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Fred Morse

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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2019, 08:32:21 PM »
Brendan and I got all the angle braces up and bolted in place. I think he was going to put in lag screws in the bottom of the braces before it got to dark. Stewart gave us some help in the morning.
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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #46 on: November 16, 2019, 07:37:43 PM »
With a little work Sunday, we hope to put the trusses up on Weds.

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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2019, 09:52:29 PM »
Work done on Saturday Nov 16 (AM Report as I had to leave for the afternoon)

* Car barn: Brendan continued working on bolting up the posts and beams.
* Tank car 14: Zack was working on prepping the car for the tank.  It looks like the brake rigging is ready to go in.
* Pavilion: Contractor Jeff has been hauling in locally sourced gravel all week.  Mike was there working for a time.

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« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2019, 11:04:28 PM »
I got bored this afternoon and found a boxcar..

But, first thing this morning, this guy strolled through..





Stacked all the rail that was in front of the boxcar in the pile on the right. Pile on the left includes some previously sorted good rails, that I put back on the pile so they would be out of the way.

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John Kokas

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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #49 on: November 17, 2019, 12:56:15 AM »
The remaining boxcar in the parking lot (#??).  Is that ours, MNG, or MM?  Where does it fit into the restoration schedule?
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« Reply #50 on: November 17, 2019, 01:35:18 AM »
That is ours. A gift from MNG. No present schedule to restore, but as you can see Stewart found some extra paint to help preserve what is left (and added the tarp to the roof) and make it look better. It has been on the property almost a year.
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Philip Marshall

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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #51 on: November 17, 2019, 02:05:37 AM »
The boxcar is B&SR 56.

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« Reply #52 on: November 17, 2019, 03:55:31 AM »
Peter Barney's book on the B&SR shows 56 as being built by the Portland Company in 1898. There are pictures on pages 53 and 53, plus a nice drawing on page 89. Evidently 56, 57, and 58 had window openings added in the 20s for stock car service. Also, 56 was later repainted as B&H 56. The car has quite a history. :)

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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #53 on: November 17, 2019, 12:52:29 PM »
Help my memory here, did the WW&F also have Portland boxcars or were they Laconia?
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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #54 on: November 17, 2019, 06:28:08 PM »
Help my memory here, did the WW&F also have Portland boxcars or were they Laconia?
According to Barney's WW&F book, they were all Portland. Most were built in 1894.

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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #55 on: November 18, 2019, 02:39:44 PM »
Wednesday November 20, 2019:  Brendan plans to install roof trusses on the car barn extension.  Any willing hands will be very appreciated!

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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #56 on: November 19, 2019, 12:15:59 AM »
My understanding also is that 56 was modified with windows for stock car service.  When we restore it, it should be as modified as a stock car, not just a boxcar.  That would be a unique and important contribution to preserving the legacy of the Maine two footers...

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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #57 on: November 20, 2019, 10:59:34 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Nov 23:

* Car barn extension: hopefully all the trusses will be up, and roofing or siding can start.
* Tank car 14
* Pavilion
* New turntable track spiking
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« Reply #58 on: November 20, 2019, 03:56:13 PM »
I am thinking of not being there Saturday. But want to pour the footings for the Pavilion on 12/7, so will be down at least one day next weekend.
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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #59 on: November 20, 2019, 04:35:36 PM »
The new turntable track needs to be spiked.