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December 2022 Work Reports
« on: November 30, 2022, 06:46:35 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday December 3:

* Second day of Christmas trains to SeaLyon farm.  Ground support help needed.
* Storage area work
* Vehicle repair
* Engine house construction
* Platform deconstruction

Currently the forecast is for rain, so dress appropriately
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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2022, 05:15:00 PM »
Christmas Trains are Cancelled for 12/3. Rescheduled to 12/17.
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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2022, 01:23:03 PM »
Today, we were working on the East side,West side and all around the Engine House.

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2022, 05:26:17 PM »
Work done on Saturday Dec 3:

* Moving stuff - Mike moved the paint cabinet and #11/#9 tires out of the garage bay 2 to free up the bay again.
* Vehicle repair - Brendan and Mike got the Deere tractor back together and operational.  Mike put the front end loader into the garage to work on something with Cody.
* Engine house - Fred and Zack shingled the east wall until mid-morning, when it started to rain.
* Machine shop - Alan showed up for the afternoon, but I left at noon so I don't know what he did.

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2022, 07:13:59 PM »
Also managed to get the site prepped for the fuel tank, and cleaned up a spot for the small trailers next to the Fred Shed (no photo). We were working on the loader brakes again, with marginal improvement. We ran out of brake fluid so stopped while we had some in the reservoir.

Tank site..



Visited the shop to have a look this afternoon and saw #11s frame



And the truck progress

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2022, 11:43:59 AM »
Here's Carlos and Jerry wheeling the first truck frame (Randy supervising):

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2022, 04:16:39 PM »
Wheely impwessive
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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2022, 04:59:23 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 6-7 December 2022

*  Passenger car trucks clean up
*  Vacuum brakes
*  Engine House
*  Pit rail/track to complete  (hopefully)
*  SS campus

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2022, 11:58:26 AM »
Keep on truckin' you guys.

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2022, 06:49:09 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Dec 10:

* Christmas trains to SeaLyon Farm.  Ground support needed.
* Vehicle repair
* Storage area/fuel tank/Wood's track work
* Engine house shingling
* Board meeting at 4.

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2022, 09:32:42 AM »
Keep on truckin' you guys.
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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2022, 01:08:55 PM »
Bill I found it in reading The black Box by Michael Connely. In that book it was the motto of a National Guard tranportation unit.

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2022, 06:55:44 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 6-7 December 2022

Tuesday:
*  Track crew completes the service/pit track, Track inspection, trees removed, winter prep.
    (Steve Lx, Brian W, Steve Lt, Scott, Dan, Randy)
*  Engine House Build continues with shingling on the north side, trim boards and painting
    (Fred, Stewart R, Leon, Zack)
*  Passenger truck rebuild continues.  (Jerry, Carlos)
*  Coach #9 assembly/build  (Ron)
*  Gift shop/mail on going daily.  (Cindy R)
*  Archives work (Linda)
*  Rolling stock grease/oiling  (Phil B)
*  Vacuum brakes- new brake beam being built  (Randy)

Wednesday:
*  Vacuum brake work, brake beam clips.hangers being made  (Jonathan, Randy)
*  Coach #9 assembly continues  (Ron and a new volunteer-sorry I don’t have a name)

Note: 
*  Heavy rains today canceling outside work
*  Saturday Holiday Trains…..Beat the rush and sign up for crew and support positions.

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2022, 07:09:20 PM »
Another new volunteer, Jim, joined me today in another leg of vacuum brake work: we weighed several cars in our fleet to facilitate brake linkage calculations.  We have a porta-power jack outfitted with a pressure gauge as a portable hydraulic scale- Jay Barta rebuilt it for us this fall.

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2022, 07:26:29 PM »
Gosh Jason, you have got forum readers all jacked up about a weighty topic, in a high pressure zone, and then leave us all hanging in a vacuum!  :o Hopefully that scale wasn't brake [en] . . .  ::)
Who is the heavy?

 ;)
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