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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2021, 10:25:52 AM »
Piggybacking on James -
The next FIVE weeks will be very busy with public operations. Help is needed on the trains, Sheepscot, at Top of the Mountain, and Alna Center. Please let me know if you are available to help.

PLEASE PARK CONSIDERATELY.  All-day volunteers should park in what space is available in the upper/west lot and block each other in.
When starting the "2nd row" be sure to start it close and parallel to the one adjacent to the the Percival house, otherwise we will not be able to handle the anticipated traffic.
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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2021, 08:44:48 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 21-22 September 2021

Tuesday:

*  Track work, the track crew begins drilling, bolting Trout Brook ring rail.
    (Steve L, Steve Leet, Chuck, Brain, Paul)

*  Tampers, Big Joe and Wilma, repairs continue (Big Joe is ready)
    (Jay B)

*  Campus clean and trash run  (Stewart)

*  Coach #9 assembly continues (Eric, Lou, Harold)

*  Yard switching prep for Saturday operations (Jason, Ed, Jay B, Emily)

*  Shop work,  Vacuum brake work continues, jointer repair  (Jonathan, Randy)
                       Passenger truck rebuild continues  (Jerry, Carlos)

*  Gift shop/mail p/u sorting  (Cindy R)

*  Archive work on going  (Linda)

*  Mowing Alna Center  (Fred, Randy)

Wednesday:

*  Track work, ring rail completed, 24 holes drilled, over 110 spikes, ring aligned.
    (Brian W, Steve L, Chuck, Steve Leet, Scott Higgins, Stewart)

*  Jointer repair,  (Jonathan, Randy)

*  Coach #9 assembly continues (Eric, Ron)

*  Campus clean up  (Stewart, Fred)

*  Archives work  (Linda)

*  Up dating, testing (Joe F)

*  Engine house  (Brendan, Fred)
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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2021, 07:21:59 PM »
Thursday / Friday - Sept. 23rd & 24th

* Engine 7 steamed and tested to ToM & return by Jason and Gordon C.
* Engine 9 steamed up and run for testing with Wes and Roger.
* Engine house -
           More stanchions were made by Bryce and he and Dan set them in the pit and measured placement.
           Wall frame sections built by Brendan, Fred & Start.  One side is almost complete as of Friday evening.
           Lumber was sorted for the next section of wall framing and more lumber / timbers were ordered from Jay Verney.
* New coupler knuckles arrived and were checked.
* Coach 9 - Harold finished the final cleaning of the coach seat end castings.   

Photos of the seat casting work and engine house construction are on the WW&F FB page.

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2021, 10:05:17 PM »
It's great to see the turntable project progressing so well but... (and I hope I'm wrong about this) I can't help but worry about security with such an item of curiosity clearly visible from a public highway in an isolated area.
Not that I know what to do about it.

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2021, 05:58:38 PM »
Work done on Saturday September 25:

* Engine house: Two thirds of two walls went up today.  That two walls, a third of each wall.  The ground assembly of the west wall was completed, then assembly of the east wall began on top of it (using the other as a template).  With the completion of one third of the east wall, Fred was eager to get each of the thirds up.  Mike on the boom truck did the lifting.
* Coach 9: Alan and Nicole were busy working on the coach's pedestals, while Harold was working on the seat castings (in the last week he's drilled the holes for the feet and for the seat back arms, this work was for the arm rest holes).
* Pumpkin Trains: well attended today, along with some new trainmen in training.

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2021, 07:29:59 PM »
I also managed to level around the container to get ready for gravel.

Mike
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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2021, 10:32:35 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 28-29 September 2021

Track Work, engine house switch build begins, prep/mount crane on flat car
Shop work, passenger truck rebuild, vacuum brakes (pending)
Harsco Tamper repairs
Campus clean up
Engine house build
Track Inspection


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X.   General Requirements for Trains (Rules 60-66)

62.  Standing Cars

        a. 
        b.  Cars not equipped with hand brakes shall be trigged to prevent their movement.
             Trigs must extend fully across both rails and be placed in pairs to prevent motion
             in either direction. When possible, such cars that must be left standing should be
             coupled to another standing car that is equipped with hand brakes.
     
        c.  When one or more cars are left on a grade unattended, the farthest down hill car
             shall be skated and its brake set. If attended, the use of a skate is optional.
        d.
     

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2021, 10:53:16 AM »
Work completed Tuesday nd Wednesday 28-29 September 2021.

Tuesday:

*  Track work, set up begins for the run through engine house switch
    ( Steve L, Steve Leet, Chuck, Paul, Scott, Randy, Stewart)
    So. Switch cribbing at Alna Station repaired  (Steve Leet)

*  Shop,  Passenger truck rebuild continues  (Jerry, Carlos)
               Locomotive #9, plumbing for the fireman's side injector starts (Josh, Jason, Johnathan)
               Vacuum brakes, planner repair  (Jonathan)

*  Coach #9 assembly, (Eric, Ron, Lou)
                    seat castings (Harold)
 
*  Engine House build continues, (Fred, Stewart, Lou, Randy Mark)

*  Gift shop/mail  (Cindy R)

*  Campus clean up and trash run  (Stewart)

Wednesday:

*  Track work,  switch build continues, points, frog and rails selected moved to ties
     (Bryce, Chuck, Brian W, Steve Leet, Scott, Jason, Randy)

*  Shop, Locomotive #9  gets the new injector and testing work to follow Jason, Johnathan, Bryce)
              Vacuum brake work continues  (Jonathan, new volunteer Dave)

*  Coach #9 assembly continues, roof sheathing  (Eric, Ron)

*  Engine house build continues,  (Fred, Stewart, Eric)

*  Harsco Tamper work, clean up of several small machines  (Jay B)

*  Archives,  (Linda)