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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2020, 07:01:47 PM »
Others can fill in where I missed, but here is the report from Phillips. I arrived at 7:15..

Driving in the access road, you are greeted by the Sandy River. Here we are looking at where the center pier used to be of the covered bridge.



This is looking at the remnants of the center pier while looking at the south abutment.



Now to the before hand pictures. The Car Barn itself is very impressive. This is how it looked at 7:30am.

































Then we got to work.

While a crew was inside the car barn spiking the track in there, we tackled the switch. I had started early with Sharon, and got the points to meet the diverging rail, so we could spike it. Here is James spiking the frog.



And here we are a little bit later



The guys inside kept pounding away, Fred and Zack were behind the roundhouse cutting wet ties (which were much easier to drive a spike into that when they are dry) and one of the guys (Eric) was hauling them over with his tractor.



James taking a break



2:30 this afternoon, we were very close to getting the rails in the building tied to the main.





Inside is spiked every other tie as requested. Eventual plans are to finish spiking these.



More rail was installed in the center stall and spiked.



We finished just after 3. Laying 154 feet of track, spiking the switch, and spiking the track inside the building. A very productive day.



Our crew consisted of (in no particular order) myself, James P., Steve L., Mark C., Ken Berlo, Brian W., Fred, Zack, Freds son-in-law Barry, Linda, Carlos and Jerry Steinke, Jay B, J. B. Smith and Dave B. I feel I am forgetting someone...

Throughout the day we had several volunteers from SR&RL helping, and I can not name them all. Melvin and Scott came in early and got things ready for us. Eric brought his tractor, Sharon and the other SR&RL guys (and gals) were there helping as much as possible. I apologize if I missed anyone.

It was great for us to work together in a way they definately need help with, labor.
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2020, 07:09:00 PM »
Looks like a very successful day at Phillips. Congrats on a job well done.

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2020, 07:31:57 PM »
FYI, i drove by today to see what was happening, as reported in detail earlier.  I was concerned that noone was wearing a mask (despite Gov. Mills new directive), so I did not stop, as much as I wanted to.

That clearly qualified as a public space under the new directive, so can we be more diligent about wearing masks while on the railroad?

Thanks
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2020, 08:37:21 PM »
Thanks, Mike.  Great report.  Wish I could have been there.  Got done with work at 10, so I would have gotten there at best around 2, about an hour before work ended.

That car barn is impressive.
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2020, 09:15:35 PM »
Well done, everyone. Keep those masks on. We don't want to lose anyone.

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2020, 09:16:34 PM »
(4) The railroad mag phone line received some repair up near Top of the Mountain.
Working in the Shop at Sheepscot Station, Alan Downey received a mag phone call from Top of the Mountain, "loud and clear." We are now ready (telephonic-ally at least) for Steam & Sleighs.

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2020, 09:47:55 PM »
Mike,
Fred’s son-in-law’s name is Barry. It was Eric on the tractor, not Bill.  A great time was had by all. The Sandy River crew did a great job preparing for us and seeing that there was something for everyone to do. The “Have track tools, will  travel” WW&F track crew did itself proud today. I received a couple of heartfelt thank you’s from SRRL folks.
We had very good mask compliance today in Phillips but not 100%. I was disappointed to learn that compliance was so poor at Sheepscot. This needs to change.
Finally, if there are any complaints about spiking in the Phillips car barn it’s Carlos’ fault.😉
Dave

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2020, 06:31:23 AM »
Fixed. Thanks Dave. I started taking notes but stopped shortly after I started.
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2020, 08:05:41 AM »
I don’t have any photos of the work done in Portland on Saturday but there were four of us from the WW&F working there. It was myself, Dan Malkowski, Bryce Weeks, and James Nobilini. There were also a number of folks from other railroads there. We worked spiking in the new ties and
gauging track. James was running the crew and we managed to get all of the new ties
spiked and got the mainline reconnected. I am hoping that Dan or Bryce can post some photos and add anything I have missed.

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2020, 09:14:32 AM »
Anticipated work Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 November 2020.

Tuesday:
*  Sheepscot campus clean up to include rearranging various
    equipment and material.
*  Shop work, vacuum brake work.
*  Electrical building (power house) work pending.
*  Vehicle repair (pending)
*  Archives and gift shop.
*  Dump run
*  Ballasting TOM cradles (pending)

Wednesday:
*  Sheepcot campus clean up
*  TOM switching winter prep.
*  Shop work
*  Ballasting TOM cradles (pending)

Notes:  Left out from last week Brookville work started.
             Masks, state requirements have been changed.

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2020, 10:53:30 AM »
Up date for Tuesday 10 November 2020

*  Prep and ready three flats for stone ballast for loading anytime Tuesday.
*  Finish moving Box car #56 into machine shop for rebuild.

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2020, 07:35:19 PM »
Jeff loading ballast at Alna Center this afternoon.



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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2020, 07:17:33 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday November 14:

* Pavilion: work to stabilize it.
* Vehicle repairs
* Machine shop
* 2021 planning meeting at 3
* Board meeting at 4

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #43 on: November 11, 2020, 08:12:19 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 10-11 November 2020

Tuesday:
*  Box Car #56, 2nd truck was added and the box car was moved into
    bay three of the Machine shop.
*  The Brookville was moved out so Jay could steam clean and assess
    repairs and parts needed.
*  Flat cars #34, #118 and #126 was cleared of benches and debris, side
    boards added and moved to AC for the loading of ballast.
*  Locomotive #9 vacuum brake stand work continued.
*  Electric building work continues with trim and painting.
*  Dump run.

Wednesday:
*  Ballast moved to the cradles at the TOM. Both cradles were ballasted
    and then lifted and tamped. Photo’s attached.
*  Locomotive #9 and steam crew in service for water treatment, moving
    the Phillps and Rangely coach to ML&MW, plus horse training at AC.
    (This will get questions)
*  Window repair under way.
*  Coach #9 assembly continues (frame work)
*  Various shop projects continue.
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #44 on: November 11, 2020, 08:43:23 PM »
OK, I'll go for it. Telll me about "horse training at AC."