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Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Mike Fox on October 25, 2021, 10:30:39 AM »
Once upon a time (as the saying goes) every building was to have three conduits: power, comms (telephone and alarm), and spare. Does the new distribution system provide this?

Almost. There are only one power and comms each from the engine house and car barn. A 3rd conduit could be added if needed, but I think we can make it work as is (we usually do).
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Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Stephen Lennox on October 25, 2021, 10:19:58 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 26-27 October 2021

*  MCC trail work/work day  (pending)

*  Track work, Service track switch completion, rail placement for Run Through track

*  Shop work,  Vacuum brakes, passenger truck rebuild  (pending)

*  Tamper (Harsco) repairs/rebuild

*  Engine House build

*  Campus clean up

Note:  Weather alert: there is expected to be heavy rain at times, volunteers should dress
           accordingly.
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Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by John McNamara on October 25, 2021, 10:08:01 AM »
Once upon a time (as the saying goes) every building was to have three conduits: power, comms (telephone and alarm), and spare. Does the new distribution system provide this?
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Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Mike Fox on October 25, 2021, 04:26:10 AM »
We buried one conduit for power to the enginehouse, one conduit for power to the carbarn, both running through a buried cement vault by the enginehouse, connecting with conduit buried by Brendan and Contractor Jeff, and one spare for power to the vault. We also buried 3 conduits for comms from the vault we put in by the electrical building to a smaller buried vault by the enginehouse, which connected to the pipes Brendan and Contractor Jeff installed earlier this year.
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Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Graham Buxton on October 24, 2021, 10:04:37 PM »
Regardless of the physical conduits themselves, a 'freeze alarm' can be fairly easily connected  via Ethernet, (preferably wired, or ...) WiFi.  Hopefully there are plans to get wired ethernet cables (Cat5 / Cat6 etc) to all buildings where conduits are planned.
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Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by John McNamara on October 24, 2021, 09:35:13 PM »
Great underground news! BTW, at one time there was talk of a branching run to serve the engine house and one to serve the restrooms with additional service to the garage. That is, there would be a run to a underground box from which conduits would leave Eastward to the engine house, Northward to the car barn, and Westward to the restrooms/garage. These last items would be to provide freeze alarm service, as they already have electricity. I guess what I'm asking is what is now the conduit arrangement?
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Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Ed Lecuyer on October 24, 2021, 08:23:44 PM »
Saturday 10/23 also marked the end of 5 weeks of sold-out Pumpkin Pickin' Trains to SeaLyon Farm. This wraps up our busiest season for passengers.

A big thank you to everyone who helped crew these trains over the last 5 weeks, in absolutely no particular order:
Gordon C., Dan M., Steve P., Nicole O., Bill P., Jason L., Bryce W., Brian W., Ed L., James P., Wes C., Steve L., Bob C., Bill R., Jay M., Joe M., Trevor H., Bill B., JB S., Scott H., Dana D., Roger W., Chuck B., Jay W., Linda Z., Rick S., James N., Jay B., Eric S., Brian S., Ben R., John McN., Pete S. & Cody McF., Dave B., and John R. (apologies if I missed someone.)

And let's not forget Cindy R. (with her helpers Joan and Jim M.) for managing the sometimes crazy, chaotic gift shop. And a shout out to Nancy W. for keeping us all well fed each week!

Finally, thanks to everyone throughout the organization who worked behind the scenes to adjust to having to deal with parking and logistics for hosting 350-400 passengers each Saturday.

Together, we made an extra-special and unforgettable day for dozens of families. Well done, WW&F.
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Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Graham Buxton on October 24, 2021, 08:10:03 PM »
Josh and I did a little digging today..
Electrifying!!!   *



* I thought I'd beat the rest of 'em to the punch pun.
  :P
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Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Mike Fox on October 24, 2021, 07:19:43 PM »
Josh and I did a little digging today..









Pretty much back in shape. I will touch it up in the spring after everything settles.

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Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Brendan Barry on October 24, 2021, 04:15:37 PM »
Pictures from the last two weeks.

























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