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Philip Marshall

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« Reply #75 on: June 28, 2014, 10:42:59 PM »
The flat cars have their brake wheels at opposite ends so the excavator was loaded on flat 126 and then backed onto flat 118 in the yard.

So that explains it! I had been wondering why it was loaded onto 126 and then moved north on 118, and now it all makes sense.

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« Reply #76 on: June 28, 2014, 11:32:12 PM »
I note that Prebles is in a new location. When was that moved?
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #77 on: June 29, 2014, 07:12:34 AM »
During the Spring Work Weekend.  It was easy to skid on the mud!

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« Reply #78 on: June 29, 2014, 08:14:39 PM »
Eric,

110 Fred Feet. And another joint bar after you were up there.
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« Reply #79 on: July 13, 2014, 11:19:15 PM »
Pictures from Sunday 7/13/14.









Looking south up the mainline grade.



Looking south from the end of the siding.

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« Reply #80 on: July 14, 2014, 07:38:56 PM »
Thanks for the pictures Brendan. I encountered a very soft spot that had me stuck for a few minutes, About 1 foot of very wet top soil. I am hoping the ditch cures the problem, along with removing the topsoil. If not, we may need a culvert about where I stopped widening Saturday.
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« Reply #81 on: July 15, 2014, 07:03:58 AM »
If we can dig out the wet spot we could put Two or Three rows of the 4 inch drainage tiles in that area. That would dry it out if there is a small spring involved. We could use them up before people smash any more.

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« Reply #82 on: July 19, 2014, 09:22:35 PM »
Once again I forgot to take pictures, but I managed another 100 Fred feet of Main Line and siding cleared off of topsoil and stumps, with the west ditch cleaned. There was plenty of water there from the recent rain, Stewart says was about 2 inches. And due to the soft ground, I was unable to smooth things up with the blade on the excavator.

 But on the archeology side, department of trinkets and treasures, I feel it was an interesting day. I found what must have been a guide for a throw rod for the switch. Also, I found a brake hanging bracket that would bolt onto the frame of a freight truck. Also, I found several 30 pound joint bars, all broken. That is correct. 30 pound rail. There was a question today of rail size. So comparing what I found to a dimensional chart Dana had, 3 1/8 tall rail is 30 pound. These are the joint bars we have been finding all along, accept the 56 pound one I found a few weeks ago.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #83 on: July 20, 2014, 05:03:42 PM »
Here's a picture taken from the 2:30 train:



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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #84 on: July 20, 2014, 05:31:27 PM »
Beginning to look more like a "mucking out" job than earth-moving.  I'd guess that more than 1 culvert is going to be needed here.  How bad is it Mike?
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« Reply #85 on: July 20, 2014, 06:05:49 PM »
Believe it or not, there is a bottom to the muck. I think they had a French drain there at one time, which plugged up with the mucky topsoil. The ditch to the right on James' photo should take care of it.
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« Reply #86 on: August 23, 2014, 10:05:08 PM »
Trinkets and treasures department saw the addition of these 3 56-60 lb joint bars last weekend. Dug out of the ditch where the camp road crossed last weekend.



Also spotted some new rail in Sheepscot

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #87 on: September 01, 2014, 04:39:14 PM »
Now that's one of the prettiest frogs I've seen in a while..............   
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #88 on: September 01, 2014, 05:26:10 PM »
Ribbit!

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« Reply #89 on: September 01, 2014, 05:33:43 PM »
With all the clay and mud at the Top of the mountain, I guess the frog will croak or say knee-deep, knee-deep, knee-deep!!!