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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #765 on: August 19, 2018, 09:15:27 PM »
And I forgot.. Looking up at Clancy from the brook. Do you see it?

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« Reply #766 on: August 19, 2018, 09:34:14 PM »
WOW!  Eleven!

We saw Mike at lunch today and he said he had four blocks set, doubling the number of two that had been set prior to the weekend.  I thought that was tremendous progress after seeing the equipment issues and roadway conditions he faced Saturday.  I know he was frustrated with Saturday's situation, all out of his immediate control, given the schedule to have the right-of-way ready for fall work weekend track construction.

And he found the boom truck had a flat tire Sunday morning.  Plus time spent to fix Casey today.

So to have eleven blocks set is a tremendous achievement!  Kudos to Mike and Start for making that happen.
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« Reply #767 on: August 20, 2018, 12:58:30 AM »
Reading of wall progress reminds me of WWII reports of how Seabees built landing strips on wartime Pacific islands facing incredible obstacles, so our air forces could advance.

Outstanding work on both accounts.

And I see a dirty yellow square behind a tree trunk, mid-picture. Clancy?
 
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #768 on: August 20, 2018, 03:28:38 PM »
Fantastic work Mike. & Start.

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« Reply #769 on: August 25, 2018, 09:00:29 PM »
Retaining wall blocks being delivered to the end of the line and transferred to the boom truck.











The big steel culverts being moved to the end of track.













Retaining wall progress.













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« Reply #770 on: August 25, 2018, 09:13:12 PM »
I went to the brook to see what I could see of the wall.. Now you can really tell where the grade is.



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« Reply #771 on: August 26, 2018, 10:02:54 AM »
Great shots, Brendan. You guys made a lot of progress Saturday morning.

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« Reply #772 on: August 26, 2018, 01:26:47 PM »
Absolutely swift, first-rate work!
 BTW, the first washout finish stonework looks perfect.
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« Reply #773 on: August 26, 2018, 01:36:03 PM »
Thanks for the pics Brendan they show the good job of work you guys have done.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #774 on: August 26, 2018, 07:55:41 PM »
Last flatcar load of blocks was shipped up this morning.



View from the boom truck as Mike fine tunes the placement of a block with the Kubota.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #775 on: August 26, 2018, 09:12:09 PM »
Brendan had to play Brakeman this afternoon, so I was left to my onesome..

But the blocks are in!







Then I set the pipes on the trailer (that should answer the "why is that trailer here" questions) to get them to location 9. Tucked them into the woods at the slide.






Once the big culvert is installed and backfilled, I can then start ditching. I could not before because the truck traffic pushes the grade into the ditches. The trucks are wider than the grade in places. So I will work from location 9 southward,  calling for material to build up as needed. Once I get the ditches in there will be no vehicles allowed.
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« Reply #776 on: August 26, 2018, 09:29:58 PM »
That retaining wall is a big project done thanks to Mike and everyone who helped!  And that's just a small piece of the work that's been done to get the Mountain Extension right-of-way prepped for track-laying Columbus Day weekend.
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« Reply #777 on: August 26, 2018, 09:32:08 PM »
And I thought we would never use that trailer that was tucked away at Davis/Brook crossing!

Great job Mike!
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #778 on: August 27, 2018, 08:03:49 AM »
Long days this weekend. 11 on Saturday and 10 1/2 Sunday. Less than a normal day at work, and a lot more effort. I will not be around this weekend, boss lady's orders, but will finish out September on the full weekend press getting ready for October 5th..
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #779 on: August 27, 2018, 08:08:43 AM »
Mike,

I know its the camera angle but for curiosity sake, what layback angle did you use for the retaining blocks?
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