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 Post subject: CMRR Volunteer Workdays - 3/2, 3/3
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:29 am 

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Saturday, March 2nd

Cornell Street will open at 9am. Plans are to continue work on the new west switch.


Sunday, March 3rd

Cornell Street may be open on Sunday. Please call Mark Glaser or Earl Pardini to confirm. Plans are to continue work on the new west switch.



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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 3/2, 3/3
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:09 pm 

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Saturday, March 2nd

On Saturday in Kingston, a large crew turnout resulted in work on both the Cornell Street west yard switch and track expansion west of C-9.

At Cornell St., all remaining switch timbers were installed including switch stand headblocks. Closure as well as siding rail connections to the frog were made, and rail was spiked to the new timbers.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=206953

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=206965

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=206966

In the afternoon, working west of the newly opened Esopus Creek Bridge, crews removed 14 old ties and dug out 6 cribs despite partially frozen ground. All equipment west of C-9 including the car mover was successfully restarted.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=206954

Participating were Earl Pardini, George Peck, Walt Otto, Dave Hilliard, Art Vogel, Mark Glaser, Thom Johnson, Tony Bocchino, Freddie Rasmussen and new volunteer Jarrett May.


Sunday, March 3rd.

Cornell Street was closed.




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 Post subject: CMRR Volunteer Workdays - 3/9, 3/10
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:56 am 

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Saturday, March 9th

Cornell Street will open at 9am. Plans are to continue work on the new west switch.


Sunday, March 10th

Cornell Street may be open on Sunday. Please call Mark Glaser, George Peck or Earl Pardini to confirm. Plans are to continue work on the new west switch.



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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 3/9, 3/10
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:11 am 

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Saturday, March 9th

Saturday at Cornell St. work continued on the new west switch. Closure rail segments were cut to size, drilled and bolted to the points. The spread was set on the north (diverging) closure rail and three ties changed out just before the headblocks. The subgrade for the link to the storage siding was leveled and 12 ties were laid in and positioned. Miscellaneous switch OTM was gathered and organized. Today's crew included: Earl Pardini, George Peck, Dave Hilliard, Jarrett May, Jim Bruck, and Mark Glaser.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207132

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207133

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207134

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207135


Sunday, March 10th

Sunday, more progress was made today on the switch project @ Cornell St. The south stockrail lead was bolted to the main after hard spiking all new ties inserted yesterday west of the switch entrance. Braces,slide plates and dividers were installed on and under the north stockrail and adjacent spaces on the north point and closure rail. Today's crew included George Peck and Mark Glaser.


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 Post subject: CMRR Volunteer Workdays - 3.16, 3/17
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:52 am 

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Saturday, March 16th

Cornell Street will open at 9am. Plans are to continue work on the new west switch.


Sunday, March 17th

Cornell Street will open at 10:30am. George Peck plans to continue work on the new west switch.



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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 3/16, 3/17
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:12 am 

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Saturday, March 16th

At Cornell St. on Saturday, work on the west switch continued. The north stockrail was fully spiked, and the north closure rail spiked to it's connection with the frog after proper offsets were laid in from the north mainline rail. Twenty additional storage siding connector track ties were positioned. Ties now stretch from the new switch to where the storage track terminates at the soon to be removed telephone pole guy wire. Today's switch crew included Earl Pardini, John Patane, Art Vogel, Thom Johnson, George Peck, Jarrett May, Jim Bruck, Will Wilsey, and Mark Glaser.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207297

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207298

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207299

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207300


Sunday, March 17th

On Sunday, the switch crew installed slide plates and braces on the south stock rail and straight closure rail. Switch clip bolts were renewed, long throw-rod installed, and all frog hookplates spiked. The gauge was set between the curved closure and south stockrail. The first full length of siding connector track was spiked; corresponding field rail gauged and tacked. Working today were Earl Pardini, George Peck, Jim Bruck, Gary Lowe, Alex Sorenson, and Mark Glaser.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207301

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207302

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207303

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207304


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 Post subject: CMRR Volunteer Workdays - 3/23, 3/24
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:48 pm 

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Saturday, March 23rd

Cornell Street will open at 9am. Plans are to continue work on the new west switch and siding track.


Sunday, March 24th

Cornell Street will open at 10:00am. Plans to finish work on the new west switch and siding track.


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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 3/23, 3/24
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:27 pm 

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Saturday, March 23rd

On Saturday, at Cornell St., track crews positioned the west end switch stand, installed the short throw rod, and tamped all straight rail sections of the new turnout. All rails on the connection to the storage siding were bolted up and plated after a short length on the south side was cut and drilled. Working Saturday were: Earl Pardini, George Peck, Ernie Hunt, Art Vogel, Jim Bruck, Will Wilsey, Neil Remson, Steve Gollow, Jarrett May, Dick Wilhelm, and Mark Glaser

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207418

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207419

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207420

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207421

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207422


Sunday, March 24th

On Sunday, the switch crew fully spiked 37 ties on the connector track and temporarily connected the lead to the existing storage siding. All tie cribs were backfilled and areas adjacent to the switch were cleaned and regraded. Todays crew included: Steve Gollow, Russell Nelson, Neil Remson, Jim Bruck, John Patane, and Mark Glaser.



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 Post subject: CMRR Volunteer Workdays - 3/30, 3/31
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:03 am 

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Saturday, March 30th

On Saturday, work will resume on extending our trackage west of C9. Crews will meet at 9am at Cornell Street, and move out west of C9 shortly after.

George Peck will also lead a crew starting at Andrew's Lane at 9am. He will be doing some finish work on the Longyear siding and clearing culverts and debris from the mainline.

Sunday, March 31st

No crews scheduled due to Easter.


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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 3/29, 3/30
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:20 am 

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Friday, March 29th

John Patane, George Bain and Steve Gollow worked at Cornell Street Friday. They secured the storage siding for the main, switched out the train so the side dump is east out, cleaned the bank along the Wonderly's building ( tie cart, brush, OTM, ext.), cleaned brush, graded, and started to place the remaining bridge timbers and blocks west of the tie pile and excavated and graded the relocation of the east end of the storage siding.


Saturday, March 30th

In Kingston, crews worked to reopen the Westbrook Lane, Fair St., and Washington Avenue crossings removing asphalt and other debris obstructing the flange ways as the scarifier was moved west. In the afternoon, west of C-9, the track was inspected to Rte. 209 noting winter damage, and a backhoe was used to clear brush at several locations to open work space for track crews. The car mover's compressor was repaired for later use with the pneumatic spike hammer. Track workers inserted eight ties fully under the rail, seven partially, and spiked four. Participating today were; Steve Gollow, Dick Wilhelm, George Bain, Raphael Demeglio, Peter Fluchere, and Mark Glaser.

At Andrew's Lane, George Peck led a crew consisting of Art Vogel and Dave Heick. They restarted all equipment that had been in storage, and spread ballast over the new siding. They also installed permanent comp bars for the new siding at Longyear's.


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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2013
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:10 pm 

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Location: Inwood, W.Va.
I'll confess, I don't always follow this, partially because I live a good ways off in West Virginia, but let me tip the hat to you for the slow work you've done for years and years--"brick by boring brick"--against all sorts of odds, including some people who are rather hostile to you:

http://www.woodstockx.com/2013/03/31/ra ... ail-trail/

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/20 ... 395557.txt

http://www.woodstockx.com/2013/03/04/letters-228-36/

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/20 ... 664898.txt

http://www.catskillmtrailroad.com/

How do you go on holding those guys at bay?


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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2013
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:16 am 

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This has been going on for 30 years. EH


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 Post subject: CMRR Volunteer Workdays - 4/6, 4/7
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:17 am 

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Saturday, April 6th

On Saturday, Mark Glaser will lead a crew to insert ties west of Bridge C9. They will start at Cornell Street at 8am and move to the bridge around 9am. If you come after 9am head straight for the work area west of C9 (can be reached from 209).

Also on Saturday, George Peck will lead a crew that will meet at Andrew's Lane at 9am. Goal will be to complete the siding at Longyear's and place it into service for use by the work train.


Sunday, April 7th

On Sunday, Mark Glaser will lead a crew to continue inserting ties west of Bridge C9. They will start at Cornell Street yard at 10am and move to the worksite west of the bridge about 11am.


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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 4/6, 4/7
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:09 am 

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Saturday, April 6th

On Saturday, we had several crews working.

In Phoenicia, George Peck, Art Vogel and Neil Remsen cleared culverts and plated and partially spiked Longyear siding. Dave Heick helped later in the day, and John Patane and I stacked rail.

At Mt. Tremper, Al Johnson and John Pickett finished putting away the Christmas decorations.

In Kingston on Saturday, crews working west of C-9 fully inserted 22 ties, 10 were tacked to hold gauge. Electrical repairs to the car mover and backhoe were successfully completed. Saturday's crew included Earl Pardini, Steve Gollow, Al Schoessow, Peter Fluchere, Ron Epstein, Russell Hallock, and Mark Glaser.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207723

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207724


Sunday, April 7th

On Sunday, track work west of C-9 continued. 45 ties were inserted and over 50 fully spiked. As of today, the full length of the Kingston Passenger Shuttle can be accomodated west of the bridge, and the track has been safety tied to MP 5.21, about 1/2 way between Bridge C9 and Route 209. Participating today were; Earl Pardini, Al Schoessow, Steve Gollow, Ron Epstein, Raphael Demeglio, Bob Blake, and Mark Glaser.

In Phoenicia, George Peck and Neil Remsen completed spiking ties in Longyear siding, and John Patane finished rail stacking.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207774

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=207775


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 Post subject: CMRR Volunteer Workdays - 4/13, 4/14
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:16 pm 

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Saturday, April 13th

Saturday we will have two crews working.

In Kingston, crews will continue trackwork to reach cars on 209. Meet Cornell St. Sat. 8am, Sun. 9am-those arriving later in the day please go directly to work site. Park @ Trailway's or walk in from cars @ 209. All extra hands appreciated as we will be working backhoe only pending scarifier repair.

In Mt. Tremper, George Peck will continue work completing Longyear's siding. He will start there at 9am.


Sunday, April 14th

In Kingston, crews will meet at Cornell Street at 8am and move to 9am at the work site east of 209.

In Mt. Tremper, George Peck will continue work on the Longyear siding starting at 10am.

In Shokan, Paul Sternitzke and I will lead a crew cutting west of Shokan starting at 11am. Contact me if you want to join us.


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