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April 2022 Work Reports
« on: March 30, 2022, 05:54:28 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday April 2:

* Track panel - continued assembly
* Vehicle repair
* Engine house construction
* Machine shop

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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2022, 08:38:08 AM »
Anybody want to drive spikes? Get warmed up for the SWW..
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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2022, 07:51:55 PM »
I will not be there this weekend, unfortunately. I did just drop a 17 drawer cabinet in the south end of bay 2. It's destined to help us manage tools and equipment in the machine shop.

It was scrapped out by a small local ship builder, so it could use a cleaning. If someone gets bored and wants to vacuum out the small bits of detritus and/or wipe down the drawers, I'd be thrilled! Otherwise I'll tackle cleaning it, and getting it placed next weekend.
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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2022, 04:35:48 PM »
Work done on Saturday April 2:

* Standard gauge track panels.  Mike and I, assisted by Cody, Scott, Dwight, and Dave, constructed 3 panels of standard gauge track for when Loco 53 arrives in May.
* Engine house: Stewart, Brendan, and supervisor Fred worked on rafters for Bays 1 and 2.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2022, 04:47:04 PM by Ed Lecuyer »

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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2022, 07:46:17 PM »
Just looks completely wrong...















And we learned today the Cross Road will be getting some work real soon so we made room to get the material to the recently cleared area. Plans are to take all we can and stockpile it to use as fill in the future to cut down on gravel costs.. This area needs to be stumped first before the material goes there..


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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2022, 08:11:58 PM »
And we learned today the Cross Road will be getting some work real soon so we made room to get the material to the recently cleared area. Plans are to take all we can and stockpile it to use as fill in the future to cut down on gravel costs.. This area needs to be stumped first before the material goes there ...

The  news snippet below comes from the Lincoln County News, as part of a story about Alna voters approving a number of funding warrants:
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Voters also approved Articles 47 and 48, which asked if the town wanted to borrow and appropriate $525,000 to rebuild, reclaim, repave segments of Cross Road and shim and overlay the remainder of the road.

https://lcnme.com/currentnews/alna-votes-to-contract-with-wiscasset-ambulance/


Great timing!   ;)
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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2022, 05:19:16 AM »
IMHO - What that parking area needs is stone and asphalt millings.
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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2022, 07:04:44 AM »
All in due time John. The best parkinglot we have is being used for storage. If we can get to a point where we stop building and using the main lot to store mud and clay, we then can spend the money to cap it off with some good stuff. I would rather not spend the money only to dig it up again. I don't call that a good investment.
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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2022, 11:22:36 AM »
Couldn't agree more Mike.  Maybe after the car barn extension, electrical upgrade, and engine house are completed we will take a time out from further building and focus on lots, walkways, and landscaping.  There comes a point where we can't be a perpetual construction site.

I assume that there are those who are already looking at adjacent real estate for parking lot expansion and/or storage area & laydown.  It would take the pressure off for parking on special events and tour buses in the future.  I also hope that coordination is being done with the Cross Road rehabilitation to account for a future crossing southbound.  (or maybe do it as part of the rebuild - but not use it for the short term.)  Just a thought.....
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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2022, 11:36:42 AM »
We do have a team that is in the know about adjacent land and the possibilities. We own enough land currently, we just need to develop it. I have started a dedicated storage area that I hope to continue on as time permits, but have several other project that are more pressing..
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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2022, 07:02:45 PM »
I'm glad Mike posted the picture of me hitting the spike instead of the tie.

I commented yesterday that it looks more like Great Western/Isambard Kingdom Brunel's gauge of 7' 1/4" rather than standard.

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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2022, 07:27:17 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday-Wednesday 5-6 April 2022

*  Engine house
*  Track work at Trout Brook Station
*  Steam locomotive preparation
« Last Edit: April 03, 2022, 07:29:49 PM by Stephen Lennox »

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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2022, 07:53:47 PM »
Steve, I will be there, dwight

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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2022, 08:01:51 PM »
See you Tuesday Dwight.

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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2022, 08:13:39 PM »
I'm glad Mike posted the picture of me hitting the spike instead of the tie.
If I would have taken video it sure would have been entertaining
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