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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2022, 06:45:31 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday May 14:

* TieTamp and Dine - Tamping efforts on The Mountain Extension, followed that evening by supper at the pavilion.
* Parking lot drainage work - no parking near the house, please.
* Engine house construction
* Machine shop work
* Board meeting at 4.
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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2022, 07:16:21 AM »
Installing a catch basin this weekend in the parkinglot. I will be digging from the catch basin near the ramp track to the ramp onto the house. Please, no parking near the house.

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2022, 08:45:34 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 10-11 May 2022Work

Tuesday:
*  The Track Crew works at TBS ballasting TT leads removing the cribbing as they back fill with stone.
    (Steve Lx, Brian W, Steve Lt, Paul R, Leon W, Randy, Jay B)
*  The Shop Crews were busy with several projects to include more work on vacuum brake
    diaphragms  design and testing. (Jonathan, Randy)
    Crews also work on the passenger truck build to include welding on the frame (Jerry, Carlos, Jason)
    Shop crew continued with prep for future welding projects (Bryce, Jason)
*  Coach #9 Assembly continues  (Eric, Ron)
*  Fire wood, cutting and stacking  (Fred)
*  Campus clean up/trash run,   (Stewart)
*  Rolling stock grease and oiling  (Phil B)
*  Various maintenance projects  (Brendan)

Wednesday:
*  The Track crew finished ballasting of TBS turntable leads, repaired SS turntable leads, loaded and
    staged 2 flats of ballast for the Tamp and Dine Saturday. (Steve Lx, Leon, Steve Lt, Brian W, Randy
    Jay and a new volunteer Paul Hough)
*  Shop crew, various projects (Jonathan)
*  Fire Wood stacking (Fred)
*  Gift shop/mail  (Cindy R)
*  Archives (Linda)
*  Tamper (Big Joe) repair, replacement of parts and welding (Jason)

Note:  As I often leave early on the line and late returning I don’t always see what's going on in SS but
           rest assured there are always volunteers working in a variety of areas on a variety of projects.       
         
           Don’t forget Tamp and Dine 14 May, Saturday, lead by Dan at Trout Brook Station.

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2022, 06:42:49 PM »
Work done on Saturday May 14:

* Track crew - jacking and tamping about 200 feet on the mainline at Trout Brook Station.
* Parking drainage - Mike (supervised by Cody) dug out for a second drainage container and piping.
* Ties - Jason moved ties blocking access to the turntable with Millie.
* Turntable - Alan was working on the new screw for the turntable in the shop.
* Trailer - the upside-down trailer was moved to in front of the garage, and Pete was painting primer on it.
* Board meeting - over by 5:30.

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2022, 08:35:18 AM »
A few pictures from today. This had to be done on a non operating day because of the proximity to the bathroom. The rest of the installstion can be done at an easier pace and hopefully not on the hottest day of the year again..







I gave Cody a lesson on my sawsall, and let him cut the pipe, after I made him a starter hole.



Had to take a break for the meeting



I had this Basin designed with 3 ports on it. 2 larger ones for the 18 inch pipe, and a 4 inch inlet that is pointed toward the house. During heavy rain, it builds up behind the house, then runs around both sides of the house and winds up by the Engine House. This 4 inch line is going to send it North. The whole plan with this drainage system was to capture as much run off water as possible and keep it away from the Turntable and Engine House.



Pete and Cody also made some progress on the trailer.

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2022, 02:04:31 PM »
* New volunteers John and Charles, not wanting to be idle in the afternoon after the crew returned from tamping, cleaned and mopped caboose 554 and open car 130 - getting them ready for the season. It was noted that the windows on car 130 are exceptionally clear, and appear to be completely transparent.
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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2022, 03:15:42 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 17-18 May 2022

Final preparation for, and unloading of the GE (#53)
Vacuum brake design/build/test
Passenger truck rebuild
Engine house build (pending)
TBS turntable ring rail alignment and ballasting (Wed)

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2022, 04:46:57 PM »
I’d like to add to Steve’s work list to include the rest of the week.

Monday: prepare for GE53, receive 2 expected truck shipments, prepare for public train ops.

Thursday: final preparations for TBS turntable.

Friday: install TBS turntable, Steam charter 1pm.

Saturday: two train public day. 

Help is very welcome and encouraged ALL WEEK :)

Thanks
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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2022, 06:28:55 PM »
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Saturday: two train public day.

Saturday's Event is "Bluegrass, Steam, and Gasoline." We expect as many as 500 guests.

This will be an "all hands on deck" Saturday.

First, there will be absolutely no parking in front of the shop building - this space will be reserved for the cars coming from the Owl's Head Transportation Museum rally. Any vehicles parked in front of the shop building will be subject to inspection and public scrutiny by our visitors.

Parking in general - Please park courteously and block in other volunteers (with their consent.) We will need as much parking as possible. Off-site parking on the corner of Cross Road/218 is encouraged for those able to do so.

And we need a volunteer (or two) to help guide arriving guests.

Car Hosts would be great, if anyone just wants to ride the train all day and keep an eye out for safety and discourage inappropriate passenger behavior.

Other train crew positions are open; crews should have received emails from the crew caller.

If you want to help, email me at ed.lecuyer@wwfry.org
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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2022, 03:02:46 PM »
A special note for tomorrow, Tuesday 17 May.  The main parking lot will be closed related prep work and for the unloading #53. Please park in front of the machine shop.

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2022, 06:43:57 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday May 21:

* Old cars & bluegrass trains - Two train ops day, help needed.
* Vehicle repairs
* Enginehouse construction (do we have enough lumber?)
* Machine shop/Coach 9 or #11

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2022, 10:25:32 AM »
Old cars & bluegrass trains - Two train ops day, help needed.

(repeat of above)
Saturday's Event is "Bluegrass, Steam, and Gasoline." We expect as many as 500 guests.

This will be an "all hands on deck" Saturday.

There will be absolutely no parking in front of the shop building - this space will be reserved for the cars coming from the Owl's Head Transportation Museum rally. Any vehicles parked in front of the shop building will be subject to inspection and public scrutiny by our visitors.

Parking in general - Please park courteously and block in other volunteers (with their consent.) We will need as much parking as possible. Off-site parking on the corner of Cross Road/218 is encouraged for those able to do so.

And we STILL need a volunteer (or two) to help guide arriving guests.

If you want to help, email me at ed.lecuyer@wwfry.org
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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2022, 12:02:47 PM »
We are also supposed to be installing the footings for the Trout Brook Station. Contractor Jeff is set to handle this Thursday..
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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2022, 03:58:36 PM »
Touchdown #2 for the week. Jason sent me this photo.

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2022, 05:07:07 PM »
Two more photos, courtesy of Roadmaster Steve Lennox.
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