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Stephen Hussar

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Fall Work Weekend '08 - photos
« on: October 11, 2008, 02:13:09 AM »
Pictures from Friday. A crew of 30+ volunteers was able to put down 300' of track in some absolutely gorgeous weather!! More to come...




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Re: Fall Work Weekend '08 - photos
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2008, 10:44:33 AM »
Absolutely beautiful..
I have been home for the last with a case of very severe bronchitis. What a bummer as I took the time off for the WW&F.
Keep up the postings on the progress.
Good luck,
Ira

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Re: Fall Work Weekend '08 - photos
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2008, 01:05:10 AM »
And a few more from day 2...beginning with a couple of before and after images. Another 450' was put down today.










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Re: Fall Work Weekend '08 - photos
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2008, 02:09:50 PM »
Nice photos, Steven!

It's the next best thing to being there.  Please keep 'em coming.


Best Regards,
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Re: Fall Work Weekend '08 - photos
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2008, 12:01:56 PM »
FYI
update
I am now in Maine Medical Hospital with pneumonia.
"I told you I was sick"

Great updates, thanks much,
Ira

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Re: Fall Work Weekend '08 - photos
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2008, 12:03:06 PM »
Sorry to hear that Ira! Hopefully pictures from Sunday will make you feel a bit better! (another 300' built) I believe that brings the total to 1050' for the weekend.




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Re: Fall Work Weekend '08 - photos
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2008, 03:33:32 PM »
Nice work, I'm glad you had good weather.
Just curious, how many more feet of roadbed is ready for track and how much beyond that is cleared at this time.
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Re: Fall Work Weekend '08 - photos
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2008, 09:02:59 PM »
The right of way is graded as far as the shoulders of the two rear men on either side of the track. I'm the one on the right with the spike maul on my shoulder. 
  The right of way has been cleared about twice as far as can be seen. Roughly 2000 feet.
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Re: Fall Work Weekend '08 - photos
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2008, 10:11:55 PM »
Those photos, Steve, have made my day!
Ira

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Re: Fall Work Weekend '08 - photos
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2008, 11:48:55 PM »
At the end of the weekend, the end of rail was about 500-600 feet south of the Top of the Mountain siding switch, or about 2200 feet north of Albee's crossing.  You can see Fred's white Top of the Mountain switch sign in the distance in Stephen's first and third photos from Sunday.  I understand track laid this weekend was 1050 feet, plus I believe a 30-foot section installed within the last few weeks to transition from the old rail plate to the new plate bolt spacing.

About 500-600 feet of ballast was put down north from milepost 7.  Some of the dips (particularly near the end of track) will need quite a bit of gravel to bring the track closer to the final grade.  There will be plenty of work to do during the April work weekend to bring this track into service!

As usual, everyone involved in the planning and management of the weekend did a fabulous job.  That includes the kitchen staff, who provided terrific meals, including lunches at the work site Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  It was great fun to see friends and watch (and help) the museum grow.

Thanks for the photos Stephen!  Ira - I hope you feel better soon.  Not seeing the forum this weekend, we were wondering where you were.

- Bill
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Re: Fall Work Weekend '08 - photos
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2008, 01:13:36 PM »
There's 3 pieces of rail left over - one on the pile, two on the ground.  I assume the two on the ground were rejected by Quality Control.

Lots of stone left over as well.  We may not need to buy much next spring.

Nobody has mentioned the work that went on back at Sheepscot on the car shop extension.  The west and east walls were framed up on Saturday and Sunday.  The lumber for the frames and roof arrived on Friday evening.  Still need the steel I-beams for the second floor before the south wall goes up, I guess.  I plan to put up some photos on the website this evening.

A videographer from WCSH Channel 6 TV was there, filming for a piece for the news show 207.  I'll let everybody know when the piece will be shown.

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Re: Fall Work Weekend '08 - photos
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2008, 02:48:44 PM »
And don't forget the survey crew that surveyed for the new round house and car barn. The Quality Control Officer did, indeed, reject the two on the ground lest someone think the rail crew had the dropsies.
Dave

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Re: Fall Work Weekend '08 - photos
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Re: Fall Work Weekend '08 - photos
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2008, 08:59:58 PM »
Great photos as always Steve -

It was good to see you all again after a year, it was a great day and a half of track work... I know we out of towner's had a lot of fun with the project, thanks Dana for all the setup that goes on in the background, and I hope to see you all again in the spring for tamping.

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Re: Fall Work Weekend '08 - photos
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2008, 09:22:12 PM »
Those 2 rejects aren't scrap just yet. Perhaps Dana has a p[lan. It would be a shame to throw away 29 feet of good rail for the 1 foot of bad.
Mike
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