Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

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CMRR Work Report - August 7 to 13

Post by eehiv » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm

Wednesday August 7th

Sam Cogan cut brush.


Thursday August 8th

Sam Cogan cut brush.


Friday August 9th

Earl Pardini, Dave Heick, Sam Cogan and John Marino tamped and made repairs near the JR crossing.


Saturday August 10th

The Catskill Mountain music train in Kingston. Dave Hilliard was Engineer, Tony Bocchino was conductor, Art Vogel was brakeman, and Sam Cogan and Dylan Iurato were flaggers. Marcia Roosa and Karin Vogel were ticket agents.


Sunday August 11th

The Catskill Mountain music train in Kingston. Earl Pardini was Engineer, Tony Bocchino was conductor, Bill Kaba was brakeman, and Russ Hallock and Dylan Iurato were flaggers. Marcia Roosa and Peter Fluchere were ticket agents. Sam Cogan assisted.


Monday August 12th

Earl Pardini Dave Heick inserted 35 ties.


Tuesday August 13th

Earl Pardini, Vince Guido, Russ Hallock, Tom Comito, Sam Cogan, Martin Elbrecht, John Marino inserted 200 ties from MP 7 to MP 8, and spiked about 50.




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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by njt/mnrrbuff » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:07 pm

What are the chances of the CMRR being able to run its trains on the upgraded stretch of tracks this Fall? I would love to take a ride on the CMRR this Fall.

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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by eehiv » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:41 am

Track work will be complete before the fall season begins. EH

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CMRR Work Report August 14 to 20

Post by eehiv » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:51 pm

Wednesday August 14th

Track crew was Earl Pardini, Vince Guido, Sam Cogan, John Marino, Dave Heick, Dave Hilliard, Russell Hallock and Dylan Iurato. Crews spiked ties from MP 7.4 to 7.8 and replaced a rail at MP 7.1 and inserted about 200 ties.


Thursday August 15th


Track crew was Earl Pardini, John Marino, Sam Cogan and Dave Heick. They inserted and spiked 35 ties and laid out replacement rail at MP 7.85.


Friday August 16th

Earl Pardini, Vince Guido and John Marino did tree trimming and replaced a joint bar.


Saturday August 17th

The Catskill Mountain music train in Kingston. Dave Earl Pardini was Engineer, Karl Wick was conductor, Art Vogel was brakeman, and Ken Harris and Dylan Iurato were flaggers. Marcia Roosa and Karin Vogel were ticket agents.


Sunday August 18th


The Catskill Mountain music train in Kingston. John Marino was Engineer, Tony Bocchino was conductor, Krl Wick was brakeman, and Joe Wolff and Dylan Iurato were flaggers. Marcia Roosa and Peter Fluchere were ticket agents.



Tuesday August 20th

Earl Pardini, Vince Guido, Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, John Marino replaced 5 rails at MP 7.85.




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CMRR Work Report - August 21 to 27

Post by eehiv » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:16 pm

Wednesday August 21st

Earl Pardini and Sam Cogan unloaded ties at 209 and cut brush. John Marino marked ties.


Thursday August 22nd

Sam Cogan cut brush and John Marino marked ties. Earl Pardini unloaded ties at 209.


Friday August 23rd

Earl Pardini, Tom Comito, Dylan Iurato, Dave Hilliard, Vince Guido and Sam Cogan made repairs to the 42 and spiked ties from MP 7.85 and 8.05


Saturday August 24th

The Catskill Mountain Flyer ran in Kingston. John Marino was Engineer, Tony Bocchino was conductor, Bill Kaba was brakeman, and Ken Harris and Dylan Iurato were flaggers. Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley were ticket agents.


Sunday August 25th

The Catskill Mountain Ice Cream train ran in Kingston. Dave Hilliard was Engineer, Tony Bocchino was conductor, Bill Kaba was brakeman, and Tom Comito and Dylan Iurato were flaggers. Peter Fluchere was ticket agent.


Monday August 26th

Earl Pardini, Vince Guido, Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Russ Hallock, and Frank Dravecky spiked ties from MP 8 to Mp 8.2, removed OTM from there to Route 28a in Stony Hollow, and made preparations for tie distribution.


Tuesday August 27th

Earl Pardini, Sam Cogan and Tom Comito distributed 360 ties from MP 8 to MP 8.2. Vince Guido removed debris from the cut near Route 28A.




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CMRR Work Report - Aug 31 to Sept 3

Post by eehiv » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:55 pm

Saturday August 31st

The Catskill Mountain Flyer ran in Kingston. John Marino was Engineer, Tony Bocchino was conductor, Arthur Vogel was brakeman, and Russ Hallock and Dylan Iurato were flaggers. Marcia Roosa and Karin Vogel were ticket agents. Peter Fluchere assisted.

Martin Elbrecht worked on coach 2918.


Sunday September 1st

The Catskill Mountain Ice Cream train ran in Kingston. John Marino was Engineer, Tony Bocchino was conductor, Dave Hilliard was brakeman, and Ken Harris and Dylan Iurato were flaggers. Marcia Roosa and Paul Payton were ticket agents.


Monday September 2nd

The Catskill Mountain Flyer ran in Kingston. Earl Pardini was Engineer, Tony Bocchino was conductor, Bill Kaba was brakeman, and Russ Hallock and Dylan Iurato were flaggers. Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley were ticket agents.


Tuesday September 3rd

John Marino, Dave Hilliard and Sam Cogan rearranged equipment in Kingston, Sam Cogan cut brush.




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CMRR Work Report - September 3 to 9

Post by eehiv » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:11 pm

Wednesday September 4th

Earl Pardini, Sam Cogan, Vince Guido, Russ Hallock and Shawn Newton inserted ties from MP 8.0 to 8.33.


Thursday September 5th

Earl Pardini, Sam Cogan, Dave Heick, Ken Harris, Russ Hallock and Bruce Tuchman inserted and spiked ties from MP 8.0 to 8.33. John Marino assisted.


Friday September 6th

Earl Pardini, Sam Cogan, Tom Comito, and Dave Heick spiked ties from MP 8.1 to 8.2.


Saturday September 7th

Earl Pardini, Sam Cogan, Tom Comito, Martin Elbrecht, Bruce Tuchman, John Marino and Vince Guido distributed, inserted and spiked ties from MP 8.15 to 8.25.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=252890

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=252891

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=252892


Sunday September 8th

Earl Pardini, John Marino, Sam Cogan, Dave Heick and Vince Guido finished inserting and spiking the last ties needed for our track extension to the end our permit at MP 8.33.


Monday September 9th

Sam Cogan worked along the ROW.



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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by airman00 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:07 pm

Milepost 8.33 is as far as you guys can go? How much intact trackage remains beyond 8.33?

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CMRR Work Report - Sept 14 to 17

Post by eehiv » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:12 pm

Saturday September 14th

John Marino, Sam Cogan, Tom Comito, Russ Hallock, Bruce Tuchman, Raphael DeMeglio and Vince Guido spiked ties from MP 8.15 to 8.25.


Sunday September 15th

Earl Pardini, John Marino, Sam Cogan, Dave Hilliard and Tom Healy rearranged equipment and brought engine 401 to the new end of track at MP 8.33 at Route 28A in Stony Hollow:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=253040

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=253042

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=253043

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=253044

Martin Elbrecht worked on coach 2918 and Art Vogel worked on the generator for coach 2949. Dylan Iurato worked at Westbrook lane.

https://www.catskillmountainnews.com/ar ... ds-events/


Tuesday September 17th

Sam Cogan and Dave Heick cut brush on the ROW.





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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by pumpers » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:26 pm

Congrats on the extension to 28A! Very impressive on how far and fast you went this season.

I was looking at where the ROW crosses 28A (on Google Maps and streetview), and on the south side of 28A there is a berm leading to a large abutment, as if there might have been a (RR?) bridge over 28A at one point, although I don't see an abutment on the other side. https://goo.gl/maps/ifW3i2BvJH1PBzWSA
Or was it some kind of way to dump some product into hopper cars, etc. What is the history on that, if you know it? JS

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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by TrainDetainer » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:04 pm

Highway was an overpass for many years. Overpass was removed many years ago due to poor geometry, maintenance, and lack of trains (pre-CMRR). The 28A location was also the site where the original U&D Plank Road crossed the U&D RR.

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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by pumpers » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:39 pm

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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by pumpers » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:39 pm

Thanks. If you go to historicalaerials.com, to the 1963 photo, you can see that highway bridge over the RR. And coming eastbound on 28A, there was a fairly sharp bend to the left at the bridge, which may have been a factor in wanting to do away with the bridge, as you noted. The bridge was gone in the next photo (1993).
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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by airman00 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:28 pm

Great work and great pictures! I like how you guys got the 401 literally as far as you could possibly go. The nose of 401 was actually sticking out in the road! Drivers must’ve been surprised to see that! :-D And correct me if I’m wrong, but it looks like based on the pics that the rails/crossing are still there, just paved over?

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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by eehiv » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:04 pm

Just paved over. They paved it just after we brought our equipment from Shokan in July 2016.

Rails are still there, and tracks are in place for 1.68 more miles to MP 10.01. We hope to get across the crossing next year.

EH

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