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October 2020 Work Reports
« on: September 30, 2020, 06:15:33 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday October 3:

* Pavilion
* Pumpkin trains
* Vehicle repairs

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 08:34:41 AM »
Anticipated Operations for Saturday, October 3rd:
9:00am: Handcar Hop on Mainline - Still Available
11:00am: Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm - (SOLD OUT [1 ticket available])
1:00pm: Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm - (SOLD OUT [1 ticket available])
3:00pm: Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm - (SOLD OUT)
5:00pm: Harvest Bonfire Train to SeaLyon Farm - (SOLD OUT)

Extra assistance is always appreciated - contact crewcaller@traincrew.wwfry.org to sign up, or learn how to be qualified.
All trains in 2020 are limited to 40 passengers and all tickets must be purchased in advance.
All passengers and crew must adhere to the COVID-19 Policy published at www.wwfry.org/covid
Visit www.wwfry.org/tickets to buy tickets.
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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2020, 09:14:30 AM »
Is there any possibility to add an additional car to expand seating?
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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2020, 10:13:28 AM »
As there is an "intermodal transfer" 8) once the train delivers the patrons to Top of the Mountain, more passengers on a given train means more issues with getting those people to the Sealyon Pumpkin Patch (and back) in an efficient manner. It seems unlikely that Don Lyon can add more transfer capacity at this point in the year.

While walking is an option, walking back carrying a pumpkin might be less fun. :-X
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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2020, 10:44:46 AM »
State of Maine limits inside gatherings to 50 people.  We've interpreted that to mean an entire train.  We limit it to 40 just to be safe.

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2020, 11:06:07 AM »
We also can't fit another car in the runaround at top of mountain.
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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2020, 11:34:35 AM »
40 passengers (20 per wagon) is also the limit that Don Lyons can handle with his two wagons - without doubling up trips. That would make the layover at the farm 10-20mins shorter for certain passengers.

In the post-COVID future, we could run more trains, so that SeaLyon always has customers - and isn't idle while the train returns to SS for the next load. We have lots to consider and learn from the success of the current offering.
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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2020, 08:24:58 AM »
In a normal world you'd have a second section arriving as the first section is departing A/C.  Thereby the SeaLyon wagons are not making any movements without passengers.  But we'll need #10 back online for next year ......
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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2020, 09:53:49 AM »
In a normal world you'd have a second section arriving as the first section is departing A/C.  Thereby the SeaLyon wagons are not making any movements without passengers.  But we'll need #10 back online for next year ......

Timetables prior to the lockdown included 2nd class trains that would travel a set time behind the 1st class train and they'd pass in Alna Center or sheepscot. There was also provisions for 2nd sections. You can see an example of the 1st\2nd class dynamic in this video from last year's annual picnic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiTK2R8pSZs

Monson 3 handled the 2nd class train and is still able to whenever we go back to being able to run multiple trains since WW&F and MNG are on very good terms right now.
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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2020, 04:37:41 PM »
Work done on Saturday October 3:

* Pavilion: Another 5 rafters were assembled and put up.  Then Mike manhandled the truck so that it was going out the side door, and set up another 5 outside the pavilion structure for working on next week.
* Pumpkin trains: sold out for the day.

Not sure what occurred on the Sheepscot side today.

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2020, 07:22:42 PM »
Anticipated work Tuesday October 6 and Wednesday October 7, 2020

Tuesday:

*  Prep and survey of support cribbing for main line at ToM.
*  Shop work (pending)
*  Small engine repair (repair)
*  Servicing/repairs and clean up from Saturday operations.
*  Archives and gift shop work
*  Dump run.

Wednesday:

*  Install cribbing
*  Shop work pending
*  Campus maintenance (pending)

Note:  Work train to leave 0930  (hopefully)

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2020, 07:53:26 PM »
What's the cribbing at TOM for?

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2020, 03:46:19 AM »
To stop loosing ballest down the steep embankments where the culverts are placed.

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2020, 07:10:29 AM »
James, the locations are just south of TOM where the 2 deep culverts are. Long term plan is to build the shoulder out with material, but that is a ways out. These walls can last up to 15 years, so it buys considerable time to make the permanent shoulder inprovements.
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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2020, 05:48:29 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday, Oct 10:

* Pavilion - put up the next 5 trusses.
* Pumpkin trains
* Machine shop
* Vehicle repair
* Board meeting at 4.  Hopefully this one won't last until past 8:30.