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Jeff Schumaker

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #240 on: July 23, 2017, 07:51:19 PM »
That's a very neat find, Mike. Looking forward to seeing things personally this week.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #241 on: July 24, 2017, 12:33:42 AM »
Ain't that the way renovations and improvements go?
Start out in the repair shop to put in a floor slab, look what happens...a needed structural rebuild, yet!  ???
The washout fill-in/culvert install LOOKS like a fairly simple job. BUT...besides government time and drainage rules, somebody went and built some surprise old stuff right in the way!  ::)
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« Reply #242 on: July 24, 2017, 12:55:04 PM »
Interesting find....will all that have to be removed before the new culvert is installed or can it be left in place?

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« Reply #243 on: July 24, 2017, 01:52:53 PM »
Short answer, yes and no. I am removing the pipe, as it is partly where the new pipe will go, and removing all wood that I have exposed, as well as any under the pipe.
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« Reply #244 on: July 24, 2017, 06:50:10 PM »
Will you save some of the pipe for "the museum".  That's the kind of archaeology that has lasting value.

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« Reply #245 on: July 24, 2017, 09:27:52 PM »
The whole pipe if I can get it out in one piece. I am not sure how the timber will come out, piece by piece I guess. That pipe is rather interesting. Sections riveted together, each section being 10 0r 12 feet.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #246 on: July 29, 2017, 06:28:56 PM »
The new end of track, with crane:

The excavation, with Mike for perspective:


Sorry, neither photos possible to share.
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« Reply #247 on: July 29, 2017, 10:01:46 PM »
James seems to be having some trouble with his photo host. Anyhow, the pipe came out today. I took this panoramic photo after I got the pipe to budge. Instead of going side to side, I went up to down. There is the perspective for you.



Then, this happened.



At the end of the day. It is not ready for pipe yet. I found that the timbers were actually a crib for the pipe to sit on for support. On blue clay. I have a plan to get some ballast in there to make some bony gravel for a base for the pipe. We might be ready to set one pipe Saturday afternoon.

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Paul Uhland

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #248 on: July 30, 2017, 01:28:06 AM »
Great to see and read of substantial progress on the current  'biggie' projects...washout fix, shop mods, north yard switch finishes, including the superb flanging work on 10's new boiler's pieces/parts.   
After the current culvert pipe is set and backfilled, how far north will   trackwork proceed presently...to the next washout?
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #249 on: July 30, 2017, 06:25:36 AM »
Once culverts and grading is performed, and otjer to be determined factors track can be laid about 700' further north, which is about a day and a half of work on a work weekend.

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« Reply #250 on: July 30, 2017, 07:45:35 AM »
I thought we could only go about 3 to 4 hundred ft. I guess I've got to get to work cutting a lot more ties. Bill ready and Steve Z. and I cut ends from another bundle Sat. 168 ties cut so far.

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« Reply #251 on: July 30, 2017, 08:36:23 AM »
Length will be determined by other pending subjects that others have been mentioned privately. However we have other uses for the newly cut ties, regardless on track laying length. ;)
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #252 on: July 31, 2017, 07:54:12 PM »
A few photos Saturday showing the work Mike and helpers completed at the first washout north of Top of the Mountain.

First, a view mid-afternoon of the track put down and safety spiked by Mike, Bryce, Dan and Bill Baskerville (and others?) so Ichabod could be brought to the edge of the washout.  The Brookville rests at the edge of the peviously-built track:



A late morning view of the crane at the edge of the washout, with the Kubota down below ready for use that afternoon:



Mike busy at work on the Kubota a bit before 2 p.m. moving the old steel pipe out of the way for the new pipe.  Bryce Weeks stands nearby to adjust the chains as needed.
 
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« Reply #253 on: July 31, 2017, 10:09:29 PM »
Superb pics! Exactly what tells the story.
Thought there'd be more workers, but it appears not that many are needed. Yet.
So...needed demolition is done,  pipe set and fillin next,  mainline then extends farther north.
It's impressive that the correct equipment and tools were prudently gathered or invented to git-er-done here and now.  ;)
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #254 on: August 01, 2017, 06:41:20 AM »
James, Jeff S, and myself also helped with track building. Initially there was only Dad and I too start set up. By the time we were ready to put rails down the crew grew to be 5 of us. Kind of discouraging but thankfully Ichabod was able to do the heavy lifting.