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Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Postby BandA » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:14 pm

It's a new year
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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Postby airman00 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:01 pm

Let’s hope for better things!
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CMRR Work Report - January, February 2019

Postby eehiv » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:07 am

January 19, 2019

The CMRR held its annual volunteer and employee meeting. 66 people attended.

February 4,5,6,7,8,11,and 22

Earl Pardini, Bryan Van Kirk, Sam Cogan, and Marjorie Van Kirk made repairs to engine 42 and did boltwork along the line.

February 16, 2019

The CMRR held its annual rules class. 21 personnel took and passed the class.


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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Postby irtredbirdr33 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:07 am

Ernie: I look forward to riding the train again this you. Thanks to you and all the crew at the CMTRR for much hard word and many good train rides.

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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Postby eehiv » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:25 am

To all:

See the latest video of the run to the Glenford Dike in 2016:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cypZRiKSbM

This is still the RR goal, though the last mile of track was removed last year.

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CMRR Work Report - March 2019

Postby eehiv » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:18 pm

March 2019

In March our maintenance crews worked on general maintenance on engines 42 and 401 on March 9, 11, 19, 20, 25, 27, and 28. Crews consisted of Bryan Van Kirk, Earl Pardini, Sam Cogan.

Vince Guido worked on the Section house on March 23rd.

Also on March 23rd and 30th we had track crews out doing boltwork and correcting defects on the line. Crews conisisted of John Marino, Sam Cogan, Bryan Van Kirk, Ken Harris, Dave Heick, Dylan Iurato, Hannah Kiersted, George Bain, Harrison Balduf, Bruce Tuchman, Raphel DeMeglio, Russ Hallock and Earl Pardini.

Also in late March, Linda Marino, Marcia Roosa, Karin Vogel and Hannah Kiersted started stuffing eggs for April's Easter Bunny Express.


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CMRR Work Report - April 2019

Postby eehiv » Sun May 05, 2019 3:27 pm

April 2019

Engine Maintenance and 2918 Repairs. Bryan Van Kirk, Earl Pardini and Sam Cogan worked all month on these projects with help from Marjorie Van Kirk, John Marino and Tom Whyte, which included swapping out the wheels on coach 2918. They worked April 1, 2,3,4,10,11,22, 23, 24, 27,29.

Vince Guido did work at the Easter Egg Patch.

Trackwork included loading ties and distributing them on April 5th, 12th and 18th, replacing bolts on April 9, 15,16,17,19th, and inserting ties on April 30th.

We operated three days in April - April 6, 13 and 20 and over 2200 customers rode the train, which went to the Easter Egg patch at Kenco and back again.

On April 6th, Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, with Marjorie Van Kirk conductor and Arthur Vogel brakeman. Sam Cogan, Ken Harris and John Marino flagged. Earl Pardini stopped by. Hannah Kiersted, Linda Marino, Karin Vogel, Peter Fluchere and Marcia Roosa assisted.

On April 13th, Dave Hilliard was engineer, with Marjorie Van Kirk conductor and Tom Whyte brakeman. MArtin Elbrecht, Harrison Balduf and Dylan Iurato flagged. Earl Pardini, John Marino and Bryan Van Kirk stopped by. Hannah Kiersted, Linda Marino, Karin Vogel, Peter Fluchere and Marcia Roosa assisted.

On April 20th, John Marino was engineer, with Karl Wick conductor and Bill Kaba brakeman. Sam Cogan, Russ Hallock flagged. Earl Pardini stopped by. Linda Marino, Karin Vogel, Peter Fluchere and Marcia Roosa assisted.

On April 27th we had a charter. Earl Pardini was Engineer, Karl Wick Conductor, Bill Kaba brakeman, Russ Hallock, Dylan Iurato and Franc Libihoul flagged. John Marino was trainman.


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CMRR Work Report - May 1 to 7

Postby eehiv » Thu May 09, 2019 9:27 pm

Wednesday May 1st

Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan inserted 20 ties west of MP 6.67.


Thursday May 2nd

Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan reomved 53 old ties west of MP 6.67.


Friday May 3rd

6 bundles of ties were loaded on the flat car on 209 and 45 ties were removed west of MP 6.7. Also work done on coach 2918. Bryan Van Kirk, Earl Pardini and Sam Cogan were on the crew.


Saturday May 4th

John Marino led a track crew consisting of Earl Pardini, Bryan Van Kirk, Dave Heick, Russell Hallock, Sam Cogan, and Martin Elbrecht. They moved the scarifier to Hurley Mountain Road, inserted 45 ties and gauged and spiked 40.


Monday May 6th

Earl Pardini and Bryan Van Kirk replaced broken windows on engine 401, and worked on the scarifier. Sam Cogan removed another 52 ties west of MP 6.7.


Tuesday May 7th

Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan did maintenance work on the backhoe and coaches 2940 and 2911. They installed a new window on Engine 42.


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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Postby BandA » Thu May 09, 2019 11:53 pm

Someone is smashing windows?
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CMRR Work Report - May 8 to 13

Postby eehiv » Wed May 15, 2019 11:53 am

Wednesday May 8th

Bryan Van Kirk, Earl Pardini and Sam Cogan dropped off 6 bundles of ties between MP 7 and 8 and made repairs to equipment.


Thursday May 9th

Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan removed 30 old ties west of MP 7 and made equipment repairs.


Friday May 10th

Bryan Van Kirk, Earl Pardini and Sam Cogan removed 25 old ties west of MP 7 and made equipment repairs.


Saturday May 11th

Earl Pardini led a track crew consisting of Bryan Van Kirk, Marjorie Van Kirk, Dave Heick, Russell Hallock, Ken Harris, and Martin Elbrecht. They put the scarifier back in service and inserted and spiked 35 ties.


Monday May 13th

Earl Pardini and Bryan Van Kirk made equipment repairs.




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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Postby BandA » Thu May 16, 2019 4:38 pm

how many ties in a bundle?
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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Postby eehiv » Sun May 19, 2019 10:55 pm

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CMRR Work Report - May 15 to 21

Postby eehiv » Tue May 21, 2019 10:48 pm

Wednesday May 15th

Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan dropped inserted 25 ties and worked on the scarifier.


Thursday May 16th

Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan inserted 25 ties.


Friday May 17th

Bryan Van Kirk, Earl Pardini, John Marino and Sam Cogan did track inspection and serviced MOW equipment.


Saturday May 18th

John Marino and Earl Pardini led a track crew consisting of Bryan Van Kirk, Marjorie Van Kirk, Vince Guido, Russell Hallock, and Martin Elbrecht. They inserted 42 and spiked 50 ties.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=250788

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=250791


Monday May 20th

With help from Scott S, Earl Pardini, Bryan Van Kirk, Tom Whyte,, Tom Comito, Russ Halloc, Ken Harris, Dylan Iurato and Sam Cogan inserted 192 ties and spiked 142.


Tuesday May 21st

With help from Scott S, John Marino, Earl Pardini, Bryan Van Kirk, Tom Whyte, Ken Harris, Tom Comito, Vince Guido and Sam Cogan inserted 258 ties and spiked 101. This was between MP 6.7 and 7.2.


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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Postby lvrr325 » Wed May 22, 2019 9:19 am

A better question might be, how many ties typically per tenth of mile of track, and how many need to be good to operate over.
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