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ALAIN DELASSUS

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #345 on: March 02, 2023, 12:44:49 PM »
Come to think that the works started hardly three years ago. You have achieved a great job of work despite the C 19, the lack of material and winter. Congrats you all for your stunning skills and unstinting comitment that are essential to rebuilt this  endearing railway and consequently the Maine History.

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« Reply #346 on: March 11, 2023, 09:45:27 PM »
Zack Wyllie finished up the shingling of the northwest corner of the center stall.  Zack at work this morning.




And the last of the staging removed in this after lunch view.
What–me worry?

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« Reply #347 on: March 12, 2023, 08:55:49 AM »
Thanks for the photos, Bill. The engine house looks impressive.

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« Reply #348 on: March 26, 2023, 07:27:18 AM »
The last window and the east door have been installed. Saturday's crew of Brendan, Fred, Zack, James and Start worked on the building.  Work included cleaning up scrap wood + adding more shingles on the center and east stall walls.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #349 on: March 29, 2023, 07:53:20 AM »
Engine house progress.











No. 9 on the pit

















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« Reply #350 on: March 29, 2023, 09:30:10 AM »
Gonna have to get those "Man in Pit" signs made up for the sight glass, tri cocks, and injectors made up soon. The ones we have in CT are blocks of wood on a piece of jack chain with "Do Not Use" on one side and "Man in Pit" on the other. Nothing more fun than getting hot water dripped on you, even worse if it's a flow.
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #351 on: March 29, 2023, 08:28:41 PM »
How about “Person in Pit”? It’s a bit more inclusive….
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« Reply #352 on: March 29, 2023, 08:56:20 PM »
...or human, or someone, or critter...

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #353 on: March 30, 2023, 06:19:04 PM »
wouldn't 'man in pit' be period appropriate?

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #354 on: March 30, 2023, 07:11:19 PM »
Man this is the pits.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #355 on: March 30, 2023, 07:13:26 PM »
Well this thread is the pits now..

Definately need some kind of safety device in place, period appropriate or not. They make lockout covers that are commercially available for all types of valves, switches and almost any other application. The ambulance that shows up after an injury will definately not be period appropriate.

Safety is a big priority in the construction industry, a result of injuries sustained from not properly locking out what is being worked on or around.
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #356 on: March 30, 2023, 07:53:56 PM »
The best safety device in this situation would be a designated person in the cab to make sure no one accidentally does something that could cause injury to a person in the pit!
« Last Edit: March 31, 2023, 08:27:44 AM by Wayne Laepple »

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #357 on: March 30, 2023, 08:16:17 PM »
A lock out device to prevent harm to someone working under the locomotive should be called a

Pit Stop.


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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #358 on: March 30, 2023, 08:42:12 PM »
The best safety device in this situation would be a designated person in the cab to make sure no one accidentally does something could cause injury to a person in the pit!
We call that close proximity maintenance. Our rules at work call for constant visual contact between the worker and the attendant, and a third set of eyes can be used as a relay when the work location is out of sight of the one attending the controls.
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #359 on: March 30, 2023, 10:25:06 PM »
A blue flag on the rails?