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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2020, 10:22:12 PM »
Correct!
(Assuming that the brakeman is still visible to the engineer, which he may not be when seated.)
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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2020, 09:10:37 AM »
I had been hoping to dig all the cinders out of bay 4 track before snow or freeze, but snow is now tomorrow.  If the snow holds off and there’s available help tomorrow morning let’s see if we can get it done.  I started last week but working alone only made a dent.

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Ps we’re not worried about the plow right now.  This is only a 3-6 storm at most and the ground is still above freezing.  We should however get crossing flangeways cleared of mud ASAP.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2020, 09:17:08 AM by Jason M Lamontagne »

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2020, 05:27:02 PM »
Correct!
(Assuming that the brakeman is still visible to the engineer, which he may not be when seated.)

This USUALLY occurs with the ballast car leading the locomotive. Speaking from my experience, being seen has not been a problem.

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2020, 09:31:06 PM »
The shipping container got a friend this week. The container delivery truck couldn't get in to where we wanted the container so they left the container in the parking lot. Brian let us use his truck to move the container down next to the woods track.





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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2020, 09:55:45 PM »
Not going to put new container parallel to old so with only a roof there will be 3 covered storage areas?
2 will be secure but the other will be at least covered or could be 3 walled.
10 or 12 feet wide?
« Last Edit: December 04, 2020, 09:58:49 PM by Carl G. Soderstrom »

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2020, 10:19:24 PM »
The position of the "new" container is optimized to provide a visual barrier to a future "backlot" of misc. parts and outdoor storage. A gate could be installed between the two containers to provide access and a further visual barrier.

The new container is also positioned for a planned re-alignment of the "woods track."
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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2020, 10:21:34 PM »
We could point them WW&F green, and add a logo and slogan. "WW&F Rail, Road, & Air"

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2020, 07:55:57 AM »
It is planned to be painted to match the other container. Maybe we should find someone that could paint a box car on there.
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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2020, 09:53:37 AM »
Ps we’re not worried about the plow right now.  This is only a 3-6 storm at most and the ground is still above freezing.  We should however get crossing flangeways cleared of mud ASAP.

Now expecting a Strong Nor'easter with 5-10 inches of heavy wet snow later today, and winds gusting NNE 30-40mph.  Plan accordingly.

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2020, 01:07:07 PM »
Work done Saturday Dec 5 (in the morning)

* Boxcar 56 - Marcel started removing the lower interior siding on the car as units.  He got 2 of them done.  Zack and Fred cut the vertical rods in half to facilitate removal, some could pushed up through the roof but not many.
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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2020, 01:19:34 AM »
Should have known you had a plan. Just thought parallel would make cheap/inexpensive cover.
Non-period stuff out of sight is good too.

Paint it Camouflage? As Mike says "boxcar" or how about "Freight Shed"

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2020, 08:55:52 AM »
As long as the Woods Track is where the chicken coops are parked, they will screen the containers from public view.
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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2020, 01:50:09 PM »
What do you call chicken coops Wayne ?

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2020, 03:29:18 PM »
Unrestored rolling stock.

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2020, 06:06:18 PM »
Thanks Wayne I see. Out here quite a lot of derelict narrow gauge boxcars have been used as chicken coops or garden shelters. A few of them have been baught and restored to operation by volunteers of tourist railways, somehow those boxcars have flown the coop.