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Dana Deering

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #105 on: July 31, 2019, 08:40:27 AM »
Great work Joe, Fred, Jay, and Larry!  Thank you all.

Joe Fox

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #106 on: July 31, 2019, 11:06:17 PM »
Now up to a total of 60 rails ready for FWW.

Bob Holmes

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #107 on: August 01, 2019, 08:50:13 AM »
How many total are needed?

Harold Downey

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #108 on: August 01, 2019, 09:27:05 AM »
About 140??

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #109 on: August 01, 2019, 09:49:32 AM »
Joe said he wanted 160 ready, to have extra in case they miss a defect during the sorting.
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Wayne Laepple

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #110 on: August 01, 2019, 09:52:06 AM »
Do we still have that many rails? I never knew how many we received from Wisconsin.

Fred Morse

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #111 on: August 01, 2019, 12:17:19 PM »
About 300 rails.

Joe Fox

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #112 on: August 01, 2019, 02:02:07 PM »
We have a lot of rail we can crop and redrill, or straighten out to be used as well. There are currently 3 stacks of rails left. Each stack holding around 80 or so sticks.

Wayne Laepple

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #113 on: August 02, 2019, 07:19:39 PM »
I'm sure the following thought has already been considered, but just in case it hasn't. Now that we have a third and fourth flatcar available, perhaps it would make sense to load a second car with rail in anticipation of the work weekend. If it was spotted ahead of time on the mill siding at Top of the Mountain, the load would be available for use as soon as it was needed. The empty car could then be sent back to Sheepscot on the regular train for loading a second time.

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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #114 on: August 02, 2019, 08:09:15 PM »
... Now that we have a third and fourth flatcar available, perhaps it would make sense to load a second car with rail in anticipation of the work weekend. If it was spotted ahead of time on the mill siding at Top of the Mountain, the load would be available for use as soon as it was needed. The empty car could then be sent back to Sheepscot on the regular train for loading a second time.
Seems like a great idea Wayne. The extra flat would also have to have stacks of ties also. It would have to be loaded differently so the tie stacks weren’t on top of the rails. Total weight might be a problem. Perhaps having the fourth flat also pre-loaded and staged would help speed things up.
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Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« Reply #115 on: August 02, 2019, 08:16:18 PM »
The idea has already been discussed well over a month ago. Along with a way to stage the second car, the rail laying train will be reloaded at Top of the Mountain each day at lunch which will hopefully give everyone an actual lunch break.