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July 2022 Work Projects
« on: June 29, 2022, 06:49:11 AM »
Anticipated work for July 2, 2022:

* Tail track prep - shape the stone north of the Rt 218 turntable and put down ties.
* Trout Brook Station - continued construction.
* Lavender trains - the first Saturday of Lavender trains.
* Engine house construction?
* Boxcar 56
* Machine shop?

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2022, 08:38:31 PM »
  Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 28-29 June 2022

Tuesday:
*  Track crew with Harsco tamper works down the mountain extension
    (Steve Lx, Joe Fox, Steve Lt, Brian W, Leon, Jarred, James P)
    Passenger truck rebuild continues  (Jerry, Carlos)
    Engine House build continues  (Brendan, Stewart)
    Coach #9 build/assembly (Eric, Ron Harold, Lou G)
    SS clean up and trash run  (Stewart)
    Vehicle repair  (Jay Barta)

Wednesday:
*   Track crew completes over 250 feet of tamping the mountain extension
     (Steve Lx, Steve Lt, Brian, Paul R, Elijah, Leon, Jarred, James P)
*   Coach #9 assembly continues  (Eric)
*   Gift shop/ Mail on going  (Cindy R)
*   Engine House  (Brendan)

Note:  As we left early to work on track I am sure I have missed some volunteers, I do believe Fred stopped in to make sure we were all working, Phil B may have been oiling and several others Steve P and Ed working on and off campus. Joseph  assisting  in various areas)
« Last Edit: June 30, 2022, 12:07:52 PM by Stephen Lennox »

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2022, 11:37:17 AM »
1450 feet in 2 days? That is awesome.
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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2022, 12:17:13 PM »
No Mike, my mistake, 950 to 1000 feet in the 2 days to include repairing a hydraulic leak and repairing a clevis which is attached to the vibrator
tamping tool (paddle) putting the Harsco back in service.
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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2022, 08:46:54 PM »
All Elijah did was hang around....trying to jack the track.

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2022, 07:44:12 AM »
No Mike, my mistake, 950 to 1000 feet in the 2 days to include repairing a hydraulic leak and repairing a clevis which is attached to the vibrator
tamping tool (paddle) putting the Harsco back in service.

That is still impressive.
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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2022, 05:31:06 PM »
Work done on Saturday July 2:

* Tie layout - Dave, me, and a friend of Dave's (Allan?) raked out the stone at end of track and put down the loose ties.
* Trout Brook Station - Zack didn't work on it but did do some measuring.
* Alna Center - site of the ice cream social, things were happening there in preparation.
* Boxcar 56 - Marcel was working on it.
* Coach 9 - Harold was doing some work.
* Engine house - Brendan moved a large piece of lumber into the enginehouse.
* Upside-down trailer - Dave and I did some spot painting on it.  Hopefully our work didn't get washed away in the late afternoon thunder shower!

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2022, 06:29:47 PM »
Zack said he put up staging brackets Steve Zuppa loaned us.

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2022, 01:44:15 PM »
Also Saturday while in Columbus, Georgia, I visited a vary large narrow gauge book collection that has been donated to us to get to know the size of it. About 7 medium boxes that weigh about 75 pounds each.
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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2022, 07:30:43 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 5-6 July 2022

*  TBS tail track prep and install
*  TBS ballasting main line
*  Vacuum brakes design/build/test
*  Passenger car truck rebuild
*  Coach #9 build /assembly
*  Locomotive #11 build session
*  Engine House build
*  SS clean up
*  SS-AC mowing (pending)
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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2022, 06:43:21 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday July 9:

* Board meeting - at 9 because of Lavender trains
* Spiking - the tail track at the end needs spiking.
* Ballasting? - certain spots on The Mountain need ballast (as does the tail track).
* Lavender trains (nearly sold out) plus a Trail hike train at 2 (sold out); the Sheepscot Valley Steam Trains have plenty of space.
* Machine shop?
* Engine house construction?

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2022, 08:20:05 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 5-6 July 2022

Tuesday:
*  Track crew preps and installs the TBS tail track.
    (Steve Lx, Steve Lt, Brian W, James P, Randy, Johnathan, Jason)
*  Coach #9 assembly/build continues  (Eric, Ron, Harold, Lou)
*  Vehicle/small engine repair various machines  (Jay B)
*  Passenger car truck rebuild continues (Carlos, Jerry)
*  Main line communication wire repairs (John M, Joseph G)
*  General clean up/maintenance in SS  (Stewart R)
*  Rolling stock greasing/oiling  (Phil B)
*  Rail car repairs continue (Paul)
*  Marketing/Admin  (Steve P)
*  Weed whacking TBS  (Randy)

Wednesday:
*  Track crew: ballast”s TBS and Mountain Ext. areas (Steve Lx, Steve Lt, Paul R, Elijah, James P))
                        Spiking begins on the TBS tail track  (Dan, Nick)
*  Coach #9 assembly/build continues  (Eric, Ron)
*  Locomotive work session  (Gordan C, Harold, Jason)
*  Weed Whacking TBS continues  (Randy)
*  SS clean up, trash run  (Stewart R)

Notes:  There is always something going around the railroad all week.
             Fred has been in and out insuring we are on the job and checking on mowing needs.
             Zack and Sonja stops by TBS to check on the station building. 
             Brendan has been in and out and loaded ballast 2 flats for the track crew.
             Roger was in doing a variety of work.
             Dave B checked in on TBS work.

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2022, 05:24:12 PM »
Work done on Saturday July 9:

* Board meeting - started at 9, was a quick meeting as our meetings go.
* Machine shop - Alan worked to arrange the air compressor in the annex and get the feet on it.
* Trail & Lavender trains - the 2 PM train was well attended.
* Fred mowed.
* Joseph walked the Mountain to test the phone line.

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2022, 04:45:33 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 12-13 July 2022

*  Tamping Mountain Extension and TBS main line
*  Vacuum brakes design/build/test
*  Passenger trucks rebuild
*  TBS, various projects (Station-Kiosk) (pending)
*  SS clean up/maintenance
*  Mowing AC-SS  (pending)
*  Equipment repairs
*  Coach #9 assembly/build

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2022, 06:41:32 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday July16:

* Mountain Extension clean up - a crew led by Mike with a chipper will work to do some clean up on the Mountain Extension before the grand opening.
* Trout Brook Station construction
* Machine shop
* Lavender trains