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Paul Uhland

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #195 on: June 20, 2017, 06:22:09 PM »
Please explain this last pic.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #196 on: June 20, 2017, 06:55:33 PM »
I believe it is the first rail to be laid on 10/4 of the FWW.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #197 on: June 20, 2017, 07:33:14 PM »
Negative. It is a joke from Emperor of the North. "A No. 1 to Portland, on the 19. His name is on the tower, I scene it." A #1 jokes have been appearing in many places at the museum over the years.

This material is needed on hand before the work weekend so Dad can unload the excavator and begin work.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #198 on: June 21, 2017, 12:11:53 AM »

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #199 on: June 21, 2017, 01:08:43 AM »
Just curious- Was anyone else bothered by the use of a logging mikado to represent a mainline engine in this movie, or is that just me? and the soundtrack is pretty awful- should be more like "Oh Brother"...

On a serious note, nice work Mike!!!
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #200 on: June 21, 2017, 05:33:26 PM »
I like my definition better.

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« Reply #201 on: June 21, 2017, 08:32:17 PM »
Stephen, that didnt bother me nearly as much as the firebox door being left open the entire time. There were a few hollywood dramatized moments but its one of my favorite railroad films.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #202 on: June 22, 2017, 12:30:53 PM »
No 19 is now at Jerry Jacobson's Age of Steam Roundhouse in Ohio



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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #203 on: July 01, 2017, 08:54:00 PM »
Some shots of the culvert relocation project today.
Fred insisted we get them out of the parking lot, and said if we were going to move them, lets move them to TOM. So they are there. 4 trips because we only have one flatcar. The other one is still being repaired.
Fred was concerned with the possibility of the culverts walking off, being so handy to the road in the parking lot. Not any more. He said he plans to dismantle the rack they were on this week.

 





And nothing beats a happy Fred.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #204 on: July 02, 2017, 09:29:03 AM »
Those are some large culverts. Nice to seem them at TOM.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #205 on: July 03, 2017, 01:03:27 AM »
Nice work, guys. Those sections look clumsy to handle.
Will the Fossel washout rebuild get a single run of pipe...or two side by side, since there are short linkup? sections shown?

Hey, a snoopervisor's life ain't  easy!  ;D
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #206 on: July 03, 2017, 12:43:44 PM »
The two sections that are in the right of my second to last photo will be installed end to end, with the clamping band tying them together, for an overall length of 45 feet. The sections are 22 1/2 feet long. I could have ordered the full lenth of 45 feet in one section, but handling was a concern. The other two pieces of pipe are for a washout further north. We were able to save on shipping by purchasing all pipes needed from this supplier at the same time.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #207 on: July 03, 2017, 01:56:11 PM »
Thanks, wasn't sure of the plan. Makes total sense, construction/economy-wise.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #208 on: July 09, 2017, 07:32:13 PM »
Did a little clearing today. Top picture is a panoramic shot, looking from the East side.





Looking South



Looking South



Looking South



Looking North



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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #209 on: July 09, 2017, 09:02:09 PM »
Great pix, Mike! Next time you are there, can you bring along an assistant to stand in mid-trench so that the depth is more obvious? A stand-in, as it were. ;D