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James Patten

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January 2021 Work Reports
« on: December 30, 2020, 07:53:59 AM »
At last we put 2020 behind us!  Anticipated work for Friday and Saturday Jan 1 and 2:

* Pavilion - whatever Mike has left to do (Friday)
* Top of Mtn tree clearing (Saturday)
* Boxcar 56
* Vehicle repair
* Winter Caboose Adventure - steam trains on Saturday

There's a snow/rain storm forecast for Saturday, so some of these may change.

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2020, 12:23:14 PM »
My understanding is that Saturday 1-2-2021, tree cutting and burning will be taking place at Alna Center, not ToM.

A shout out for train crew needs. Those who are qualified, please sign up if you are available/willing. We especially need brakemen.

We also could use someone to be "Gatekeeper" on Saturday, 1/2 (and subsequent Saturdays) and an "Agent" for Top of the Mountain for all "Steam and Sleighs" dates. These positions have specific qualifications (some informal) - message me if you are interested.
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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2020, 01:04:50 PM »
My understanding is that Saturday 1-2-2021, tree cutting and burning will be taking place at Alna Center, not ToM.
Really? Alna Center is such a beautiful place as is.

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2020, 06:49:10 PM »
Yes, we will be at AC Saturday. The roof of the Pavilion will be useful to keep the rain off of us. We have a pile of brush to burn, plus clean up some downed limbs from the pines, and thin out the Poplar saplings that are growing there on the most recently acquired peice of land, leaving the larger trees and the fir trees. I may even bring my pole saw and prune the old apple tree to try and stimulate that. Get some new growth going on it.
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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2020, 08:50:32 PM »
I'm all for restoring Apple trees.  A tree(s) full of Apples in the fall would be a nice side benefit for riders and good for the Environment.
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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2020, 07:53:41 PM »
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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2021, 04:07:47 PM »
Work completed Friday, January 1st -

* Alna Center - Fred led a crew of 5 volunteers in cleaning up around the pavilion construction site.
* Gift Shop - Merchandise pulled for mail orders and supplies checked for Saturday's store operation.
* Machine Shop - Alan was working on things that need oil.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2021, 05:13:49 PM by Stewart "Start" Rhine »

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2021, 06:57:31 PM »
Work done on Saturday Jan 2:

* Alna Center: Work was done to clear away the little trees from the area southwest of the pavilion.  The whole area was logged off years ago and the skidders tore it up wicked, so walking is a challenge.  It was also a challenge to get the fire going.
* Boxcar 56: Marcel and Zack got the outer stringer detached on both sides.  The outer stringers are toast.  Inner ones appear to be salvable. 
* Trains: Public trains ran today, initially intended to be Steam & Slieghs, but due to the storm that was canceled.  Today it was just people getting rides in a chartered caboose or singly in the coach.

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2021, 08:02:53 PM »






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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2021, 11:49:14 PM »
With the brush cleared out, the pavilion looks absolutely outstanding from the train. Several passengers commented upon it. Great job guys!
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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2021, 12:16:58 AM »
Neat photos in the other direction, too, especially the second of Mike's four shots.

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2021, 08:55:12 AM »
That brush pile being gone opened up a lot. The hot ashes were used to help Saturdays pile.
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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2021, 11:48:20 AM »
Anticipated work Tuesday-Wednesday January 5-6 2021.

*  Skid replacement on stationary steam engine.
*  Locomotive #9 repairs and maintenance.
*  Vehicle repairs
*  Archives and Gift shop on going.
*  Shop work (various projects)
*  Campus clean up and dump run.
*  Coach #9 (pending)

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     165. Procedure for Initiating Movement  (P-47)
 
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             car lengths, the signaling Employee shall indicate
             the distance to stop prior to initiating movement with
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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2021, 08:11:52 PM »
This is the Stationary Steam Engine Steve mentioned.





And this is why the new skids

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2021, 08:40:01 PM »
From the side view the engine looks like it could be one of Richard Trevithick's creations.  Actually, that would be pretty cool!
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