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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2023, 05:54:11 PM »
Work Done 3/18/2023:
* Mike, Dave, Brian, and Stewart (and possibly others) worked on clearing (cutting/burning) more land for parking and storage.
* Dan and Roger did some maintenance on no. 9.
* Nancy mad fish chowder for lunch.
* Linda and John Robertson worked in the archives.
* Dave and Ed did computer work
* Mike and Ed gave a tour to a recently retired couple from Texas looking to relocate to Maine.
* Mike made various equipment repairs - see below...
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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2023, 06:47:31 PM »


Last burn of the season.. We have enough cleared to use up most of the fill we have.





Dan in his element, or more like wearing his element..



Dan and Roger were continuing to prep 9 for a boiler inspection, Dan having firebox duty..looking good.



More of Dans element, or more like what he wasn't wearing..



Freds tractor had a leaking injector line that I found last weekend. I replaced these brass washers with new and solved the issue.





I also worked on the brakes some on the loader. They need to be bled out all over again because the reservoir was empty last weekend. I did not have a helper so that did not get done.

I also put new linkage in the Kubota and got that ready to use for April 1st.. Over all a busy day.


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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2023, 04:38:52 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 21-22 March 2023

*  Passenger car trucks and Vacuum brakes
*  Water tower repairs
*  Engine house (pending)
*  Freight Station
*  Track Inspection (pending)
*  Yard switching  (pending)
*  Locomotive #9 state inspection
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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2023, 06:43:07 PM »
Dan in his element, or more like wearing his element..


That's a brilliant photo of Dan.
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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2023, 07:27:07 PM »
Interestingly, the most spot on Dan’s face is where the face mask was…

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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2023, 05:44:28 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday March 25:

* Tree cutting (somewhere)
* Engine house
* Boxcar 56

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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2023, 07:31:42 AM »
I was hoping to cut between ML&M and the trestle this winter, and if some would like to do that Saturday that would be great. I can't join you though.

April 1st if the weather holds I will get back to my dirt projects..
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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2023, 05:54:08 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 21-22 March 2023

Tuesday:
*  Passenger car trucks and Vacuum brakes work assembly work continues.  (Jerry, Carlos)
*  Engine house shingling north side and clean up.  (Brendan, Zack, Fred, Stewart)
*  Archive work continues.  (Linda, Randy)
*  Mail/gift shop on going.  (Cindy R)
*  Locomotive #9 inspection. (Jason, Roger, Wes, Dan)
*  Coach #9 build, Sanding both outside and inside, previous staining looks great. (Eric, Ron)
*  Water tower, spout bracket and tank clapper valve repaired. (Steve Lx, Steve Lt, Brian W, Eric)

Wednesday:
*  Coach #9 build continues.  (Eric, Ron Seth)
*  Engine house shingling and construction continues.  (Brendan. Zack, Stewart, Fred)
*  Archive work  (Linda)
*  Main Line walking inspection  (Steve Lx, Randy)
*  Communication work  (Scott)

Notes:  A busy couple of days, I may have missed a volunteer or two.

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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2023, 07:03:45 PM »
I was hoping to cut between ML&M and the trestle this winter, and if some would like to do that Saturday that would be great. I can't join you though.

At the moment it looks like I can be in Sheepscot Saturday.  Anyone else interested in a cutting crew (including an engineer for 52 or 51 to get to ML&M and points north)?
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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2023, 10:01:20 AM »
Now it's likely I won't be in Sheepscot tomorrow.  I do plan to be up April 1st, weather permitting.
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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2023, 05:03:14 PM »
Work done on Saturday March 25:

* Engine house: Brendan moved the east window by the door earlier this week, so today he installed the east door.  I tarpapered the bare walls, and Zack and Stewart shingled.  Fred manned the burn barrel and supervised.
* Percival basement: This past week, a local contractor came in to start building a separate (larger) archives room in the basement.  He was there again today working on it.
* Grant work: Ed and Nicole were collaborating on grant prep work.
* Archives: Linda got not 1 but 2 care packages, with books, pictures, and papers.

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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2023, 04:26:05 PM »
 Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 28-29 March 2023

*  Locomotive #9 reassembly, hydro testing, steam testing  (Mon. also)
*  Locomotive #9 back in service, ops test (pending)
*  Passenger car trucks and vacuum brakes
*  Coach #9 assembly
*  Engine House
*  Track work at TOM, equipment maintenance (tie changer)

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Re: March 2023 work reports
« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2023, 04:35:35 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 28-29 March 2023

Tuesday:
*  Engine house shingling window/door work continues. (Brendan, Stewart, Fred, Zack)
*  Passenger car truck rebuild continues.  (Carlos, Jerry)
*  Vacuum brake work continues.  (Jonathan)
*  Coach #9, Bay 4 clean up and closed to all traffic.  (Eric, Ron)
*  Locomotive #9, reassembled, Hydro Tested, Maintenance. (Roger, Wes C, Jason)
*  Track Crew begins Track work. (Steve Lx, Brian W, Steve Lt, Paul R, Randy, Dave Fletcher)
*  Locomotive #52 maintenance. (Brian W)

Wednesday:
*  Engine house shingling and work continues. (Brendan, Stewart, Fred, Zack)
*  Vacuum brake work continues. (Jonathan, Randy)
*  Coach #9 staining interior. (Eric, Ron, Seth)
*  Archives on going. (Linda)
*  Track crew removes #52’s winter equip, switching MNG #1, SS general clean up.
     (Steve Lx, Brian W, David Fletcher, Leon, Scott)

Notes:  Machine Shop Bay #4 CLOSED until further notice.
            Easter Trains canceled due to weather, Public trains will still operate.
           
« Last Edit: March 29, 2023, 04:43:35 PM by Ed Lecuyer »