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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #585 on: May 01, 2018, 06:50:48 PM »
According to the permit, when can you start with the earthwork?   Although I'm still recovering from SWW,  I can't wait until FWW.
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« Reply #586 on: May 01, 2018, 07:55:29 PM »
There is no limit on the pinch point one, but the most recent one is no in stream work prior to July 15th. All in-stream work will be done next summer (2019). There is only one culvert on the permit we will be doing this year.
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« Reply #587 on: May 13, 2018, 01:47:04 AM »
No more duck under. I wished after that I would have video'd this. The tree and stump fell in rather spectacular fashion..

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« Reply #588 on: May 27, 2018, 02:02:30 AM »
Mike Fox set a 15" culvert for Location 16 today (Correct me, Mike, if this is location 15).  Mike will be setting culverts at locations 14 through 17, plus one near Route 218, before gravel can be brought in to complete right-of-way preparations so equipment can be brought in later this summer for bridge site preparation and delivery of the Moose Brook bridge.

After delivering the dozer and the Kubota to the work site in the morning, Mike brought up two 20-foot-long 15" culverts after lunch.  The paved road in front of Mike's truck is Route 218.




Mike then proceeded with excavation for the culvert using the Kubota.




Mike received expert supervision as he progressed...






The culvert at this location ended up being a little more than 29 feet long.  After the first 20-foot-long culvert was placed, Mike applied some grease inside its bell mouth to more easily receive the next culvert piece.  Note the sledgehammer and bar.  Some ledge was found along the west end of the excavation, so Dave Buczkowski and Mike had to do some work to fit the culvert.
 



Once the full length of culvert had been set, Mike finished backfilling the excavation.  One culvert done -- four more to go.




Signs were placed today to let everyone know local trails are open while ROW preparations are underway.



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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #589 on: May 27, 2018, 07:32:31 PM »
Ledge was not entirely unexpected, but was hoping it would be deeper. We got that one done anyhow. Got to fix the road up so Fred can work up that wood..
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #590 on: June 10, 2018, 01:48:36 AM »
Contractor Jeff left 2 loads of gravel where I wanted them..













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« Reply #591 on: June 10, 2018, 04:16:33 PM »
Mike, I must say that you do not mess around when you set to work on a project. Great job! Wish I could be there to help.
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« Reply #592 on: June 10, 2018, 09:19:04 PM »
We have a time line to keep. Two culverts to go and then things will look different very quickly.
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« Reply #593 on: June 10, 2018, 09:37:40 PM »
Keep up the great work, Mike.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #594 on: June 10, 2018, 11:26:08 PM »
How will we tastefully block off the end of the ROW from 218?  Bollards?  A Kiosk?  Landscaping?  Something to think about...

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #595 on: June 10, 2018, 11:44:35 PM »
Bob,
I am making a ROW MOW yellow barricade. Something easily seen, easily moved, but will keep the honest folks out of the area. When we are completely done, there is a rather large piece of ledge that I left on the side..
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« Reply #596 on: June 11, 2018, 03:41:55 AM »
How will we tastefully block off the end of the ROW from 218?  Bollards?  A Kiosk?  Landscaping?  Something to think about...

Well, when we finish the mountain extension there will be rails and ties blocking the entrance.  Who would drive down a rail road track?

Oops, I forgot, there might be the possibility that beer could be involved......
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« Reply #597 on: June 11, 2018, 12:11:33 PM »
How will we tastefully block off the end of the ROW from 218?  Bollards?  A Kiosk?  Landscaping?  Something to think about...

Well, when we finish the mountain extension there will be rails and ties blocking the entrance.  Who would drive down a rail road track?

Oops, I forgot, there might be the possibility that beer could be involved......

...or other chemical substances.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #598 on: June 11, 2018, 12:21:06 PM »
Short ties and two-foot gauge track won't slow down a yahoo in a big honking 4-wheel drive truck! I call for Jersey barriers at our property line with 218.

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« Reply #599 on: June 11, 2018, 12:22:45 PM »
Only "might be" involved? Wow, oh ye of modest faith. LOL
In my "neck of the woods" it would be foregone conclusion. I live in front of and abutting a long-ago discontinued trolley ROW, now part of privately-owned property. To this day we have younger folks who feel that riding dirt bikes, atv's and even the occasional car or truck upon it is perfectly acceptable conduct. Only a well placed tree or washout can stop the folks who try to drive upon it. The museum might encounter the same sort of mindset from members of the younger (and perhaps some of the not so young) generation once the access to 218 becomes more easily traversed.