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Volunteers / Re: March 2023 work reports
« on: March 22, 2023, 07:31:42 AM »
I was hoping to cut between ML&M and the trestle this winter, and if some would like to do that Saturday that would be great. I can't join you though.

April 1st if the weather holds I will get back to my dirt projects..

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: March 18, 2023, 06:50:23 PM »

A flash only image, I think it captures the grain of the wood rather well, and shows the progression of the staining process.

Volunteers / Re: March 2023 work reports
« on: March 18, 2023, 06:47:31 PM »

Last burn of the season.. We have enough cleared to use up most of the fill we have.

Dan in his element, or more like wearing his element..

Dan and Roger were continuing to prep 9 for a boiler inspection, Dan having firebox duty..looking good.

More of Dans element, or more like what he wasn't wearing..

Freds tractor had a leaking injector line that I found last weekend. I replaced these brass washers with new and solved the issue.

I also worked on the brakes some on the loader. They need to be bled out all over again because the reservoir was empty last weekend. I did not have a helper so that did not get done.

I also put new linkage in the Kubota and got that ready to use for April 1st.. Over all a busy day.

Volunteers / Re: March 2023 work reports
« on: March 16, 2023, 11:21:12 AM »
Brian is comimg Saturday so we will do a little more cutting on the northwest lot.

General Discussion / Re: Sheepscot Passenger Shelter Move
« on: March 12, 2023, 06:11:43 PM »
I should have invited you when we moved the first set of trusses to Alna Center. 13 feet tall above the flat car, making it 16 feet tall over the rail.

Volunteers / Re: March 2023 work reports
« on: March 11, 2023, 09:48:14 PM »
Both sprockets are now on the dozer and I did a little painting. Also worked on the Deere to try and fix a fuel leak but need a replacement brass washer. The loader also got some attention as Brendan said the brakes went out. I found no fluid in the resivoir so I need to go through the whole bleeding process again..

Volunteers / Re: March 2023 work reports
« on: March 11, 2023, 05:46:37 PM »
Training session this morning. This is in a secluded area of the lot, with only one point of entry which, was guarded. Low speed familiarization for Cody. This was the safest way to instruct him and train him on the use of the tractor (with a clutch) versus his tractors at home which are hydrostatic. He did very well once he got used to the clutch. I got word that he feels it in his left leg tonight..

Work and Events / Re: J&S Truck Build/Rebuild - Official Work Thread
« on: March 11, 2023, 05:39:40 PM »

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: March 11, 2023, 05:25:00 PM »

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« on: March 11, 2023, 05:21:59 PM »
#10 had a work session today. The guilty will remain nameless..

The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: Historic Photos
« on: March 10, 2023, 01:06:28 AM »
There seems to be quite a bit of freshly-sawn lumber along the ROW in the first photo. Would a northbound train be taking that north from the sawmill in the yard at Wiscasset? Or was this a southbound train carrying lumber to the port? Obviously, it's along the Sheepscot River, but are we seeing a southbound train, or perhaps a reversed negative print?
Those look like replacement ties to me.

Museum Discussion / Re: Plowing Ahead - Snow removal discussion
« on: March 08, 2023, 12:31:26 PM »
We had discussed restoring the Flanger, but it is almost a complete restoration. Lot's of work, including some new beams and decking. But would definately be a good piece to have working, both for flanging and winter photographic opportunities. But is not a priority yet..

Volunteers / Re: March 2023 work reports
« on: March 08, 2023, 12:26:02 PM »
We will be in Sheepscot. I have some training to do with someone and would be coming and going from the cutting and fire

Museum Discussion / Re: Plowing Ahead - Snow removal discussion
« on: March 05, 2023, 02:37:22 PM »
Plowing while it is cold prevents snow balling up and sticking to the plow. But that does not help at the crossings where the real issues will be.

Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« on: March 04, 2023, 08:01:09 PM »
Sorry to hear of your mothers passing Alain. Living that long I am sure she saw a lot. I hope you were able to enjoy some time with her. My thoughts are with you.

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