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Bill Reidy

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #750 on: August 13, 2018, 08:32:22 PM »
Looks like Fred will be busy for a while.

Exactly what I thought just now when I saw Brendan's photos.  We'll have a hard time keeping up with Fred and his chainsaw.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #751 on: August 14, 2018, 08:10:09 PM »
Tie cutting has commenced.



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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #752 on: August 15, 2018, 08:28:38 AM »
I wonder how many ties Fred has cut since coming to the museum.  :o

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« Reply #753 on: August 15, 2018, 11:30:03 AM »
At the pace Fred's going at, we need to find some more ROW for all the ties he's making for us!
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #754 on: August 18, 2018, 01:30:10 PM »
Mice sabotaged us today. Ate through the fuel line on the boom truck..



And the dozer died and would not restart. Checked it over andfigure the coil is bad. Picked up a new one..

Hoping tomorrow goes better..
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« Reply #755 on: August 18, 2018, 03:03:41 PM »
Here's wishing you better luck, Mike.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #756 on: August 18, 2018, 03:11:35 PM »
Closer examination reveals that it’s the result of a moose trout bite...

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #757 on: August 18, 2018, 03:24:48 PM »
How are we going to keep TRACK of that moose trout?
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #758 on: August 18, 2018, 05:55:45 PM »
I visited the bridge site this afternoon.  Here's a couple of pictures from it:

Looking at the south bents, with the grade showing as the tree tunnel beyond.


The worksite as a whole.  Can you spot Fred's honorary supervisor chair?

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #759 on: August 18, 2018, 08:33:46 PM »
Joe had a crew today help sort the rail..his pictures..








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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #760 on: August 18, 2018, 09:15:06 PM »
I rather like the look of that plate rolling machine.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #761 on: August 18, 2018, 10:55:31 PM »
What is the lower gray cross timber's function on the south bridge bent?
BTW, the parking lot now looks like Honest Fred's Slightly Used Railway Parts.  ;D
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« Reply #762 on: August 19, 2018, 08:02:02 AM »
The temporary steel bridge sits on that support cross timber. Then the temporary bridge will be decked with ties so the Trout Brook Ridge can be rolled across by the movers and lowered into its final place. Then the cribbing can be removed and the two temporary bridges slid out and returned to Sheepscot.
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« Reply #763 on: August 19, 2018, 09:27:30 AM »
What is the lower gray cross timber's function on the south bridge bent?
BTW, the parking lot now looks like Honest Fred's Slightly Used Railway Parts.  ;D

It's looked that way for quite some time... ::)

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #764 on: August 19, 2018, 08:08:35 PM »
Finally, a decent day. And got a lot done. There are now 11 blocks set. Did 5 by myself, using the kubota as my fine tuning machine. Start came up in the afternoon and helped me set the final 4 of the day. He then got the treat of holding onto Clancy's wheel as she was towed by Casey to solid ground..


8 blocks on Clancy..


I came up with a new method to get the block to the crane. I unloaded the truck and drove the truck into position, then lugged the blocks to it. Dozer does not like this new method, but we made it..



1st block this morning..


Found an old track bolt when digging for the 3rd tier block


End of day.


Brookside..

I also cemented in the hook holes to keep water from standing on the block, then possibly freezing.


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