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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #75 on: January 23, 2021, 08:01:35 PM »
Great photos, Mike.  I remember the slash left by the cutting now 2 years ago (wow!).  Great improvement.
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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #76 on: January 23, 2021, 08:12:10 PM »
Wow, a lot of work and a great improvement. Is JB going to wear a name tag so we know who it is, some of us have never seen him without the beard.

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #77 on: January 23, 2021, 09:10:56 PM »
Rough time of the year to trim off those whiskers B.J.
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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #78 on: January 24, 2021, 11:16:37 AM »
There were 8 of us up there in the morning. I ran out of steam around 10:45, but came back with the pick-up after lunch to pick up some firewood.

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #79 on: January 25, 2021, 10:57:26 AM »
Anticipated work Tuesday and Wednesday 26 and 27 January 2021

*  Sheepscot campus repairs (water tower)
*  Shop work, Vacuum Brakes, shop rearrangement.
*  Vehicle repairs
*  Coach #9 assembly
*  Switching, Boxcars to be moved to ML&MW.
*  Campus clean up and dump run.

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #80 on: January 25, 2021, 06:44:18 PM »
Also going on this weekend and week: Nicole, Steve P. (and Johnny) cut, prepped and put a first coat of primer on brand new station signs for Trout Brook and Top of the Mountain. The signs will receive more primer during the week before they are prepped for their base coat.

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #81 on: January 26, 2021, 10:40:07 AM »
[Moderator's Note]
A discussion regarding the name of the station that is adjacent to SeaLyon Farm and the future site of the shingle and saw mills has been moved to the Museum discussion section of the forum.

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #82 on: January 26, 2021, 11:39:41 AM »
Ed, that was a pretty clean dismount.

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #83 on: January 27, 2021, 07:46:05 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Jan 30:

* Boxcar 56
* Top of Mtn tree clearing
* Vehicle repair
* Tamper admiration
* Shop organization
* Steam & Sleighs trains
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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #84 on: January 27, 2021, 10:43:49 AM »
Anticipated Operations for Saturday, Jan 30th:
10:30am: Steam and Sleighs to SeaLyon Farm (Group Tix Available*) & Winter Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT)
12:00pm: Steam and Sleighs to SeaLyon Farm (Group Tix Available*) & Winter Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT)
1:30pm: Steam and Sleighs to SeaLyon Farm (Group & Single-Passenger Tix Available*) & Winter Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT)
3:00pm: Winter Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT) (& S&S pickup)
*As of Wednesday Morning 1/27/2021

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #85 on: January 28, 2021, 11:53:23 AM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 26-27 January 2021.

Tuesday:
*  Water tower repairs made.
*  Shop area rearraigned.
*  Locomotive #3 winterized and moved to loading ramp.
*  Vehicle repair, work continues on the tractor.
*  Vacuum brake work continues.
*  Campus clean up.
*  Archives and gift shop work continues.

Wednesday:
*  WW&F and ML&MW crews stage the old Plymouth on loading ramp ready to be moved.
    B&SR boxcars #57, #50, #60, #70 moved (gingerly) to ML&MW, B&SR snow plow moved
    to the top of Woods track and B&SR Flanger behind it.
*  Vehicle repair, work on the tractor is moving right along.
*  Alan and crew were moving a large machine and reading shop placement.
*  Vacuum brakes on going.
*  Parking lot plowed. 
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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #86 on: January 28, 2021, 09:20:51 PM »
This just in...

Nancy Weeks will be dropping off a chicken casserole for lunch on Saturday. Yum!
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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #87 on: January 30, 2021, 06:57:18 PM »
Work done on Saturday Jan 31:

* Top of Mtn cutting: Mike and Brian and I started in the middle of a large fall of trees - sort of a triangular affair.  I had to leave mid-morning but Dave replaced me.  When I returned in the afternoon the place had been cleaned up really nice.  Later Mike took the saw and he and I cleared downed branches on the road down to Porcupine Palace. 
* Boxcar 56: Marcel, Zack, and crew worked on the outer sills, drilling holes for mortise & tenons as well as all-the-way through holes.
* Steam & Sleighs - actual sleighs this time, although only the minimal amount of snow on the ground to make it viable.
* Fred's birthday was celebrated.

And Nancy's casserole was delicious.

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #88 on: January 30, 2021, 07:32:11 PM »
The museum store did well, mostly due to the introduction of the special WW&F Railway bronze Lifetime Passes which may be purchased by current life members (for an additional fee) or anyone paying for a new life membership including a pass.  Ten passes were sold today (one order came via U.S. Mail) taking store sales over $1,800 for the day.  Congrats to Mike Fox and everyone who endorsed the idea of creating Mears/Colorado style lifetime passes for the WW&F.

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #89 on: January 30, 2021, 09:05:07 PM »
The new pass has also helped nudge some members into becoming life members. I did not realize it would be that much of a draw, but they did come out spectacular. I will be ordering a second batch right off to make sure we don't run out.

Here are some photos. Pretty lonely up there today. Only 3 of us most of the day. Plenty of wood to go around..

Start of the day, looking generally north



Looking at Brian gassing up the saws on the old camp road



From the camp road after we got going



Same spot after lunch



Had a couple of good fires. We definately were not cold.





Brian is tossing stuff on the fire while Dave and I look on





And he cooked a couple of dogs on the fire



The voyage to Pocupine Palace was blocked by several trees. This one was the largest.





James and I made it to the Palace.



No one home



Then I went to see the stump row I created a few years ago. Lots of stumps. I forgot how many I shoved back there.





Headed out. Looks a lot better now.



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