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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - October 9 to 15
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:26 pm 

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Wednesday October 9th

Earl Pardini, Sam Cogan, Dave Heick and Bryan Van Kirk moved flat 273 from PA to Kingston and did maintenance work on the flat.

Frank Dravecky worked on the Section House.


Thursday October 10th

Vince Guido and Frank Dravecky worked on the section house.


Friday October 11th

For Rails of Terror, Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Tony Bocchino was conductor, Arthur Vogel was brakeman, Russ Hallock, Joe Wolff and Sam Cogan were flaggers. Marcia Roosa and Peter Fluchere were ticket agents.

Vice Guido and Frank Dravecky worked on the Section House and the Pumpkin Patch.


Saturday October 12th

Dave Hilliard was engineer, Tony Bocchino was Conductor, Bill Kaba and John Marino were brakeman, Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato and Russ Hallock were flaggers, and Pat Smalley was ticket agent.

Vince Guido, Martin Elbrecht, Dave Heick and Frank Dravecky worked on the section house.


Sunday October 13th

John Marino was engineer, Tony Bocchino was Conductor, Art Vogel was brakeman, Ken Harris and Sam Cogan were flaggers. Marcia Roosa and Karin Vogel were ticket agents.


Monday October 14th

John Marino was engineer, Tony Bocchino was Conductor, Sam Cogan was brakeman, Ken Harris and Dylan Iurato were flaggers. Marcia Roosa was ticket agent.

Frank Draveck and Dave Heick worked on the section house.

Earl Pardini made equipment repairs.


Tuesday October 15th

Earl Pardini, John Marino, Sam Cogan and Dylan Iurato were crew for a charter in Kingston.





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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad Discussion - 2019
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:39 am 

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There was a recent article in the local paper about our new business plan:

https://www.dailyfreeman.com/news/local ... 8df1b.html

Kathy Nolan, the legislator quoted as against the plan, is a long-term adversary of the CMRR.

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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - Oct 16 to 22
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:41 pm 

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u]Wednesday October 16th[/u]

Sam Cogan did track work. Vince Guido, Dave Heick and Dylan Iurato worked on the North Pole.

Thursday October 17th

Dave Heick and Vince Guido worked on the Section House.


Friday October 18th

Dave Heick and Vince Guido worked on the Section House.

For Rails of Terror, Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Tony Bocchino was conductor, Arthur Vogel was brakeman, Dylan Iurato and Sam Cogan were flaggers. Marcia Roosa and Peter Fluchere were ticket agents.


Saturday October 19th

Earl Pardini and Bryan Van Kirk were engineers, Tony Bocchino was Conductor, Art Vogel and Neil Isabelle were brakeman, Sam Cogan and Dylan Iurato were flaggers, and Peter Fluchere, Marcia Roosa and Karen Vogel were ticket agents.

Vince Guido, Martin Elbrecht and Dave Heick worked on the section house and the North Pole.


Sunday October 20th

Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Tony Bocchino was Conductor, Marjorie Van Kirk was brakeman, Martin Elbrecht and Sam Cogan were flaggers. Marcia Roosa was ticket agent.


Monday October 21st

Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan moved equipment and worked on the 401.


Tuesday October 22nd

Sam Cogan did trackwork and Dave Heick did work in Phoenicia.




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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - Oct 25 to 29
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:46 pm 

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Friday October 25th

Earl Pardini, Sam Cogan and Bryan Van Kirk did track work.

For Rails of Terror, Dave Hilliard was engineer, Tony Bocchino was conductor, Sam Cogan was brakeman, Dylan Iurato and Frank Dravecky were flaggers. Marcia Roosa was ticket agent.


Saturday October 26th

Dave Hilliard and Bryan Van Kirk were engineers, Tony Bocchino was Conductor, Karl Wick was brakeman, Sam Cogan, Ken Harris and Dylan Iurato were flaggers, and Marcia Roosa was ticket agent.

Vince Guido, Martin Elbrecht and Shawn Newton worked on the North Pole.


Sunday October 27th

John Marino was engineer, Tony Bocchino was Conductor, Marjorie Van Kirk was brakeman, Dylan Iurato and Sam Cogan were flaggers. Marcia Roosa was ticket agent.


Monday October 28th

Dave Heick, Vince Guido and Frank Dravecky worked on the North Pole.


Tuesday October 29th


Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan moved equipment to the North Pole. Earl Parini and John Marino switched equipment.

Dave Heick, Vince Guido and Frank Dravecky worked on the North Pole.




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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - Oct 30 to Nov 5
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:45 am 

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Wednesday October 30th

Dave Heick and Vince Guido worked on the North Pole.


Friday November 1st

Earl Pardini, Sam Cogan and Bryan Van Kirk did track work.


Saturday November 2nd

Harrison Balduf cut brush.

John Marino, Earl Pardini, Tom Whyte, Bryan Van Kirk, Sam Cogan, Russ Hallock, and Bruce Tuchman did trackwork.

Dave Heick, Martin Elbrecht and Vince Guido worked on the North Pole.


Sunday November 3rd

Harrison Balduf cut brush.

John Marino, Dave Hilliard, Sam Cogan, and Bruce Tuchman did trackwork and cut brush.

Dave Heick and Vince Guido worked on the North Pole.


Monday November 4th

Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan did mechanical work.

Dave Heick and Vince Guido worked on the North Pole.


Tuesday November 5th

Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan did equipment maintenance. Earl Pardini and John Marino did trackwork.


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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - Nov 8 to 12
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:11 pm 

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Friday November 8th

Earl Pardini did tie cleanup.

Marcia Roosa, Pat Smalley, Karin Vogel and Linda Marino worked on the Polar Gift Shop.


Saturday November 9th

Ernie Klopping worked on the 2940. Art Vogel worked on the caboose and coaches.

John Marino, Dave Hilliard, Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan did trackwork.

Dave Heick, Martin Elbrecht and Vince Guido worked on the Polar Tent side walls.

Marcia Roosa, Pat Smalley, Karin Vogel and Linda Marino worked on the Polar Gift Shop.


Sunday November 10th

Karin Vogel did work in the gift shop.

Dave Heick and Vince Guido worked on the Polar tent side walls.


Monday November 11th

John Marino did tie removal.

Dave Heick and Vince Guido worked on the North Pole.


Tuesday November 12th

Earl Pardini did tie removal.

Vince Guido and Dave Heick worked on the Polar tent.


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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - Nov 13 to 19
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:32 pm 

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Wednesday November 13th

John Marino, Dave Hilliard, Earl Pardini, Vince Guido and Dave Heick worked on the tent floor and gift shop.

Karin Vogel worked in the gift shop.

Tom Whyte and Sam Cogan worked at the North Pole.


Thursday November 14th

Vince Guido and Dave Heick worked on the North Pole.

John Marino, Dave Hilliard, Tony Bocchino and Sam Cogan worked at the North Pole and Gift Shop.


Friday November 15th

Vince Guido and Dave Heick worked on the North Pole.

Earl Pardini, John Marino, Sam Cogan and Dave Hilliard did switching and work at the North Pole.

We had our first day of Polar Express! Earl PArdini was engineer, Tom Whyte Conductor, Bryan Van Kirk brakeman, and Russ Hallock, Jim Bruck, Tony Bocchino, Sam Cogan, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa, Pat Smalley, Linda Marino worked on the Polar Gift Shop.


Saturday November 16th

Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Karl Wick Conductor, Arthur Vogel brakeman, and Steve Stanton, Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Ken Harris, Martin Elbrecht, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa, Pat Smalley, and Karin Vogel worked on the Polar Gift Shop.

Earl Pardini worked on the 42. John Marino and Dave Hilliard did work at the North Pole.


Sunday November 17th

Dave Hilliard was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Tom Whyte brakeman, and Russ Hallock, Joe Wolff, Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Karin Vogel, Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley worked in the gift shop.

John Marino and Dave Hilliard did work at the North Pole.


Tuesday November 19th

Sam Cogan did cleanup work at the old North Pole.


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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - Nov 20 to 24
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:01 pm 

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Wednesday November 20th

Sam Cogan and Bryan Van Kirk worked on the CMRR backhoe. Dave Heick and Vince Guido worked on the Polar tent.


Thursday November 21st

John Marino, Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan did maintenance work on the signals at 209. Dave Heick and Vince Guido worked on the section house and North Pole.


Friday November 22nd

Earl Pardini and Bryan Van Kirk did maintenance work on engine 42.

For Polar Express John Marino was engineer, Tom Whyte Conductor, Bryan Van Kirk brakeman, and Todd Syska, Jim Bruck, Tony Bocchino, Sam Cogan, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa, Pat Smalley, Linda Marino worked on the Polar Gift Shop.


Saturday November 23rd

Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Marjorie Van Kirk Conductor, Arthur Vogel brakeman, and Steve Stanton, Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Ken Harris, Martin Elbrecht, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Pat Smalley and Karin Vogel worked on the Polar Gift Shop.

https://youtu.be/iGjYq-QvctE

Sunday November 24th

Dave Hilliard was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Karl Wick brakeman, and Russ Hallock, Harrison Balduf, Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Karin Vogel and Marcia Roosa worked in the gift shop.



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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - Nov 27 to Dec 1
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:18 am 

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Wednesday November 27th

Sam Cogan cleared ditches near MP 6.


Friday November 29th

Earl Pardini and Bryan Van Kirk did maintenance work.

For Polar Express John Marino was engineer, Tom Whyte Conductor, Sam Cogan brakeman, and Todd Syska, Jim Bruck, Tom Comito, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa, Karin Vogel worked on the Polar Gift Shop.


Saturday November 30th

Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Marjorie Van Kirk and Tony Bochhino Conductors, Arthur Vogel brakeman, and Steve Stanton, Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Ken Harris, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Dave Hilliard did electrical work.

Marcia Roosa and Karin Vogel worked on the Polar Gift Shop.


Sunday December 1st

Earl Pardini was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Karl Wick brakeman, and Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, and Hannah Kiersted were flaggers.

Dave Hilliard did electrical work.

Pat Smalley, Karin Vogel and Marcia Roosa worked in the gift shop.



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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - December 6 to 8
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:47 pm 

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Friday December 6th

Earl Pardini, Sam Cogan and Bryan Van Kirk did maintenance work.

For Polar Express Tom Whyte was engineer, John Marino Conductor, Sam Cogan brakeman, and Ken Harris, Jim Bruck, Paul Payton, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Saturday December 7th

Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Sam Cogan brakeman, and Steve Stanton, Dylan Iurato, Martin Elbrecht, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers. John Marino was Trainman.

Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Sunday December 8th

Dave Hilliard was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Art Vogel brakeman, and Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Russell Hallock, Hannah Kiersted and Peter Fluchere were flaggers.

Pat Smalley, Karin Vogel and Marcia Roosa worked in the gift shop.

John Marino did maintenance work.



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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - December 12 to 16
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:26 pm 

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Thursday December 12th

For Polar Express John Marino was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Bryan Van Kirk brakeman, and Ken Harris, Frank Dravecky, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Friday December 13th

Bryan Van Kirk did maintenance work.

For Polar Express John Marino was engineer, Marjorie Van Kirk Conductor, Sam Cogan brakeman, and Ken Harris, Jim Bruck, Frank Dravecky, Hannah Kiersted, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa, Linda Marino and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Saturday December 14th

Dave Hilliard was engineer, Bryan Van Kirk and Tony Bocchino Conductor, Arthur Vogel brakeman, and Steve Stanton, Dylan Iurato, Tom Commito, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers. John Marino was Trainman.

Marcia Roosa, Karin Vogel and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Sunday December 15th

Tom Whyte was engineer, Karl Wick Conductor, John Marino brakeman, and Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Tony Bocchino, Hannah Kiersted and Peter Fluchere were flaggers.

Pat Smalley and Linda Marino worked in the gift shop.

Bryan van Kirk and Sam Cogan did maintenance work.


Monday December 16th

John Marino, Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan did track work.



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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - December 18 to 23
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:35 am 

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Wednesday December 18th

For Polar Express Dave Hilliard was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Tom Whyte brakeman, and Sam Cogan, Todd Syska, Russ Hallock, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.

Sam Cogan did maintenance work.



Thursday December 19th

For Polar Express Tom Whyte was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, John Marino brakeman, and Ken Harris, Sam Cogan, Hannah Kiersten, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Friday December 20th

Bryan Van Kirk did maintenance work.

For Polar Express Earl Pardini was engineer, Marjorie Van Kirk Conductor, Sam Cogan brakeman, and Tom Comito, Tony Bocchino, Jim Bruck, Harrison Balduf, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa, Linda Marino and Karin Vogel worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Saturday December 21st

Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Karl Wick Conductor, Arthur Vogel brakeman, and Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Ken Harris, Martin Elbrecht, Hannah Kiersted and Alex Sorenson were flaggers. Earl Pardini assisted.

Marcia Roosa, Karin Vogel, Karin Vogel and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.

John Marino did trackwork.


Sunday December 22nd

John Marino was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Bryan Van Kirk brakeman, and Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Ernie Klopping and Hannah Kiersted and Peter Fluchere were flaggers.

Pat Smalley and Karin Vogel worked in the gift shop.

Bryan van Kirk and Sam Cogan did maintenance work.


Monday December 23rd

Tom Whyte was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Bryan Van Kirk brakeman, and Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Raphael DeMeglio Hannah Kiersted and Peter Fluchere were flaggers.

Pat Smalley, Karin Vogel amd Marcia Roosa worked in the gift shop.

Bryan van Kirk and Sam Cogan did maintenance work.




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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - December 26 to 29
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:10 am 

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Thursday December 26th

For Polar Express Tom Whyte was engineer, Karl Wick Conductor, Sam Cogan brakeman, and Raphel DeMeglio, Tony Bocchino, Hannah Kiersten, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers. Earl Pardini assisted.

Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Friday December 27th



For Polar Express Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Marjorie Van Kirk Conductor, Sam Cogan brakeman, and Hannah Kiersted, Jim Bruck, Raphael Demeglio, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers. Earl Pardini and Art Vogel assisted.

Marcia Roosa, Linda Marino and Karin Vogel worked in the Polar Gift Shop.


Saturday December 28th


Earl Pardini was engineer, John Marino Conductor, Arthur Vogel brakeman, and Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Steve Stanton, Raphael DeMeglio, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa, Karin Vogel, Karin Vogel and Pat Smalley worked in the Polar Gift Shop.



Sunday December 29th


For the Hannakkah Express, Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Marjorie Van kirk Conductor, Sam Cogan brakeman, and Raphael Demeglio, Dylan Iurato, Hannah Kiersted and Frank Dravecky were flaggers.



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 Post subject: CMRR Year-End Report 2019
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:48 pm 

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Today the crews are putting away the train for the winter - the Polar tent is coming down and we are wrapping up the season after a year of great accomplishments.

First of all, our ridership was over 41,000 this year - up from 36,700 in 2018.

Our biggest physical accomplishment was the extension to Stony Hollow - 1.67 miles of track renovated with nearly every tie replaced. It is an amazing stretch of track and finally allows us to run a scenic train once again.

In terms of equipment, we continued work getting the 2918 in service, replaced most of the windows in the 2962, and ordered new vestibule and end windows for the P72s that will be installed in 2020.We also painted many of the coaches, as well as the crane, gondola and ballast hopper. We brought another flat down from Phoenicia and added it to the train in the fall.

In terms of facilities, we built a new ticket booth in Kingston, built a new North Pole, the best tent we have ever had for Polar, and almost completed the section house move to MP 6.

Politically, we will have a much improved legislature in 2020 - with more pro-railroad members of the legislature, and our most vocal opponent lost their seat.

Finally, we completed our new business play for 2020-2024, which is a blueprint for the future of the railroad:

https://catskillmountainrailroad.com/business-plan/

A great year for the CMRR and we hope 2020 will be even better.

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 Post subject: Re: CMRR Year-End Report 2019
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:09 pm 

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eehiv wrote:


Politically, we will have a much improved legislature in 2020 - with more pro-railroad members of the legislature, and our most vocal opponent lost their seat.


Who was this? I know NY had a very conservative legislature for a northern state prior to 2018 because of a long-running scheme for control of the legislature (that I won't elaborate on).


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