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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #645 on: July 04, 2018, 07:12:33 PM »
Visited with Mike today onsite.  I wanted to personally see the progress down at 218.  He showed me where the run-around is going to be. 

We all owe so much to Mike and Joe (the track maintenance nudge) that it's hard to express...

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #646 on: July 04, 2018, 09:16:46 PM »
I always like visitors. Gives me reason to take a break
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« Reply #647 on: July 05, 2018, 09:25:27 AM »
Oh, and I repositioned the remaining wood for Freds crew. Thank you Fred

Fred has a crew?

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« Reply #648 on: July 05, 2018, 10:51:17 AM »
Oh, and I repositioned the remaining wood for Freds crew. Thank you Fred

Fred has a crew?

Jeff S.

Fred IS a crew!

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« Reply #649 on: July 05, 2018, 11:33:33 AM »
Oh, and I repositioned the remaining wood for Freds crew. Thank you Fred

Fred has a crew?

Jeff S.

Fred IS a crew!

Especially when a chain saw is involved.
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« Reply #650 on: July 05, 2018, 02:49:42 PM »
No wood today- gravel in the way! Treated some timbers and 2 go-fer runs to Ames.

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« Reply #651 on: July 05, 2018, 03:33:03 PM »
Go-fer runs to Ames.

Go-fer runs.... now that is something I am qualified for. 

Of course I had to get my training book issued, attend two classes on the duties and responsibilities of 'go-fering' then I had a 20 hours of OJT training to make sure I knew the proper way to 'go-fer.  Then there was the GO-FER Written Test, and finally the oral quiz and 'go-fer' operational test. 

Of course I always attend the annual Rules Review to keep my 'Go-fer' qualification current.

Oh, the joys of being entrusted with responsibilities related to helping preserve Maine's important 2-footer railroad history.
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Bill Reidy

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« Reply #652 on: July 05, 2018, 06:20:11 PM »
Oh, and I repositioned the remaining wood for Freds crew. Thank you Fred

Fred has a crew?

Jeff S.

Fred has his minions, although I don't believe any work quite as hard as Fred.

What–me worry?

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #653 on: July 05, 2018, 06:32:42 PM »

Fred has his minions, although I don't believe any work quite as hard as Fred.

I resemble that remark! LOL

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #654 on: July 05, 2018, 06:46:27 PM »
What–me worry?

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #655 on: July 05, 2018, 07:16:33 PM »
No wood today- gravel in the way! Treated some timbers and 2 go-fer runs to Ames.

Sorry Fred.  Had to order some for Saturday, and this was the last day he could deliver this week.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #656 on: July 06, 2018, 02:04:58 PM »
Must  admit I wondered what Fred actually did...until...I spotted that big pile of hauled-in, cut up trees in the Sheepscot lot.
Go, Fred!  :D
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« Reply #657 on: July 07, 2018, 07:31:12 PM »
Fred and Al showed up, right on time, and I helped them cut and load the first load. They left and unloaded it, came back,with wedges, and he cut and I split the bigger pieces. They left and returned again before lunch, and took the last of the wood.

I leveled the gravel contractor Jeff left.



I then dug the last ditch, and cut down the high spot the logs were on. I drove the tractor up after lunch and lugged the tailings to the curve to build up the inner slope.

All that is left for me will be level the gravel that contractor Jeff will bring. I will move the equipment out Saturday morning when I finish grading, moving south to the access road and walking the equipment in to location 5.

Slide repair is on hold while the ground dries out again.










Looking at the bridge location.


Same spot turned North




Standing next to my truck looking North. Excavator is sitting where the siding will be.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #658 on: July 07, 2018, 09:59:36 PM »
Mike,  any plan to bring a vibratory roller in to get compaction up before final grading?
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« Reply #659 on: July 07, 2018, 10:41:51 PM »
Loaded dump truck, 60,000#s. No better roller than that. Actually a roller would not be bad, but in trying to keep costs down, that is one thing that we can do without.
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