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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2021, 10:38:10 PM »
Fred wanted to get the turntable girders stored on the right of way across the street from the railroad up out of the mud. Thursday morning we used the loader to pick up one end of the girders at a time and pull the girders up onto higher ground.

I'm glad to see the turntable girders receiving some attention.

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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2021, 08:37:23 AM »
Dave, letting the mud dry. I found a snake in the mud on the track when putting it back on and did not want to find his cousins..not a fan.
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« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2021, 10:03:07 AM »
Dave, letting the mud dry. I found a snake in the mud on the track when putting it back on and did not want to find his cousins..not a fan.
:o Wow!    Snake on a [dozer] track is nearly as bad as Snakes on a Plane Train.   :P
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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2021, 03:23:09 PM »
How can anyone in North America not know what a whoopie pie is?

It's regional, like pop/soda/coke. In W. PA, the usual term is "gob".

https://www.dailyamerican.com/ourtownjohnstown/news/johnstown/gobs-or-whoopie-pies/article_d06987aa-ecf9-5ef3-86bc-e2b9a7559cf5.html

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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2021, 03:30:23 PM »
How can anyone in North America not know what a whoopie pie is?

I believe the South has something similar called moon pies.

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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2021, 03:32:51 PM »
I thought there weren't poisonous snakes in Maine.

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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2021, 03:49:18 PM »
Moon pies have a two graham cracker cookies instead of cake and are dipped in chocolate.
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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2021, 04:01:11 PM »
Just so you remember that Whoopie Pies were invented in Pennsylvania, not Maine or Ohio!

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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2021, 08:54:21 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday April 13-14, 2021.

*  Track removal north end of car barn  (Wed.)
*  Rail inventory continues  (Tues.)
*  Vacuum brakes
*  Tamper (Tues./Wed.)
*  Storage container for #11 rearrangement (Pending)


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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2021, 09:53:30 AM »
Dave, letting the mud dry. I found a snake in the mud on the track when putting it back on and did not want to find his cousins..not a fan.
What did the snake look like? I couldn't have been poisonous unless it was a garter snake. But then I don't live in Maine so what do I know.
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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2021, 12:35:41 PM »
Just a regular garden snake. Not poisonous, and not very responsive because it was cold..
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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2021, 06:45:45 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday April 17:

* Head Tide Haircut - Dave is leading the effort to clean up the trail between Head Tide Road and where the ROW crossed 218.
* Boxcar 56
* Machine shop
* Vehicle repairs
* Board meeting at 4

Any snakes Mike finds today should be even less responsive than last Saturday, as it will be colder.

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« Reply #42 on: April 14, 2021, 07:54:08 PM »
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We are looking for folks to fill a "Gatekeeper" position - which requires basic computer/tablet/phone skills and a knack for dealing with the public.
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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2021, 09:47:39 AM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday April 13-14, 2021

Tuesday:

*  Rail Inventory Sheepscot yard rail pile.  (Steve L, Chuck, Brian W)
*  Right of way clean up (South of Sheepscot campus)  (Fred)
*  Yard switching, prep. for track removal.  (Steve L, Chuck, Brian W)
*  Surveying  (Randy, Jonathan)
*  Vacuum brake work  (Jonathan, Randy)
*  Painting Turner Creamery car.  (Stewart)
*  Archive work  (Linda)
*  Dispatch/Event/paper work.  (Ed)

Wednesday:

*  Track removal to include: Turntable lead, Car Barn Bay leads.  (Brendan, Steve L, Chuck, Dan)
*  Yard switching and recovery of Flat car #126 from ML&M.  (Dan, Bryce)
*  Ash removal from Machine shop lead #4.  (Fred, Leon and his grandson)
*  Ties readied/loaded on flat for April 24 work day.  (Dan, Steve L, Chuck)
*  New metal blue flag signals, made and placed on Machine shop leads  (Leon and grandson)
*  Turner Creamery Car painting continues.  (Stewart)

Notes:  New Notice on Notice board
             Apologies to Leon’s grandson, I forgot his name.

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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2021, 10:05:17 AM »
Leon's grandson is Jared.