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MarkF
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Posted - 12/06/2010 :  7:33:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Allen, as closely as I followed both threads, those two pictures really put things into perspective. WOW! While I was impressed before, now I'm speechless. Any more before and after shots? They are fun to look at.

Mark

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 12/08/2010 :  5:03:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The before / after shots show the amazing work you've done. Very impressive!



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Rick A
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Posted - 12/09/2010 :  09:41:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On Monday we were talking about using the 60 pound jack hammer to break the dirt up and how big of a chore it was lugging that thing around and then having to lift it up high enough to break up waste high compact dirt. And after a few bouts doing that your arms get so tired someone has to climb up on to the pile of dirt to help you lift the hammer into place. I am amazed at what we have accomplished too.

Rick



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elwoodblues
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Posted - 12/09/2010 :  10:24:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit elwoodblues's Homepage  Send elwoodblues a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
WOW..... That before and after shot is impressive, are you sure it's the same place? I'm greatly impressed on the perseverance your group has had in carrying out all the work required to make this happen. Now that the new layout has started I see you are wasting no time in getting it built and running, another impressive feat in the making.


Ron Newby
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Rick A
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Posted - 01/25/2011 :  09:38:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have an operating session coming up this Thursday the 27th and Saturday the 29th. I'm going to try and get some pictures to post, or maybe I can get Allen to take some shots of the action.


Rick



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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/25/2011 :  10:12:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rick A

I'm going to try and get some pictures to post, or maybe I can get Allen to take some shots of the action.



Please do, Rick.



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anbhurst
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Posted - 02/08/2011 :  03:13:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are some recent pictures (At last!) of our January 27th and 29th Santiam Pass Lite operation session:


After a drawing on Thursday evening, Rick (right) hands out operating positions to the participants.
Note the benchstock in the background for future benchwork.



From left to right, Mike (standing to the right of the support timber), Charlie (a visiting guest, and friend of) Frank (to the
right) and yours truly, along with others await their assignments.



Below, from left to right, Brian, Dean, Greg, and Allen #2, along with others respond on the lighter side when an assignment
turns up less than what had been desired. Who will be next?



Brian steps forward to turn in his tag and receive his assignment. Note the clipboards on the table (foreground)
are for scheduled trains.




Allen
Modeling the East in the West on the Northeastern Pacific RIM, Oregon, that is!

Edited by - anbhurst on 02/08/2011 03:19:55 AM

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anbhurst
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Posted - 02/08/2011 :  6:22:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


With most of the assignments in hand, the crew awaits for the final ones to be issued, and Rick's green flag to officially
start the session.



Below, Greg (right) came prepared to engineer a couple of his ATSF -Striped EMDs, but he ended-
up drawing one of the mole positions instead.



Following his assignment as mole operator, Greg (right) receives a short briefing from Norm on some of the operational
procedures, . .



And Jeff (left) and Keith go over the various aspects of operating the Lebanon Yard.




Allen
Modeling the East in the West on the Northeastern Pacific RIM, Oregon, that is!

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/08/2011 :  7:06:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It looks well-organized, Allen.

If assignments were handed out at random, I would probably get the 'donut run'.



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Rick A
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Posted - 02/10/2011 :  12:59:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Man.....I need to go on a diet.

Rick



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anbhurst
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Posted - 02/10/2011 :  8:33:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Having been dispatched from the mole to locate the manifest for a train initiating from Lyons, Greg (right) chuckles over
Frank finding it (the green packet in his right hand) right in front of himself. Note Greg's s on point.



Below, Frank (right) briefs Charlie, the Engineer, as they await a track warrant from the dispatcher.



Meanwhile, Norm, the Dispatcher, is busily engaged at the dispatcher's console with the movement of trains.



Below, he passes a track warrant to Frank & Charlie.




Allen
Modeling the East in the West on the Northeastern Pacific RIM, Oregon, that is!

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anbhurst
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Posted - 02/10/2011 :  8:57:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

While Greg is temporarily in Lyons, Bob (below) as Co-Mole Operator, prepares another train for
departure, . .



And Doug (below) secures a track warrant for his departing Eastbound grain train. Note the tracks through
the wall leading to Tallman.



Doug's grain train entering Tallman on the west end.



Meanwhile, the road crews gather in a makeshift lounge. One day, when the clubhouse is finished, it will be a much
nicer lounge.




Allen
Modeling the East in the West on the Northeastern Pacific RIM, Oregon, that is!

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anbhurst
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Posted - 02/12/2011 :  02:39:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Well, . .Thar's problems brewing with Greg's -stripes. It seems that they are a-havin' a hard time communicatin' with
the club's NCE system. Below, Steve (right) assists Frank in their replacement. . .



While Greg works at tryin' to restore 'em.



Down the line, Frank and Charlie's westbound mixed-consist eventually meets Doug's eastbound grain-train
which is being held at the East end of Tallman.



As his train passes the eastbounder, Frank keeps a close watch on the turn-out
for possible derailment issues.


Allen
Modeling the East in the West on the Northeastern Pacific RIM, Oregon, that is!

Edited by - anbhurst on 02/12/2011 1:46:57 PM

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MarkF
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Posted - 02/13/2011 :  09:34:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like another successful op session! Great shots. How many people do you guys need to have a full blown op session?

Mark

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Rick A
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Posted - 02/13/2011 :  3:46:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mark:

A minimum of 11 to fill all the positions and the pool. At this session we had 17 for the Thursday and 18 for the Saturday session. Because of that, we double up on the pool crews, one is the engineer, the other is the conductor who writes out the track warrants, that way nearly everyone gets involved with the session.
And it's less intimidating for a newcomer who doesn't know the layout or the operating scheme. He can be the engineer and can be teamed up with someone who know's the layout and know's how to fill out and read back track warrants. The newbe can listen in on the radio, learn the lingo and usually after a couple of pool trains they are ready to try their hand at conductor.

Rick



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