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John Kokas

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #60 on: October 08, 2019, 07:30:41 AM »
Ditto of Wayne & Bernie,  arriving Thurs.  3-4 pm - of course contingent upon Hartford and Boston traffic.
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Jason M Lamontagne

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #61 on: October 09, 2019, 06:35:32 PM »
Crews, Foreman and Volunteers Needed

Centerline and Tie Location. Rick Sisson. 3.
Rail Laying. Jason Lamontagne. 10-12.
Spiking. Dana Deering. 15-30.
Joint Tightening.  TBD.  2-4.
Tie Bundling (ToM). Jay Barta. 4-6.
ToM Agent. Wayne Laepple.
Dispatcher Ed Lecuyer
Pumpkin train management: Ed Lecuyer
Sheepscot Crowd Handling (3): Ed Lecuyer
Parking: Al Michelis. (3) [and signs]. 
SS Material Loading: Brendan Barry
Lunch Nancy Weeks 5-8
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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #62 on: October 09, 2019, 08:02:19 PM »
volunteer for rail laying

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #63 on: October 09, 2019, 08:14:29 PM »
Thanks Joseph, all,

The rail laying crew is, necessarily, a fairly tightly controlled unit.  This is the success of the system: that everyone had a job and does the same thing each time.  For that, we largely use the regular team members in critical positions on this crew, and ask others to stand back during much of the operation.  There is, however, leeway during certain portions of the cycle- particularly tie laying.  All in all- the crew will need the help, but please don’t be overly tempted by this crew, as the spiking crew will need a solid corps all weekend to make this work.

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #64 on: October 09, 2019, 08:26:06 PM »
Sign me up for joint tightening crew. All days as required.
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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #65 on: October 09, 2019, 08:46:21 PM »
I'll go for joints also.  As long as my joints hold together - I'll take my Advil before I show up...….. 8)
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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #66 on: October 09, 2019, 08:52:37 PM »
I'll work with Dana's crew spiking etc. Be there Friday through Monday.
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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #67 on: October 09, 2019, 09:05:24 PM »
not a problem Jason did it last year

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #68 on: October 09, 2019, 09:30:21 PM »
On Saturday and Sunday, I'll be working with Matthew, Edward, and Joseph to connect up and test the segments of magneto telephone line that Mike Fox installed. We hope to get over the bridge.
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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #69 on: October 09, 2019, 10:00:00 PM »
Attn: Joint crew, There is a new hand wrench for the joint crew what works just before the spiking crew.

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #70 on: October 09, 2019, 10:22:12 PM »
I hope its a nice 1/2 or 3/4 drive ratchet with a deep socket.  A 3-4 foot handle torque wrench would be perfect.  Est. 400 ft-lb for our track bolts.
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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #71 on: October 09, 2019, 10:37:57 PM »
Those who have physical limitations that prevent direct participation in the track laying, please see me (Ed, Dispatcher.) I have a number of projects that must be done (especially on Friday) around the campus, and there will be folks needed for crowd management/parking/etc. on Saturday and Sunday.

That said, if you can spike or lay rail, GREAT!! Please do that. But if that is not your speed, please see me.
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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #72 on: October 10, 2019, 07:43:48 AM »
Ed, As I said elsewhere, I will work the parking lot.  A minimum of 3 people will be needed.

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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #73 on: October 10, 2019, 09:09:17 AM »
Hi Al, Thanks. I did make a note of that.
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Re: 2019 Fall Work Weekend (October 11 - 14) Track Work Planning
« Reply #74 on: October 10, 2019, 09:41:08 AM »
Thanks Al,

Ed, can you edit my post to reflect that? 

See ya
Jason