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November 2020 Work Reports
« on: November 02, 2020, 09:56:45 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday, 3 and Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Tuesday:
*  Trout Brook switch, complete installation of of the switch stand
    adjustment and spiking.
*  Box car #56 prep for movement.
*  Shop work
*  Electric Building (pending)
*  Vehicle repair (pending)
*  Archives and gift shop
*  Campus clean up and Dump run.

Wednesday:
*  Trout Brook switch, finish spiking and clean up.
*  Box car #56
*  Shop work
*  Campus clean up

Note:  Deer Season is under way, wearing blaze orange is recommended.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2020, 09:59:05 AM by Ed Lecuyer »

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2020, 06:50:42 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday November 7.

The first Saturday of November is typically a day when we go volunteer for another group.  In many past years that was the Albion Historical Society's Albion station.  This year we're going to the SR&RL Museum in Phillips.  We'll be helping construct track in their car barn.  Weather should be relatively balmy!  I can't specify when to show up, but my guess is somewhere between 9 and 10.  Neither can I tell you whether to bring your lunch or not, but if you don't then Downtown Phillips is not far away.

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2020, 07:29:33 AM »
Fred says he plans on leaving Sheepscot at 7. I plan on arriving in Phillips about 7:30. Temps should be in the 50's (expecting 60s in Portland) so it will make for a pleasant day.
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2020, 07:42:29 AM »
Photos, please.  Wish I could be there, but I'll be working Saturday.
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2020, 10:10:35 AM »
Also on Saturday (actually all week - already underway), our friends at Maine Narrow Gauge in Portland are also hosting a track work party. Volunteers are needed as they are replacing 500 ties, and associated track work.
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2020, 10:52:42 AM »
Also on Saturday (actually all week - already underway), our friends at Maine Narrow Gauge in Portland are also hosting a track work party. Volunteers are needed as they are replacing 500 ties, and associated track work.

Thanks for the plug, Ed.

MNG will also be working Friday and Sunday if any of you wanna get in a little bit at both places. Monson 3 will be out and about all weekend.
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2020, 03:25:38 PM »
On Sat. you can bring your own lunch if you want to, However I'm buying pizza's An I have 5o bags of chips and 45 bottles of water. Zack is also bring snacks. We'll have plenty of food.

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2020, 07:07:17 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 3-4 November 2020

Tuesday:
*  Trout Brook switch, all switch parts attached, adjusted, checked and spiking continues.
*  Shop work continues with work being performed on the vacuum brake stand.
*  Electric building work continues with rafters attached.
*  Archives and gift shop work on going.
*  Campus clean up and dump run.

Wednesday:
*  Trout Brook switch completed. Final checks, west guard rail added and the entire switch spiked in.
    Future ballasting and lining expected to be done in the spring and a small platform is to be built on the east side of the switch to ease the switch operator’s movements.
    Switch awaits “Starts” target and paint work.
*  Tamper returned to the TOM.
*  Coach #9 assembly continues.
*  Shop work continues on brake stand, shop machine up dates continue.
*  Electric building work continued with a variety of things to include various fascia boarding.

Note:  A reminder for Saturdays Sandy River Trip, see you there.
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2020, 07:30:50 PM »
You guys have done amazing work on the switch.  Congratulations on finishing it up....

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2020, 08:07:56 PM »
Another great report and a fantastic looking switch you guys have built.
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2020, 11:22:54 PM »
What a marvelous switch.  If we put the track up the hill to the west it would make a great runaway track.   Just a thought... ;)
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2020, 07:38:10 AM »
Thank you so much for the report and well done you all.  Cold and snow can come  by now you are thru with this switch.

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2020, 04:50:56 PM »
The switch looks fantastic. So, what's next?

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2020, 05:59:07 PM »
Jeff: you heard Alain in the message above yours - cold and snow!

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2020, 06:08:08 PM »
Thursday, Nov. 5th -

Power house - a full day was spent on the electric service building. The roof framing and trim were completed (rake and shadow boards) and the building is ready for the metal roof to be installed this weekend.