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Steve Smith

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Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Reply #270 on: August 06, 2017, 03:09:12 AM »
Good going,team!

Question: Was it a big hassle getting the culvert from lengthwise on the flat car, as in Brendan's 3rd picture, to crosswise, for lifting by the crane?

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Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Reply #271 on: August 06, 2017, 03:19:13 AM »
And, how did 52 get in front of 118?  ;)
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Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Reply #272 on: August 06, 2017, 09:15:00 AM »
The crane lifted the pipe off the car, and was then spun into position to be set. Once the pipe was lifted off the car, 52 went to ToM, ran around, and was put in front of the crane for extra weight. Everything went very well, or so it seemed. And the actual setting of the culvert was around an hour.

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Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Reply #273 on: August 06, 2017, 12:53:39 PM »
Fantastic work. when will the 2nd pipe be set?

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Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Reply #274 on: August 06, 2017, 03:19:36 PM »
And I slept like a baby last night. Ashamed to say, I never opened my eyes until 8 this morning...

I am hoping to set the second pipe first thing Saturday Morning. I would like a crew to leave the station by 8. Loading and setting the culvert should be done by the first trains arrival at TOM. We will then be done for the day to partake in the rest of the days activities.
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Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Reply #275 on: August 08, 2017, 02:08:07 PM »
National Weather Service currently has a 40% chance for showers Saturday. I am still in hopes to set the pipe in place, but the forecast will determine that. If it rains at all Friday evening, we will not place the pipe. The good old Alna clay will be too slippery to be safely walked on. I do still have just a little prep left to do.
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« Reply #276 on: August 11, 2017, 12:13:16 PM »
Putting out the last call for help for first thing in the morning. I need to get the last pipe in. After tomorrow, I have 7 Saturdays left so this is crucial. 8 AM preferred departure. If I have enough before, we will leave then.
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Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Reply #277 on: August 11, 2017, 11:09:56 PM »
The second culvert section has been loaded on the flatcar and is in position for setting it out Saturday morning.   

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Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Reply #278 on: August 11, 2017, 11:11:09 PM »
Mike,
I'll be there by 8.
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Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Reply #279 on: August 11, 2017, 11:11:51 PM »
 This afternoon the second pipe and the joining section were put on a flat car and delivered to the end of track where the crane is ready to lift them into place tomorrow. There should be a team ready to go with Mike to the end of track to get this done before the first train of the day.

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Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Reply #280 on: August 11, 2017, 11:16:37 PM »
Mike,
Jason agrees that that scratches on the second culvert should buff right out... ;D
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Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Reply #281 on: August 12, 2017, 10:52:24 PM »
Rain this morning prevented setting the last culvert section, but we did hook it to the crane and set it on the ground, freeing up the flats. Saturday I will finish the prep and we can set that in place. No pictures were taken due to the rain.
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Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Reply #282 on: August 19, 2017, 08:52:41 PM »


The crew this morning, muddy feet and tar covered hands, gloves and clothes. Gerry and Carlos standing on the crane, Alan and Steve Z. in front of it, Steve P. is on the pipe, Mark is in the mud next to the pipe and Harold to the right. We were done before the first train.
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Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Reply #283 on: August 19, 2017, 09:00:33 PM »
Very nice job by all involved today!  Thanks for the update and photo, Mike.
Ack.

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Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Reply #284 on: August 19, 2017, 09:07:44 PM »
YAY!  Only one person smiling- just like a period photograph.  Should black-and-white it...