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Volunteers / August 2022 Work Projects
« on: July 31, 2022, 05:25:41 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 2-3 August 2022

*  Track crew to finish TBS tail (Tuesday), track dressing and clean up, equipment movement to TOM
*  Vacuum brakes, design/build test
*  Passenger car trucks rebuild
*  Coach #9 assembly/design/build
*  Locomotive maintenance
*  Locomotive #11 work session
*  TBS turntable testing, rolling stock switching
*  TBS, station build
*  TBS, SS, AC clean up

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Volunteers / May 2022 Work Reports
« on: May 01, 2022, 08:16:09 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 3-4 May 2022

*  The track crew to do basic clean up, prep for weekend ops and mountain extension track work
*  Shop crew to continue on rebuilding the passenger car trucks
*  Coach #9 assembly to continue
*  Brendan and Jonathan headed to Mass. To pick up a used/new machine for the shop
*  Trash run, gift shop and mail work (I expect quite busy after the weekend)

Note: Frequently after work weekend there is a lull, but volunteers will be jumping in continuing
          projects and getting ready for the May 7 Mothers Day Tea. Another successful Spring Work Weekend.

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Volunteers / March 2022 Work Reports
« on: February 27, 2022, 06:42:35 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 1-2 March 2022

*  Shop work,  Vacuum brakes design and build
                         Passenger truck rebuild
*  Engine house construction  (pending)
*  Steam locomotives annual clean out and inspection.

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Volunteers / November 2021 Work Reports
« on: November 01, 2021, 07:47:33 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 2-3 November 2021

*  Track work,  Complete service track switch, prep for spiking.
    Put rail down run through track, prep for spiking.
*  Shop work, Passenger truck rebuild
*  Coach #9 assembly continues
*  Campus clean up
*  Engine house build continues

Note:  Deer hunting season for rifle begins, wear bright/blaze orange while working/walking on the line.

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Volunteers / August 2021 Work Reports
« on: August 02, 2021, 10:24:00 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 3-4 August 2021.

*  Tie replacement Albee filed crossing. A number of ties need replacing before
    Saturdays operations. (to be done Tues., volunteers bring your lunch)

*  TOM track crossings to be built/completed. (Wed. volunteers bring your lunch.

*  Tamper repair continues.

*  Alna Center mowing/campus clean up  (pending)

*  Locomotive #9 test fire and qualification run/switching prep for weekend ops.

*  Shop work, Coach #9 assembly (pending)

NOTE:  Track crew does not expect to return for lunch both days.


TIME TABLE No. 16, Effective at 12:01 AM, Saturday, May 29, 2021

Page #3

   Permanent Track Speed Limits and Conditions (table)
   Speed Table
   Magneto Phone station location list, Siding Length List, Flag Stop List

   Whistling before 10AM at all whistled crossings is discouraged;  approach prepared to stop                             
   and yield to vehicular traffic.                                                                                                                   

   All crossings to be whistled for are marked by a “W” sign 250 feet from the crossing, which
   acts as a marker only and is not intended to denote where whistling begins.  Any train unable
   to whistle must approach prepared to stop and yield to vehicular traffic.

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Volunteers / June 2021 Work reports
« on: May 31, 2021, 09:28:18 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday June 1-2, 2021.

*  Track:  complete Car Barn leads, ballast and spike.  (Tues)
                mountain extension preparation for tamping  (Wed)
                turn table lead dress ballast  (time permitting)

*  Tamper (Big Joe)  repair and service for Saturday operations.

*  Vacuum Brakes  (pending)

*  Tool Shed shingling.

*  Moving dirt

*  Shop work, wheel press  (pending)


         Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway
                              Time Table No. 16

Page 12             Emergency Information

                               In Case of Fire

1.   Trains must stop, investigate, and fight fires found in their wake.
2.   If the fire can not be controlled by means on the train, train crew call 9-1-1, then dispatcher.

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Volunteers / March 2021 Work Reports
« on: March 01, 2021, 03:12:40 PM »
Anticipate work for Tuesday and Wednesday 2-3 March, 2021.

*  Shop rearrangement an prep for the lathe.
*  Vacuum brake work continues
*  Vehicle repair (pending)
*  Campus clean up
*  Tamper inspection continues.


              Rules and Standards for Operations

XX.  Safety Rules (Rules 140-152)

142.  Personal Safety Equipment
         a.  Footwear:  heeled, fully enclosed above the ankle leather skinned sturdy boots.
              Safety shoe/boots are preferred.
         b.  Full legged pants are required for locomotive service and track crew service.
         c.  Full sleeved shirts are required for steam locomotive service.
         d.  Safety or shatter resistant glasses are required when using any power tool.

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Volunteers / February Work Reports 2021
« on: February 01, 2021, 10:21:07 AM »
Anticipated work Tuesday and Wednesday 2-3 February 2021

*  Tuesday:       Snow Storm, work pending.

*  Wednesday:  Storm clean up to include plowing,clean out switches.
                          Vacuum brake work continues.
                          Vehicle repair, tractor assembly.
                          Coach #9 assembly (pending).


                                Rules and Standards for Operations

     XX.   Safety Rules  (140-152)

     151.  Crossing Tracks.  (P-44)

              e.  Never cross in the path of an approaching train closer than 300 feet in
                   railroad yards or ¼ mile on the Main Track.

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Volunteers / December 2020 Work Reports
« on: November 29, 2020, 08:32:48 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 1 and 2 December 2020

Tuesday:
*  There is a heavy rain and wind warning for Monday thru Tuesday.
*  Shop work, vacuum brake stand, set up for test on Wednesday.
*  Small engine repair (Brookville-Pending)
*  Electric building (“Start” may have already completed it)
*  Trash run
*  Campus clean up

Wednesday:
*  Full vacuum brake test-in steam with both coaches.
*  Hot drain Locomotive #9 for maintenance (Pending)
*  Breakwater School Charter
*  Small engine repair (pending)
*  Archives and gift shop
*  Recover Tamper from TOM (pending)

Notes:
*  Don’t forget your masks.

*  Rules and Standards for Operations

    Railroad Operation Requirements (Rules 50-56)

      #51  Switch Position  (page 19)
          C.  Yard Switch Position
               Yard switches shall be lined against any track which
               leads to the interior of a building.
         

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Volunteers / November 2020 Work Reports
« on: November 02, 2020, 10:56:45 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday, 3 and Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Tuesday:
*  Trout Brook switch, complete installation of of the switch stand
    adjustment and spiking.
*  Box car #56 prep for movement.
*  Shop work
*  Electric Building (pending)
*  Vehicle repair (pending)
*  Archives and gift shop
*  Campus clean up and Dump run.

Wednesday:
*  Trout Brook switch, finish spiking and clean up.
*  Box car #56
*  Shop work
*  Campus clean up

Note:  Deer Season is under way, wearing blaze orange is recommended.

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Volunteers / September 2020 Work Reports
« on: August 30, 2020, 03:54:21 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 September 2020

Tuesday:

*  Steam Operation for News crew.
*  Box car rearrangement to include cars #67, #309, #54
*  Prep work TOM switch(s) to include ties and switch stand(s) (pending)
*  Coach #9 assembly
*  Turner Dairy car repair work

Wednesday:

*  TOM switch (pending)
*  Relocate trailer closer to garage for evaluation/repairs
*  Coach #9 assembly (pending)

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