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Re: Top Of The Mountain Siding - Official Work Thread
« Reply #240 on: October 03, 2014, 07:52:48 AM »
Keith, I was wondering the same thing.

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« Reply #241 on: October 03, 2014, 09:07:33 AM »
The switch at the south end of the runaround at Sheepscot is installed backwards as well.

The operating handle should always be on the outside so when you throw the switch you don't encounter and tripping hazards,

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« Reply #242 on: October 03, 2014, 10:42:56 AM »
Hmmm... looking at the photos on Facebook, it seems that the person operating the switchstand faces south instead of trapped between the switchstand and the switch itself.

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« Reply #243 on: October 03, 2014, 10:56:12 AM »
The handle travels parallel to the head blocks, not the rail.

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« Reply #245 on: November 17, 2014, 10:16:13 PM »
Hopefully Google will take some post-foliage aerial photos this year - the images done during the leaf season hide most of what many of us want to see.  In my part of Connecticut Bing photos are not as recent but many were taken when the leaves were down - much better for us explorers!

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« Reply #247 on: May 22, 2015, 07:01:49 PM »
Top of the Mountain run around is officially in service. Dana moved the red flag to the end of the mainline and Fred did the first run around move at T.O.M with 52 and flat 126 today.



We also changed out the ground throw style switch stand with a shop built harp style switch stand on the north cross over switch. The harp style switch stand has more leverage for throwing the stub switch.

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« Reply #248 on: May 22, 2015, 09:16:58 PM »
What was wrong with the other switch stand? I can see some visual alignment confusion with this one...
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« Reply #249 on: May 22, 2015, 09:20:03 PM »
Someday we'll be saying, "Gosh - remember how excited we were to reach the Top of the Mountain."
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« Reply #250 on: May 22, 2015, 10:55:22 PM »
What was wrong with the other switch stand? I can see some visual alignment confusion with this one...


According to the caption, it has more leverage than the other style of switch stand.

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« Reply #251 on: May 23, 2015, 12:18:11 AM »
Thanks, Brendan, for the photos.  Wish I could have been there today -- I even had a rare Friday off today from work.

Did the gravel on the flat car get dumped anywhere?
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Re: Top Of The Mountain Siding - Official Work Thread
« Reply #252 on: May 23, 2015, 10:29:19 AM »
First scheduled passenger train just used the new siding.
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« Reply #253 on: May 23, 2015, 11:19:53 AM »
First scheduled passenger train just used the new siding.
Does anyone have a picture?

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Re: Top Of The Mountain Siding - Official Work Thread
« Reply #254 on: May 23, 2015, 01:56:05 PM »
Beefing up that switch stand is understandable because those hard-headed stub rails must literally bend starting about six ties back.
Since that mast doesn' t swivel, I'd say the non-turning target needs to be raised for better visibility, and the switch's open/closed position indicated in the timetable.
I've thrown a few standard-gauge switches during my ATSF summer switchman days.  ;)
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