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Ed Lecuyer

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Watch your Tamper...
« on: November 22, 2019, 09:37:10 PM »
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Re: Watch your Tamper...
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 09:39:15 PM »
Awesome. The young guns are learning track maintenance..
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Re: Watch your Tamper...
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 10:46:34 PM »
This mean that the track from the tank switch to the platform got leveled and tamped?
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Re: Watch your Tamper...
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 11:57:59 PM »
I note the new red flag. Hard to miss that as you are traveling along.
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Re: Watch your Tamper...
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2019, 09:37:37 AM »
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Re: Watch your Tamper...
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2019, 04:47:10 PM »
Bill: yes indeed!

Bryce and James came in Friday morning and made the novice mistake of asking if there was anything to do...

Great to indoctrinate them.

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Re: Watch your Tamper...
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2019, 06:07:35 PM »
This mean that the track from the tank switch to the platform got leveled and tamped?
Great that the young guns are learning new skills.  But Bill's question is still unanswered... did the tank to platform track get leveled and tamped?
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Re: Watch your Tamper...
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2019, 06:53:18 PM »
The track got tamped today, Saturday.  Here's some proof:

Bryce on the tamper, working by the platform:


There was a crew dumping stone using the tipcar, using up the stone stored at Sheepscot (needed to get out of the way for plowing).  "2nd James" was coordinating this work:

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Re: Watch your Tamper...
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2019, 12:57:20 AM »
Wow, that east rail came up a lot.
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Re: Watch your Tamper...
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2019, 09:18:20 AM »
That's great news on the tamping.  The track lean was getting impressive this summer.  Won't miss it a bit.  Good job by all involved.
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Re: Watch your Tamper...
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2019, 11:12:50 AM »
Nice to see the tip car in use. Was Fred's tractor used to fill it?

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Re: Watch your Tamper...
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2019, 11:15:59 AM »
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Re: Watch your Tamper...
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2019, 03:00:51 PM »
Just a reminder in case there's more tamping time....
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Re: Watch your Tamper...
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2019, 04:38:33 PM »
Wow, that east rail came up a lot.

You've no idea.  Right by the platform the east end of the tie was completely out of the ballast, I could put my foot underneath.  The tip car delivered a load right there, then Fred delivered more while Bryce was tamping.

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Re: Watch your Tamper...
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2019, 05:17:47 PM »
We found that only 1 tractor scoop-full didn't waste any over the edge of the fill,or not very much when using the tip car.