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Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #75 on: July 24, 2021, 08:21:51 PM »
Work done on Saturday July 24:

* Rules review class - Ed, Jason, Bob, Steve L, and Bill R put on a day-long rules review.  There's a new rulebook out.
* Road building - See Mike's report, above.
* Grass cutting - Fred, et. al. cut on our road down on our Fossel property.

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Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #76 on: July 24, 2021, 09:10:54 PM »
A few photos from the Rules review today.

The morning session, broadcast online by Ed Lecuyer to crew members who were remote, was held in W&Q coach No. 3.


Portions of the afternoon sessions were held outside.  Here Jason was presenting.




Beautiful day today, though it was a tad bit warm in the summer sun.  A portion of the afternoon Rules session moved back into the car barn for the shade.

Work done on Saturday July 24...
* Grass cutting - Fred, et. al. cut on our road down on our Fossel property.

I hear Zack was part of the et. al.

I also hear the evening Lavender trains were sold out.
What–me worry?

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Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #77 on: July 26, 2021, 09:06:48 AM »
                              Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 27-28 July 2021

*  Bridge work, building bridge piling protection (ice shields)
*  Shop work, flanger work for Locomotive #11
*  Turn table prep.
*  Sheepscot campus clean up
*  Prep for photo shoot
*  Track inspection


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New up dated Rule Book, Version 6.7 is now in effect as of July 24, 2021, this rule book
supersedes previous rules.

Time Table No. 16 remains in effect by General Order No. 16-1.

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Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #78 on: July 26, 2021, 09:26:46 AM »
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I also hear the evening Lavender trains were sold out.
Yes. They. Were.

We carried about 150 passengers over the two Lavender trains (and one pickup run.) Lots of fun and the return trains smelled of lavender. We could have easily sold another block or two of tickets, had we had the capacity (mostly due to the tractor ride to the farm.) Next year we'll gear up for more dates/times.
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Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #79 on: July 26, 2021, 09:42:07 AM »
Switch Crews Needed for WEDNESDAY 7/28 & THURSDAY 7/29.
Please let Ed or Jason know (or reply here) if you are available and willing to help. Plans may change so please let us know before coming.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2021, 11:07:20 AM by Ed Lecuyer »
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Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #80 on: July 26, 2021, 10:24:57 AM »
Train crews this week: PLEASE take extra care to round up your flags and RETURN them to the station when finished. I am out of town until 8/3 and cannot perform my usual Clerk tasks in preparation for the photo charter(s). We cannot be searching for flags on Saturday morning.

There are two sets of fairly new red flags in service, one pair the usual size and one pair slightly oversized. They seem to get split up frequently. It would be nice if those were matched to each other and used for the photo runs, instead of some of the older ones that look like they were used wipe down #9's running gear :D


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Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #81 on: July 28, 2021, 06:52:52 AM »
Anticipated work for weekend of July 31-Aug 1:

* Photo charter "Arrivals and Departures" held on Saturday, three locomotives in steam.
* Photo charter for "Dynamo Productions" held on Sunday, featuring B&SR #7.
* Top of Mountain road building
* Machine shop organizing
* Engine house work
« Last Edit: July 28, 2021, 07:01:39 AM by Ed Lecuyer »

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Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #82 on: July 29, 2021, 10:22:06 AM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 28-29 July 2021.

Tuesday:

*  Coach #9 assembly continues   (Eric, Ron, Lou)
*  Trout Brook Bridge ice shields built-completed  (Steve L, Randy, Jonathan)
*  Tamper (Harsco) work continues  (Jay B)
*  Campus clean up  (Fred, Stewart)
*  Archives  (Linda)
*  Gift shop  (Cindy R)
*  Prep for Photo Shoot  (Jason, MLMW crew)

Wednesday:

*  Switching, a large day long switching project in yards and entire Maine Line
    in prep for the photo shoot.  (Jason, Ed, Dan, Bryce, Steve P.)
*  Main line inspection from TOM to Sheepscot, 117 ties to be replaced, 108 joint bars tightened.
    (Steve L, Leon, Randy)
*  Coach #9 assembly continued  (Eric, Ron)
*  Gift shop  (Cindy, Linda)
*  Campus mowing  (Fred)

NOTE:  Not working on campus, I am sure I have missed someone.
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Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #83 on: July 31, 2021, 05:57:38 PM »
Work done Saturday July 31:

* SeaLyon Farm road - Mike was ditching the road he built last week, and left a spot for a culvert.
* Photo event - Locos 3, 6 and 7 in steam.  7 went out in the morning, 3 and 6 in the afternoon.  Jay and I switched a bunch of cars and locomotives, spotting the dead locos for the photo finale tonight.
* Loco 51 - Jay didn't get to do much on it except spray paint parts.

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Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #84 on: July 31, 2021, 07:26:32 PM »
You mean 9, not 6??

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Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #85 on: July 31, 2021, 07:55:56 PM »
#9 was SRRL #6 today.

You have to get started pretty early to beat these 2. Fred on the left, Dwight on the right, do the behind the scenes work here, cutting the brush back on Fossel Rd. They were later joined by Zack, but I was already in the woods by then. I cut some stuff with a power saw after lunch they could not get, including some limbs along 218 to improve visibility to the North when pulling out.



The rain during the week dampened everything, including the new part of the farm loop. I added to the ditches, and back bladed with the dozer to try and smooth it up to help dry it.





We needed a culvert, but I wanted something that was cheap and tough. $100 for what is seen here. We will see how it holds up.



Did I forget to mention the mud?



As part of the collaboration with Sealyon Farms, we have been helping each other out, as seen by us doing the road. What is not seen is Don mowing TOM for us, and doing what he can to help things flow better, offering his tractor when he can. And in return, we help him when we can. There was a soft spot in the field that Don wanted a culvert in, but hadn't picked up the pipe yet. He wanted a hole dug so he could drop it in then backfill. Well, it is ready for him.






Stopped in to AC on the way back south, and grabbed a couple pics of the photographers grabbing pics. Here is one as #3 passes by southbound.

« Last Edit: July 31, 2021, 07:58:33 PM by Mike Fox »
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Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #86 on: August 02, 2021, 07:52:32 AM »
Thank you Mike for the report and pics. Starting up a partnership  with Sealyon Farms has really been a brillant idea.