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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2021, 06:51:04 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday September 11:

* Lexington Group charter - people needed as tour guides, train crew, etc.
* Board meeting at 4.

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2021, 06:45:39 PM »
                       Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 7-8 September 2021

Tuesday:

*  Track work,  3 troublesome joints at MP#7 lifted, ballasted and tamped, ML&MW switch
    lifted ballasted and tamped, Big Joe returned to Sheepscot for service and minor repairs.                             
    (Brian W, Chuck, Steve Leet, Scott Higgins, Steve L)

*  Shop work,  Passenger truck rebuild  (Jerry, Carlos), Vacuum brakes build (Johnathan, randy)
                        Engine House pit support manufacture   (Bryce)

*  Mowing Alna Center  (Fred, Randy)

*  Trout Brook Bridge Kiosk build  (Randy)

*  Tamper (Wilma) repairs continue,   (Jay B)

*  Coach #9 assembly continues  (Eric)

*  Campus clean up  (Stewart, Fred)

*  Gift Shop  (Cindy R)

*  Rolling stock Truck Journal greasing/oiling  (Phil B)

*  Trout Brook turn table work  (Brendan, Jason, Fred)

Wednesday:

*  Track, 3 turn table cribs build,  (Steve L, Steve Leet, Chuck)

*  Shop, Support manufacture  (Bryce)
    Vacuum brake build  ( Johnathan, Randy)

*  Coach #9 build continues  (Eric)

*  Gift Shop/Kitchen supplies  (Cindy R)

*  Mowing Sheepscot campus  (Fred)

*  Campus clean up  (Stewart)

*  Trout Brook turn table construction  (Brendan, Jason)

Note:  A lot of work has been going on at the Railroad beyond Tues-Wed..
           Clean up on Monday (Stewart, Ed)
« Last Edit: September 09, 2021, 07:17:58 PM by Ed Lecuyer »

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2021, 07:36:37 PM »
Work done on Saturday September 11:

* At 10 AM the steam whistle blew for a moment of silence to remember those lost 20 years.
* The Lexington Group came today for a train ride.  They had a conference in Portland this past week, and this was their day to get out and do things.  We gave tours, answered questions, and of course took them for a train ride.  One group in the morning, one in the afternoon.
* Engine house: Brendan put down the boards on top of the concrete wall all around, with Fred supervising.
* An interview took place of Madelyn Verney Pierce, who was the daughter of a former postmaster of Sheepscot (in the 1930s), and was the sister of Richard Verney.
* Board meeting at 4.

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2021, 10:10:18 AM »
A few photos from yesterday, Saturday, September 11th:

At 10 a.m., No. 9's whistle was sounded as a memorial to 9/11.



Stewart Rhine and Fred Morse filling buckets with coal for No. 9.


The day's charter train.  No. 9 is at the water tank.  Her consist (north to south):  MLMW open car No. 130; W&Q coach No. 3; MNG Franklin & Megantic No. 2; and SR&RL No. 14.


More Saturday photos can be found in the Mountain Extension and Engine House project threads.
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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2021, 04:35:17 PM »
I found some videos taken by one of the Lexington Group riders:

First (SS to TOM): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVHPX9g732s
Second (TOM to AC): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Cbe8jexRI
Third (AC runby): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvTOyeiM39I

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2021, 09:48:36 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 14-15 September 2021

*  Trout Brook Turntable, ring rail set up/spiking
*  Switching Sheepscot Yard.
*  Tamper Big Joe, minor welding and servicing
*  Shop work, Truck repair, vacuum brakes (pending)
*  Coach #9 build  (pending)
* Campus clean up


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XIV.  Main Track Movement of Trains  (Rules 90-99)

90.  Authority to use Main Track
       Railroad equipment, including trains, track cars and hand cars, may operate outside
       of yard limits only after Registering that activity either in the Main Track Register
       or with a Dispatcher On Duty.   

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2021, 06:42:10 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Sep 18:

Today we don't have any public trains.  That means we can all take a siesta, right?  WRONG!

* PAINT CABOOSE 554 (help needed!)
* Mountain Extension (equipment move - see Mike's note below.)
* Engine house construction
* Machine shop
* Sheepscot vehicle repairs and/or earthmoving
« Last Edit: September 15, 2021, 02:21:47 PM by Ed Lecuyer »

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2021, 07:40:28 AM »
I am going up to grab the Kubota by rail with the equipment car first thing. I need 1 person to go with per the new rules. I will be leaving the equipment car in Sheepscot when done, with the intention of fetching the Dozer from TOM next Saturday
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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2021, 02:24:01 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 14-15 September 2021.

Tuesday:

*  Trout Brook Bridge railings built  (Randy, Jonathan)
*  Tampers both Big Joe and Wilma repairs  (Jay b)
*  Shop, passenger car trucks rebuild  (Jerry, Carlos)
*  Trash and campus clean up  (Stewart)
*  Trout Brook turntable  ( Steve Leet, Chuck, Paul, Steve L, Jason))
*  Locomotive #9, drain water, general maintenance  (Roger)
*  Coach #9 assembly continues  (Eric, Ron, Lou)
*  Archives work  (Linda)
*  Gift shop work (Cindy R)
*  Rolling stock grease and oiling.  (Phil B)
*  Engine house   (Brendan, Fred) 

Wednesday:

*  Campus clean up, maintenance  (Fred, Stewart)
*  Crane truck crane cable repair,  (Johnathan, Steve L)
*  Ring rails cut, loaded on truck   (Steve L, Jonathan, Randy)
*  Tamper(s) repairs.  (Jay B)
*  Coach #9 assembly  (Lou)
*  Engine house  (Brendan)


NOTE:  Wednesday was a short day for most, ending at 1pm.

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2021, 08:11:52 PM »
Work done on Saturday Sept 18:

* Equipment move: Mike and Brian got the Kubota from end of track and brought it back to Sheepscot, then returned the equipment hauler back to the north end.
* Painting Caboose 554: A crew repaired the roof on 554 and some trim, then in the afternoon painted it.  Let's hope it dried by the time the thunderstorms came through at 6.
* Coach 9: Nicole was milling pedestals for the coach.  Harold was putting a critical eye on the seat castings and doing some dremel work on one of them.
* Truck repair: Zack, Dave and I took apart the wood/steel sandwiches that made up the pivot block of the trucks, for Zack to make new ones from.
* Archival goodies: Linda got a shipment of slides of various railroads (including WW&F and Edaville).
* Equipment repair: Mike and others worked to remove and replace a piece of the Chesterfield dozer track.
* Coaling locos: Pete and Cody delivered coal to 9 and 7.

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2021, 08:57:26 PM »
We went on tour after returning the equipment car to TOM. We had a new volunteer with us, Scott, that had not been past TOM prior to today, so we along with Steve Leet gave him the tour. We wound up at the end of track looking at the recent work for the Turntable







Then back to Sheepscot for lunch.
Dozer was finished about 5pm..





With a little extra heavy lifting help of the Kubota..

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2021, 07:35:38 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 21-22 September 2021.

* Track work,  installing the Trout Brook Turntable  (Tuesday)
*  Shop,  Truck repair continues, Vacuum brakes (Pending)
*  Tamper repair (Wilma)
*  Switching prep. For Saturday operations
*  Locomotive #9, #7, prep for Saturday operations
*  Campus clean up
*  Gift shop, Archives
*  Alna Center/Sheepscot mowing  (pending)
*  Engine house


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X  General Requirements for Trains  (60-66)

63.  Hand Brakes
       At least every other car in any train operating on the Main Track shall have completely
       operable hand brakes easily controlled from the deck or roof of the car by means of a
       brake wheel.  When a train consists of a locomotive and a single car, that shall have
       operable hand brakes when operating on the Main Track.

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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2021, 07:52:39 PM »
A follow up from Saturday, etc...

First off, we've welcomed three NEW volunteers to the railroad. Scott has already "jumped right in" and been present during both during the week and on Saturdays. On 9/18, we welcomed Sarah and Bob from Charlestown, NH. Their first visit to the WW&F was back in January for a "Winter Caboose Adventure" - this time they came back to PAINT the caboose!

If you (yes YOU) encounter a new volunteer at Sheepscot, be sure they have one of the new "Welcome to the WW&F" volunteer guides. They are found next to the sign-in log at Sheepscot. There is a smaller insert for the parents of minors who wish to volunteer aside their children. Special thanks to "Major" Steve Leet and Pete Stevens who helped produce these handouts.

And speaking of Pete (and Cody) the work they did to hand coal locomotives #9 and #7 is greatly appreciated! They easily moved 50 buckets of coal. By the end of the day, Cody was covered in coal dust (just as it should be.)

If someone (or some small group) who is not needed for the other tasks planned this week would like to tackle paining the INTERIOR of caboose 554, please check with me or Jason. We start $200 Caboose Adventure charters next week (includes Pumpkin Pickin' at SeaLyon Farm for up to 15 people) so it really should look the part.
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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2021, 06:45:05 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Sept 25:

* Pumpkin Trains - two train sets, crew needed for train ops as well as public interfacing.
* Equipment retrieval - Mike wants to get the bulldozer first thing in the morning.
* Painting Boxcar 67 (weather permitting)
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Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2021, 08:19:53 AM »
We will scratch the retrieval until a later time. No good place to unload it in Sheepscot currently. Instead, I will be leveling behind the containers if it isn't too soft from the rain.
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