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ALAIN DELASSUS

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Re: October 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2019, 07:28:14 PM »
Yep it's mending Sunday. I'm gonna pray to God for the fine weather you all deserve for that outstanding weekend.

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Re: October 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2019, 08:27:10 PM »
Stay Dry & Stay warm (Keep your second pair of socks handy.

We are supposed to have snow Saturday :-(

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Re: October 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2019, 08:57:35 PM »
God forbid !

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Re: October 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2019, 03:24:23 AM »
Looks like the forecast keeps getting better.  Maybe not much rain at all for Saturday.

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Re: October 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2019, 10:20:42 AM »
The help of Brandon Graham and myself wevfound a few minutes yesterday afternoon to redo two of the slide plates on the display track stub switch so the west track now sits almost level with this meeting tracks. It’s a leftover job from the summer installation.

I was also able to remember how to get those two  Little library’s out of the car and in the basement. They seem to be what was asked for.  The 10 new trigs were placed in the trig storage area in the car barn.
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Re: October 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2019, 11:42:48 PM »
Fall Work Weekend - Day 1:
- Rail has been laid within 60' of the bridge.  This includes 1020 feet of new rail down, 900 feet of which is completely spiked.
- Final Preparations for Pumpkin Trains crowd control and parking.
- Phone line diagnosis.
- Rail Car 4 is now running again.
- Handcar moved to Section House for storage.
- More wood delivered for Coach 9 project.
- Monson 3 prepared for service.
(+ whatever I missed.)

A most excellent and productive day.


Reminder - Work trains leave Sheepscot tomorrow at 7:00am and 8:30am. See you then!
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Re: October 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2019, 02:24:36 AM »
- Tank car / flat #14:

Zack and I installed both end sills which required chain hoists and lots of straps to pull the sills onto the stringers. Once the end sills were snugged up, we measured the car corner to corner and it was wracked out of square.  The next step was …. you guesses it, more chains, straps and a come along to pull the frame into square.  Once completed, the south draft gear was measured and the center stringers notched to receive the coupler shank.  The bolster was flipped upside down and set into the frame channel and buffer blocks. 

The next steps will include: Installation of the buffer block to bolster tension rods, drill holes for the bolster plate and drill through the side sills for the end cap bolts. When that is completed the cross trusses can be added.  Then, it's onto the north end where the whole process is repeated.  When all the draft gear is in place, the needle beams, queen posts and truss rods can be installed and the car flipped over for the installation of the stake pockets.

Don't worry, there's no test for flatcar construction 101.

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Re: October 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2019, 06:37:07 AM »
[quote author=Ed Lecuyer link=topic=3550.msg43527#msg43527 date=1570837368



A most excellent and productive day.

 To put it midly Ed. Well done you all !

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Re: October 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2019, 01:23:58 PM »
9:08am: First rails have touched the bridge!
9:39am: Flat 126 with crane on bridge.
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Re: October 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2019, 08:48:28 PM »
wow ! Thanks Ed to keep us posted  with your dispatcher accuracy. Too bad you can be on the spot.

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Re: October 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2019, 01:17:29 AM »
John McNamara (Chief Ding-a-ling) reported to me tonight that the phone wire has been sucessfully tested from South of the bridge to Sheepscot.
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Re: October 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2019, 01:18:10 AM »
Not wanting to be idle for even a moment, we also have been concurrently running public trains all weekend to Top of Mountain where they are met by a hay wagon from SeaLyon farm for a trip up to their pumpkin patch. We are doing these 'Pumpkin Picking Trains to SeaLyon Farm' for the 10:30AM, 12, and 1:30PM trains.

Today we probably had in the neighborhood of 50 riders, which is great considering the rain. Conductors could give better information. Meanwhile, we've got about 45 tickets presold for tomorrow's 10:30AM train.

It's great to see the railroad doing what railroads are meant to do even in the midst of extending the railway. And what an impressive effort to pull it all off. Very nice work everyone- you've done a great job and it shows in the nice things people are saying online and the kind comments from passengers who've ridden so far this weekend.

Nice work setting a great standard of service.

Steve

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Re: October 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2019, 01:20:37 PM »
Sun 10/13, 9:16am - end of rail is within sight of Rte 218.
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Re: October 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2019, 02:00:52 PM »
Wow, all you guys and gals...what a Pumpkin Pickin Pack of PROGRESS! :D

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Re: October 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2019, 02:13:56 PM »
Thanks Ed. Have you completed you the 2000' goal then?