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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2021, 10:36:34 AM »
4/13: The new camera/microphone configuration for webcasting BOD meetings from the Percival House was also set up and tested. Thanks to our supporters from near and far for donating the equipment. It should provide a much clearer view of the next BOD meeting (Saturday 4/17 at 4pm.)
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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #46 on: April 17, 2021, 05:31:31 PM »
4/17: Work crew cleaned up Head Tide ROW. Sorry I did not get any photos of before work. I took photos after we had mostly finished work. Most of the stuff we cleared was small saplings that we cut down with brush trimmers, loppers, and chainsaw. A couple of dead trees were taken down with chainsaws. One tree that had fell on the ROW was also cut up. A few of us also walked the ROW down to the bend in the Sheepscot River. Pedestrian walkways are in need of repair.
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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2021, 06:33:23 PM »
Work done on Saturday April 17:

* Head Tide Haircut: As mentioned above by Joshua, a crew worked to clear the ROW of tall vegetative matter, mostly prickly or trees. 
* Vehicle work: Mike did some repair work on the forklift.
* Machine shop: Alan was cleaning out a drawer to put something else in the drawer.
* Train trips: An AM pop-up passenger opportunity, and a PM choir trip.  Mike also took the diesel out for something, but I don't know what.
* Electrical building: I think Zack is done on it.
* Board meeting at 4, got out about 6:10.

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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2021, 08:14:15 PM »
I took the diesel out for this James. Casey to AC on the 1015.



While waiting at AC for the steam train, I was on cleaning duty..





Pavilion from the North switch at AC



And one of #9..

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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2021, 08:30:10 PM »
* Board meeting at 4, got out about 6:10.

It went on for another hour?  I left around 5, after the Board had gotten through nearly all on the agenda.
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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #50 on: April 17, 2021, 09:21:58 PM »
Two words: Executive Session.
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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2021, 06:13:59 PM »
Some photos taken yesterday, Saturday, April 17th.

Yesterday's first Work Saturday event was the "Head Tide Haircut."  In this first photo, Dave Buczkowski leads a safety review with volunteers at Head Tide before work started.  Ultimately 9 volunteers joined the effort (10 including young Johnny Piwowarski).  My apologies for not catching everyone's name.


While others worked on brush clearing, Brian Whitney handled the chain saw, cutting down dead and fallen trees as well as large saplings.  Not very good quality, but this photo shows a few things early on:  The recently opened vista of the Head Tide Church on the left; Brian cleaning up the remains of a large white pine; and some the brush on the right-of-way that needed clean-up.


A later in the day reverse view looking north on the ROW toward Head Tide Road, showing volunteers busy cleaning up the ROW.  The red Cape on the left at the corner of Head Tide Road and Route 218 can be seen in historic railway photos.


In the Head Tide cut, Brian cut up two fallen trees blocking the ROW trail.  We're looking south, toward Trout Brook.


The reverse view, looking north through the cut.


The end result late morning: The ROW trail cleared, looking south to north in these two views.




Dave (foreground) attends a few last details.


At Sheepscot, Mike Fox replaced a hydraulic hose on the large forklift.  Here he refills the hydraulic fluid.


Steam trains were operating for the public and a charter.  Here's the crew: (left-to-right) Conductor Ed Lecuyer, brakeman Dan Malkowski and John Robinson.  Not shown is engineer Wes Carpenter and fireman Bryce Weeks.


A view of the charter returning back to Sheepscot, near the Sheepscot north yard switch.  Consist south to north was WW&F caboose No. 320, WW&F coach/combine No. 8 and Maine Locomotive & Machine Works open coach No. 130.


Reverse view shortly after.


In his Thursday post, Steve Lennox noted:
*  New metal blue flag signals, made and placed on Machine shop leads  (Leon and grandson [Jared]).
Here's a poor photo showing the signals installed on two of the four shop leads at the fouling points.  I regret I didn't grab a photo when Brendan later showed me one set up as active.


The size difference between our No. 52 and Maine Narrow Gauge's Bridgton & Saco River No. 8 struck me, so hopefully this photo shows the comparison.


As always, this only captures a portion of the work done Saturday, missing among other volunteer work the gift shop and lunch crews.
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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2021, 07:03:01 PM »
Looking at all that ROW work, it's a shame we don't have something like an off-road Gator to haul stuff in and out of those areas too narrow or unimproved for a full sized truck to navigate.
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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2021, 07:03:15 PM »
Good to see you got the publicity shot of El Pres with a power tool in his hand at the end of the day.
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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #54 on: April 18, 2021, 08:13:50 PM »
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Steam trains were operating for the public and a charter.  Here's the crew: (left-to-right) Conductor Ed Lecuyer, brakeman Dan Malkowski and John Robinson.  Not shown is engineer Wes Carpenter and fireman Bryce Weeks.

Also not shown was Jay Wiley, Car Host.

Photo is of the Tapestry Singers charter, from their Facebook page.
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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #55 on: April 18, 2021, 08:23:37 PM »
I particularly like Bill Reidy's photo of the back side of the Head Tide Church.


Here is what seems to be a similar earlier view, although from a bit further away:


That earlier photo of Head Tide is from this thread:
https://forum.wwfry.org/index.php?topic=3549.0

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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #56 on: April 19, 2021, 08:06:43 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday April 20-21, 2021.

*  Clean out of Machine Shop Bay #4 (expected 2 days for completion)
*  Vacuum brakes (pending)
*  Round House continued various prep.  (pending)
*  Loco #11 Container rearrangement.  (pending)


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XI.  Yard Movement of Trains  (Rule 85-89)

86.  Movements in Yards and Sidings
       When performing movements within any yard, the operating crew shall be
       on a constant lookout for other railroad equipment, standing or moving, persons
       on or about the track, or obstructions on the track.


Note:  With the work sessions and summer operations, movements and activity increases.
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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2021, 09:24:25 AM »
Good to see you got the publicity shot of El Pres with a power tool in his hand at the end of the day.

I believe that one has his name written on it. ;D

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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2021, 09:29:05 PM »
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Re: April 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #59 on: April 21, 2021, 05:48:39 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday April 24

Spring Work Weekend!  Except not this year.
* Tie and Dine - replace ties on the mainline, afterwards enjoy supper provided by Nancy at Alna Center (might as well use the pavilion for that!).
* Boxcar 56
* Machine shop reorg
* Vehicle repairs