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ALAIN DELASSUS

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #45 on: October 15, 2020, 01:21:37 AM »
It's those cold, rainy days that you wish you were in that nice warm, smoky, dry cab shoveling coal into that firebox.
Unless you're running in reverse
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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #46 on: October 15, 2020, 08:41:05 AM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 13-14 October 2020

Tuesday:
*  Flat cars spotted for loading
*  Trout Brook switch ties cut and loaded
*  Campus clean up
*  Archives and Gift Shop work continues
*  Half the day gets rained out.

Wednesday:
*  Prep for Trout Brook switch continues to include bending guide rails
    and closure rail, further loading of switch materials.
*  Coach #9 assembly continues
*  Dump run

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2020, 10:00:22 AM »
No Pavilion work Saturday. The predicted forecast has dampened my spirits.. Hoping for good weather next Saturday.
Mike
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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2020, 05:33:47 PM »
Work done on Saturday October 17:

* Coach 9: I finished drilling holes in some brackets that I had started on Monday.
* Shop: Brendan started up the coal stove so that it would be warm for tomorrow's charter.
* Archives: Linda's been busy transcribing 1901 diaries from a Leonard Keith, whom I believe was a surveyor for the FS&K, and the Winslow branch of the WW&F. 
* Charter prep: Switching was supposed to occur later for the charter.

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #49 on: October 18, 2020, 08:44:52 PM »
Sunday, October 18th -

The charter was a success with a number of first time visitors.  Some of the scenes presented were WW&F favorites while others were completely new, staged in new locations.  We heard nice comments from the guests and many asked questions about the museum's projects. Some said they will be back.  Our charter client, Dynamo Productions mostly shoots video but there were some still photographers on hand as well.  A few random photos have been posted on the WW&F fb page.  Look for videos on youtube or other sources in the next week or two.   

It was a great day to show what the WW&F crews can do. 

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #50 on: October 19, 2020, 09:48:59 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 October 2020

Tuesday:
*  Trout Brook switch work to include, final prep, track lining,
    tie placement… (ballast pending).
*  Shop work pending.
*  Vehicle repair pending.
*  Campus clean up, repairs and dump run.
*  Archives and gift shop work (always on going)

Wednesday:
*  Trout Brook switch work.
*  Coach #9 assembly.
*  Archives and gift shop.

Note: As Maine closes in on deer season, remember to put
          blaze orange in your work kit.

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #51 on: October 21, 2020, 06:48:32 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Oct 24.  Better weather predicted than last week.

* Pavilion, finish up attaching the trusses.
* Pumpkin trains (both Saturday and Sunday)
* Vehicle repairs

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #52 on: October 21, 2020, 11:39:42 AM »
Anticipated Operations for Saturday, October 24th:
11:00am: Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm - (SOLD OUT)
1:00pm: Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm - (SOLD OUT)
3:00pm: Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm - (SOLD OUT)
5:00pm: Harvest Bonfire Train to SeaLyon Farm - (SOLD OUT)

Anticipated Operations for SUNDAY, October 25th:
11:00am: Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm - (1 ticket available*)
1:00pm: Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm - (SOLD OUT)
3:00pm: Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm - (3 tickets available*)
5:00pm: Harvest Bonfire Train to SeaLyon Farm - (6 tickets available*)
*As of Thursday 10/22 @4:00pm.

Extra assistance is always appreciated - contact crewcaller@traincrew.wwfry.org to sign up, or learn how to be qualified.
We ESPECIALLY Need folks to fill a "Gatekeeper" position - which requires basic computer/tablet/phone skills and a knack for dealing with the public.
(Train handling qualifications are NOT required to assist as Gatekeeper.)


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 #53 on: October 21, 2020, 03:13:09 PM »
I'd like to add a quick task involving Rose Wood Crossing. There is a temporary telephone cable running across the Rose Wood Crossing road about 30 feet from the track. It would be good to take a pick axe and cut a 2-inch deep groove across the road at that point so that the line can be somewhat buried. Access should be via the railroad rather than via 218, as the distance is short. It's a short walk from TOM to Rose Wood Crossing, so perhaps someone from a Pumpkin Train could do it. I didn't have time to do it last time. Thanks!

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #54 on: October 21, 2020, 08:37:27 PM »
Hi John, I’ll be conductor on Saturday. I think we can arrange for that to happen.

Best,
Steve

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #55 on: October 21, 2020, 10:47:58 PM »
Thanks! That would be great! Having a crew member carrying a pick axe would be a great "scare the kiddies" Halloween effect.  While I've seen your Number 1 Assistant carrying a wrench almost his size, carrying a pick axe would be overdoing it a bit, so best to find someone else. :)

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #56 on: October 22, 2020, 10:34:10 AM »
Work completed Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 October 2020

Tuesday:
*  Trout Brook switch parts moved to location, construction
    began with additional lining, tie removal and switch ties put in.
*  Shop was being performed on various machines.
*  Electric building work continued.
*  Fork lift repairs started
*  Archives/gift shop work on going. There is some really interesting
    historical notes and diaries being presented.
*  Campus clean up and dump run.

Wednesday:
*  Trout Brook switch continues, with rail points, closure rails,
    guard rails and frog unloaded and put in place.
*  Coach #9 assembly continues
*  Electrical building work continues.
*  Forklift repair continues.

Note:  Tuesday was attended by 15 volunteers.

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #57 on: October 22, 2020, 12:37:44 PM »
Good job of work you all. I can't wait for looking at photos of the laying of the South switch of the future Troot Brook station.

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #58 on: October 22, 2020, 06:25:20 PM »
Thursday, October 22nd - the big project was the wood shed:
 
- The side for large wood was cleaned out.
- The small wood/kindling side was organized.   
- The large wood area was restocked using wood from the pile near the oil house.  The back row of the stack had collapsed and half the wood was in the grass, covered with pine needles.  The wood was rescued and stacked in the wood shed to dry.  Engine crews should not use logs from the shed for a couple weeks so the wood can dry.

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #59 on: October 22, 2020, 07:04:23 PM »
Would love to see pics of 218 switch, electrical building (a personal interest) and the wood pile cleanup.

Pictures are worth....

Thanks