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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2023, 07:27:32 PM »
Work done on Saturday March 11:

* Cody training on the John Deere tractor
* Bryce, Dan and friends were working on #10.
* Marcel was working on Boxcar 56
* Zack (and maybe Stewart) were shingling on the engine house.
* Brendan cut a hole in the floor of the main room of the house and installed a floor electrical plug, so that now we have easy-to-access power at the table.
* Dave was working on an addendum to our lease with the W&Q.
* I helped Linda a bit in the archives.
* Nancy, of course, made lunch
* Mike installed one sprocket on the dozer.
* Board meeting at 4

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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2023, 09:48:14 PM »
Both sprockets are now on the dozer and I did a little painting. Also worked on the Deere to try and fix a fuel leak but need a replacement brass washer. The loader also got some attention as Brendan said the brakes went out. I found no fluid in the resivoir so I need to go through the whole bleeding process again..
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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2023, 10:03:48 PM »
Work done on Saturday March 11:...

* Brendan cut a hole in the floor of the main room of the house and installed a floor electrical plug, so that now we have easy-to-access power at the table.
* Dave was working on an addendum to our lease with the W&Q...

A photo of Brendan at work on the new plug on the right, while James and Dave are busy on the left (on the addendum?). 


Earlier in the day, Brendan tending to the coal ash bin.


And this morning, Fred Morse and Zack Wyllie talking as Fred tended a coal stove in the shop building.
What–me worry?

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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2023, 06:22:46 PM »
Winter Storm March 14, 2023.

At present we are not planning any railroad plowing or clearing operations related to this storm.  Some SS clearing work may be needed if it doesn’t melt off first- which we’ll handle as it comes up. 

Thanks to all who helped keep us open this winter.

Jason

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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2023, 02:34:32 AM »
Work done on Saturday March 11:

* Brendan cut a hole in the floor of the main room of the house and installed a floor electrical plug, so that now we have easy-to-access power at the table.

YAY! Much better than having laptop cords blocking access around the table.

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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2023, 05:56:49 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday March 18:

* Tree clearing
* Engine house
* Boxcar 56

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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2023, 06:32:11 AM »
Just wondering how this week's snowstorm affected the railroad and the Easter Eggspress trains?
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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2023, 08:06:50 AM »
Now the newsletters don't even show up on the forem. Can someone tell us what's wrong?

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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2023, 08:26:46 AM »
The Newsletters access needed to be moved off of the forum because our website host (which actually has the Newsletters) is changed.

Newsletters are now accessed at www.wwfry.org/newsletters

This also allows any member (not just forum participants) to access the Newsletters, so long as they know the password.

And that password is....

In the Member's Only section of the Forum, and can be distributed upon request.
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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2023, 10:47:41 AM »
Just wondering how this week's snowstorm affected the railroad and the Easter Eggspress trains?
If Alna was anything like my house, very little.  There'll probably be a few trees or branches down along the line, but we got maybe 5 inches at my house of heavy wet snow.  I think it will all be off the tracks by this weekend.  If we don't get anymore snow this month, then we'll be well into mud season by the time the Eggspress trains roll down the line.  Or maybe past mud season, since it should be all melted by then.

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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2023, 11:21:12 AM »
Brian is comimg Saturday so we will do a little more cutting on the northwest lot.
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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2023, 05:17:27 PM »
Thanks Ed. for getting the newsletters web site back,was busy reading all 6 2003 newsletters after 20 years. We were hell-bent on getting to Alna center that Fall work weekend. I remember it well.

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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2023, 05:55:07 PM »
Yes, thanks Ed!  John McNamara and others put in a tremendous effort to get these all scanned and posted, documenting our history.  Glad to see the past issues are available again.  Though I do recall a post somewhere a few years ago by Fearless Leader stating I looked like I was 15 years old and weighing 90 pounds in the cover photo on the November/December 2003 issue.
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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2023, 07:12:45 PM »
Fearless Leader looked pretty young himself back then.

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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2023, 09:06:21 AM »
Fearless Leader looked pretty young himself back then.
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