Author Topic: Work Weekend Fall 2009  (Read 12691 times)

Dana Deering

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Re: Work Weekend Fall 2009
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2009, 04:59:32 PM »
Now that I am back on line after a week away let me just say thank you to all of those who showed up for the work weekend and second much of what has already been said about the progress we made.  The tie cutting and rail prep on Friday worked out great and the rain held off long enough for us to get 158 track feet of rail ready to go. We had just enough cutting disks to finish the job!  Track laying on Saturday went smoothly and we reached the big oak tree and the 2400 foot sign (distance from Albee's crossing).  Then came the hauling and unloading gravel and raising the low spots, one of which we raised well over a foot, maybe closer to two.  Then came stone, jacking, surfacing, tamping, lining for Sunday and Monday.  At the end of the weekend we had placed 400 feet of new track in service and the rest is all ballasted and waiting for the jacks.  Great job, everyone!  Watching the progress on the grading of the yard expansion is inspiring me for the spring.  I hope we can start on that project come April.  We have rail, ties, and joint bars all set to go!

Ira Schreiber

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Re: Work Weekend Fall 2009
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2009, 07:18:11 PM »
Do we have the mainline switch and what # and rail weight is it?
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Vincent "Lightning" LeRow

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Re: Work Weekend Fall 2009
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2009, 04:43:18 PM »
Steve, that pic looks like it's straight out of NG in the SV, with color!!  :D
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Re: Work Weekend Fall 2009
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2009, 12:41:15 AM »
We have some frogs. Not sure what weight they are. Must be one to fit there someplace.
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Steve Smith

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Re: Work Weekend Fall 2009
« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2009, 01:47:13 AM »
What happened? last night I wanted to have a second look at the group of Steve's work weekend pictures pasted in below, but in place of the photos were some little thingees, sort of like icons. Tonight I tried again, and now there's a series of little blue boxes, each with question mark inside. Steve, did you change the format somehow? Perhaps you did, Ed? I have a Mac so am wondering if it's some incompatibility issue between Windows and the Mac OS. I can see a couple of Gordon's shots plus the one of Joe Tampiere by James.

Cutting and drilling rail (and not necessarily in that order!) from Friday...

Josh Recave as the Wichita lineman...

The fall 2009 version of "many hands make light work!"


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Re: Work Weekend Fall 2009
« Reply #35 on: October 22, 2009, 02:16:53 AM »
No changes here. In fact, the photos aren't working for me either (on a PC) so its not a Mac issue.
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James Patten

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Re: Work Weekend Fall 2009
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2009, 11:37:27 AM »
I think the site Steve uses to store the photos, villagephotos.com, is having problems.

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Re: Work Weekend Fall 2009
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2009, 01:04:28 AM »
James;
 Village Photos seems to have disappeared so I've moved on. Here are some belated photos of the work weekend: WW&F's own Michaelangelo

Leon in his natural element.

Surprisingly there was some activity when I was stationed at Alna Center
The beginnings of the North Yard excavation

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