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Paul Uhland

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Re: July 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2015, 07:26:42 PM »
James...please explain "strimming the ROW". Really.
Thanks.
I'm assuming that Mike will soon continue mainline clearing downhill through the woods from TOM.
Plenty to do at WW&F.
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Bill Reidy

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Re: July 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2015, 07:37:18 PM »
James...please explain "strimming the ROW". Really.

Having provided very limited help on this compared to Fred, Dwight and others, I believe this is a reference to using a combination of string and blade trimmers to keep the full width of the 2.5-mile right-of-way clear during the growing season.  Mike has done a lot of work to build specialized rail equipment to perform a portion of this work and is working on improvements to mechanize more of this.
What–me worry?

Paul Uhland

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Re: July 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2015, 01:54:49 PM »
Thanks, Bill. I've been following Mike's building and using his clever RowMow contraptions.  Amazing.
And there's no doubt the Kubota dozer/backhoe/crane/mower was one of the best "buys" you guys made.
Hope lots of drudge clearing work will be lessened.
Not nearly as much greenery to cut here in Abq, but enough to appreciate my gas mower and weed whacker.
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James Patten

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Re: July 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2015, 04:53:53 PM »
Work done on Saturday July 25:

* #9 - Earlier in the week, Marcel epoxied (or lacquered, or something - it's shiny!) the cab roof so it's nice and shiny.  Today he started sanding it for applying the roof covering later.  Wayne was doing some painting, others were doing other work.  It's ready for the tank (but the tank's not ready for it).  Tomorrow Wayne will be putting up a painting tent over the engine for crews to painting the domes and other stuff later this week.
* Bulldozer - Mike wasted no time grading with it, then broke it (it came off one of the tracks), then fixed it.  He was grading inside the car barn, and grading for the track switch in front of it.
* Car barn - the 2x4s are on the roof, Zack will order roofing this week.
* Yard sale - Linda worked on organizing for the yard sale.

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Re: July 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2015, 08:11:01 PM »
Next Saturday we will be removing the culvert at the end of the Percival driveway, enlarging the driveway with gravel to allow better access for the coal truck. This is a permanent improvement to allow future deliveries with no trouble.
Mike
Doing way too much to list...