Author Topic: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!  (Read 10316 times)

Richard Cavalloro

  • Museum Member
  • Switchman
  • **
  • Posts: 73
    • View Profile
Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2019, 11:15:58 AM »
Are there any affordable motels open near the museum this time of year?

Graham Buxton

  • Museum Member
  • Hostler
  • ***
  • Posts: 256
    • View Profile
Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2019, 11:32:35 AM »
Expedia is showing me a double-bed rate of $72 per night for that weekend at the Travellers Inn in Brunswick ME.
Graham

Dave Buczkowski

  • Museum Member
  • Conductor
  • *****
  • Posts: 889
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2019, 12:38:47 PM »
Steve,
Best wishes on your recovery. Maybe we could do a Meals on Tracks to you.
Dave

Stephen Piwowarski

  • Museum Member
  • Engineer
  • ****
  • Posts: 678
    • View Profile
Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2019, 07:52:31 PM »
Richard- Don't forget the Sheepscot Hilton! $10.00 a night- bring your own sheets or a sleeping bag and a towel. Best wishes for s speedy recovery Steve!


Greg Klein

  • Museum Member
  • Switchman
  • **
  • Posts: 87
    • View Profile
Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2019, 10:26:17 AM »
Can't make Saturday. :(  Any prep work on Friday that needs to be done?

Gordon Cook

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 432
  • Board Member 2009-2015
    • View Profile
Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2019, 07:07:58 PM »
I'm sure Ed will chime in, but we have a steam crew for Saturday, soooooo
ROCK ON! 8)
Gawdon

Dwight Winkley

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 357
    • View Profile
Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2019, 09:05:07 PM »
Graham Buxton

In Wiscasset on route 1 south of the town center is Schooner Inn and Wiscasset Woods Lodge. Wiscasset Woods Lodge may be closed for the season.

There are more places to stay north of Wiscasset in Edgecome.

Plus south of Wiscasset in Bath there are more motels/inns.

Graham Buxton

  • Museum Member
  • Hostler
  • ***
  • Posts: 256
    • View Profile
Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2019, 09:39:29 PM »
Thanks for the lodging info, Dwight, but I should have been more clear.   I was responding to Richard Cavalloro's question (as I had looked on Expedia to see what rates/options they were showing available).

I'm about 1000 miles from Sheepscot, so attending [an extended]  SWW or FWW is one thing, but driving up for a day or two is not practical.
Graham

Ed Lecuyer

  • Administrator
  • Superintendent
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,398
    • View Profile
    • wwfry.org
Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2019, 10:29:02 PM »
Yes, both 52 and 9 will be in train service on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who signed up to make that happen on such short notice.

Now all we need are folks to come out and unload the ballast! Weather is currently forecast for sunny and a high of 50 degrees. It looks like it may be a bit chilly when the first train heads out.
Ed Lecuyer
Moderator, WW&F Forum

Paul Uhland

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,077
    • View Profile
Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2019, 11:24:12 AM »
How much ballasting is planned? All, to EOT?
How's car barn work, 14 doing?
« Last Edit: October 29, 2019, 11:26:46 AM by Paul Uhland »
Paul Uhland

Dwight Winkley

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 357
    • View Profile
Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2019, 04:11:13 PM »
Hi Paul, The amount of ballast unloaded depends on the amount of members that show up to unload the flat cars.  One flat car load will ballast 2 rail lengths. Less if there is a dip in the leveled grade.

Car barn. Weather has been rain from last Sunday. This Saturday is the first sunny day.

Last Saturday two members were working on 14. Photo's were posted on WW&F forum and WW&F Facebook site

Paul Uhland

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,077
    • View Profile
Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2019, 04:13:27 PM »
Saw them.
Thanks.
Paul Uhland

Dana Deering

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 322
    • View Profile
Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2019, 08:07:09 AM »
Here's the plan for Saturday:

     We will ballast the dip that is south of the bridge and then raise it and re-ballast as needed.  We need to raise it about 11 inches but we will not do a final surfacing of it.  Neither will we tamp it other than what we can do by hand.  I don't expect that area to be finish tamped on Saturday.  That will wait until the SWW.  Once that is done we will begin ballasting at the north end of the track that has been completely spiked and work south, excluding the section where the switch will go.  We will take spiking supplies and tools with us and between loads of stone we will spike the remaining 140 feet of track that didn't get spiked during the FWW.  Once it is spiked we can ballast it.  Ballasting north to south will allow the surfacing and tamping crew to work from north to south during the SWW and will allow them and the ballasting crew to work without interfering with each other during the SWW.  Of course, the amount of work we get done on Saturday will depend on how many folks show up.

Paul Uhland

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,077
    • View Profile
Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2019, 12:30:33 AM »
Organization works!
Good luck.
Paul Uhland

Bill Baskerville

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,172
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: NOV. 2 - WORK-EVENT- ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2019, 10:56:12 AM »
I continue to be impressed with the volume of work that gets accomplished by the week day crew, the shop crew and the both local and away folks who continue to gather on an irregular but consistent basis to work on various special projects.  The Rock the Mountain, Alna Center Pavilion, Car Barn extension, Tank Car rebuild, Parking Lot expansion, and a number of other projects that are in process, or have been completed recently, or continue to just pop up.

We continue to make progress on our long term schedule (5 year plan) in addition to opportunities that arise like the Moose Trout Brook Bridge, the MNG joint project that included expanding the car barn, building a new display/unloading track (with switch), repairing the rolling stock that came from MNG so it could be operated on joint excursion trips, rebuilding rolling stock that were donated from MNG, and probably a few other projects that have popped up over the recent two years.

The accomplishment of the volunteer members of our Museum who love trains, especially narrow gauge trains, the Sheepscot Valley area, or just being a part of a group that is doing good work for the joy of working together with a great group of folks on something greater than ourselves, is impressive.
~ B2 ~ Wascally Wabbit & Gofer ~