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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Volunteers => Topic started by: Ed Lecuyer on November 22, 2019, 09:37:10 PM

Title: Watch your Tamper...
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on November 22, 2019, 09:37:10 PM
Photo by Jason Lamontagne attached:
Title: Re: Watch your Tamper...
Post by: Mike Fox on November 22, 2019, 09:39:15 PM
Awesome. The young guns are learning track maintenance..
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Post by: Bill Piche on November 22, 2019, 10:46:34 PM
This mean that the track from the tank switch to the platform got leveled and tamped?
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Post by: Dave Buczkowski on November 22, 2019, 11:57:59 PM
I note the new red flag. Hard to miss that as you are traveling along.
Dave
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Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on November 23, 2019, 09:37:37 AM
  I'm fairly sure the red banner is backed by a torpedo. Safety First !
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Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on November 23, 2019, 04:47:10 PM
Bill: yes indeed!

Bryce and James came in Friday morning and made the novice mistake of asking if there was anything to do...

Great to indoctrinate them.

See ya
Jason
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Post by: Bill Baskerville on November 23, 2019, 06:07:35 PM
This mean that the track from the tank switch to the platform got leveled and tamped?
Great that the young guns are learning new skills.  But Bill's question is still unanswered... did the tank to platform track get leveled and tamped?
Title: Re: Watch your Tamper...
Post by: James Patten on November 23, 2019, 06:53:18 PM
The track got tamped today, Saturday.  Here's some proof:

Bryce on the tamper, working by the platform:
(https://i.imgur.com/JPAO0mz.jpg)

There was a crew dumping stone using the tipcar, using up the stone stored at Sheepscot (needed to get out of the way for plowing).  "2nd James" was coordinating this work:
(https://i.imgur.com/E7jMIug.jpg)
Title: Re: Watch your Tamper...
Post by: Bill Baskerville on November 24, 2019, 12:57:20 AM
Wow, that east rail came up a lot.
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Post by: Bill Reidy on November 24, 2019, 09:18:20 AM
That's great news on the tamping.  The track lean was getting impressive this summer.  Won't miss it a bit.  Good job by all involved.
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Post by: Jeff Schumaker on November 24, 2019, 11:12:50 AM
Nice to see the tip car in use. Was Fred's tractor used to fill it?

Jeff S.
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Post by: Dwight Winkley on November 24, 2019, 11:15:59 AM
yes
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Post by: Gordon Cook on November 24, 2019, 03:00:51 PM
Just a reminder in case there's more tamping time....
The turntable lead is leaning to the west.
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Post by: James Patten on November 24, 2019, 04:38:33 PM
Wow, that east rail came up a lot.

You've no idea.  Right by the platform the east end of the tie was completely out of the ballast, I could put my foot underneath.  The tip car delivered a load right there, then Fred delivered more while Bryce was tamping.
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Post by: Fred Morse on November 24, 2019, 05:17:47 PM
We found that only 1 tractor scoop-full didn't waste any over the edge of the fill,or not very much when using the tip car.
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Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on November 24, 2019, 05:26:34 PM
We checked cross level before lifting and found the worst at 1-1/4”.  That translates to about 2-1/2” at the end of the tie when leveled.  The entire stretch was out of level ranging from 1/2” to 1-1/4”.

See ya
Jason
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Post by: Mike Fox on November 24, 2019, 05:54:20 PM
Just a reminder in case there's more tamping time....
The turntable lead is leaning to the west.
Super elevated for the run to the TT..

Just kidding.

I have got an improvement in mind for that that I discussed with Jason this summer. It will make the whole area better. It involves a catch basin to act as a collector for the pipes from the shop, TT and the pipe under the roundhouse leads, and sends it out in one pipe. We can then backfill, eliminating some of that nasty slope.
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Post by: Paul Uhland on November 24, 2019, 10:33:21 PM
Sounds like progress to me.
Hope this drainage fix gets rid of the nuisance puddling between the shop and platform, maybe by Cross Road.
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Post by: Paul Uhland on February 19, 2020, 12:51:07 PM
Glad to see track cross-level, whatever, problems being taken care of with existing equipment and young, strong workers.
Go for it!