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Volunteers / Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Last post by Mike Fox on January 08, 2022, 09:42:39 PM »
And this is what we started with...





Got a little fire going..







End of the day.





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Volunteers / Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Last post by Pete Stevens on January 08, 2022, 08:18:24 PM »
Here's Brian limbing up one of the trees he and Mike brought down.


And here's Mike watching the last tree of the day come down after he and his team of 4 wedges and a bottle jack convinced it which was the direction to fall.


Cody hauled a ridiculous amount of slash to the burn pile. You'd never guess that it was in the 20s today - or that we had a snowstorm yesterday. Felt like Florida!


Fred tried to keep up with Cody, but opted for supervision after a while.


I didn't catch photos of Dave B, Zack, or James when they were working. Did I miss anyone else?


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Volunteers / Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Last post by James Patten on January 08, 2022, 07:26:08 PM »
Work done on Saturday Jan 8:

* Cutting: Mike and Brian did some cutting and burning north of the west parking lot.
* Board meeting: at 3.
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General Discussion / Re: Whither coal?
« Last post by Gordon Cook on January 08, 2022, 10:40:55 AM »
Some more information on this subject. I'm surprised that there isn't more support for keeping at least one or two mines open, given the size of the heritage train business in the UK.
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2020/12/newcastle-coal-mine-council-refuses-application-steam-locomotive-coal-supplies-in-britain-to-run-out-in-2022.html
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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Carl G. Soderstrom on January 08, 2022, 01:07:48 AM »
Opps! Off by one….darned dyslexia!

Not so much Dyslexia as inflationary numbers
or is it deflationary?
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General Discussion / Re: Whither coal?
« Last post by John McNamara on January 07, 2022, 07:03:54 PM »
Do a search on "Electric steam locomotive Switzerland" to see how Switzerland dealt with a shortage of coal during WW2.
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General Discussion / Re: Whither coal?
« Last post by Benjamin Richards on January 07, 2022, 04:38:41 PM »
"How can we make bricks without straw?"

Nothing exists in a vacuum. Everything affects everything else. Hopefully we will see the result of this experiment before we become entangled in our own similar experiment.

Fortunately I don't predict the US moving in this direction quite this rapidly. But it bears noting, as you say.
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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Keith Taylor on January 07, 2022, 03:36:34 PM »
I understood that Coach 9 was going to Bay 4, the woodshop.
Yup….since last I knew it has been in Bay 3 all along….

Opps! Off by one….darned dyslexia!
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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Jason M Lamontagne on January 07, 2022, 02:52:57 PM »
Boxcar 56 is in bay 3 and will remain until complete.  Coach 9 has been in shop bay 2 and will move to bay 4 indefinitely.  As they move into finer interior work, being near the wood working tools in bay 4 will be helpful.

9 and 10 will move into bay 2 for now, where some preparatory work will occur on no 10, and no 9 will be housed for the duration of February Steam & Sleighs operations.  Bay 1 will host the rail car and locomotive 7.

Following S&S, loco 7 will be winterized and placed back in the car barn.  9 will move to bay 1, with the half bay in bay 2 available to get a start on loco 11’s frame, as well as permit the loco 10 project to spread out a little.

Once box 56 is done, 10 will likely move there- giving each 10 and 11 a full bay.

Once the enginehouse is complete, 9 and the rail car will move there, permitting bay 1 to be used for Wilmer and similar projects. 

At least that’s the current outlook..

Thanks
Jason
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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Keith Taylor on January 07, 2022, 01:29:09 PM »
I understood that Coach 9 was going to Bay 4, the woodshop.
Yup….since last I knew it has been in Bay 3 all along….
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