fred was removing rust etc. from the stake pockets and Stewart was painting them.
* Fireman training school: Steve L and Dan got schooled.
* Delivery: Dean Copeland delivered some stuff (lumber and something tarped).
* Mountain Ext: Cutting crew started partway up the straightaway in a section where the ditch needs stabilizing/fixing.

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Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2019, 12:27:01 AM »
Mike and Joe started cuttin’ and burnin’ early. I joined them about 9 after checking in at Sheepscot. After lunch, John, a new volunteer joined M and J until I could get back. Not wanting to miss the fun, Fred and Zack drove to the bridge and walked from there. Zack carried a couple of chairs for Fred. Latter James joined the party. Fred regaled John with Museum tales. We learned that John is a civil engineering student at Marquette. He was a hard worker. Hopefully we didn’t scare him off with our repartees and banter.