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October 2022 Work Reports
« on: September 28, 2022, 06:41:36 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday October 1

* Storage area - More dirt moving, along with object shuffling.
* Engine house
* Pumpkin Trains
* Concert Trains
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Re: October 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2022, 06:47:52 AM »
Prepping for FWW, which includes a trench from the power pole to the electrical building, and a pad for 53. The only stuff I plan on moving will be things that are in the way for those projects.
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Re: October 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2022, 09:31:18 AM »
We are expecting about 50% MORE passengers this weekend then last. On street parking was still necessary.

Volunteers who can should please park in the upper lot; block in cars that will be there all day (like mine.)

We are also very short on train crew and ground support. Any help would be most appreciated. See me or Alan Downey (who will be gatekeeper/dispatcher.)
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Re: October 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2022, 06:08:24 PM »
Work done on Saturday Oct 1:

* Storage area - Jeff Verney delivered several loads of gravel this morning which Mike dozed flat.  He then worked to clean up the area northwest of the "road" that leads along the former woods track, to prep it for moving Diesel 53 there.  He put out one track panel.
* Boxcar 56 - Marcel was working on the west door.
* Two train ops for Pumpkins, trail hikes, and the concert.

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Re: October 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2022, 06:32:43 PM »
Prepped for Josh to install conduit and meter stand.





The replacement cylinders arrived..







Before..



After





This morning after Jeff hauled 5 loads. He brought 1 more after this pic.



End of day

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Re: October 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2022, 08:00:55 PM »
Thanks, Mike.  For those of us who can't be at the railway as often as we'd like, the photos you, Brendan, Stewart and others post help keep us up to date on progress.

I'm impressed but not surprised in the no let-up of effort by our volunteers following the opening of the Mountain Extension back now nearly two months ago. 
What–me worry?

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Re: October 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2022, 09:14:37 PM »
There is always something going on..
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Re: October 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2022, 04:37:57 PM »
Work done on Sunday, October 2nd:

* Train operations - A private steam charter ran 11:15 - 12:30. The guests (mostly British) rode SS to TBS and return with a run-by at AC. The group had a shop and campus tour after the ride.

* Gift Shop - Inventory of items to prepare for the FWW 25th Anniversary next weekend. Special 25th Anniversary shirts and other items will be on sale. (Including the Model Train Sale in the Percival House basement).

* Boxcar 56 - Marcel worked on the door roller track cover boards.
 
* Engine House - Brendan began installing the rake and shadow boards on the west edge of the roof.

* Shop - Some clean-up was done to prepare for the steam charter & shop tour on Tuesday.
   

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Re: October 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2022, 04:40:42 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 4-5 October 2022

*  Preparation for work weekend
*  Vacuum brakes
*  Passenger car trucks
*  Coach #9 assembly
*  Locomotives 7-9 servicing
*  Charter on Tuesday (Loco #9)

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Re: October 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2022, 07:08:04 PM »
Build11 crew is on-site this week as well.

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Re: October 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2022, 12:52:17 PM »
Anticipated work for Fri - Mon Oct 7 - 10 - Fall Work Weekend!

* Moving loco 53 to new location.
* Track & ballast work.
* Engine house.
* Don't forget - we're still running Pumpkin  trains on Saturday.  Volunteers please don't park in the main lot that day.
* NO board meeting - it will be the following Saturday @ 8 AM.

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Re: October 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2022, 06:38:54 PM »
53 move is planned for Saturday morning.
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Re: October 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2022, 06:24:54 PM »
Work done on Day 1 of the FWW, Friday October 7th -

* Track - One project was track lining and crossing repair at Albee's Crossing.

* Engine 11 - Work on the tail frame including more hot rivets.

* Engine House - Facia / Rake boards were installed on the north side of stalls 1 and 2. Window frames were built for the side and rear windows. Tar paper was purchased for the exterior wall covering.

* Electric Service - New equipment was set up and ditch work was done next to the electric service building.

* Gift Shop - Sales were brisk, especially for the new Fall Work Weekend 25th Anniversary shirts.

* Model Train Sale - The event is going well with solid sales so far.

* Water Tank - A new wireless temperature monitoring system was installed in the Sheepscot tank house. The solar powered censors report heat loss / gain to alert if temps get close to freezing.

* Meals - Nancy set up her portable kitchen and served a wonderful lunch and dinner.
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Re: October 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2022, 06:02:02 PM »
A partial report of work done on Saturday Oct 8 - FWW day 2.

* Moving Loco 53 - Mike and Wayne organized moving track panels into place, and shuffling the locomotive back and forth to get the track into the right spot.  Midafternoon it was in its new home.
* Engine house - Brendan ran the engine house crew, putting on soffit boards around the eaves.
* Computer work - Ewa Nelson delivered a couple of new computers for the office, and between yesterday and today was setting them up.
* Model train sale - Linda and her minions were selling model trains.
* Boxcar 56 - Marcel was working.
* Coach trucks - Jerry was working on them.
* Loco 11 - a crew was assembling frame pieces.  Alan was working on the frame casting.
* Track - a crew led by Dan was lining track.
* Public trains - sold out pumpkin trains.

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Re: October 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2022, 09:13:44 PM »
It took 9 moves to get it where it is. Wayne commented after we were done he really enjoyed doing that..

Move #1. We needed to move and use the panel that it had sat on since arriving at Sheepscot.



Cody is seen undoing the joint bars between the first 2 sections. He got a couple of cautionary instructions today. Like removing joint bars on tensioned track.





All the broad gauge track is connected and ready for move #2



No ligning bars so tweaked the rail with equipment.



Move #3 saw 53 here.



#4



Move #5 will put the locomotive next to the ballast pad



Wayne signalling me to the end of thrack and end move #7



Looking north when we stopped at the end of move #7



Track lined up and ready to move north with move #8



Shifting thectrack one final time for movev#9



Move #9 complete and the guys are knocking the joint bars off so the track can be removed, for now..





Brendan working on the fascia .



Russ Nelson (left) is working on the Soffit with another volunteer.





#56..



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