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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #105 on: October 22, 2018, 03:33:36 PM »
FWIW I like to refer to the "woods track" as the Ramp Track since we have only one ramp and in case no one has noticed;  the whole RR is in the woods!  LOL  :o
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #106 on: October 23, 2018, 08:33:58 AM »
MMM work this week is shifted to Wednesday Thursday, due to rain today.  Most regular crew has shifted to that schedule.  Anyone showing up today (because of my late post), do not fear!  We will keep you busy.

I do apologize for the tardiness of this post.

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #107 on: October 23, 2018, 09:10:31 AM »
Rain expected late afternoon. Clearing skies currently, about 40 miles to your west..
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #108 on: October 23, 2018, 02:20:27 PM »
Showers arrived about 1:30. Good call. Colder in the morning..
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #109 on: October 23, 2018, 04:46:54 PM »
Who is ready for official track footage numbers? MP 7 to the north end of track is just over 4,100 feet. MP 8 is 40' south of the south end of the bridge. (Stake is marking it for now)

End of track to the bridge is 1220' and from the bridge to the driveway entrance is another 1100'. Exact track building length is to be determined but will be somewhere around 2,000'.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #110 on: October 23, 2018, 05:08:13 PM »
Now that's a track laying record to shoot for!
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #111 on: October 23, 2018, 05:13:33 PM »
Does anyone have the Lat Lon of the end of track. I’d like to get the pin on Google Earth as close as possible.  Thanks.
I took two measurements with a GPS on 10/20/18. The location the of end of serviceable track (one rail staggered doesn't count) is:

44.10073506 N, 69.62011440 W

Note that a handheld GPS is only accurate to within 50-100 ft. The above coordinates are an average between two readings that are about 20 ft apart. They also agree with prior measurements before the track was completed.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #112 on: October 23, 2018, 05:58:59 PM »
Apparently Ed doesn't like monorails.

Thanks for the track measurement information.  Many passengers are interested in those details and frequently ask.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #113 on: October 23, 2018, 07:07:45 PM »
MP 7 is 2.172 miles from EOT at Sheepscot.  Adding 4100 feet puts us at 2.948 miles of track.  We currently have 2.531 miles of passenger track (measured to the north switch at ToM).

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #114 on: October 24, 2018, 07:01:46 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Oct 27.  Remember this is the first day of deer hunting season, so wear blaze orange!  Alna Volunteer Fire Department has a Hunter's Breakfast from 4:30 - 9 maybe not, I haven't see any notices about one.

* Mountain Extension clean up day.  However the weather forecast for the day is fairly nasty, so I wouldn't be surprised if this is postponed.
* Machine shop/wood shop.
* Finish the Percival stairs.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #115 on: October 24, 2018, 07:28:39 AM »
Clean up rain or shine. Dress appropriately. Calling for afternoon showers.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #116 on: October 24, 2018, 02:57:29 PM »
Change of plans. No steam available, so we have no choice except cancel. Hope everyone planning to attend gets this short notice.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #117 on: October 24, 2018, 03:27:57 PM »
Change of plans. No steam available, so we have no choice except cancel. Hope everyone planning to attend gets this short notice.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #118 on: October 24, 2018, 03:38:04 PM »
We need the diesel to run the regular passenger train.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #119 on: October 24, 2018, 03:54:23 PM »
Mike,

Do you have a new date in mind?  I can make November 3rd, then will be working the following two Saturdays, then we're into Thanksgiving.
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