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July 2020 Work Reports
« on: July 01, 2020, 07:32:02 AM »
Anticipated work for July 4, 2020 (there are no parades anywhere, so you may as well come here to help):

* Rock the Mountain: We'll be able to do one round of 4 cars, as Jeff will be "upta camp".  Departure 8:30.
* Car barn: doors?
* Painting: Stewart?
* Vehicle repairs.

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Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 09:12:08 AM »
Since I can't make Saturday, I will be there Friday, 7/3 at the Pavilion if anyone wants to come help. Laying out the remaing post holes and start digging them.
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Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 03:49:54 PM »
Work done Wednesday, July 1:

* Coach 9: Eric was busy on coach 9.
* Switching: Barn bay 2 was switched so that Coach 3 was southernmost, and the cars were pushed in so that 3 was on the concrete in hopes of working on piping/etc.  Alas that didn't happen because the forklift died.  However it was good exercise as it proves that 3 coaches can fit in the barn on each track.  Also the Barn bay 1 cars were moved north a little so that work could happen on the transition joint to firm it up. 
* Ballast: Jeff was going to load the cars (after I left).

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Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2020, 08:19:40 PM »
The ballast pile is getting smaller.. The 4 cars are loaded..

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Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2020, 01:05:55 PM »
Hey, nice loader! When did the museum score a unit like that? :)

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Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2020, 01:14:38 PM »
I suspect that loader belongs to 'contractor' Jeff Verney.  ;D
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Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2020, 03:59:03 PM »
Graham is correct about the loader.

Work done on Saturday July 4:

* Ballast: We unloaded 4 flatcars today, a crew of 8 or 9.

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Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2020, 04:00:38 PM »
I only wish we had one like that. Yes, that is Contractor
 Jeffs. Our loader is up on blocks currently with wheels and planetaries removed, to repair the brakes. We also found a bad bushing in the rear end, so the repair will be a little longer than anticipated. Hoping it is back in service for FWW.
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Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2020, 04:04:54 PM »
Jeff has very kindly been donating his services to load flatcars each week. 

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Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2020, 10:02:19 PM »
There were three packages for Brendan on the lunch table today. Looks like many of his parts came in.
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Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2020, 09:55:36 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday July 11:

* Rock the Mountain.  There may only be 3 flatcars, as 205 returned to Portland for ROW cleanup.
* Vehicle repair
* Pavilion
* Board meeting at 4

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Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2020, 10:17:49 AM »
Rain is expected. I will have to put on my rain gear again.
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Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2020, 06:38:22 PM »
Work completed Tuesday 7 July

*  Steve L, Mark and Ben inspected rail joints and ties between Sheepscot Mills and Alna Center.
    49 rail joints were tightened.

*  Steve L, Mark and Ben replaced 4 ties

*  Randy started mowing around the Sheepscot campus.


Work completed Wednesday 8 July

*  Eric and Ron did more work on coach #9.

*  Jay worked on various motorized equipment.

*  Brendan was working on the car barn.

*  James N was busy in the machine shop welding on #9 and other projects.

*  Linda was busy in the gift shop.

*  Bryce and Dan worked on track tamping at Sheepscot Mills and replacing 2 ties. Their day ended
    with staging the 4th flat car back at Alna Center.

*  Jason, Steve L, Mark and the crew from Maine Locomotive and Machine Company did repair work
    to the Sheepscot Mills switch.

*  Randy completed mowings at Sheepscot campus and Alna Center.

*  Fred and JB stopped in as I was leaving to start work.

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Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2020, 07:10:07 PM »
Steve, thanks for great report.  Not sure where exactly Sheepscot Mills is...please help me to understand.

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Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2020, 08:08:12 PM »
Sheepscot Mills = Maine Locomotive & Machine.