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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2022, 10:58:20 PM »
Small spiking crew, but our efforts today were enough to help gain more headway for next weekend or

I hope to lead a spiking crew, and possibly a ballast crew on Sunday 7/31 if enough help arrives.

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2022, 05:24:44 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 26-27 July 2022

*  TBS:  Various track projects
               Turntable work
               Station build
               Turntable test (Wed)
*  Passenger truck rebuild
*  Vacuum brakes design/build/test
*  Coach #9 assembly/build
*  AC and SS mowing (pending)
*  SS campus clean up

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2022, 10:23:22 PM »
Sunday 7/24
Alna Day and Open Farm Day!
3 trains to ToM and return with connecting service to SeaLyon Farm who was participating in Maine Open Farm Day. Gave the chance to showcase the railroad to mostly local families and their friends. While laid back (in the style of pre-Covid weekend operations), the trains were full and everyone had a great time.

Marcel was working on car 56. I think Zack was working a little on the Trout Brook Station.
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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2022, 06:41:15 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday July 30:

* Rules class in the morning (9am start)
* Mountain Extension Qualification run in the afternoon
* Concert train in the evening
* Trout Brook station construction
* Drainage work
« Last Edit: July 29, 2022, 04:00:02 PM by Ed Lecuyer »

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2022, 08:48:05 AM »
Also looking for volunteers to help spike 56’ of track at Trout Brook Station on SUNDAY 7/31. Any and ALL help is appreciated and welcome.

« Last Edit: July 27, 2022, 07:40:59 PM by Joe Fox »

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2022, 07:45:09 PM »
*Edit, Sunday 7/31 will be ballasting and tamping the tail track off the TBS turntable. ALL help is still welcome.

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2022, 08:34:44 PM »
Regarding the special Sunday 8/31 work session -
We need to get the tail track in service so to use it during switching operations during the August 6th grand opening. So this is not just a "nice to have done" issue, we are counting on it being completed. Thanks Joe for taking this on, and I encourage anyone who is available to join in this last trackwork push.
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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #37 on: July 27, 2022, 08:46:48 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 26-27 July 2022

Tuesday:
*  Track crew lift level tamping TBS runaround track and TT leads. Prep for MP 8, spiking  tail track
    (Steve Lx, Steve Lt, Brian, Leon, Randy,)
*  TBS station build, roof shingling started,  (Brendan, Fred, Stewart)
*  TBS turn table leveling continues,  (Jason, Randy, Jay Barta)
*  Passenger truck rebuild continues, (Jerry, Carlos)
*  Coach #9 assembly/build continues  (Eric, Ron, Harold, Lou) 
*  Archives work (Linda)
*  Gift shop, mail (Cindy R)
*  SS campus clean up, trash run  (Stewart)

Wednesday:
*  Track crew completes spiking tail track, assist with turntable test.
    (Steve Lx, Brian W, Steve Lt, Paul, Elijah, Randy, Jay Barta, Jason)
*  TBS station build, roof shingling completed,  (Brendan, Fred, Stewart)
*  TBS turntable work and test w/locomotive #9  (Jason, Randy Jay Barta, Mark C, Track Crew)
*  Locomotive #9 boiler wash, fill and fire, turn table test, (Roger, Dan, JB)
*  MP 8 signage completed (Eric)
*  Archive work continues (Linda)
*  Gift shop/mail continues (Cindy R)

NOTES:  The turn table worked well with #9 on it, there are a great many events and projects being worked on off site. Project sites have regular visits from members like Zack W, Steve Z, and Dave B.   
The railroad continues to be a busy place 7 days a week.

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2022, 03:17:54 PM »
Continuing Steves Report -

Thursday:

* Sheepscot campus - (1) Fred mowed most of the grass areas. (2) Clean up, (since the trash crew was working on TBS Tues - Weds) trash was collected from all buildings and a dump run was made.  (3) Paul worked on RC4.

* Trout Brook Station - With the roof now complete, Brendan and crew installed the windows and door so the building is more weather tight. Some clean up of the depot area was done but more is needed before August 6th. 

* Alna Center - Brendan & Jason were going to load two flatcars with ballast for TBS tail track work this weekend.

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2022, 06:48:45 PM »
Work completed today at the WW&F Virginia Division Shops.  Ten new skates with new left or right had capabilities.  These are also suitable for placement under the brake hangers on either side.

The plan is to try and collect all the old skates and return them to the Virginia Division Shops for modification to eliminate interference with brake hangers and make them useable on either side.
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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2022, 07:07:32 PM »
Thanks, Bill.  Greatly appreciated!
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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2022, 07:55:07 PM »
Nice work Bill. Nothing would make me happier than to see that everlasting note about skates and brake rigging (from 2017!) disappear from bulletin orders.

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2022, 08:10:41 PM »
They look great Bill, Thank you.

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #43 on: July 28, 2022, 09:56:18 PM »
Awesome work Bill! These will be a great addition.

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Re: July 2022 Work Projects
« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2022, 08:20:16 AM »
Nice work, Bill.

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