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Jeff Schumaker

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #180 on: May 30, 2017, 10:13:48 AM »
DEP permit departs ROWMOW Mfg. Tuesday enroute to Augusta. A copy has been made and will be in the house.

So, I take it that phase 1 of fixing the washouts is a go?

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #181 on: May 30, 2017, 10:40:05 AM »
As the saying goes;  No job is complete until the paperwork is done  ;)
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #182 on: May 30, 2017, 11:18:23 AM »
"Someone help me up, I gotta go." is the photo caption.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #183 on: May 30, 2017, 11:27:39 AM »
A couple of questions regarding "down the mountain to Trout Brook".  Is there enough rail on hand to make it to Trout Brook?  Secondly, regarding the missing bridge, are there any photos of that span when the railroad was still active?  Also, is the plan to bring in a used bridge, fabricate one, or what when the time comes to span that waterway?  Or.....are my questions too far down the road past the current planning?

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #184 on: May 30, 2017, 12:05:36 PM »
Last year we bought 1.5 track miles of rail, so there's more than enough to get down the hill.  Regarding the missing bridge, we can't talk about that at this time.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #185 on: May 30, 2017, 06:50:19 PM »
There are photos of the original bridge in several books. Both the collapsed version, and standing version.

From our current end of track to Trout Brook is about a half mile.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #186 on: May 30, 2017, 09:35:06 PM »
From my Saturday measurements. End of track (not in service, actual end of completed rail) 2564. Trout Brook, 5344(ish, didn't want to get my feet wet), center of span.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #187 on: June 04, 2017, 03:52:16 PM »
Anticipated work at the washout for the next month.

6/17. Clean up, unless I have a guest at the RR. Move 4 lengths of rail and ties north (between trains?) to lay a temporary track to set the pipes in.

6/24. More prep. Build track.

7/1 2-18"x20' and 2-12"x20' culverts and 6 bales of hay will be needed to move to EOT for staging. All these will be used during the installation of the big pipe.

7/8. Final prep if any.

7/15 Move excavator North and start work.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #188 on: June 04, 2017, 06:26:40 PM »
Two more weeks...and so it begins!
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #189 on: June 05, 2017, 07:42:01 AM »
Mike - are there some good size rocks in the bottom of the washout which will need to be moved in order to lay the pipe? It's been several years since I've been down in there but that was my memory.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #190 on: June 05, 2017, 08:51:07 AM »
Not too big that I have seen. I am hoping for no surprizes, but won't really know until I start moving material out of the bottom.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #191 on: June 10, 2017, 10:02:52 PM »
I wanted to wait until after I told the board to say this. The DEP Permit has been approved as submitted for the first section.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #192 on: June 10, 2017, 10:22:13 PM »
Congratulations Mike! You're a guy who can excavate government paperwork as well as dirt, gravel, etc.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #193 on: June 11, 2017, 09:34:11 AM »
Great, get er down the mountain!
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #194 on: June 17, 2017, 02:29:56 PM »



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