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Mike Fox

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #405 on: January 03, 2018, 08:44:26 PM »
Jasons pictures.

Before lunch..



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« Reply #406 on: January 03, 2018, 09:25:04 PM »
Great shots one and all but it looks to have been bitterly cold. I can't fault that dozer for not wanting to start without some extra warming. I hope you had a fire nearby to give you all a place to warm up a bit although I don't see one in any of the pictures.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #407 on: January 03, 2018, 09:36:47 PM »
No fire. We were too busy..but we got the pile closer to the Trout Brook parking lot, so maybe one can be had on a cold Saturday..
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« Reply #408 on: January 03, 2018, 09:58:59 PM »
Looks like you could use a Lombard to help drag all that timber out of there.  Any good hardwood to go to the sawmill?
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #409 on: January 03, 2018, 10:10:16 PM »
One of the great things about these pictures is that they are reminiscent of so many pictures from many years ago - pictures of places where we now run trains. :D
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #410 on: January 04, 2018, 09:37:12 AM »
When we were younger John!

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #411 on: January 04, 2018, 10:21:00 AM »
 Working in such a cold (- 17 C)  goes to show your dedication to that two-footer once more . It will take the line and the trains  far away northward .

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #412 on: January 04, 2018, 04:15:36 PM »
I agree with Duncan, it looks terribly cold in those photos. How large of a crew was there?

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #413 on: January 04, 2018, 05:42:14 PM »
7 in the morning, 6 in the afternoon, unless I am forgetting someone.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #414 on: January 04, 2018, 08:02:57 PM »
That sounds balmy compared to what's forecast for this Saturday.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #415 on: January 04, 2018, 09:24:49 PM »
We started at about -10. We will be making an attempt at something Saturday. I would like to at least burn or attempt to burn what we have cut, and maybe cut a few more trees..
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #416 on: January 05, 2018, 08:45:59 PM »
How's was the wind on Wednesday? We've been having wicked overnight windchills in the -15 to -20 range.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #417 on: January 09, 2018, 08:20:09 PM »
Meanwhile, up at the Brook...

With warm weather predicted this week, and an expected inch of rain on Friday/Saturday, I was real concerned about the ice on the brook. While it was still somewhat solid, I wanted to remove the necessary trees on the south side of the brook. Steve Z. joined me, and the first picture is of what he and I accomplished. Reinforcements arrived shortly after he left, and helped me cut the branches off and stack the brush from this tree. We then did 3 EASY ones, because I was about done.



And here we are at the end of today..








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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #418 on: January 10, 2018, 04:32:53 PM »
Nice photos, Mike.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #419 on: January 10, 2018, 08:47:55 PM »
I keep thinking it would be fun to come help, but -10...holy cow!! I'm in Alabama! Anything below 32 and we stay inside by the fire!
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