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Bill Reidy

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Re: March Work Reports
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2021, 02:32:41 PM »
It was great seeing different old faces today.

Hey!  I resemble that remark!

HWMNBN made his first appearance in over 5 months. His primary comment was that things hadn’t changed much insult-wise  since his last appearance. He also welcomed me at 7:35 by wishing me a good afternoon.
Dave

Wow.  And I hadn't even posted this photo yet of you holding up Fred's tractor, with Fred on the left.



It was great to see everyone.  Unfortunately, I only took one other photo yesterday, of the tree cutting and burning.



Nancy made a great lunch, too.
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Re: March Work Reports
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2021, 03:41:58 PM »
Wow.  And I hadn't even posted this photo yet of you holding up Fred's tractor, with Fred on the left.

They're "testing" the rebuild.
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Re: March Work Reports
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2021, 05:58:12 PM »
I have volunteered to lead a crew Saturday to clear the line, weather depending. I think an 8:30 departure would be fine, and hope to finish by lunch.
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Re: March Work Reports
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2021, 10:59:50 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 9-10 March 2021.

*  Vacuum brakes continue
*  Air Compressor Loft  (Pending)
*  Tamper cleaning/inspection.
*  Shop work (clean up-projects)


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                   Time Table No.15

Page 6:
                   Magneto Phone Ring Patterns

Dispatcher:                1 long, 1 short
Alna Center Station:   2 longs
Sheepscot Station:     1 long
North End of Track:    3 longs

The Long Rings should be at least 2 seconds long.
The Short Rings should be 1 or 2 cranks of the handle.


Every person on the operational crew should be familiar with the Magneto Phone System.

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Re: March Work Reports
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2021, 12:41:37 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 9-10 March 2021.


Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway

                   Time Table No.15

Page 6:
                   Magneto Phone Ring Patterns

Dispatcher:                1 long, 1 short
Alna Center Station:   2 longs
Sheepscot Station:     1 long
North End of Track:    3 longs

The Long Rings should be at least 2 seconds long.
The Short Rings should be 1 or 2 cranks of the handle.


Every person on the operational crew should be familiar with the Magneto Phone System.

I can remember our family having a "party line" as a child.  Our ring was 1 long and 2 shorts.  I can remember a nosey neighbor who liked to listen in on other peoples calls.

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Re: March Work Reports
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2021, 03:56:35 PM »
I cut up 3 Maple logs today into firewood length and used the tractor bucket to transport it and stack it to be split. Just like old times.

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Re: March Work Reports
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2021, 06:57:06 PM »
Thanks Fred.
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Re: March Work Reports
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2021, 08:39:17 PM »
I'm glad to hear the tractor is back in service.

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Re: March Work Reports
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2021, 07:53:02 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday March 13:

* Line clearing: led by Mike, leaving about 8.
* Machine shop work (painting the RDP)
* Boxcar 56
* Board meeting at 3

Lunch by Fred.

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Re: March Work Reports
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2021, 09:06:16 PM »
We have at least one large pine completely blocking the tracks just north of Trasks. Steve L. said they walked the line to AC, so not sure what is north of there. Also, he says the West rail at Sutters is iced over again, so we have that to deal with as well on the way North. Steve sent me this photo..

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Re: March Work Reports
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2021, 09:21:37 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday March 9-10, 2021.

Tuesday:
 
*  Strapping, flooring acquired and readied for the air compressor loft, the loft build begins.
*  Vacuum brake work continues
*  The Sander for Fred’s tractor arrives.
*  Tamper inspection continues, all but one function is checked, most work but repairs are needed.
*  Crew recovers Big Joe which both gas engine and compressor started (Wow). Minor repairs to be
    made and oils to be changed. We expect he will be ready for April operations.
*  Steam Maintenance team in, working on Locomotive #9.
*  Archives on going.

Wednesday:

*  Track Crew Leaders inspect ties from Sheepscot Water Tower to Alana Center for the up coming tie
    replacement work days.
*  Shop work continues with the Air Compressor Loft project.
*  Coach #9 team continues assembly.

NOTE:  There are various on going projects being conducted on and off site from a number of people. 

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Re: March Work Reports
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2021, 08:33:21 PM »
Work done on Saturday March 13:

* Line clearing - a work crew cleared the line to Top of Mountain (including the big tree seen above), then worked back clearing off off-the-track blowdowns before running out of chain saw gas.
* Machine shop - Alan's crew was working on the radial drill press painting.
* Boxcar 56- Marcel was working on the ends of the stringer beams.
* Board meeting - we authorized spending lots of money.

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Re: March Work Reports
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2021, 09:54:17 PM »
Fred cooked us lunch today.



The big tree..











We found a smaller tree obstructing the track just south of Top Of the Mountain.



The camera set up at the BOD meeting



Last of the discussion for the night..

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Re: March Work Reports
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2021, 10:47:10 AM »
What is that in the next to last photo?

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Re: March Work Reports
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2021, 11:10:59 AM »
The Camera watching the BOD meeting.
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