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John Kokas

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Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #60 on: September 22, 2019, 10:04:17 PM »
Just as a point of clarification as I really jumbled my context in my prior post.  I meant to say to replicate the section house in addition to the flagstop/station.  I get the feeling that as we use the mountain grade on a regular basis that we will want to have some engine "sundries" like lubricating oil and sand, switch brooms & shovels (especially in winter), and maybe boxes for decorations when we have special events.  Just a suggestion / idea.
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« Reply #61 on: September 23, 2019, 08:01:10 AM »
I like that idea John, but we would have to ask the Conservancy for permission for 2 buildings. I found the stones for the original section house last year, along with a ton of metal parts from when it was used during the farm days. Nothing I could tell was railroad related.

Downside to that is now we have 2 buildings in an area that is preserved for nature. If we make it look busy or improved, it will start to loose the rural feel.

Just my thought.
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« Reply #62 on: September 23, 2019, 10:53:50 AM »
Taking a closer look at the two photos of the section house at this location, it appears to be somewhat larger than either Head Tide or Whitefield. If a near-replica of this building is erected, it would serve the purpose of a station house and would have plenty of wall space for display panels. In addition, if conservancy visitors were caught by a sudden summer shower, it's large enough to shelter a number of folks. A large wooden tool box could serve as a seat as well as a place to store a couple of shovels, switch brooms and so forth as suggested above.

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Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #63 on: September 29, 2019, 05:09:23 PM »
I go with Trout Brook or Carlton Brook -
The bridge would be Trout (Brook) Bridge
The bridge would be on the Employee Timetable but not the Public one
as there is no place for the public to de-train at that location.


If the names get too modern the RR is no longer a Museum but a Tourist Attraction.

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Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #64 on: October 01, 2019, 02:10:56 PM »
South Head Tide?

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« Reply #65 on: October 01, 2019, 10:16:25 PM »
How about Catamount Station.   It has a nature like ring to it.  ;)
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Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #66 on: October 07, 2019, 04:51:23 PM »
I vote for Trout Brook. Isn't the bridge supposed to get lettered with its' original Boston & Maine bridge number? Has there been any thought about parking at Trout Brook station as once in operation I'm sure there will be visitors and I'm sure some will be interested in riding the train to Sheepscot and back.

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Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #67 on: October 22, 2019, 02:58:17 PM »
Where is it currently intended to locate the Trout Brook station? Could the location be described in relation to some feature (the rock, trail crossing) and distance from the 218 paving?

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Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #68 on: October 22, 2019, 04:00:12 PM »
Paul;
Trout Brook Station (now official) will be located on the western side of the ROW just north of the big rock near where the track shack was. We are checking with setback rules and will need abutter permission to locate the station where we desire to. certain other details must be decided and or dealt with first however. The station design will be a flag stop similar or identical to Alna Center.
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« Reply #69 on: October 23, 2019, 08:22:05 PM »
That location puts the station on the runaround track. I would have thought it would be on the mainline.

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« Reply #70 on: October 23, 2019, 08:36:46 PM »
You are correct Paul. It is going to be located on the west side to avoid any disturbance to the wet area on the east side.
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Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #71 on: October 23, 2019, 08:59:00 PM »
That location puts the station on the runaround track. I would have thought it would be on the mainline.
Since the track will end in a turntable for now it won't make any difference which track the locomotive uses to run around the train, so the train can still "stop" at the station.
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Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #72 on: October 23, 2019, 11:53:16 PM »
Having the station on the siding is consistent with typical high speed rail designs. The slow speed train makes the station stops while the Sheepscot Shinkansen blasts by.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2019, 11:42:48 AM by John McNamara »

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Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #73 on: October 24, 2019, 11:44:46 PM »
Would it please the Preserve if the building were able to shelter their visitors as well?

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Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« Reply #74 on: August 25, 2021, 03:55:01 PM »
Photos ("groundbreaking") taken 8-25-2021 by Jason Lamontagne

Parked at End of Track (roughly over the location where the turntable will be.)

Test bore for the Turntable.


Today's crew also bored 20 post holes and installed that many posts for our reproduction of the original railroad's line fence - which is being installed to clarify where the trail traffic should flow.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2021, 04:03:38 PM by Ed Lecuyer »
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