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Fred M. Cain

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #600 on: June 11, 2018, 12:41:27 PM »
So, is this slated to be the permanent end of the line or are there aspirations  of eventually crossing State Route 218?

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« Reply #601 on: June 11, 2018, 12:58:15 PM »
Probably stop for a bit, replace lots of ties, do things at TOM. and at sheepscot. Lots of things on hold right now.

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« Reply #602 on: June 11, 2018, 03:51:07 PM »
Things are in the works as well as timelines so that our members will know what to expect, what hurdles need to be met, what happens in the mean time, etc. There will be a short pause to allow us to get caught up with a few campus projects such as roundhouse, shingle mill, etc. When the time comes, we hope to keep all of our wonderfull supporters aware of whats going on like we have managed to do with the Mountain Extension.

The Mountain Extension is no longer a when will this be completed project, but a IT WILL BE COMPLETED project. And IT WILL be completed by 2021 provided nothing drastic happens. It continues to sadden me to hear people who are in doubt and do not want to tell people about our timeline. Honestly, having a timeline and can do attitude makes us successful.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #603 on: June 17, 2018, 01:19:02 AM »





Location 15


Looking North from location 15 toward 218. Gravel pile is on location 16




Looking North at location 15


Looking South at Location 15
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« Reply #604 on: June 17, 2018, 01:01:31 PM »
Once again, fantastic work, Mike.

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« Reply #605 on: June 24, 2018, 04:07:08 AM »
New Hydraulic Motor also has a higher travel speed when you throttle up the engine.

The used air compressor puts out more air 185, CFM ( cubic foot minute)

In preparation for the big 1200 ft track laying this fall several things are coming together.  Dwight provided the rail drill which will greatly speed up installing miss fitting joint bars or where a split rail end needs to be trimmed and re-drilled.  It occurred to me that the joint bar bolt impact wrench batteries are now several years old.  I found that DeWalt now offers a 6Ah 20V battery which has twice the capacity as the current ones, so I have acquired two which I will bring up this summer. 

With the rebuilt tamper and current tools our FWW mountain extension track laying, and next SWW ballasting, aligning, surfacing, tamping and dressing should go much more smoothly.  All we will need are enthusiastic volunteers and we will continue to reach our goals.

We all get the added benefit of renewing friendships, sharing great food, enjoying the smell of coal and steam and of course the wonderful train rides to and from the work site.  What could be better?  I can't wait....
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #606 on: June 24, 2018, 07:39:22 PM »
2 moose and at least 2 deer visited the road over night..



Knocking down the piles of gravel




Gravel pushed almost to the walking trail entrance.






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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #607 on: June 24, 2018, 10:30:51 PM »
In the archeology department, the old stove that was near the hardwood pile was moved against a tree, and an old shovel was found in the same area. All wood was missing. It also is leaning against a tree.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #608 on: June 24, 2018, 11:44:04 PM »
Mike, be careful about leaving the keys in the dozer or you may find the moose and deer have taken it for a ride. LOL

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #609 on: June 25, 2018, 02:16:12 AM »
Is the WW&F saw horse from the 2018 RowMow catalog?

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« Reply #610 on: June 25, 2018, 10:32:34 AM »
Yes, new product.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #611 on: June 25, 2018, 01:29:29 PM »
2 moose and at least 2 deer visited the road over night..

Are you sure it wasn't a Mouse Trout?
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #612 on: June 25, 2018, 02:09:29 PM »
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Yes, I'm sure. Otherwise it would have antlers and fins.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #613 on: June 25, 2018, 04:30:34 PM »


Are you sure it wasn't a Mouse Trout?

The mouse trout made a nest under the seat of the Kubota. No tracks.
The moose tracks were headed toward Trout Brook, so maybe they are the Moose Trout tracks. The road is fairly hard so the dragging fin mark may not be visible..
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #614 on: June 25, 2018, 05:41:59 PM »
Moose trout spawning grounds? :o

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