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Stephen Lennox

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2022, 07:50:12 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 12-13 July 2022

Tuesday:
*  Track crew continues lifting, leveling and tamping TBS track
    (Steve Lx, Brian W, Steve Lt, JB, Joe Fox, Dan, Nick)
*  TBS work: Station building roof rafters started  (Brendan, Fred, Stewart)
                       Trail, ROW weed whacking  (Randy)
                       Kiosk set up  (Randy, Steve Lt, Brian W, Steve Lx, Dan)
                       Turn table work  (Jason, Randy Jay Barta)
*  Vacuum brakes design/build/test continues  (Jonathan)
*  Passenger truck rebuild continues  (Carlos, Jerry)
*  Coach #9 assembly/build continues  (Eric, Ron, Lou)

Wednesday:
*  Track crew continues lift, level, tamp TBS main track, jacks set for next week tamping
    (Steve Lx, Steve Lt, Paul, Elijah, Chuck, Jason, Randy, Jay Barta)
*  TBS build continues on roof rafters  (Brendan, Stewart, Fred campus clean up and trash run  (Ste)
*  Coach #9 assembly, build continues  (Eric, Ron)
*  SS Campus clean up and trash run  (Stewart)
*  Gift shop on going weekly  (Cindy R)

Notes:  I’m sure I have missed someone or a project but work around the railroad is continual and busy

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2022, 06:25:13 PM »
Work done on Saturday July 16:

* Trout Brook Station - in the morning Brendan, Stewart, Fred and myself worked on the station building, finishing the north and south walls.  In the afternoon they (minus me) worked on the roof boards.  I understand they finished the east (road side) wall.
* Clean the Mountain - Mike had a good crew to clean up the wood left trackside from prior clearing efforts.  They did all they set out to do and more.
* Boxcar 56 - Marcel was working on it.
* Lavender trains - well patronized.

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2022, 02:41:14 PM »
The "Tickets ->" sign has been replaced, and a "Gift Shop" sign has been added.  I understand Brendan Barry, Eric Schade and Stewart Rhine worked on the signs, with lettering by Eric.  July 16 photo.

What–me worry?

Stephen Lennox

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2022, 05:25:51 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 19-20 July 2022

*  Ballast and tamping TBS main line
*  TBS, station build
*  Coach #9 build
*  Vacuum brakes design/build/test
*  Passenger truck rebuild
*  Locomotive prep.
*  SS campus clean up
*  SS/AC mowing (pending)

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2022, 06:04:23 PM »
Excellent signs.  "Gift Shop" especially needed!

Bob

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2022, 06:40:38 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday July 23:

* Trout Brook station construction
* Sutter's Crossing work - Mike is moving the Kubota to Sutter's for drainage improvement work
* Machine shop
* Last Saturday of Lavender trains

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2022, 07:22:29 AM »
Sunday the 24th is Alna Day with trains to ToM running at 10, 12 and 2. This is one of only a few times this year we run on a Sunday.

There will be special displays at Sheepscot as well as open house at a number of farms and historic buildings in town.

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2022, 06:02:50 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 19-20 July 2022

Tuesday:
*  Track continues at TBS shoveling 2 flats of ballast in the morning and tamping the main line.
    Crew continues on the run around with prep for lifting an leveling.
    (Steve Lx, Steve Lt, Paul R, Leon, Steve Ellsworth, Stewart R, Brendan, Jay Barta, Fred)
*  TBS turntable work continues with leveling and adjustments. (Jason, Randy, Jay Barta)
*  Passenger truck rebuild continues  (Jerry, Carlos)
*  Coach #9 build/assembly continues (Eric, Lou, Harold)
*  SS campus bathrooms, plumbing work  (Zack)
*  SS campus has a new telephone pole set up in the parking lot. (Brendan)

Wednesday:
*  Track crew continues leveling/tamping runaround track and TBS switch. (Steve Lt, Steve Lx)
*  TBS turntable work continues (Jason, Randy)
*  TBS station building, roof closed in.  (Brendan, Fred)
*  SS campus mowing Fred
*  Archive work (Linda)
*  Gift shop, mail, continual through the week  (Cindy R)

Notes: A new volunteer was working this week, Steve Ellsworth, thank you Steve.
           Steve Zuppa stopped by the TBS.
           This was one of the hottest work days this summer.
           If your bored and need something to do, two train days Sat & Sun sign up for crew.
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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2022, 06:06:07 AM »
I would like to lead a small spiking crew for a couple hours on Saturday from 8:30-10:30 if anyone is interested. The goal is to set some start spiking the tail track at TBS near 218. A work party will also take place on Sunday July 31st to complete this work, and maybe do some ballast work if time permits.


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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2022, 05:35:11 PM »
Work done on Saturday July 23:

* Trout Brook/218 tail track: Joe, and I spiked a few ties, with Fred holding the nipper.  When we ran out of shade we stopped, because even at 9:30/10:00 it was too hot.
* Trout Brook Station: Zack was measuring and cutting, and they must have done some work there after I left.  Brendan will be doing more work in the late afternoon after the site is in the shade.
* Drainage work: Mike worked on drainage improvements at Sutter's and Brook Crossings.
* Trailer painting: Before it got too hot out in the morning I finished painting the underside of the trailer.
* Truck work: Jerry was pondering reassembly of a coach truck.
* Coach 9: I think Harold was doing something with it.
* Archives: Linda and I tried scanning negatives with a fluid layer, with OK results (but it's a lot of work).
* Lavender trains - kudos to the steam crew for doing it in this weather.

The day was somewhere around 90 degrees and humidity in the 70s (oppressive). 

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2022, 06:14:33 PM »
Well Joe, it was a small spiking crew.

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2022, 07:11:37 PM »
But it was a good effort that you guys made.

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2022, 07:23:59 PM »
Sutters.. This is something I had in mind for Janes Way for years but have not done it there because the crossing was supposed to get rebuilt.



Rubber belting (acquired some used stuff from work) attached to the uphill side of the timbers.



Made quick work out of it







Brook Crossing I laid the timbers on what I had installed a number of years ago. Attached rubber belting to the uphill side.



I then hauled the Kubota north again to the middle of Davis Grade. I would like to improve the ditches on the west side next.

Explosion proof cabinet arrived



4pm headed north..Full..









Mike
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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2022, 07:46:59 PM »
It looks great Mike. Let's hope it works as well as we talked about.


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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2022, 09:39:01 PM »
Me too.
Mike
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