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September 2020 Work Reports
« on: August 30, 2020, 03:54:21 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 September 2020

Tuesday:

*  Steam Operation for News crew.
*  Box car rearrangement to include cars #67, #309, #54
*  Prep work TOM switch(s) to include ties and switch stand(s) (pending)
*  Coach #9 assembly
*  Turner Dairy car repair work

Wednesday:

*  TOM switch (pending)
*  Relocate trailer closer to garage for evaluation/repairs
*  Coach #9 assembly (pending)

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2020, 06:35:31 PM »
Could I ask what the TOM switch project is about?  Is it to make a passing siding from the stub siding?  Is it a switch for a new siding? 

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2020, 07:13:09 PM »
Roger, we will be replacing the stub switches with points. This we expect will be improve and eliminate the prolems we have been having over the past couple of years.

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2020, 09:43:36 AM »
Work completed Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 September 2020.

Tuesday:

*  Channel 8 News visit. This included a campus tour, interviews, photo’s, video’s
    and a trip to the TOM. We had 23 volunteers in to support this visit who worked on
    various projects during the visit. See the WW&F facebook photo’s.
*  Train crew including Locomotive #9 for News visit.
*  Assembly coach #9
*  Plumbing, vacuum brake work on Coach #3.
*  Box car rearrangement of various equipment, shingle mill parts stored in #67.
*  Gift shop opened.
*  Dump run

Wednesday:

*  Yard switching box cars and Caboose #320.
*  Brake work on Coach #10
*  Grounds maintenance
*  Continued Prep for TOM switch.
*  Machine shop bay door repairs and painting.

Note:  I’m sure some tasks were missed.

Note:  The rearrangement of equipment in box cars supported by ML&M.

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2020, 05:42:02 PM »
Anticipated Operations for Saturday, Sept. 5th:
9:00am: Handcar Hop on Mainline - Annulled, in part, due to lack of crew
11:00am: Handcar Hop on Mainline (SOLD OUT)
1:00pm: Ice Cream Eggspress to ToM and return. Ice Cream and Egg Hunt at AC. Tickets Available.
3:00pm: Ice Cream Eggspress to ToM and return. Ice Cream and Egg Hunt at AC. Tickets Available.
5:00pm: Picnic Dinner Train to AC with Jud Caswell. Tickets Available.
7:00pm: Campfire Train to AC with Jud Caswell. Tickets Available. SOLD OUT

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2020, 05:45:14 PM »
[I think James forgot to post this]

Anticipated work for Saturday Sept. 5:

* Train operations (see above)
* Pavilion
* Vehicle repair
* Coach 9
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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2020, 05:59:41 PM »
I think I did forget.  Sorry!

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2020, 09:51:58 PM »
expected work for Sunday 9/6/2020
Tie Repair

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2020, 02:04:54 PM »
Coach #10 ?
Always Steam

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2020, 06:08:53 PM »
Work done on Saturday Sep 5:

* Pavilion: four trusses were set up, including the end truss, which means additional work to set up the end bracing (which isn't done yet).
* Ice Cream Eggspress: the afternoon trains were sold out, not sure about the evening trains.

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2020, 10:51:10 PM »
All trains were nearly sold out (just a few spots on the 5p picnic dinner train.)

Perfect weather and lots of very happy passengers. Thanks to everyone who helped out to make it a successful day.
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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2020, 10:52:45 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th of September 2020

Tuesday and Wednesday:

*  ToM Switch rebuild, This will include the replacement of the stub switches, replacing them       
    with points on both the main line and the run around. Work will cover both days and expected to be
    completed by the following week. Tuesday work train to leave around 10am.
                     
    Volunteers will need to bring lunch as the plan will be to eat on site.

*  Coach #9 assembly (pending)

*  Small engine repair

Note:  Crew caller for volunteers for this job looking for something to do after the holiday.

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2020, 03:41:22 PM »
Hi Stephen, On the main line switch, Check for two or three switch ties that are two high. Ties need to be removed and cribs lowered. The high ties is what makes it hard to get the rails to set in place when moving the rails.till later, dwight

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2020, 09:28:08 AM »
Dwight, we will certainly check that out, thank you.

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2020, 07:31:21 PM »
Labor on Labor Day -

* Shop - The air system (and the propane kiln) was set up to test the bull riveter that Gerry and Carlos spent the Summer restoring.  The riveter was used to set hot rivets in the ring for locomotive 10's new smokebox.  The test went well, photos are posted on FB.  Alan Downey ran a rehearsal with a cold rivet so everyone would be ready for hot rivets.

* Coach 9 - Eric and Ron spent much of the day installing the under sheathing on the frame, building pockets for the vacuum brake cylinder and equipment that go under the car.

* Gift shop - Some of the merchandise cabinet doors were removed and trimmed at the bottom so they will fit over the new safety mats behind the counter.  Merchandise was pulled for 3 more mail orders.

* Clean up - Trash from the weekend events was collected into 8 large bags, and refund bottles were organized for redemption.

* Depots - The locksets on the Sheepscot and Alna Center station doors were fixed so they are easier to lock/unlock.

* Trailer - Brian Strait worked on rust removal on the WW&F large equipment trailer. 

* Publicity - The FB team edited photos of weekend events to be posted later this week. 

* Maintenance - The Sheepscot platform lights were fixed.