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Fred Morse

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #75 on: July 15, 2019, 04:49:21 PM »
Got most of the tie ends removed from near the rail pile. Now Joe will have a clear shot at the rail pile. Have about 500 2 Ft. ends pile up for our use or to sell.
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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #76 on: July 17, 2019, 06:58:27 AM »
Anticipated work for weekend of July 20:

* "Rock the Mountain" - work trains this weekend (both days) to further ballast the Mountain, and jacking and tamping (if the tamper's working). Rock the Mountain cancelled due to excessive heat.
* Boxcar 67
* Car barn extension

Everyone please work safe on Saturday - it's going be very hot and humid.  Sunday less hot but still humid.  Stay hydrated!
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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #77 on: July 18, 2019, 01:28:48 PM »
Looks like a dandy chance to get the car barn extension off to a roaring start; paint new house stairways and railings; clean up the campus; straighten up Mtn Ext rails and ties; maybe trackwork.
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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #78 on: July 20, 2019, 07:13:03 PM »
Saturday July 20: it was hot and humid - 90 deg. or so middle of the day.  Nobody had much energy for much work.

* Boxcar 67 got more ice & water shield rolled on it.
* Fred was puttering around doing something on the tractor.
* We ran all 4 steam trips.  Much thanks are due to Bill P, Dan, Bill R, and Dwight for heat relief!
* Eric was measuring the newly arrived cars for coupler heights and other critical statistics.

A group from England were visiting today, they have made a holiday of visiting all of the Maine two footer railroads.  They are also involved in a narrow gauge preservation railroad (2-foot).
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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #79 on: July 20, 2019, 10:07:08 PM »
This morning before the heat arrived, Fred put wood preserver on the 5 foot ties with the cut ends.

Box Car 67 has to be turned before the second half of roof gets the ice and water shield installed.
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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #80 on: July 22, 2019, 01:26:52 PM »
The end of the old ramp track was lowed this morning and the wood was cleaned up around it.

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #81 on: July 22, 2019, 01:38:43 PM »
The end of the old ramp track was lowed this morning and the wood was cleaned up around it.

Good Job Fred.  That was one of the things I was going to look around to see if I could do when I arrive next week.

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #82 on: July 22, 2019, 03:39:34 PM »
Go Fred! A one-man work gang.
Sure could use some pics of all the current  action for us away folks.  ;)
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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #83 on: July 22, 2019, 07:20:10 PM »
What are plans for weekday crew tomorrow (Tues) and Wednesday?

Thanks.

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #84 on: July 22, 2019, 09:43:39 PM »
Move equipment from MNG

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #85 on: July 23, 2019, 06:24:24 AM »
Sorry- just saw this.

Today is the last double move from Portland; some help would be great but it’s also appropriate to have some crew in Alna for other tasks (hopefully rail sorting).  Tomorrow is a single move from Gray- shouldn’t be any help need for that.

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #86 on: July 24, 2019, 06:45:00 AM »
Anticipated work for weekend of July 27:

* Mountain Extension grading/ditching.  Perhaps some rail sorting, or tie work.
* Car barn extension
* Boxcar 67

Saturday evening is another concert.  Plenty of room for more attendees!

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #87 on: July 24, 2019, 09:59:43 AM »
We also need brakemen to help run trains on Saturday, Saturday Eve, and Sunday. Those qualified would be most welcome to help out. If you are not qualified, and would like to be, please see Bob Longo.
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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #88 on: July 24, 2019, 10:01:55 PM »
I will be digging in the curve again, gathering material for location 10. If there is help available for a little bit, I would like to run some offsets for the center line stakes I have not done yet. The way I have been doing it is simple, and the stakes are out of my way. So one person helping me, or a couple people and I can send them off on their own and I can dig. These will be for my reference only, as Rick will have to recheck centers before the track gets laid.
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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #89 on: July 27, 2019, 05:47:15 PM »
Work done on Saturday July 27:

* MX: Mike had help with offseting stakes.  He was also loading logs on the equipment car.
* Car barn extension: Brendan was compacting material, and getting rails at the right height. 
* Section house area cleanup: Dean brought his new mini excavator, and he used to clean up rotten timbers and ties around the section house, also used to deal with vegetation.
* Archives: The Archives Department got a new computer a month ago, and today I was finally able to sit down and get everything set up correct for Linda.
* Rangeley: Wes from MNG came to start cleaning the car in order to allow visitors inside.  He hadn't gotten very far when I left (was getting brakeman training).
* Concert tonight.