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January 2022 Work Report
« on: December 29, 2021, 06:44:48 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday, January 1, 2022 - Happy New Year!

Assuming that people recover from their libations of the evening before...
* Cutting & burning crew, on the west side of the Sheepscot campus.
* Engine house (if Brendan's around, I don't think he will be).
* Machine shop/Coach 9 work

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Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2022, 05:40:12 PM »
Work done on Saturday, Jan 1.

* No cutting done because of a) the weather, and b) lack of volunteers.
* Dozer repair: Mike got off the parts that hold up the rollers, as well as taking out the rollers themselves.
* Boxcar 56: Marcel was working on the boxcar.
* Office work: I moved file folders around to prep for a new year for treasurer paperwork, which required some clean up of the office closet in order to have access to the filing cabinet.  Boxes and objects have been moved elsewhere, nothing was thrown out.
* Strategizing: Ed and Steve P were plotting for this year.

I'd like to thank Linda and Cindy for doing all the inventorying this year  ;D

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Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2022, 06:50:28 PM »
Work done on Saturday, Jan 1...

* Strategizing: Ed and Steve P were plotting for this year.

Should we be worried?

Seriously, Ed, Steve and all involved with public event planning and execution have done a tremendous job this past year during the pandemic, along with all our volunteers and friends who have maintained, promoted and grown our Railway this past year.  Happy New Year, all!
What–me worry?

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Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2022, 07:04:01 PM »
Ed, Steve and all involved with public event planning and execution have done a tremendous job this past year during the pandemic, along with all our volunteers and friends who have maintained, promoted and grown our Railway this past year.  Happy New Year, all!
I echo Bill's remarks.  I have been continually amazed at the activities promoted, their successes, the financial gains their provided, and, equally amazing, how much has gotten accomplished on so very many projects during the past two years.  My hat's off to everyone who contributed in any way, great or small.  It took everyone.

A happy, healthy and prosperous New Year's wish to each and everyone of you.
~ B2 ~ Wascally Wabbit & Gofer ~

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Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2022, 08:22:54 PM »
Considering the challenges of the past year I think what the Sheepscot crew has been able to accomplish is fantastic!
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Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2022, 05:24:49 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 4-5 January 2022

*  Shop work:   Vacuum brakes design/build
                       Passenger car truck rebuild
*  Coach #9:    Assembly continues
                       Prep for coach #9 temporary trucks (move south truck inside)
*  Bay 4 Prep:  The bay to be cleaned up and prep for coach #9 move
*  Loco #10:    Locate and recover parts from container for 10’s rebuild
*  Track crew:  Main Line inspection clean out crossings
*  Engine house build
           

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Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2022, 06:54:34 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday January 8:

* Cutting and burning, on the west side of the Sheepscot campus (take 2 from last week).
* Clean up after Friday's snow storm.
* Machine shop/coach 9.
* Boxcar 56.
* Board meeting at 3 PM.

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Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2022, 05:02:18 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 4-5 January 2022

Tuesday:

Track crew, switching out all the rolling stock clearing the loading ramp
                    unfreezing north yard switches.  (Brian, Chuck, Paul, Steve L)
Shop crew,  Passenger car rebuild continues (Carlos, Jerry)
Coach #9,    assembly and build continues, roof work, prep for temp. trucks (Eric, Randy)
Yard work,   various material relocated, track stanchions to engine house, temp truck the machine shop
                     (Chuck, Brian, Paul, Steve L)
Vehicle repair/maintenance, (Mike, Brendan, Fred)
Gift shop/mail  (Cindy R)  Archives (Linda)
Campus clean up and Trash run, (Stewart)
Rolling stock oiling (Phil)
Admin for steam and shop work  (Jason, Gordon C)

Wednesday:

Track crew, track inspection, clean out and salting of crossings  (Steve L, Brian, Fred)
Coach #9,   Temporary trucks placed under coach/coach lowered onto trucks
                   (Eric, Randy, Steve L, Brian, Joe Fox)
Archives, work continues (Linda)
Campus salt and sanding (Brendan)
Admin for steam and shop work  (Jason, Gordon C)

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Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2022, 06:26:08 PM »
Work done on Saturday Jan 8:

* Cutting: Mike and Brian did some cutting and burning north of the west parking lot.
* Board meeting: at 3.

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Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2022, 07:18:24 PM »
Here's Brian limbing up one of the trees he and Mike brought down.


And here's Mike watching the last tree of the day come down after he and his team of 4 wedges and a bottle jack convinced it which was the direction to fall.


Cody hauled a ridiculous amount of slash to the burn pile. You'd never guess that it was in the 20s today - or that we had a snowstorm yesterday. Felt like Florida!


Fred tried to keep up with Cody, but opted for supervision after a while.


I didn't catch photos of Dave B, Zack, or James when they were working. Did I miss anyone else?


« Last Edit: January 08, 2022, 08:33:18 PM by Pete Stevens »

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Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2022, 08:42:39 PM »
And this is what we started with...





Got a little fire going..







End of the day.





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Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2022, 08:29:04 AM »
I know it's an optical illusion, but it does appear we are being very frugal by using a tree for a bumper post for a siding.   :o
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Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2022, 09:05:44 AM »
I'm curious about the black pipe visible in Mike's photos.  While it has general proportions of a culvert, it appears to be 'new', and made out of steel. I'd estimate roughly 24" in diameter.  If it were for a culvert, plastic would likely be more cost effective.  So what will the steel pipe be used for?
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Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2022, 09:39:01 AM »
I think that's the pipe that will be cut into sections to make smoke jacks for the engine house.

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Re: January 2022 Work Report
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2022, 05:23:57 PM »
I know it's an optical illusion, but it does appear we are being very frugal by using a tree for a bumper post for a siding.   :o

An elevated siding at that...
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