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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2020, 08:59:31 PM »
Do we need to pony up anything to get the horse training ??? 8)
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2020, 09:04:46 PM »
John, a new horse team is going to be used for the winter ops at Sea Lyon farm, the steam crew met them at Alna Center for an introduction to #9, the steam, the noise and of course the whistle. Hence the training for the horse team.

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2020, 09:22:23 PM »
John, a new horse team is going to be used for the winter ops at Sea Lyon farm, the steam crew met them at Alna Center for an introduction to #9, the steam, the noise and of course the whistle. Hence the training for the horse team.

I suspected as much. Civil war re-enactors who work with horses (either for cavalry or artillery) spend a lot of time "bomb proofing" their horses.
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2020, 09:30:22 PM »
Very wise move .........
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2020, 08:55:38 AM »
She had her horses out a few weeks ago, having them walk around AC as the train was passing through. I walked over and talked with Linda to see the horses. One she was very skiddish. The more "training" with the horses the better.
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #50 on: November 13, 2020, 02:25:47 PM »
Do we need to pony up anything to get the horse training ??? 8)

Neigh!

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #51 on: November 13, 2020, 03:54:13 PM »
Do we need to pony up anything to get the horse training ??? 8)

Neigh!

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2020, 04:47:26 PM »
Don't worry Bill, Jeff keeps a tight rein on things  ;)
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #53 on: November 14, 2020, 06:42:27 PM »
Work done on Saturday November 14:

* Pavilion: The siding on the ends of the trusses both sides were put on.
* Boxcar 56: Marcel was busy removing the roofing.
* Grounds organizing: Alan was cleaning up and consolidating objects in the parking lot and near the storage box.
* Electrical building: Stewart finished shingling the east wall.
* ROW clean up: Fred was weed whacking south of Cross road.
* Bridge inspection: the bridge inspector came by and inspected our bridges.

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #54 on: November 14, 2020, 06:52:17 PM »
How did the inspection go?

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #55 on: November 15, 2020, 06:14:58 AM »
Additions to Nov 14 work accomplished:
1. The bridges passed inspection for use as intended
2. First time volunteer Nicole assisted in the clean up of #56 roofing removed by Marcel
3. Steve P inspected all signage SS to TOM for repair/replacement
4. Steve P, Nicole & jbs collected/removed a dozen dead ties from the SS to TOM ROW

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #56 on: November 15, 2020, 07:35:33 PM »
Tuesday:
*  TOM, track lining in one location, then 2 small lifts and ballast the north and south approach
    to the northern crib/cradle and finish tamping.
*  Electric building
*  Small engine repair/Brookville (pending)
*  Campus clean up and dump run.
*  Archives/Gift shop
*  Shop work

Wednesday:
*  Campus clean up to include prep for the second container coming in.
*  Breakwater School Charter
*  Coach #9 assembly (pending)
*  Shop work
*  Ballasting Trout Brook switch (pending)

Note:  Don’t forget your mask.

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #57 on: November 18, 2020, 02:57:46 PM »
Anticipated work for Saturday, November 21st.

* Special trains - the Sandy River Special trains will run at 11 am,  1 pm and possibly 3 pm if enough tickets are sold.
* Event pavilion - work will continue on bracing and trim.
* Boxcar 56 - removing rotten wood.
* Power house - shingles & window installation.

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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #58 on: November 19, 2020, 10:17:12 AM »
Work completed Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 November 2020

Tuesday:
*  Work planned change to Campus clean up to include moving switch
    stands from the parking lot and clean up in the location for the
    new storage container.
*  Shop work on the vacuum brake stand continues and pipe cutting.
*  Vehicle repair included further work on the Brookville transmission.
*  Campus clean up (Fred) continues cutting brush.
*  Electric building shingling.
*  Gift shop

Wednesday:
*  Breakwater School Charter/visit to include Campus tour of the
    grounds, machine shop, car barn and ride to the TOM.
*  Shop work on vacuum stand and pipe cutting continues.
*  Yard switching, Box cars from loading ramp to MS lead #3
*  Electric building work continues.
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Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #59 on: November 19, 2020, 11:07:24 AM »
Anticipated Operations for Saturday, November 21st:
11:00am: Sandy River Surprise (featuring #9 backdated as SRRL 6 and two "red" P&R Coaches) - (SOLD OUT)
1:00pm: Sandy River Surprise (featuring #9 backdated as SRRL 6 and two "red" P&R Coaches) - (5 tickets available*)
3:00pm: Sandy River Surprise - Unlikely to run, since the 11 & 1 trains have not (yet?) sold out.
* As of 11/19/2020 at 11pm.

Extra assistance is always appreciated - contact crewcaller@traincrew.wwfry.org to sign up, or learn how to be qualified.
We ESPECIALLY need folks to fill a "Gatekeeper" position - which requires basic computer/tablet/phone skills and a knack for dealing with the public.
(Train handling qualifications are NOT required to assist as Gatekeeper.)


Sandy River Surprise trains are limited to 20 passengers (no more than 15 per car) and all tickets must be purchased in advance.
All passengers and crew must adhere to the COVID-19 Policy published at www.wwfry.org/covid
Visit www.wwfry.org/tickets to buy tickets.
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