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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2022, 03:17:45 PM »
280 Feet of track laid today...

...ready for spiking and ballast during the 2022 Spring Work Weekend.
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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2022, 04:57:07 PM »
Good lookin' track gang...

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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2022, 05:53:36 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday April 9:

* Eastertime Eggspress - "all hands" needed for a train ops day with many people cycling through.
* Machine shop - Coach 9 or Loco 11 work
* Engine house construction
* Vehicle repair
* Board meeting @ 4
« Last Edit: April 06, 2022, 08:57:18 AM by James Patten »

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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2022, 08:35:18 AM »
Rain showers predicted for the morning currently so I should be in the garage working on the dozer. If it dries up, I plan working on the loader.
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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2022, 06:38:35 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 5-6 April 2022.

Tuesday:
*  Track crew, Track started laying track at Trout Brook Station on the run a round
    (Steve Lx, Steve Lt, Paul, Brian W, Eric, Randy, Leon, Jonathan, Joe Lupinsky, Dwight
     Jason, Pete & Cody)
*  Engine House, crew continues to move along, see up coming pic’s.
    (Brendan, Fred Stewart)
*  Gift shop/Mail on going daily.  (Cindy R)
*  Rolling stock lubrication/oiling.  (Phil B)
*  Admin  (Bob Holms)

Wednesday:
*  Track crew, Crew completes laying track to turn table on both run around and main line.
    ( Steve Lx, Steve Lt, Brian W, Paul, Leon, Eric, Randy, Jonathan, Joe Lupinsky, Dwight,
      Jason, Dan)
*  Engine house crew continues  (Brendan, Fred, Stewart)
*  Shop,  Locomotive #11 work.  (Gordon C)
*  Campus clean up, dump run  (Stewart)

Note:  This was Pete and Cody’s first time working with the rail crane and laying track.
           Cody worked in various positions from tie insta-track, to joint bar placement and bolting,
           he put in a long day and did a good job.

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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2022, 06:38:00 PM »
Work done on Saturday April 9:

* Sorry, I was involved at Alna Center for the Eastertime Eggspress.  I can tell you it was a happening place.  I know Mike was working on the bulldozer, and that Alan was in the shop, but I don't know what they did.  They'll need to report.
* Board meeting at 4, let out at 5:45.

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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2022, 05:49:02 AM »
With much supervision and amazement from Cody, we removed the bottom covers off the final drives. We had to remove one because a seal had failed and filled the final drive with material. I had decided to replace the covers because they were worn heavily on one side, to the point I was concerned they were almost through. I found 2 used ones as new are long gone..
The heads of the 12 point Ferry Cap bolts (12 per cover) that were used had worn or the head rusted. Using some heat and a selection of nut removers, we got the first one off just after lunch.

Old on the left. Note the worn spot I was concerned with.



Some of the dirt and debris removed from the right hand one



Left side was a little more of a fight. Luckily Cody was there so my verbage was very filtered..but I won..



2 bolt heads on each were worn so the had to be torched. Then the rest of the bolt came out with vice grips.



Over in the shop, Alan and Nicole comtinue machining truck parts..



« Last Edit: April 10, 2022, 05:52:58 AM by Mike Fox »
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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2022, 07:53:46 AM »
Here's a pair of photos of Mike working away on those 55-year-old bolts with his apprentice taking it all in. For hours.



« Last Edit: April 10, 2022, 03:23:32 PM by Pete Stevens »

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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2022, 02:37:59 PM »
Pete, All I see for is a round gray circle with a white ar accross the center.

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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2022, 02:47:03 PM »
Pete's photos were working this morning; but now are not.
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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2022, 03:25:04 PM »
Strange. I reloaded the photos, and they seem to be working again now.

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Re: Road Closures and Delays 2022
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2022, 04:21:31 PM »
Anticipated work Tuesday and Wednesday 12-13 April 2022.

Engine house build to continue
Coach #9 assembly/build to continue
Shop crews: Vacuum Brakes and Passenger car truck work continues
Track crews: Wilma function test, Big Joe servicing, TBS tie alignment
SS campus clean up

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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2022, 04:25:08 PM »
Strange. I reloaded the photos, and they seem to be working again now.

And they WERE working (again.) Now they are not (again.)
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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2022, 04:28:11 PM »
I still see them. Note the fire extinguisher. As soon as Cody realized I was going to heat, he went and grabbed the extinguisher off the hangar by the door and placed it close by.
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Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2022, 04:56:23 PM »
I don’t see them