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  • Rick, . .Here's something I resurrected from TOPSY-TURVY which pertains to the recent e-mail that was sent out concerning our last buttress-wall pour some four years ago. I thought our forum readers might be interested, and I will also post the pictures from the above e-mail here in the immediate future.

    TOPSY-TURVYid="blue">id="size5">id="Times New Roman"> is nearing its end. With the completion of our concrete work, a new thread entitled,

    SANTIAM PASS LITEid="blue">id="size5">id="Times New Roman"> will begin. The new thread will cover the building of our new layout.

    Before posting the final pictures of our last concrete pour, here are a few beforeid="size4">id="Comic Sans MS"> and afterid="green">id="size4">id="Comic Sans MS"> shots of our last

    5 1/2 years' efforts:

    New Layout Room (Before)



    New Layout Room (Afterid="green">)


    <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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    • 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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      • The before / after shots show the amazing work you've done. Very impressive!

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        • 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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          • 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

            General Manager

            Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

            http://cvry.ca

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            • 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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              • 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.
                Bruce

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                • 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.


                  <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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                  • With most of the assignments in hand, the crew awaits for the final ones to be issued, and Rick's green flagid="green"> to officially

                    start the session.




                    Below, Greg (right) came prepared to engineer a couple of his ATSF [:-tiger]-Striped EMDs, but he ended-

                    up drawing one of the mole [:-blindfold] 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.


                    <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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                    • It looks well-organized, Allen.

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

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                      • Man.....I need to go on a diet.

                        Rick

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                        • 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 packetid="green"> in his right hand) right in front of himself. Note Greg's [:-tiger]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.


                          <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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                          • 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. :up:


                            <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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                            • Well, . .Thar's problems brewing with Greg's [:-tiger]-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.


                              <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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                              • 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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