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August 2021 Work Reports
« on: August 02, 2021, 10:24:00 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 3-4 August 2021.

*  Tie replacement Albee filed crossing. A number of ties need replacing before
    Saturdays operations. (to be done Tues., volunteers bring your lunch)

*  TOM track crossings to be built/completed. (Wed. volunteers bring your lunch.

*  Tamper repair continues.

*  Alna Center mowing/campus clean up  (pending)

*  Locomotive #9 test fire and qualification run/switching prep for weekend ops.

*  Shop work, Coach #9 assembly (pending)

NOTE:  Track crew does not expect to return for lunch both days.


TIME TABLE No. 16, Effective at 12:01 AM, Saturday, May 29, 2021

Page #3

   Permanent Track Speed Limits and Conditions (table)
   Speed Table
   Magneto Phone station location list, Siding Length List, Flag Stop List

   Whistling before 10AM at all whistled crossings is discouraged;  approach prepared to stop                             
   and yield to vehicular traffic.                                                                                                                   

   All crossings to be whistled for are marked by a “W” sign 250 feet from the crossing, which
   acts as a marker only and is not intended to denote where whistling begins.  Any train unable
   to whistle must approach prepared to stop and yield to vehicular traffic.

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2021, 06:26:24 PM »
If you are planning on being around and generally available to help out at Saturday's Annual Picnic, please let me know. We will need all the help we can get and it would be very useful to know who is coming, at least for parts of the day.

Thanks!
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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2021, 06:53:25 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday August 7:

* Annual Picnic (a week earlier than normal) - all hands needed on deck

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2021, 05:17:15 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 3-4 August 2021.

Tuesday: 

*  Locomotive #9 maintenance check, Qualifying run on the Mountain Extension
    for Bryce, Fireman training for Steve P.  (Roger, Wes C)

*  Track work,  critical ties replaced in the Albee Field area.  (Steve L, Brian W, Chuck, Steve Leet)

*  Brookville repairs,  (Jay B)

*  Shop work, wheel pressing (Jerry, Randy)

*  Mowing Alna Center,  (Fred, Randy)

*  Campus Maintenance/clean up  (Pete, Cody)

*  Gift Shop work, (Cindy R)

*  Coach #9 assembly continues  (Lou)

*  Yard Switching  (Ed, Jason)

Wednesday:

*  TOM (new track crossing) stone work  (Leon, Chuck, Jared, Steve Leet, Steve L, Elijah, Paul)

*  Campus clean up, trash run,  (Stewart)

*  Field mowing above Fossil Crossing,  (Fred)

*  Coach #9 assembly continues  (Eric, Ron)

*  Supporting projects and repairs  (Brendan, Bob H)

*  MLMW crew making repairs on Locomotive #3.

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2021, 07:56:53 PM »
It was a bust-butt kind of week.  Thank you Steve and crew for setting priorities, fitting in extra ones, and making it happen.  The level of activity and progress on these days has been astounding.

Thanks,
Jason 

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2021, 11:03:03 PM »
If you are planning on being around and generally available to help out at Saturday's Annual Picnic, please let me know. We will need all the help we can get and it would be very useful to know who is coming, at least for parts of the day. Thanks!
I would like to drop by in the early afternoon and take a crack at finding the magphone problem between Brook Crossing and Sheepscot.

Hopefully my trundling around in the woods won't adversely affect Picnic operations. I'm sure that it won't adversely affect telephone service. ::)

-John M

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2021, 10:17:20 AM »
Anticipated Operations for Saturday, August 7th.
10:00am: Annual Picnic Train - 90min trip featuring #9 pulling an all-coach consist. [SOLD OUT.]
11:00am: Annual Picnic Train - 90min trip featuring #3 pulling an open car/caboose train consist. [SOLD OUT.]
12:00pm: Annual Picnic Train - 90min trip featuring #7 pulling an all-coach consist. [SOLD OUT.]
1:00pm: Annual Picnic Train - 90min trip featuring #9 pulling an open car/caboose train consist. (tix available*)
2:00pm: Annual Picnic Train - 90min trip featuring #3 pulling an all-coach consist. (tix available*)
3:00pm: Annual Picnic Train - 90min trip featuring #7 pulling an open car/caboose train consist. (tix available*)
4:00pm: Annual Picnic Train - 90min trip featuring #9 pulling an all-coach consist. (tix available*)
6:00pm: Annual Picnic Special - Double-header (7 & 9) to Milepost 8 featuring a 6-car ALL COACH train; runby at AC (tix available*)
*As of Thursday 8/5.

Extra assistance is always appreciated - contact crewcaller@traincrew.wwfry.org to sign up, or learn how to be qualified.

Specifically, we NEED assistance for crowd control at Sheepscot - car hosts on the trains would also be helpful. Contact ed.lecuyer@wwfry.org to help.


All passengers and crew must adhere to the COVID-19 Policy published at www.wwfry.org/covid
Visit www.wwfry.org/tickets to buy tickets.
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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2021, 10:20:28 AM »
PLEASE PARK CAREFULLY AND CONSIDERATELY at Sheepscot on Saturday!

We are anticipating a record number of attendees for the annual picnic. If you are arriving early, and staying for the 6pm train to Mile Post 8, please park in such a way to allow others to box you in.

Thanks!

-Ed
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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2021, 05:48:39 PM »
Work done on Saturday August 7:

* Annual Picnic - Great turnout.  I think everyone enjoyed themselves.
* Fred and Dwight did some trimming at Alna Center
* Boxcar 56 - Marcel did some work on the upright posts in the morning.
* Mike tried to fix the starting issues with the forklift (I don't know if he was successful).

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2021, 11:35:35 PM »
With major assistance from Joseph Gilbert ("Joseph from Maine") and his girlfriend Sophie, plus testing assistance from Benjamin Richards, functional operation of the entire magphone system between TOM and SS has been achieved. The telephone in the AC station needs some wiring adjustments, as I evidently installed the new handset cord incorrectly, but it still works fairly well.
-John McNamara "Chief Dingaling"

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2021, 02:18:09 PM »
                     Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 10-11 August 2021.

*  Track work, lifting joints between Albee’s field and TOM. Track crew to bring lunch
    as we will do lunch on site.

*  Prep. Work for the Trout Brook turn table

* Shop work, wheel pressing  (pending)

*  Coach #9 assembly  (pending)

*  Yard switching Prep for weekend operations (Thursday)

*  Campus clean up, trash, mowing, general maintenance


                                        Rules and Standards for Operations


TESTS!   Don’t forget to take the Basic Safety Test as required by all crew members regardless
                if you attended the 2021 Rules Class. This test is an open book test and must be
                submitted no later than 31 August 2021.


NOTE:  Working on the main line or in the yards, pay attention to ticks and the sun/humidity.

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2021, 01:34:26 PM »
Congratulations and thank you John McNamara, Joe and Sophie on your mag-phone success!  Very glad to hear it.  This piece of progress got swept away in the craziness of last Saturday but I'm very pleased the phone is back in service.

Thanks!
Jason

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2021, 03:10:33 PM »
Thank you for the thank you; not complete success until I make some minor adjustments at AC; should be usable but not perfect.
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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2021, 07:02:05 PM »
John (the Mag Phone Miracle Man) McNamara!!

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2021, 06:50:51 AM »
Anticipated work for weekend of August 14-15:

* Mountain clearing - Mike's leading a crew on Saturday to do some cleanup along the Mountain.
* Machine shop
* Great War reenactment trains - both days.