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September 2021 Work Reports
« on: September 01, 2021, 07:09:43 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday September 4, 2021:

* Shop Annex - continuing the move of "stuff" from the shop to the annex.
* Sheepscot back lot - I think Mike may be working on the back lot, moving dirt around.
* Public train ops.

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2021, 07:28:45 AM »
No moving dirt in the back lot yet. Need to fix Daves Dozer. The part is there.
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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2021, 10:03:07 AM »
Anticipated Operations for Saturday, Sept 4th.
9:00am: Handcar Hop (available - last one for 2021).
11:00am: BBQ & Farmstand Express  (tix available) and Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT).
1:00pm: BBQ & Farmstand Express (tix available) and Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT).
3:00pm: BBQ & Farmstand Express (tix available) and Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT).
5:00pm*: Music on the Railway: OldHat String Band (tix available) and Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT).
*Includes the official dedication of the WW&F Event Pavilion prior to the concert.

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

Specifically, we NEED assistance THIS WEEK and NEXT:
- 9/4 is the BBQ and Farmstand Express (cookout at ToM) with an evening concert - train crew/hosts/docents needed.
- 9/11 is a large charter with nearly 200 passengers over two shifts - campus tour guides/docents needed.
- Plus, Pumpkin Pickin' Trains start 9/25 (two steam trains running on the hour every hour 11-4, plus concerts at 5pm).
Contact ed.lecuyer@wwfry.org to help.


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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: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2021, 06:20:15 PM »
Work done on Saturday Sept 4:

* Engine house: Brendan received a shipment of lumber yesterday, so spent yesterday and first thing this morning sorting and stacking it, then moved it over to next to the engine house.  Bryce and Dan were cutting I-beams for the posts for the inspection pit track.
* Passenger trucks: Zack managed to continue dismantling the passenger trucks that we were working on on Tuesday.
* Electrical: Josh was in the house and directed Alan, Nicole and myself in putting up conduit and running wire, then he and Alan started terminating.
* Weed whacking: Mike and Dwight (and maybe Fred?) did some vegetative removal along one of our roads.

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2021, 07:21:30 PM »
The Cinder-fellas were busy again today with the mower and trailer, too.   :D

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2021, 08:43:38 PM »
Vegetation control crew..



Tonights concert after the Pavilion opening ceremony. I will say this was my first concert and these guys were very good.



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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2021, 10:21:47 AM »
Thanks for the photos, Mike.

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2021, 12:35:41 PM »
Some photos from yesterday, Saturday, September 4th.

Fred sharpening tools.


A large committee helping Brendan Barry fix a lawn tractor that wouldn't start.  It was a bad battery.


Public trains were run yesterday (BB&Q & Farmstand Express) and were well attended.  A few photos at Top of Mountain.  Consist from south (right) to north:  WW&F caboose No. 320; WW&F coach No. 8;...


...W&Q coach No. 3; and Maine Locomotive & Machine open car No. 130.


SeaLyon Farm and Grandpa's Kitchen had stands at Top of Mountain, and SeaLyon offered tractor rides to the farm and back.


See the Mountain Extension and Engine House threads for other photos taken yesterday.
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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2021, 08:47:17 PM »
That tractor repair looks like a typical Government job - one guy working and 5 supervising.  :o ::)
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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2021, 10:26:21 PM »
That tractor repair looks like a typical Government job - one guy working and 5 supervising.  :o ::)
Look closely, Fred is also working, he is pointing to the dead battery.
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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2021, 01:49:48 AM »
Mower does have a cup holder  ;D

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2021, 12:08:09 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 7-8 September 2021

*  Track work (Pending)
*  Shop work, passenger truck repairs, vacuum brakes
*  Coach #9 assembly
*  Tamper repairs  (Pending)
*  Trout Brook Bridge railing  (finish build)
*  Trout Brook turn table work
*  Engine House pit rail support work to continue.

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2021, 04:42:53 PM »
Everyone working at Sheepscot this week, please keep your area clean.  A major campus cleanup began today (mostly the yard & grounds) and will continue for the next few days to be ready for the Lexington Group charter on Saturday.  The last phase will be cleaning the shop building on Thursday / Friday.  There will be 200 people touring the shop and other buildings on Saturday.

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2021, 07:20:36 PM »
Piggybacking on what Stewart said, please "hide" any modern conveniences in "historic" areas, such as the railyard, Sheepscot station, platform area, etc. The car barn exhibit hall should be as tidy as possible (a good amount of clean-up was done in there today - but there could always be more done.)

Identify and remove tripping hazards (loose wood, cribbing, random pieces of scrap steel), especially in the railyard and along the public pathways.

And, of course, the (public) bathrooms - if you notice something isn't as it should be in there, please either deal with it, or alert someone who can.

Finally, this clean-up sets the stage for our "busy season" which starts on 9/25. TWO trains will be running every Saturday with hourly departures 11am - 5pm.

Thanks all!
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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2021, 12:21:26 PM »
We should be practicing this every day. A neat work place is a safe work place.
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