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Stephen Lennox

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December 2020 Work Reports
« on: November 29, 2020, 08:32:48 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 1 and 2 December 2020

Tuesday:
*  There is a heavy rain and wind warning for Monday thru Tuesday.
*  Shop work, vacuum brake stand, set up for test on Wednesday.
*  Small engine repair (Brookville-Pending)
*  Electric building (“Start” may have already completed it)
*  Trash run
*  Campus clean up

Wednesday:
*  Full vacuum brake test-in steam with both coaches.
*  Hot drain Locomotive #9 for maintenance (Pending)
*  Breakwater School Charter
*  Small engine repair (pending)
*  Archives and gift shop
*  Recover Tamper from TOM (pending)

Notes:
*  Don’t forget your masks.

*  Rules and Standards for Operations

    Railroad Operation Requirements (Rules 50-56)

      #51  Switch Position  (page 19)
          C.  Yard Switch Position
               Yard switches shall be lined against any track which
               leads to the interior of a building.
         

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2020, 06:35:56 PM »
I like the rule refresher. Many operations do a safety rule of the day by field. For example, transportation, track, mechanical, etc all have different rules, EXCEPT those few that pertain to all said crafts.

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2020, 08:01:43 PM »
I like the rule refresher. Many operations do a safety rule of the day by field. For example, transportation, track, mechanical, etc all have different rules, EXCEPT those few that pertain to all said crafts.
Safety Rule No.1......don’t eat crackers in bed!

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2020, 08:04:16 PM »
Totally agree Joe.  This could be a long term part of Jason's campaign for the new rules book.

It's a lot easier to absorb one tip at a time to refresh your memory of the rules.  This one little tip clearly made sense to me as a work report update.

Steve (and others), you might consider doing this regularly to reinforce safety.


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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2020, 08:13:35 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Dec 5:

* Pavilion - finish the west roofing, start (?) on the end cap boarding.
* Machine shop
* Boxcar 56

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2020, 10:21:19 AM »
Pavilion work is weather depending..
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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2020, 10:21:06 AM »
We are going to do some work on the Pavilion Friday because of the expected weather Saturday.  Any help is welcome.
Mike
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Stephen Lennox

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2020, 10:42:06 AM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 1-2 December 2020

Tuesday:
*  Heavy rains and winds
*  Shop work, vacuum brake prep for Wednesday.
*  Repair work continued on the Brookville

Wednesday:
*  Main line checked for storm damage, 1 large spruce removed.
*  Breakwater School charter completed in the morning.
*  Locomotive #9 Vacuum brake test to include coaches #3 and #8
    conducted all afternoon.
*  Holiday photo’s etc. taken for marketing.
*  Campus clean up, weed whacking
*  Archives work continues.
*  Electric building (“Start” was working inside building).

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2020, 01:20:28 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 1-2 December 2020
Wednesday:


*  Locomotive #9 Vacuum brake test to include coaches #3 and #8
    conducted all afternoon.


Any word of how the brake tests went?

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2020, 01:24:36 PM »
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Any word of how the brake tests went?

Basically no change in their effectiveness from the prior in-train test.
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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2020, 02:49:44 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 1-2 December 2020

Tuesday:
*  Heavy rains and winds

Wednesday:
*  Locomotive #9 Vacuum brake test to include coaches #3 and #8
    conducted all afternoon.

Here in Appalachia we had about 10 inches of snow.

Vacuum brakes suck!

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2020, 07:43:32 PM »
Hey Steve, where is your weekly rules tip?  Those are valuable.

Ed, you say the vacuum brake test was the same as the first.  You don't say if that's good or bad...

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2020, 08:17:27 PM »
Bob, this is a work in progress with hopes to continue each or every other week.

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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2020, 08:56:50 PM »
OK, here's a rule that bears repeating:

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Three Points of Contact on Moving Equipment
When riding, boarding or dismounting moving equipment, a minimum of three points of contact must be maintained at all times, unless sitting. The three points must be two hands and a foot or two feet and a hand.

Sounds easy, right. Well what happens when you are trying to signal when riding a flatcar full of ballast, for example? Be sure to do whatever it takes to comply with the rule.

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Ed, you say the vacuum brake test was the same as the first.  You don't say if that's good or bad...
Correct. It is not my place to make that judgement.
I will say that further refinements and improvements are planned as the project continues to mature.
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Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2020, 10:03:37 PM »
OK, here's a rule that bears repeating:

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Three Points of Contact on Moving Equipment
When riding, boarding or dismounting moving equipment, a minimum of three points of contact must be maintained at all times, unless sitting. The three points must be two hands and a foot or two feet and a hand.

Sounds easy, right. Well what happens when you are trying to signal when riding a flatcar full of ballast, for example? Be sure to do whatever it takes to comply with the rule.

Keep in mind that you asked this question.  :)

Well, when riding a a flatcar full of ballast, the obvious solution is  simply to sit on your butt, then [per the rule you quoted] only that one point of contact [your butt] is required.  So you have  two hands free to signal ...
 ::)

... you did ask ...  ;D

Graham