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Messages - Dana Deering

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Volunteers / Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« on: November 09, 2020, 08:05:41 AM »
I don’t have any photos of the work done in Portland on Saturday but there were four of us from the WW&F working there. It was myself, Dan Malkowski, Bryce Weeks, and James Nobilini. There were also a number of folks from other railroads there. We worked spiking in the new ties and
gauging track. James was running the crew and we managed to get all of the new ties
spiked and got the mainline reconnected. I am hoping that Dan or Bryce can post some photos and add anything I have missed.

Volunteers / Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« on: July 18, 2020, 04:34:43 AM »
Fred, we left it next to the tracks in just in case we need to use it to open a branch line.

Volunteers / Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« on: July 17, 2020, 04:22:50 PM »
I should’ve cut the whole tree down. Then I could’ve made a stump speech and formEd that splinter group. Instead of having a board of directors I could be a director of boards. Oak-Kay enough for now before I become so poplar that some son of a birch tries to cy-press my speech.

Volunteers / Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« on: July 17, 2020, 06:25:14 AM »
That was one heavy limb! It wasn’t far from being an issue.

Volunteers / Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« on: July 16, 2020, 11:35:22 AM »
The track crew also jacked up the bay 4 lead then leveled and tamped it. We also finally removed the big oak limb that was hanging over the tracks at Cock Eye Curve.  A lot of work got done yesterday on many projects. A good day!

General Discussion / Re: Congratulations, Joe Gilbert!
« on: June 20, 2020, 03:49:40 PM »
Congratulations Joseph!  That is a very impressive list of accomplishments for a young man. You’ve really come into your own. I hope that you’re gap year is helpful and that you have great success in college. Hope to see you at the Fall Work Weekend!

Volunteers / Re: May 2020 Work reports
« on: May 31, 2020, 03:38:53 PM »
Teeing up the ball. Darned auto correct.  >:(

Volunteers / Re: May 2020 Work reports
« on: May 31, 2020, 03:37:14 PM »
Thanks to James and Mike for leading a fun and productive day. It was hot, dry, and dusty and I was down about a pint courtesy of the black flies, but felt really good about all we accomplished yesterday. Good crew, good work. Thanks to the midweek crew for teeing you the ball!

General Discussion / Steam Shovel found in Michigan Lake
« on: May 28, 2020, 01:51:51 PM »
Not railroad related but it is about steam and I thought some of you might find it interesting.

Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« on: May 18, 2020, 04:32:40 AM »
It took about two strokes with the car mover to break her free and gain a little momentum and then I pushed her out.

Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« on: May 15, 2020, 11:29:31 AM »
I have moved 9 out of Bay 3 two or three times by myself using the tool shown above.

Those are great photos!  Is that Lawrence Brown straddling the headlight in one photo? Then there’s the photo of the four wheel pump car that reminds me of the question I’ve wondered about for years:  what happened to the B&SR handcars and pump cars?  They also had a motorized track car. What happened to that?  Were any of them saved?

Work and Events / Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« on: November 03, 2019, 06:16:01 AM »
We had to get the work done around the bridge before the time ran out on our permit to work within the shoreline zone.

  I was very  pleased with the amount of work the crew got done yesterday.  We had a good turnout and everyone worked hard.  We were able to take the big dip out of the track just south of the bridge, which consumed a lot of stone.  I was pleasantly surprised that we were able to raise it in one lift as it had to come up about 11 inches.  We got more of that last 140 feet of track safety spiked and made a good head start on the SWW.  A big thank you to everyone who showed up to work!   Thank you to the engine crews, to Mike Fox for loading the flatcars, and to Steve P. and Cindy Longo for delivering a delicious hot lunch to the worksite, and to anyone else I may have unintentionally left out.  All in all it was a very successful day.

I only wish I had thought to take before and after photos of the dip.

Work and Events / Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« on: October 31, 2019, 07:07:09 AM »
Here's the plan for Saturday:

     We will ballast the dip that is south of the bridge and then raise it and re-ballast as needed.  We need to raise it about 11 inches but we will not do a final surfacing of it.  Neither will we tamp it other than what we can do by hand.  I don't expect that area to be finish tamped on Saturday.  That will wait until the SWW.  Once that is done we will begin ballasting at the north end of the track that has been completely spiked and work south, excluding the section where the switch will go.  We will take spiking supplies and tools with us and between loads of stone we will spike the remaining 140 feet of track that didn't get spiked during the FWW.  Once it is spiked we can ballast it.  Ballasting north to south will allow the surfacing and tamping crew to work from north to south during the SWW and will allow them and the ballasting crew to work without interfering with each other during the SWW.  Of course, the amount of work we get done on Saturday will depend on how many folks show up.

Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: Ed Mead's B&SR Photos
« on: October 31, 2019, 04:41:19 AM »
The photo of the plow train shows more detail than I've seen in other repros of it.  That's why I am trying to find uncropped copies or the negatives so I can see all of the details in the photographs.  This phot that Philip posted shows the flanger (?) coupled behind 4.  I hadn't seen that in the other copies.

Speaking of BSR plows, I have heard that my mother's cousin has her father's BSR photos and there may be a photo of Plow #1 among them.  I'll be investigating that shortly.

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