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October 2021 Work Reports
« on: September 29, 2021, 06:46:55 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday October 2:

* Engine house construction
* Coach 9 machining of parts
* Pumpkin trains and a concert

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Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2021, 09:21:27 AM »
Anticipated Operations for Saturday, Oct 2nd.
11:00am*: Sheepscot Valley Steam Train (SOLD OUT), Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm (SOLD OUT) and Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT).
12:00pm: Sheepscot Valley Steam Train (tix available), Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm (SOLD OUT) and Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT).
1:00pm: Sheepscot Valley Steam Train (tix available), Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm (2 tix avail.) and Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT).
2:00pm: Sheepscot Valley Steam Train (tix available), Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm (SOLD OUT) and Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT).
3:00pm: Sheepscot Valley Steam Train (tix available), Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm (SOLD OUT) and Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT).
4:00pm: Music on the Railway: Sandy River Ramblers (LIMITED tix available) and Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT).
*Includes charter by Black Sheep Tours.

Extra assistance is needed!!!
We expect to welcome 400 passengers to Sheepscot on Saturday and run seven train trips (concert pickup at 5pm) with two steam locomotives. This is our peak season for visitors. Help is needed on the trains, Sheepscot, at Top of the Mountain, and Alna Center. Please let me know (ed.lecuyer@wwfry.org) if you are available to help.

SPECIFICALLY, we need at least two people to help with parking. If this role goes unfilled, volunteers who arrive early may run the risk of getting unwittingly boxed in as the day progresses.

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.

All trains are limited to 75 passengers and all tickets must be purchased in advance.
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.


PS: TWO bus tours are coming on MONDAY 10/4. Extra help giving tours would be appreciated.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2021, 10:53:37 AM by Ed Lecuyer »
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Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2021, 05:50:19 PM »
Work done on Saturday Oct 2:

* Engine house: Because of the threat that the crane truck would go away next week, it was decided to use it to raise the remaining east/west walls, as they had been completed during the week.  The walls went up and it was discovered the door in the east wall was off by a few inches, so the crew fixed it.
* Coach 9: Harold was working on coach seat castings.  Alan was working on a piece for the press which will help fix the truck frames.
* Wood and ash shuttle: Pete and Cody were shuttling ashes and split wood throughout the day.

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Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2021, 04:09:33 PM »
Chesterfield Associates has picked up Clancy the Crane. We had used it on several projects and was very handy. I would like to thank Davies Allan of Chesterfield Associates for allowing us to use it as much as we did.
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Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2021, 09:49:52 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 5-6 October 2021

*  Track work: mark out track locations for engine house, paint/stake same
                        load rail crane on flat car
*  Shop work:  vacuum brakes (pending)
                         passenger car truck rebuild
                         fabrication engine house rail supports (pending)
*  Engine house build
*  Harsco Tamper repairs
*  Campus-Alna Center clean up
*  Coach #9 assembly 


NOTES:   Brakeman/Trainmen Level C, needed for Saturday's train operations (9 Oct)
              Saturday work session, tie layout
                         
« Last Edit: October 04, 2021, 10:24:40 AM by Ed Lecuyer »

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Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2021, 06:48:05 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Oct 9:

* Pumpkin Pickin trains, although the pumpkin trains are essentially sold out.
* Construct track at end of track Sheepscot (Engine House area)
* Engine house construction

No board meeting this weekend as regularly scheduled, it's the following weekend.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2021, 11:30:19 AM by Ed Lecuyer »

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Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2021, 06:59:51 AM »
Revised track plan:  ties will be laid out for the service and enginehouse tracks, and all 3 enginehouse leads will be constructed fully.  Track work at 218 will come later in the month and in November.

NOTE we have MAJOR parking concerns because we expect a bump in volunteers along with 5 sold out pumpkin trains.  Volunteers PLEASE park in the corner lot.  We have an agreement with the town to avoid street parking- this issue has caused some noteworthy concern within the town in the past.

Thanks,
Jason
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Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2021, 07:36:42 AM »
Josh also has buried utility work planned for Saturday and Sunday so the area immediately around the turntable and electrical distribution building will be closed, as will that driveway.
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Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2021, 11:05:02 AM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 5-6 October 2021

Tuesday:

*  Track work, the run through and service tracks to the engine house center lines and tie placements
    were marked out. (painted)  (Steve L, Paul, Steve L, Chuck, Brian W)
    Stub switch repair (Bill B, Jeff S)
    Switch Stand repairs (Bill B)

*  Shop work, Passenger car truck rebuild continues.  (Jerry, Carlos)
                        Vacuum Brake work continues.  (Johnathan, Randy)
                       
*  Coach #9, assembly/build continues.  (Eric, Ron Harold, Lou).

*  Rail Crane loaded on flat car #126  ( Brendan, Steve L, Steve Leet, Chuck, Brian W, Paul)

*  Engine House  (Fred, Stewart, Brendan)

*  Switching crew (Bill B, Jeff S)

*  Gift shop/ mail, Archives work  (Cindy R, Linda)

Wednesday:

*  Shop work, Vacuum brakes/various projects  (Jonathan, Randy, Dave R, Jason, Harold, Gordan C)

*  Engine House  (Fred, Stewart)

* Campus clean up  (Fred, Stewart)

* Tamper( Harsco) repairs continue.  (Jay B)

*  Coach #9 Assembly continues  (Eric, Harold)

*  Archives, Gift Shop/mail  (Linda, Cindy R)

*  Work Saturday preparation rail sorting begins) (Steve L, Chuck, Steve Leet, Dave F)

*  Various projects around campus  (Bill B, Jeff S, Bob Holms)

Note:  Work session this Saturday. Pumpkin Trains!
           As always, there were volunteers who I missed or did not know who they were.


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Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2021, 04:19:30 PM »
Underground utilites work is being postponed until a later date.
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Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2021, 07:38:45 PM »
Too bad, I was really looking forward to more progress on the electrical infrastructure, which is (no surprise here) one of my own pet priorities.

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Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2021, 07:46:02 PM »
Safety wise it seems like a good idea to postpone it with the expected large crowd of visitors on Saturday. 

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Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2021, 08:16:54 AM »
Thursday the spray cart was winterized and covered.
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Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2021, 01:04:10 PM »
Safety wise it seems like a good idea to postpone it with the expected large crowd of visitors on Saturday.
It was gling to be all closed off with caution tape. Safety first. I may still put in a drain there tomorrow so a smaller area could be closed off by the tt still..
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Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2021, 07:50:17 AM »
Among other things, the automatic bell ringer was repaired on 52 yesterday.
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