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BantaRail

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Whitewater Valley
« on: May 24, 2020, 08:34:12 PM »
To start up July 4th.
I have been there today and maybe tomorrow cleaning caboose windows.

Bob Durnell

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Re: Whitewater Valley
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2020, 11:19:42 AM »
Glad to hear it, and thanks for being a one of the people that make it happen.  I sincerely hope you are able to reschedule your caboose trip for next year.  I was working on getting a final commitment for a group to go when the world got turned upside down.  I guess with the washouts it would have been a moot point anyway.

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Re: Whitewater Valley
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2020, 05:00:46 PM »
Last Wednesday we dumped 3 truck loads of rock. Saturday we put in 19 ties at the Alpine Straight washouts. Planning on getting the sidedump car out this week and fill in on the washout north of Laurel. We put 20 ties in there two weeks ago and tamped but the sides of the fill need more building up in some spots.
There a fine line between a 'hobby' and a 'mental illness'.

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Re: Whitewater Valley
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2020, 09:23:12 PM »
Looks like U still have a mess over there.

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Re: Whitewater Valley
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2020, 11:31:09 AM »
Looks like U still have a mess over there.

But we have ballast, not air under the track now.
There a fine line between a 'hobby' and a 'mental illness'.

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Re: Whitewater Valley
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2020, 01:17:05 PM »
But we have ballast, not air under the track now.

Once again, thank you for helping make it happen.  I think we ALL know here that that is not an easy piece of railroad to keep open.

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Re: Whitewater Valley
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2020, 01:27:06 PM »
But we have ballast, not air under the track now.
I miss going up to the Whitewater and working and helping out in situations like this. But Father Time has taken a toll on this old body. A great organization and a great group of people.
Have a good and safe day!

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Re: Whitewater Valley
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2020, 09:40:11 PM »
Glad to hear things are coming along with repairs.  The WWVRR always gets things taken care of.  We'll see you on a caboose excursion this summer. 
"The past is never dead.  It's not even past."  - Faulkner

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Re: Whitewater Valley
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2020, 08:08:40 AM »
I miss going up to the Whitewater and working and helping out in situations like this. But Father Time has taken a toll on this old body. A great organization and a great group of people.

I can sympathize with that.  By the time I have the time to donate my time and mechanical skills to the FWRHS, I will be too decrepit to do them much good.  :(

BantaRail

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Re: Whitewater Valley
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2020, 12:01:50 PM »
Dernull
Running French Lick next March , round trip to Jasper. Coaches
So not sure if a WVRR caboose trip will be done until March 2022.
French Lick already reserved, but have not sent a deposit.

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Re: Whitewater Valley
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2020, 07:12:51 PM »
How long is the trip? How many track miles? Sounds like fun...

BantaRail

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Re: Whitewater Valley
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2020, 10:53:07 AM »
Laguna Man:
Only have checked the restaurants near the Jasper Depot at this time.
Departure will be 10 am. May change.
Cash bar on board.
More details are post on here under charters.
Will request the AW&W loco.

BantaRail

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Re: Whitewater Valley
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2020, 04:11:17 PM »
WVRR track all repaired, those guys do a lot of hard work for no pay.

I can only do light work anymore, like clean windows !!!!!! Sorry folks.

More coach windows were broken out a few weeks ago, (Peep) the ones that do this.
 

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Re: Whitewater Valley
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2020, 09:43:10 PM »
WVRR track all repaired, those guys do a lot of hard work for no pay.

I can only do light work anymore, like clean windows !!!!!! Sorry folks.

More coach windows were broken out a few weeks ago, (Peep) the ones that do this.

I was always taught that any job that needs done is important.  SOMEBODY has to do it, you are freeing up some younger person to do more grunt work, and chances are you'll do a better job on those windows than they would.  There is no I in team, and it seems the WVRR has a pretty good team.