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Ed Lecuyer

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Re: Top Of The Mountain Siding - Official Work Thread
« Reply #225 on: September 25, 2014, 01:20:48 PM »
More progress today:
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« Reply #226 on: September 25, 2014, 01:38:07 PM »
Thank you Ed!

Today's crew, Fred, Phil, Stewart and myself set final point alignment and closure curve, and spiked the entire switch- except for 1 spoke as we literally ran out.  I think Fred drove most (98%?) of the spikes... 

All it needs is throw bar, stand and guard rails.  We plan to start the stub switch Monday.

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« Reply #227 on: September 25, 2014, 01:49:29 PM »
Wow -- the switch looks great!

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« Reply #228 on: September 25, 2014, 02:31:18 PM »
That is one fine looking switch! If we were to have a track laying race... I'd want Fred spiking on my team!  In all seriousness, very nice work to the weekday crew!

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« Reply #229 on: September 25, 2014, 04:23:52 PM »
Wow, great work, guys! I am really impressed that you knocked this out in three days with such a small crew! Well done!

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« Reply #230 on: September 25, 2014, 04:26:42 PM »
I think my complaining made Jason think I did more than I did.

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« Reply #231 on: September 25, 2014, 04:32:50 PM »
Maybe- I dunno, I didn't count...

Anyway, Fred's in the picture for scale- to prove its two foot gauge.  Stewarts in there to prove its in Maine.

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« Reply #232 on: September 25, 2014, 07:24:28 PM »
Nice work guys.
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« Reply #233 on: September 25, 2014, 08:18:57 PM »
Did you ever get Phil's last name?

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« Reply #234 on: September 25, 2014, 08:40:16 PM »
Great progress - this will give us a jump-start for the Fall Work Weekend!

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« Reply #235 on: September 26, 2014, 06:03:16 AM »
I'm thinking we can have competing track laying crews!  Whoever finishes first gets to rub it in to the other team.

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« Reply #236 on: September 26, 2014, 07:28:41 AM »
...or help the other team finish!

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« Reply #237 on: September 26, 2014, 04:44:04 PM »
Most likely the main line will be built first. The side track will than be built while the north switch for the main line is unloaded from the flat car.
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« Reply #238 on: October 02, 2014, 11:29:27 PM »
Jason's pictures of the south switch of the runaround.






Stub switch for the north end of the runaround being built on flatcar 118 at Sheepscot.

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« Reply #239 on: October 03, 2014, 06:49:11 AM »
The first photo shows the switch installed backwards. The operating handle should be on the outside of the track.
The way it is set up the operator has to stand on the ties to throw the switch and he/she is in between the switch stand and the track. If he/she were to trip and fall, they would land on the track or switch stand and possibly be seriously hurt.

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