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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #945 on: May 01, 2019, 12:22:25 AM »
Thanks Brendan for the photo's, it looks like it's not that far to the bridge. The stakes and photos really help show the work still to be done.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #946 on: May 01, 2019, 12:54:27 AM »
Hey Gary,

We need to purchase spikes, bolts, and washers still. Everything else is hopefully on hand. (Depending on condition of the joint bars)

The bridge is around 1000' from the end of track. MP8 will be remeasured once the grading is complete and an accurate measurement can be placed. Once this is done we will install MP 8.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #947 on: July 13, 2019, 11:36:14 PM »
Time to revive this thread.

Today, I installed the pipe in the ditch, ahead of next weekends stoning. Please do not step on the pipes. Covering them with even the minimal stone in the pictures will support your weight, but pipe alone will not.





Then, to end of track.





Looking North from End of Track. Stump on left of grade will be shown closely in the next few pics.

Getting it loose



Almost...



The Kubota may not be the prettiest excavator, but it will do the job if you work at it long enough. Took me about 20 minutes





Filled back in..looking North



Looking South



Then I started ditching. The curve has been eased slightly, so that gave me lots of room on the east side to create some significant ditches, and use the tailings as fill at location 10.







And north of location 10. I have more to dig here, but need the dozer to push..









Got to pull your own weight around there too. No traction in and out of the hole..



And I did a little trimming..



« Last Edit: July 14, 2019, 03:50:52 PM by Mike Fox »
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #948 on: July 14, 2019, 02:12:40 AM »
We all know that you do literally tons of stuff, but you shouldn’t show the same picture twice (8 and 9). We former newsletter editors notice that sort of stuff. 🤗
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #949 on: July 14, 2019, 02:30:51 AM »
Johnny McNit-Picker!  ;D

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #950 on: July 14, 2019, 03:46:34 PM »
Phone died during editing...should be fixed now
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #951 on: July 14, 2019, 08:01:12 PM »
How much more digging needs to be done before you reach the bridge?

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #952 on: July 15, 2019, 01:15:20 AM »
I have to reconstruct the ditches through the curve, then touch up the grade when Contractor Jeff is done. Hoping that I we don't need much fill when I am done ditching. Pretty soft up there and not sure Jeff would back in that far. I am also hoping to do some preballasting..as well as bury some wire. Going to be a great summer..
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