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Volunteers / Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Mike Fox on July 22, 2021, 08:34:22 PM »
I forgot about the stone.

More pics from Steve Lennox from Tuesday.

Steve Leet is walking toward the photographer, which was Bob Longo. Steve Lennox is behing him, looking like he is ready for a break.



And here is Steve Lennox dtiving a spike, not sure who is immediately behind him then it looks like Chuck then Dana. Someone can correct me if I am wrong.

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Volunteers / Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Jason M Lamontagne on July 22, 2021, 09:08:05 AM »
Does look great (I agree!) but not quite ready for planking.  We need to add stone around the pilings per the bridge engineer, and the access is through the bridge beams.  Hope to accomplish this in the next month..

See ya
Jason
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Volunteers / Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Mike Fox on July 22, 2021, 08:52:23 AM »
Here are some photos I was just sent of the bridge. Looks great. Ready for planking...



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Volunteers / Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Mike Fox on July 22, 2021, 08:36:58 AM »
Wow. A lot to keep track of. Great report Steve. Glad the bridge is getting some attention.
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Volunteers / Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Stephen Lennox on July 21, 2021, 07:23:35 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 20-21 July 2021.

Tuesday:

*Track work, the crew concentrated on spiking the track on the Trout Brook bridge,
   this included adding tie plates, pre drilling and then spiking the rail and plate.
   ( Steve L, Dana, Bob L, Steve Leet, Chuck, Brian W. )

*  Machine shop, wheel axles and wheels were worked on and prepped for mounting. (Jerry, Randy)

*  Tamper (Wilma), work begins with more trouble shooting the electrical system  (Jay B)

*  Coach #9 assembly continues  (Eric)

*  Car cleaning, (Pete, Cody)

*  Archives, work continues  (Linda)

*  Engine house, work continues, prepping the house tracks for the concrete pour (Brendan, Fred)

*  Fred Shed, finishing touches completed today, it looks great!  (Stewart, Fred)

Wednesday:

*  Track work, spiking continued and completed.  (Dan, Steve L, Brian W, Chuck)

*  Machine shop, wheels and axle prep completed.  (Jerry, Randy)

*  Gift shop work, which goes beyond just operational days.  (Cindy R)

*  Coach #9 Assembly continues (Eric)

*  Rolling stock oiling, this goes on every week by one volunteer.  (Phil B)

*  Various switching within the yard.  (Steve L, Brian W, Jason)

*  Computer work and Rule Book up dates  (Ed, Jason)

Again, a busy week and apologies to anyone I missed.
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Museum Discussion / Re: Maps of the WW&F Museum
« Last post by Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 21, 2021, 01:40:46 PM »
Russ,
Nice campus map. Is there a reason for not showing the water tank and tool house?
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Museum Discussion / Re: Maps of the WW&F Museum
« Last post by Dave Crow on July 21, 2021, 11:00:31 AM »
Nice job, Russ.  Will there also be a garden track on the west side of the engine house?
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Volunteers / Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Ed Lecuyer on July 21, 2021, 10:39:14 AM »
Anticipated Operations for Saturday, July 24th.
4:00pm: Lavender Pickin' Dinnertime Train* (tix available), Sheepscot Valley Steam Train (tix available) and Caboose Adventure (AVAILABLE.)
6:00pm: Lavender Pickin' Dinnertime Train* (tix available), Sheepscot Valley Steam Train (tix available) and Caboose Adventure (AVAILABLE.)
7:05pm: Train Crew Volunteers/Pickup passengers from Lavender Farm

*FREE passage to any WW&F volunteer and their guests!! Email ed.lecuyer@wwfry.org to reserve a spot.

Extra assistance is always appreciated - contact crewcaller@traincrew.wwfry.org to sign up, or learn how to be qualified.

Specifically, we NEED assistance for the evening trains - the Lavender trains are selling very well and crowd control at Sheepscot and on the train will be needed. Contact ed.lecuyer@wwfry.org to help.

Anticipated Operations for SUNDAY, July 25th.
10:00am: Private Birthday Charter (Diesel 52 & open car) departs SS.
12:00pm: Private Birthday Charter departs ToM; returns to SS.
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Train rides ToM <-> AC for Maine Open Farm Days at SeaLyon Farm (tix at Farm by donation.)


All trains are limited to 75 passengers and all tickets must be purchased in advance.
All passengers and crew must adhere to the COVID-19 Policy published at www.wwfry.org/covid
Visit www.wwfry.org/tickets to buy tickets.
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Museum Discussion / Re: Maps of the WW&F Museum
« Last post by Russ Nelson on July 21, 2021, 09:01:05 AM »
Ed and I have been keeping OpenStreetMap up to date with our trackage and buildings. I just added the roundhouse.

Sheepscot:  https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/44.06109/-69.62341
System map: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=14/44.0817/-69.6183
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Museum Discussion / Re: Wiscasset House with WW&F ROW FOR SALE
« Last post by Russ Nelson on July 21, 2021, 08:41:57 AM »
In a slightly more perfect world, the museum would have a multi-million dollar endowment from which we could temporarily pull funds to buy a property like this, reserve an easement, and put it back on the market for a higher price because, well, it has a railroad easement, and who doesn't want a railroad in their back yard as well as a run-on sentence?

Lacking that endowment, however, after the house sells, it might be a good time to contact the new owner and offer to pay a small sum for an easement, since they'll likely be cash-poor at that time.
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