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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 5/10 to 5/13
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 1:14 am 

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Friday, May 10th

On Friday, May 10th, Al Johnson continued coating the 701's roof.


Saturday, May 11th

On Saturday May 11th, the annual rules class was held in Phoenicia, with about 2 dozen volunteers attending.

George Peck and Art Vogel worked at Rock Cut replacing rail there.


Sunday, May 12th

George Peck continued working on rail replacement at Rock Cut.

In Kingston, volunteers continued with the cleanup and reorganization of Cornell St. Yard. Later in the day, approximately 25 ties were marked for changeout as far west as Fair St. (MP 4). Litter was cleaned from the ROW under Elmendorf and Albany Ave. Working today were Ed Mead, Jan Harrison, and Mark Glaser.


Monday, May 13th

On Monday, a track crew inserted and plated 15 additional ties on the tangent behind Herzog's at Kingston Plaza. Shoulder reinforcement on the north side of the track both here and at the far west end of the Plaza parking area was completed. East of the O&W switch, brush clearing and smoothing on both sides of the line was begun as well as regrading fill at the east end of the siding. Late afternoon, crews returned to the yard to begin repairs on the 110 B tampers front axle. Participating today were: Al Schoessow, Steve Gollow, Alex Sorenson, Ron Epstein, and Mark Glaser

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 Post subject: CMRR Volunteer Workdays - 5/18, 5/19
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:16 am 

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Saturday, May 18th

On Saturday, Mark Glaser will lead a track crew in Kingston. He will start at 8am at Cornell Street Yard and move to Fair Street about 9am. Part of the crew will also be getting Westbrook Station ready for opening day next week.

George Peck will be doing track work starting at 9am at Longyear siding.

Al Johnson will be working on coach 701 and 702 starting at 10am.

We will also have a crew doing cleanup of Mt. Tremper station, the train, and the surrounding area getting it ready for opening day next week starting at 10am at Mt. Tremper.


Sunday, May 19th

George Peck will be doing trackwork at Longyear siding starting at 10am.

Mark Glaser will lead a crew in Kingston starting at Cornell Street at 9am.


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 Post subject: CMRR Volunteer Workdays - 5/18, 5/19
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:20 am 

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Saturday, May 18th

On Saturday, Mark Glaser will lead a track crew in Kingston. He will start at 8am at Cornell Street Yard and move to Fair Street about 9am. Part of the crew will also be getting Westbrook Station ready for opening day next week.

George Peck will be doing track work starting at 9am at Longyear siding.

Al Johnson will be working on coach 701 and 702 starting at 10am.

We will also have a crew doing cleanup of Mt. Tremper station, the train, and the surrounding area getting it ready for opening day next week starting at 10am at Mt. Tremper.


Sunday, May 19th

George Peck will be doing trackwork at Longyear siding starting at 10am.

Mark Glaser will lead a crew in Kingston starting at Cornell Street at 9am.


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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 5/18 to 5/20
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 12:40 am 

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Saturday, May 18th

On Saturday, George Peck, Jarrett May, Neil Remsen, and Art Vogel completed installation of new rail at Rock Cut.

Al Johnson and Gary Lowe completed painting the roof of the 701, and George Bain cleaned up the station area at Mt. Tremper along with John Pickett.

In Kingston on Saturday, track crews tamped and fully spiked 15 additional ties inserted last weekend on the tangent adjacent to Herzog's. Later in the day, at Cornell St., north stockrail ties on the new west yard switch were jacked and spiked completing the project. Crew included Al Schoessow, Ron Epstein, Freddie Rasmussen, and Mark Glaser.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=208899


Sunday, May 19th

On Sunday, East end activity included bolt work west of Washington Avenue, and grading / clearing of the north shoulder east/ west of the O&W switch. At Westbrook Station, crews worked into the evening performing maintenance and hardware upgrades to the loading platform. The area around the base was graded, contoured and seeded as well as a large area immediately west of the ticket booth on the north side. The station area and track from Westbrook Lane east was string trimmed. At Cornell Street, work began on the MOW pickup truck. Participating were; Al Schoessow, Steve Gollow, Earl Pardini, Ernie Klopping, and Mark Glaser.

George Peck worked at Longyear Siding.


Monday, May 20th

Monday, Crews reopened the Fair St. crossing to MOW eqpt. where asphalt up- heaving occured on the west side. The surface was repaired w/cold patch as needed. 9 ties were inserted and spiked west of Fair St. and cribs for five opened east of the O&W switch. Track crews string trimmed in/out gauge from Wash. Ave. east to the switch, grading/clearing of the shoulder on the north side of the ROW was completed to Wash. Ave. In the Albany Ave. cut, brush was pushed back on the north/south side. Working today: Al Schoessow, Tony Bochinno, George Peck, Frank Libihoul, Ed Winstanley, Steve Gollow, Ron Epstein, and Mark Glaser.


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 Post subject: CMRR Volunteer Workdays - 5/24 to 5/26
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 12:56 am 

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Friday, May 24th

Al Schoessow and Mark Glaser will lead a crew this Friday finishing tie work east of the O&W switch. Meet Cornell St. 8 am-later arrivals go directly to work site.


Saturday, May 25th

OPENING DAY!!!!

On Saturday in Kingston track crews will be supporting the train crews on opening day.

In Mt. Tremper, George Peck plans to support the train crews through the first run, then switch to Phoenicia where they will move the flat car to the Phoenicia Station so restoration work can begin.

Sunday, May 26th

George Peck plans to continue work in Phoenicia yard starting around 10am.



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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 5/23 to 5/27
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:14 pm 

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Thursday, May 23rd

On Thursday Earl Pardini and Al Schoessow inserted 6 ties east of the O&W switch. Bolt work on the tangent adjacent to the Kingston Plaza was also performed.


Friday, May 24th

On Friday a track crew inserted 4 additional ties several rail lengths east of the O&W switch and fully spiked 10. Two switch ties were replaced immediately east of the frog on the O&W switch. Participating were Al Schoessow, Edwin Winstanley, Steve Gollow, Frank Libihoul and Mark Glaser.


Saturday, May 25th

In Mt. Tremper, Conductor was Ray Farrell, Engineer was Walt Otto, Brakeman was Bill Kaba, Neil Isabelle was car attendant, and Ticket Agent was George Bain.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=208956

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=208958

In Kingston, Conductor was John Prestopino, Engineerwas Al Schoessow, Brakeman was Tony Bocchino, Flaggers were Dave Hilliard and Steve Gollow, Car Attendants were Jan Harrison, Karin Vogel and Chris Burtt, and Ticket Agent was Ken Darmstadt.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=208959

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=208960

In Phoenicia, George Peck, Art Vogel and Neil Remsen began removing debris from flat car 35111 and began checking its bearings.


Sunday, May 26th

In Mt. Tremper, Conductor was Ray Farrell, Engineer was Al Schoessow, Brakeman was Tony Bocchino, and Ticket Agent was Russ Hallock.

In Kingston, Conductorwas Walt Otto, Engineer was Earl Pardini, Brakeman was Dan Howard, Flagger was Mark Glaser, Car Attendants were Jan Harrison and Mimi Pardini, and Ticket Agent was Bruce Dworkin.

In Phoenicia, George Peck, Neil Remsen and Dave Heick began cleanup in the Phoenicia yard.


Monday, May 27th

In Mt. Tremper, Conductor was Dan Howard, Engineer was John Watson, Brakeman was Ed Winstanley, and Ticket Agent was Peter Fluchere.

In Kingston, Conductor was Walt Otto, Engineer was Earl Pardini, Brakeman was Mark Glaser, Flagger was Thom Johnson, Car Attendant was George Bain, and Ticket Agent was Pat Smalley.

In Phoenicia, George Peck, Neil Remsen and Dave Heick continued cleanup in the Phoenicia yard.


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 Post subject: CMRR Volunteer Workdays - 6/1, 6/2
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:53 pm 

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Saturday, June 1st

On Saturday we will be running in Mt. Tremper and Kingston.

In Mt. Tremper, George Peck plans to support the train crews through the first run, then switch to Phoenicia where they will continue work cleaning up the Phoenicia yard.


Sunday, June 2nd

Trains will be running in Mt. Tremper.

In Kingston, Mark Glaser will lead a track crew starting at 8:30am at Cornell Street Yard. Mark also requests a brush crew to cut back foliage east and west of the Trailways Crossing. Also meet at Cornell Street at 8:30am.

George Peck will be working in Phoenicia starting at 10am.


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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2013
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:38 pm 

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Just keeping an eye on the opposition:

http://www.kingstonx.com/2013/05/16/cit ... over-yard/


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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 6/1 to 6/6
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:57 pm 

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Saturday, June 1st

On Saturday our crews were:

Kingston: Earl Pardini, Engineer, Conductor Al Schoessow, Brakeman John Prestopino. Flagger Dave Hilliard and Car Sttendant Bruce DeVorkin. Thom Johnson was Ticket Agent.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=209044

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=209045

Mt. Tremper: Conductor: Ray Farrell, Engineer: Walt Otto, Brakeman: John Watson. Gary Lowe was ticket agent.

George Peck, Art Vogel, Dave Heick and Neil Remsen did track repair in the Phoenicia yard.


Sunday, June 2nd

Crews for Mt. Tremper were: Conductor: Walt Otto, Engineer: Al Schoessow, Brakeman: Tony Bocchino, Ticket Agent: Russ Hallock.

George Peck, Neil Remsen, and Dave Heick did track repair in the Phoenicia yard.

In Kingston, the former NY&A coach was moved from the CSX siding at Greenkill Ave. to CMRR's Cornell St. Yard. The car is presently resting on it's rail trucks on the east end, and a rubber tired moving dolly on the west. Participating were: Earl Pardini, Ron Epstein, Dave Hilliard, John Prestopino, John Patane Sr., John Patane, Raphael Demeglio, Jim Bruck, Alex Sorenson and Mark Glaser.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=209123

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=209124

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=209125

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=209126

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=209127

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=209128

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=209129

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=209130


Thursday, June 6th

The final truck was placed under coach 2940 and it was taken on a test run to the Westbrook Lane station and back. Participating today were Earl Pardini, Al Schoessow, Raphael and Michael DeMeglio, and John Prestopino.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=209131


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 Post subject: CMRR Volunteer Workdays - 6/8, 6/9
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:36 am 

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Saturday, June 8th

On Saturday we will be running in Mt. Tremper and Kingston.

In Mt. Tremper, George Peck plans to support the train crews through the first run, then his crew will switch to Phoenicia where they will continue work cleaning up the Phoenicia yard. Meet at 9:30am at Mt. Tremper.


Sunday, June 9th

Trains will be running in Mt. Tremper.

In Kingston, Mark Glaser will lead a track crew starting at 9am at Cornell Street Yard. Crews will also be working on a general cleanup of the yard. Mark also requests a brush crew to string trim the track west of the Earl Pardini bridge to make tie marking easier.

George Peck will be working in Phoenicia starting at 10am.


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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 6/8, 6/9
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:11 am 

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Saturday, June 8th

On Saturday in Mt. Tremper, crews were George Peck, engineer, Ray Farrell, conductor, John Prestopino, brakeman, and Peter Fluchere ticket agent.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=209169

In Phoenica, Art Vogel, Neil Remsen, Jarrett May, Bill Lohrer contined working on restoring track in the Phoenicia yard. Al Johnson worked on cleaning the bearings in flat 35111.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=209166

In Kingston today, the CMRR ran another event train featuring lollipops and balloons for younger riders. Today's crew; Earl Pardini, engineer, Al Schoessow, conductor, Ron Epstein, Alex Sorenson, and Karin Vogel, car attendants, I was a flagger, and Mark Glaser was brakeman.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=209170

Later in the day crews returned to Cornell St. Yard offloading the side dump into a container provided to support the CMRR's participation in Kingston's Operation Clean Sweep. A general yard cleanup was also undertaken.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=209172


Sunday, June 9th

In Mt. Tremper, Al Schoessow was engineer, John Prestopino was Conductor, and Dan Howard was brakeman. Peter Fluchere was ticket agent.

In Phoenicia, Neil Remsen continued equipment repairs, helped by George Peck.

In Kingston on Sunday, a track crew including Bob Blake, Ron Epstein, and Mark Glaser finshed clearing tie remnants from the Kingston Plaza tangent. Debris which had been illegally dumped on the ROW west of Chandler Dr. was also cleared. Machine tamping of marked intervals behind Herzog's was begun. At Westbrook Ln. Station repairs to a broken underground water line were completed. At Cornell St., Ernie Klopping continued repairs on the MOW pickup.


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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2013
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:55 pm 

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More keeping an eye on the opposition:

http://www.co.ulster.ny.us/planning/ucp ... o_cmrt.pdf

http://www.watershedpost.com/2013/lette ... ompany-inc

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/20 ... 680961.txt

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/20 ... =fullstory

http://dailyfreeman.com/articles/2013/0 ... ource=jBar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06M-EOgUHkg

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/20 ... 995811.txt

(Also posted on the petition thread)


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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2013
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:09 pm 

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The fun begins:

Ulster County to Catskill Mountain Railroad: Live up to lease or lose right to use tracks

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/20 ... 434352.txt

Hein said he hopes the action will encourage railroad officials to “participate in meaningful discussions and put an end to their pattern of avoidance.”

EH


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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2013
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:18 pm 

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What a depressing hobby this is... I think I'll go take up knitting...

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 Post subject: CMRR Volunteer Workdays - 6/15, 6/16
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:05 am 

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Saturday, June 15th

On Saturday we will be running in Mt. Tremper and Kingston.

In Mt. Tremper, George Peck plans to support the train crews through the first run, then his crew will switch to Phoenicia where they will continue work cleaning up the Phoenicia yard. Meet at 9:30am at Mt. Tremper.


Sunday, June 16th

Trains will be running in Mt. Tremper.

In Kingston, a track crew will be starting at 9am at Cornell Street Yard. Crews will also be working on a general cleanup of the yard. We also request a brush crew to string trim the track west of the Earl Pardini bridge to make tie marking easier.

George Peck will be working in Phoenicia starting at 10am.


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