Washout Work 2017


March 3, 2017

The group assembled Friday morning at the Green Equipment Facility to gather tools and supplies from the storage areas. Phil loaded his truck and soon after Chris, and Screech did also.  Everyone left the facility site and headed to the work site  The rails removed for the Clearwater washout repair were replaced.  Site work consisted of removing the rails and cross ties that were left in place by the contractor doing the washout repair. Then grading was needed to get the proper elevation for the cross ties to be placed.

Tom stayed behind and replaced the stolen battery in the A4. Safety checks were done on both motorcars and a test drive (ride) was conducted.  Both motorcars are ready for use. Thank you for those that attended the work day: Chris Abbood, Chris (Screech) Lanis, Wally and Rhoda Brown, Phil Gandy, Milton and Ginny Lucas, Jerry Parker, and Tom Stallings.

Chris _Chris_phil

Jerry _Phil toghtening joint bar bolts









Chris L inserting tie plates

bringing the final rail together











February 9-11, 2017

Below are pictures of work at Clearwater and Mountaire.  Great work by everyone – Thank you!!!

clearwater wagonclearwater 4

clearwater 5

clearwater wagon 2











January 27, 2017

Here’s a few pictures of our work session this past Friday, we started at 10am by gathering our tools at the containers in Red Springs, we proceeded up to Clearwater and set up our day. As you can see, after our safety briefing  we had a very productive day and now the site is ready for repair. A BIG thank you goes out to members Phil Gandy, Milton & Ginny Lucas (who brought the machine), and  our track guru, Chris Lainis and his better half Lori. Everyone worked as a well oiled machine and got the job done in about 3 hours. I must apologize that I couldn’t be more help than I was, I am still fighting the lack of lung capacity following my bout with pneumonia over the holidays, thanks to everyone for picking up the slack!   We are planning another work day to repair the damage at Wagon Wheel Road in a few weeks, we have taken measurements and have replacement rail on site,stay tuned for more information!

IMG_2118 (1024x765)

IMG_2106 (1024x765)







IMG_2101 (1024x765)

IMG_2131 (1024x765)