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Re: February Work Reports 2021
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2021, 11:01:43 PM »
A little long James? I was very thankful you guys did not want to bump it to 4 for me like I asked..

Anyhow, it is not very often I am accused of cutting corners, but today it was true. We cut the very tip top of the TOM area. As James said, this opens up a whole area for our photographers. And here we go with the photos..

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After



Before (look for Jerry in the trees)



After, Jerry in about the same spot.



And now to fill in the day.

A smokey start for Brian, Jerry and I.



Trying to catch Brian cutting the tree down with Jerry pushing as James looks on, but as you can see I was a little slow (actually Brian is that quick)





Only 1 fire today..



Looking North at the improved view.



Train time..







Brian taking a rare break..



Letting things wind down, Dave (seated) Brian and Jerry watch the fire.



And another look North after we were done (just a few more trees Jerry)



Standing on the steel culvert looking south



They are calling for snow this week, so we will wait and see what it does. A few inches will be ok for Saturday, a foot may be tough going..
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Re: February Work Reports 2021
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2021, 03:24:18 PM »
Any volunteer activities planned for tomorrow, 2/15/2021, President's Day?
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Re: February Work Reports 2021
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2021, 10:51:42 AM »
Sure tha'll be a great place to take photos and to shot videos given it just overlooks the steepest grade of the main if I'm not mistaken.

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Re: February Work Reports 2021
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2021, 10:53:56 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 16-17 February 2021

Snow Storm for Tuesday (Pending)
Shop work, Vacuum brakes
Shop rearranging (Pending)
Vehicle repair (Tractor)
Campus clean up
Snow removal/Track Inspection and Crossing clean out.

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165.  Preparation for Movement
         Prior to initiating a Movement the Employee responsible for initiating Movement shall:
         
  I. Check that the rail is clear of trigs, skates, hanging equipment or anything else that may impede movement.

  ii. Ensure personal safety by checking the sides and rear of the train or equipment for any person(s) within an unsafe proximity.

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Re: February Work Reports 2021
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2021, 01:17:47 PM »
Plow Extra Crew Call
Saturday Morning, February 16, 2021

I plan to operate a plow and flanging extra this Saturday morning, after Loco 9 is pulled out but before the first trip.  I estimate 8AM departure.  I would appreciate help to clear crossings and switches.  If you're available please let me know directly or respond here.

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Re: February Work Reports 2021
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2021, 08:05:36 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Feb 20:

* Plow extra - 8 AM departure
* Steam & Sleighs - brakeman needed
* Steam & Saws - luggers needed
* Boxcar 56
* Machine shop rearranging

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Re: February Work Reports 2021
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2021, 10:54:14 AM »
Anticipated Operations for Saturday, Feb 20th.
These will be the last public operations of the WW&F Railway until April 3, 2021:
8:00am: x52 Plow Train - GENERAL ASSISTANCE NEEDED
10:30am: Steam and Sleighs to SeaLyon Farm (SOLD OUT) & Winter Caboose Adventure (AVAILABLE*)
12:00pm: Steam and Sleighs to SeaLyon Farm (SOLD OUT) & Winter Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT)
1:30pm: Steam and Sleighs to SeaLyon Farm (SOLD OUT) & Winter Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT)
3:00pm: Winter Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT) (& S&S pickup)
*As of Wednesday Morning 2/17/2021

Extra assistance is always appreciated - contact crewcaller@traincrew.wwfry.org to sign up, or learn how to be qualified.
A qualified brakeman is needed to run the public trains on 2/20.

All trains are limited to 36 passengers 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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Re: February Work Reports 2021
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2021, 04:44:33 PM »
Nancy Weeks will be cooking lunch this week - meatball subs!
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Re: February Work Reports 2021
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2021, 03:10:51 PM »
Work complete Tuesday and Wednesday 16-17 February 2021.

Tuesday:  No work due to snow and ice storm.

Wednesday:

*  Steel was unloaded and stored for up coming projects. (Jason and crew)
*  Vacuum brakes,  (Jonathan and Randy)
*  Vehicle repair continues on Tractor,  (Brendan and Fred)
*  Storm clean up:  Main line track was ran on breaking the ice, all crossings were cleaned
    out and salted. Tracks to be used and related switches were ran on and cleaned out.
    (Steve L, JB, Chuck and Dan) (Steve and Johnny P met us at Alna Ctr for a little shoveling)

Note:  A big thank you to Dan and Bryce for cleaning the ashes out of Bay #4 lead last Saturday.
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Re: February Work Reports 2021
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2021, 11:16:53 AM »
I'll be working on equipment in the shop for a few weekends, including this Saturday. This will include some cleaning, paint stripping, and repainting of the radial arm drill. If we have newer volunteers looking for a project to land on (especially after Steam and Saws wraps up) I'll be able to use a couple of folks. I'm going to try and save the more general work for days when I have some help to try and create that opening.


On Wednesday, Jason and I went to Mountain Machine Works in Auburn to pick up our 10 new axles. Mountain Machine donated half the value of the fully machined axles which was a tremendous donation of value, and also saved us a huge amount of labor due to their CNC production methods. We brought a letter signed by Dave and presented it to the owner who plans to come out to the railroad for a visit in the future. For now, the axles are in my garage on my trailer. I'll be bringing them to the museum on a dry day so we can stash them away. The mating 20 new wheels will be delivered this coming week, and the 10 wheelsets will facilitate boxcar 56's re-wheeling, coach 9's new trucks, and add two spares into the operations department pool for swap out when maintenance concerns arise. #11 will be getting larger diameter axles and so it's wheels will be ordered late this year, or early next.

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Re: February Work Reports 2021
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2021, 11:28:00 AM »
We have had a few cancellations for tomorrow's trains. Anyone looking for tickets should grab them at: www.wwfry.org/tickets
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Re: February Work Reports 2021
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2021, 05:47:46 PM »
When I left at 2:00 P.M., 24 people had signed in today. Looks were getting back to normal, but being careful.

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Re: February Work Reports 2021
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2021, 07:10:33 PM »
Partial report for 2/20:

* Top of Mountain cutting: 3 saws going, maybe 8 people there?  We were cutting south of the spur track.  Pretty thick in there so we did a lot of cutting but didn't seem like we got far.
* Things were happening with boxcar 56 and the machine shop, but I didn't visit the shop after I came back to SS for lunch.\
* Steam & Sleighs: parking lot was full.

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Re: February Work Reports 2021
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2021, 08:11:29 PM »
We got a lot done but did not cover much area. Lots of trees... And I forgot some before pics, so look back to last weeks photos and maybe it is in the background..

First picture I took.. Fred wanted to cut a tree down.


Then Brian picks up around the other pile, shortly after Jerry and I restocked the pile in front. Will get real hot in a second.





Then I walked to the PPB (Porcupine Palace Boulevard) and took these next shots, starting south where we were cutting today









Brian brought his pole saw and cut the limbs that were obstructing the view down the mountain. This will be a great photo/video location as a train works up the steepest part of the Mountain. We have got a little clean up to do getting some large pines that fell out of view. Kubota work I think..



Looking south at what we cut last weekend, with the limbs removed it really opens it up.



One of the trees laying on the right I want to clean up.



And Jerry suggested that I take a before picture of next weeks work. So here it is..



I want to cut at least one more day up there so come join while you can.
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Re: February Work Reports 2021
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2021, 08:50:50 PM »
First picture I took.. Fred wanted to cut a tree down.

I miss talking with Fred, you, Dave and many other friends in person in Maine.  Better times are coming soon.  Great photos as always, Mike.  Thanks for sharing.
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