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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 6/8 to 6/13
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:34 am 

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Thursday June 8th

On Thursday, Earl Pardini organized a track crew consisting of Tom Whyte, John Marino, Bryan Wade, Bryan Van Kirk, Vince Guido and Russ Hallock. They mostly did maintenance work on the C9 bridge.


Saturday June 10th

Track crew cleared vegetation around the C9 bridge and inserted 3 ties near Hurley Mountain road. Crew consisted of John Marino, Vince Guido and Mark Glaser.

Ernie Klopping and John Marino worked on the scarifier.

Train crew consisted of Tom Whyte, Engineer, John Prestopino, Conductor, Karl Wick, brakeman, Mark Glaser, Al Schoessow and John Marino, flaggers. Pat Smalley was car attendant. Peter Fluchere was ticket agent.

Scott Symans brought his mowing rig and started work east of 209. He was assisted by 2 CMRR volunteers.


Sunday, June 11th

Scott Symans cleared brush from 209 to the Holiday Inn.

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Monday, June 12th

Scott Symans cleared brush near the Holiday Inn and Dutch Village, and then worked from 209 to Hurley Mountain Road. He was assisted by Tom Whyte.

Be sure to see the newly cleared ROW.


Tuesday, June 13th

Scott Symans did ditching work from Hurley Mountain Road to the end of track. He was assisted by Earl Pardini, Tom Whyte, Vince Guido, and Dave Hilliard.


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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 6/17 to 6/20
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:01 am 

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Saturday June 17th

Ernie Klopping worked on the generator for coach 2911.

Train crew consisted of Ear Pardini, Engineer, Bryan Van Kirk, engineer trainee, John Prestopino, Conductor, Karl Wick, brakeman, Vince Guido was point protection, Martin Elbrecht, Fred Ehren and John Marino, flaggers. Pat Smalley was car attendant. Peter Fluchere and Marcia Roosa were ticket agents.

Al Johnson and Bill Kaba finished working on the platform for the box car in PA.

Joe Wolff primed the north side of the side dump in PA.

I disassembled seat frames from the 703 and put them in storage in the green trailer.


Sunday, June 18th

Joe Wolff painted the north side of the side dump and started priming the north side of the LV box car in PA.


Tuesday, June 20th

Tom Whyte worked in Phoenicia with Ray's and got all the ties in the side dump picked up and sent off for disposal.


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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 6/22 to 6/25
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:49 pm 

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Thursday, June 22nd

Karl Wick made repairs to the Kingston boarding platform.



Saturday June 24th

Ernie Klopping worked on equipment.

Train crew consisted of John Marino, Engineer, John Prestopino, Conductor, Karl Wick, brakeman, Russ Hallock and Al Schoessow were flaggers. Peter Fluchere and Marcia Roosa were ticket agents.

Al Johnson worked on the platform for the box car in PA.

Joe Wolff primed the north side of the side dump and box car in PA.

I disassembled seat frames from the 703 and put them in storage in the green trailer.


Sunday, June 25th

Joe Wolff painted the north side of the side dump and the north side of the LV box car in PA.



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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 6/29 to 7/2
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:49 pm 

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Thursday June 29th

We had a charter on Thursday. Engineer was Earl Pardini. Conductor was John Prestopino and Karl Wick was brakeman. Flaggers were Al Shoessow, Russ Hallock and Bruce DeVorkin. Pat Smalley was car attendant.


Saturday July 1st

Ernie Klopping worked on equipment.

Engineer was Dave Hilliard, Conductor was Karl Wick, Brakeman was John Marino, Flaggers were Martin Elbrecht, Tom Whyte, Vince Guido and Freddy Ehren. Ticket agent was Peter Fluchere and Pat Smalley was ticket agent and car attendant.

Al Johnson worked on the 701.

I disassembled seat frames from the 703 and put them in storage in the green trailer.


Sunday, July 2nd

I disassembled seat frames from the 703 and put them in storage in the green trailer.



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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 7/6 to 7/9
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:52 pm 

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Thursday July 6th

Earl Pardini led a track crew that installed 5 ties betwen Westbrook Lane and the O&W Switch. Crew included John Marino, Tom Whyte and Vince Guido. The CMRR used its new hi-rail backhoe on this job.


Saturday July 8th

Ernie Klopping worked on Engine 42.

Engineer was Tom Whyte, Conductor was John Prestopino, Brakeman was Tony Bocchino. John Marino was trainman. Flaggers were Dave Hilliard and Steve Stanton. Paul Payton was flagger trainee. Car attendant was Pat Smalley. Tix. agents were Peter Fluchere and Marcia Roosa.

Al Johnson and Bill Kaba worked on the 701.

I disassembled seat frames from the 703 and put them in storage in the green trailer.

Joe Wolff primed the transfer caboose in Phoenicia.


Sunday, July 9th

Joe Wolff continued work painting the transfer caboose in Phoenicia. He also mowed and weed-wacked the area near our equipment in the PA yard.

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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 7/15, 7/16
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:49 am 

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Saturday July 15th

Ernie Klopping worked on Engine 42 and coach 2949.

Engineer was Earl Pardini, Conductor was John Prestopino, Brakeman was John Marino. John Marino was trainman. Flaggers were Vince Guido, Karl Wick, and Fred Ehren. Car attendant was Pat Smalley. Ticket agents were Peter Fluchere and Marcia Roosa.

Joe Wolff primed the transfer caboose handrails in Phoenicia.


Sunday, July 16th


Joe Wolff painted the transfer caboose handrails in Phoenicia.

I disassembled seat frames from the 703 and put them in storage in the green trailer. About half the frames have now been disassembled and stored.


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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report 7/21 to 7/23
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:28 am 

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Friday July 21st

Joe Wolff painted the transfer caboose handrails in Phoenicia. Art Vogel also repaired the backhoe in Phoenicia.


Saturday July 22nd

Ernie Klopping worked on Engine 42 and coach 2949.

Engineer was John Marino, Conductor was Neil Isabelle, Brakeman was Karl Wick. Kathy Isabelle was car attendant. Flaggers were Russ Hillock, Tom Whyte, Vince Guido and Hunter Downie. Ticket agents were Marcia Roosa and Linda Marino.

Joe Wolff painted the transfer caboose handrails in Phoenicia and the ends of the side dump. He also put on reflective tape on several of the cars.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=239203

I moved seat frames from the 703 and put them in storage in the green trailer. Also started bondo work on the sides of the car.


Sunday, July 23rd

Joe Wolff put reflective tape on several cars in Phoenicia.



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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 7/28 to 7/31
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:40 am 

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Friday, July 28th

Earl Pardini, Tom Whyte and John Marino assisted in unloading Viscose No. 6.


Saturday July 29th

Engineer for #6 was Earl Pardini. Engineers for 42 were John Marino and Tom Whyte.
Conductor was Neil Remsen. Brakemen were Hunter Downie and Dave Hilliard. Flaggers were Tony Bocchino, Russ Hallock, Karl Wick, Steve Stanton, Vince Guido and Matthew Edlund.
Car attendants were Elissa Hilliard, Marcia Roosa, Ed Winstanley and Pat Smalley.
Ticket Agents were Peter Fluchere and Marcia Roosa. 568 passengers took the train.

Todd Syska, Bruce Devorkin, and Joe Michaels cleared the line of trees and brush from Route 28a in Stony Hollow to MP 6.55.

Al Johnson and Bill Kaba continued painting the roof of the 701 in PA.


Sunday, July 30th

Engineer in #6 was Earl Pardini. Engineer for #42 was John Marino. Conductor was Tony Bocchino and Brakeman was Hunter Downie. Trainman was John Prestopino. Car attendants were Meg Cary and Chris Burtt and Marcia Roosa who also helped with Ticketing. Flaggers were, Tom Whyte, Franc Libihoul, Fred Ehren, Al Schoessow, Martin Elbrecht, Karl Wick, Russ Hallock, and Tom Healy. Ticket agents were Peter Fluchere and Pat Smalley. Joe Michaels and Vince Guido helped out. Also Art and Karin Vogel. 441 passengers rode the train.

Ernie Klopping worked on Coach 2911 and got the generator working.Monday, July 31st.

Monday, July 31st.

Tom Whyte assisted with the herbicide contractor. Application was made between Washington Avenue and C9 and from Hurley Mountain Road to 28a in Stony Hollow.


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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2017
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:46 am 

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I see that you mentioned the number of people that rode the train each day for the steam weekend, but not for some of the other recent weekends. What is your average ridership like on a regular weekend?

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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 8/3 to 8/5
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:41 pm 

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Thursday August 3rd

Joe White painted the trailer in Phoenicia.


Saturday August 5th

Engrineer was Earl Pardini. Conductor was John Prestopino. Brakeman ---John Marino. Flaggers were Russ Hallock, Bruce Devorkin and Fred Rasmussen. Ticket agents were Pat Smalley and Marcia Roosa. Alex Sorenson helped out. Mark Glaser did station maintenance.

Ernie Klopping and Martin Elbrecht worked on #42. Also, Dave Hilliard helped out.



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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 8/11 to 8/13
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:42 pm 

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Friday, August 11th

Mark Glaser worked around the station on Friday cutting grass and securing some planks on the ramp.


Saturday August 12th

Engineer was Tom Whyte. Conductor was John Prestopino. Brakeman was Mark Glaser. Flaggers were Bruce Devorkin, Dave Hilliard and John Marino. Ticket agent was Peter Fluchere assisted by Pat Smalley and Marcia Roosa who also helped out as car attendants.

Mark Glaser worked around the station on Fri cutting grass and securing some planks on the ramp.

Sunday August 13th

I worked on Coach 703 applying some primer to the roof.




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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 8/18 to 8/19
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:46 pm 

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Friday August 18th

I worked on Coach 703 disassembling two more seat frames.


Saturday August 19th

Engineer was John Marino. Conductor was John Prestopino. Brakeman was Mark Glaser. Flaggers were Karl Wick, Steve Stanton and Tony Bocchino. Ticket agents were Peter Fluchere and Marcia Roosa.

Al Schoessow and John Prestopino worked on electrical on coach 2949.



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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2017
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:43 pm 

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The Fall Foliage season in the Catskills will soon begin with NO TRAINS running to Phoenicia!

and...

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/opinion/201 ... fect-sense

LETTER: Extending tourist railroad makes perfect sense

POSTED: 08/04/17, 9:22 AM EDT

Dear Editor:

It makes perfect sense to me to support the Catskill Mountain Railroad’s proposal to extend rail operations to the Glenford Dike at the Ashokan Reservoir. There are magnificent views here, making it a logical destination for the railroad. Historic research indicates this area originally was designed to accommodate both the railroad and a pedestrian trail.

The new trail easement with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection allows for the tracks to remain. Extending rail operations 1 mile from Basin Road through West Hurley to the Glenford Dike is mutually beneficial for rail and trail supporters. Hikers and cyclists could take the train from Kingston to the Ashokan Trail, avoid the long uphill stretch along state Route 28, and be ready to enjoy the flat rail trail. Train riders would have a scenic destination and eventually the opportunity to experience a reservoir sunset on a dinner train!

This rail extension to the Glenford Dike would be a great move for tourism in Ulster County. I wholeheartedly support it.

Meg Carey

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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 8/25 to 8/27
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:33 pm 

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Friday August 25th

Vince Guido and Earl Pardini moved the tamper to Westbrook Lane. Mark Glaser did work around the station.


Saturday August 26th

Engineer was Dave Hilliard. Conductor was Neil Isabelle. Brakeman was Tony Bocchino. Flaggers were Martin Elbrecht and Freddy Ehren. Car Attendant was Ed Winstanley. Ticket agents were Marcia Roosa and assisted by John Prestopino and Linda Marino.

A tamping crew tamped near MP6. Crew consisted of John Marino, Earl Pardini, Mark Glaser, Tom Whyte and Vince Guido.

Joe Wolff worked on the side dump and box car in Phoenicia.

I continued work on the roof of the 703 in Phoenicia.


Sunday August 27th

Joe Wolff finished work on the side dump in Phoenicia.



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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 9/2 to 9/4
PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:35 am 

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Saturday September 2nd

We ran three trains Saturday and had over 350 passengers. Train crew; Engineer was Tom Whyte and conductor was John Prestopino. Brakeman was Karl wick. Flaggers were Steve Stanton, Dave Hilliard, Tony Bocchino and Harrison Baulduf. Alex Sorenson helped out. Ticket agent was Peter Fluchere assisted by Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley. Station maintenance was done by Mark Glaser.

Ernie Klopping and Martin Elbrecht worked on Coach 2949's generator.

Earl Pardini, John Marino and Vince Guido worked at the O & W siding with assistance from Al Schoessow.

I worked on extending power to the boxcar in Phoenicia. Hunter Downie and Joe Wolff weed-wacked the PA yard. as well as Art Vogel.


Sunday Sepetember 3rd

Harrison Balduf worked in the PA yard.


Monday September 4th

Earl Pardini, John Marino and Vince Guido worked at the O & W siding laying out ties.

Harrison Balduf weed-wacked in the PA yard.

I continued priming 703's roof.


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