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Mtn Ext testing and training schedule (This list is for the railroad only- Brendan may add station work notes)

Week of 7/25/22: Re-set MP8 sign, final tamp turntable leads, assist with loco/ turntable testing.
Tuesday 7/26/22 Loco 9 TBS turntable testing
Wednesday 7/27/22 Loco 9 TBS turntable testing


Saturday 7/30/22 Afternoon, Loco 9 w/ 4 cars to TBS for crew training (Conductor, Engineer, Fireman, Brakeman training)

Week of 8/1/22: Set two new Yard Limit signs, final turntable adjustments as needed, any further final work deemed appropriate by Mr. Lennox
Tuesday 8/2/22 Loco 7 TBS testing
Wednesday 8/3/22 Loco 7 testing continued if necessary; otherwise possible full dress rehearsal both locos (if crew)
« Last Edit: July 21, 2022, 01:13:26 PM by Jason M Lamontagne »

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Re: Mountain Extension Pre-Opening 2022 Final Testing and Preparation
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2022, 02:16:26 PM »
That turntable needs lots of leverage to turn, even empty.  Or a gallon of on grease on the railheads.

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Re: Mountain Extension Pre-Opening 2022 Final Testing and Preparation
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2022, 03:52:52 PM »
There are secrets to master…

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Re: Mountain Extension Pre-Opening 2022 Final Testing and Preparation
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2023, 08:32:13 PM »
There are secrets to master…
This thread has been quiet since last summer, but I just thought it was worth showing how things have progressed in the last year. Here's Dan Malkowski demonstrating that the turntable's secrets have been mastered.
https://www.facebook.com/1343487385/videos/pcb.10231320218692401/3560946787478180

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Re: Mountain Extension Pre-Opening 2022 Final Testing and Preparation
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2023, 05:38:45 AM »
There are secrets to master…
This thread has been quiet since last summer, but I just thought it was worth showing how things have progressed in the last year. Here's Dan Malkowski demonstrating that the turntable's secrets have been mastered.
https://www.facebook.com/1343487385/videos/pcb.10231320218692401/3560946787478180

One person operation.  I'm impressed!
What–me worry?

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Re: Mountain Extension Pre-Opening 2022 Final Testing and Preparation
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2023, 06:40:28 AM »
I think Dan had his Wheaties that morning!

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Re: Mountain Extension Pre-Opening 2022 Final Testing and Preparation
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2023, 12:46:09 PM »
The question is: Can Dan turn 7 by himself?

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Re: Mountain Extension Pre-Opening 2022 Final Testing and Preparation
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2023, 04:32:28 PM »
The question is: Can Dan turn 7 by himself?

Yes, but you'd have to give him a small tractor to do it.

Supposedly when the table was at Edaville you'd only need 1-2 people to turn the Bridgton engines.
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Re: Mountain Extension Pre-Opening 2022 Final Testing and Preparation
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2023, 12:38:37 PM »
In Pithiviers turning a locomotive on the turntable  is no picnic now it needs at least three people, the steam crew plus the conductor and a prybar to lever it up and make it in motion. In the old days I was once able to turn our #9 alone to take a pic but then again the engine was well balanced on the turntable thas was not too worn out back then, and I was young.

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Re: Mountain Extension Pre-Opening 2022 Final Testing and Preparation
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2023, 04:36:31 PM »
In the old days I was once able to turn our #9 … but then again … back then, and I was young.
Alain, your quote applies to so many of us now!
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Re: Mountain Extension Pre-Opening 2022 Final Testing and Preparation
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2023, 08:30:23 AM »
In the old days I was once able to turn our #9 … but then again … back then, and I was young.
Alain, your quote applies to so many of us now!

So true.

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