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James Patten

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2021, 06:53:58 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday May 22:

* Tie and Dine - another round of tie replacement.  I don't know where the work plans to be.
* Dirt moving - Mike at AC around the pavilion, Fred at SS reducing the large pile in the parking lot
* Engine house
* Machine shop
« Last Edit: May 19, 2021, 09:56:56 AM by James Patten »

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2021, 07:52:00 AM »
I am not pushing dirt this weekend. Fire Department commitment.
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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2021, 08:01:59 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 18-19 May 2021.

This is another on going and busy week.

Tuesday:

*  Mountain extension tamp and lift planning  (Steve L, Brian W, Nick)
*  Tamper (Big Joe) repairs  (Jason, Leon, Bill B, Bob L)
*  Shop, wheel press  (Jerry, Carlos, Alan, Wes C)
*  Moving Dirt Pile  (Fred)
*  Fire Extinguisher Installations  (Stewart)
*  Tool Shed repair/shingling  (Stan & Ralph)
*  Excavating Car Barn Drainage  (Brendan, Jeff (contractor)
*  Alna Center mowing  (Randy, Fred)
*  Car Barn track leads positioned for installment/bolting  (Jeff, Brendan, Steve L, Brian W)
*  Engine House footing preparation  (Contractor)
*  Vacuum Brakes  (Jonathan, Randy)

Wednesday:

*  Tie and Dine prep, ties loaded/placed  (Dan M, Steve L, Chuck, Fred )
*  Brookville, work continues  (Jay B)
*  Tool Shed work continues  (Stan, Ralph)
*  Track Leads #1 and #2, Joints bolted up  (Steve L, Chuck, Dan)
*  Dirt Moving  (Fred and Stewart)
*  Vacuum Brakes  (Jonathan, Randy)
*  Engine House footings, measuring Etc. (Contractor, sorry unknown name)
*  Finale, assembly on Tamper (Bill)  Tamper test (Bill, Jay B, Steve L)
*  Brendan and Fred were working all over the campus on various things

Notes:

For everyone I missed sorry, what a week it is.
There were various other things going with work being done and visits from
            (Dave B, Cindy R, Steve P and Johnny, Roger W.)
Looks as if the Engine House foundation is being poured Thursday.

I expect Brendan and Stewart will elaborate more on special projects.

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2021, 05:46:09 PM »
Drainage was fixed around the car barn Monday and Tuesday.

Stone was placed on the slope of the ditch on the west side of the car barn to stop the erosion of the bank from the water coming off the roof.







 A large french drain was put in at the track doors to keep water out and prevent the frost heaves at the door openings.



Jeff grading inside the building to put the tracks back in.





Putting the bay one track back in.





Steve and Chuck bolting track two back together.



Another french drain was run down the east side wall from the culvert by the extension to the new drain by the track doors.





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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2021, 06:01:43 PM »
Stan and Ralph came up fron CT to work on some carpentry projects. They fixed the rotten window trim on Sheepscot Station and made a good start on repairing the Sheepscot section house.

Repaired window on the station.



The section house was raised 6 inches higher off the ground to keep the building drier. Stan and Ralph stripped the shingles, replaced the rotten lower sheathing boards, replaced the corner trim, fixed the rotted door threshold, and started the on the new shingles.










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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2021, 05:48:58 PM »
Work done on Saturday May 22*:

* Tie and Dine: A good crew worked from mid-way through Davis Curve, to the beginning of Davis Cut.  Approximately 40 ties were replaced.  The tamper crew started at the south end of Davis Curve, leveling the track and lifting joints all the way to the crossing, and then just tamped the ties after that.  The ticks were well represented.
* Section house: Stewart has inherited the shingling.
* Dirt moving: Fred moved more dirt before his clutch leg gave out.

* Because I was involved with the Tie & Dine crew, I can't report on everything that went on.

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2021, 06:13:55 PM »
Did the tie changing machine get used today?

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2021, 07:07:44 PM »
It did not.

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2021, 07:58:12 PM »
We did not have a chance to connect with Dan prior to the event to work out the exact usage of the machine.  The most important aspect of efficiency in a large crew project like today is that everyone understands their role.  Coming in to today, all the foreman and principal team members understood their roles from the first Tie and Dine quite well.  We’d hoped to rework the plan to include the tie changer for today’s event but just didn’t get there.  I still hope we can prior to next months Tie and Dine.

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2021, 09:28:29 PM »
Tie and Dine 5/22: Dan explaining it all.
All the following photos are courtesy of the 9-year-old event photographer.
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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2021, 09:30:52 PM »
Tie and Dine 5/22: Jacking up the rail

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2021, 09:32:48 PM »
Tie and Dine 5/22: Big crew

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2021, 09:34:16 PM »
Tie and Dine 5/22: Tamper Crew

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2021, 09:38:59 PM »
Here's a link to a Google Photo Album with a couple of fun time-lapse movies from 5/22 Tie and Dine work.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VNaX1W3wADw215kG9
« Last Edit: May 22, 2021, 09:41:46 PM by Pete Stevens »

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2021, 11:00:45 PM »
Pete, thanks for posting those photos and the  time lapse vids at the link (and thanks also to the young worker who made the images).

And for those of you who might not have clicked on that link yet, that link also had this photo of a [presumably] removed tie:


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« Last Edit: May 22, 2021, 11:27:09 PM by Graham Buxton »
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