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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2020, 08:16:09 PM »
Stewart, thanks for fixing the Alna Center lock! It’s needed it of some time.
Brian, I appreciate your efforts on the trailer. If you haven’t already, you should use the pop up tent for shade.
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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2020, 04:04:56 PM »
If anyone takes pictures and would like them posted, feel free to email them to me and I'll post them for you.
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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2020, 05:45:36 PM »
Follow up for Tuesday and Wednesday 8 and 9 September 2020.

Work has begun on the ToM switches, both are dismantled.

Work train for Wednesday to depart around 0900 hrs.. For those coming in to work, bring your lunch, we eat on site. 

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2020, 06:39:26 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Sept. 12:

* Pavilion erection
* Potential continuing switch replacement at Top of Mountain
* Vehicle repair
* Coach 9
* Board meeting 4 PM - bring your mask.
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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2020, 10:06:59 AM »
 Work completed Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 September 2020.

Tuesday:

*  Worked started on ToM switch replacement. The main and runaround switches
    were removed, cribbing swapped so they can be reused, rails placed and bolted up.
*  Brake work continued on Coach #3.
*  Small engine repair with concentration on the dodge pick up truck.
*  Trash removal and campus clean up.
*  Archives work.

Wednesday:

*  Work continued on switches to include digging out and lowering switch
    cribbing (back hoe work by Sealyon Farm). Set up begins on switch plates
    rails to include resolving a several unforeseen problems. Work to continue.
*  Brake work on Coach #8
*  Small engine repair

NOTE:  There was probably more work being done that I have missed.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2020, 12:59:03 PM by Ed Lecuyer »

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2020, 03:25:27 PM »
I leave it to Ed to tell us about the points of this work and the fact that it was pointless to install stub switches here in the first place. (I understand why that was done, and it made perfect sense; I just needed to use the pun "pointless.")

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2020, 03:54:54 PM »
Because I know somebody will ask....

When we arrived at ToM we had every intention of continuing work Down the Mountain with an eventual terminus at Rt 218.  In the meantime, we needed a run-around.  The configuration of two stub switches was "quick and dirty", as we assumed that once we got to 218 the two stubs would come out, leaving the long siding entered from the south, so that the run-around was at the bottom of the hill.  However, the crossover configuration has proved so useful that we want to leave it in, so we need to install a better solution which includes point switches, as the stubs are stubborn to move in hot weather.

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2020, 05:33:39 PM »
Actually, as of late, the stubs were difficult to move in any weather, as the rails were not sliding under the catch plates without considerable effort that may have included jumping/kicking, striking the rail with a blunt object, use of one or more joint bars, a bucket or two of water, and/or the recitation of curse words.

On behalf of the train crews, we are all very thankful this work is underway.
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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2020, 05:53:19 PM »
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Anticipated work for Saturday Sept. 12:
* Potential continuing switch replacement at Top of Mountain

Is track work on 9/12 a definite or still a maybe?
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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2020, 07:26:16 PM »
Steve, you are the MAN!  (or is it PERSON!?).  Anyway, you have become a great chronicler of the WW&F in this time of isolation for many of us.  Please keep up the great work.  I really miss volunteering on site right now.

Bob
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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2020, 07:44:43 PM »
Steve, you are the MAN!  (or is it PERSON!?).  Anyway, you have become a great chronicler of the WW&F in this time of isolation for many of us.  Please keep up the great work.  I really miss volunteering on site right now.

Bob

Amen.  I miss everyone.  Steve's reports have been a great addition.  Thanks!
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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2020, 08:07:24 PM »
Track work at ToM is on for anyone that wants to do it.

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2020, 01:45:22 AM »
Is that new road crossing just south  of the TOM crossover for service to SeaLyon Farms?
Great!
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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2020, 06:46:09 PM »
A huge amount of progress was made on the smokebox for #10, and Alan will be posting a video of that effort. This is a picture the final product..

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Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2020, 09:23:17 PM »
Work done on Saturday Sep 12:

* Pavilion: The first (outer) set of trusses were finished and placed on the structure, then the second set of trusses were picked off the pile and set up for work on next week.
* Vacuum train brakes: #9 was fired up and ran several trips to the bottom of the Ladder and back, testing out train brakes.
* Loco 10: Using the riveter they fixed up, Carlos and Jerry (and Alan) rivetted up a ring to the #10's smokebox.
* MNG 7: A crew was onsite to prep 7 for an inspection later in the week.
* Board meeting: LOOOONNNNG.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2020, 06:51:50 AM by Ed Lecuyer »