Wednesday, October 8, 2008

November Track Blitz Planned

The RMNE will be holding its first Fall Track Blitz weekend on the 1st and 2nd of November at the Thomaston Shop Yard. Work will concentrate on the outside yard tracks west of the shop building, and if necessary, the completion of the final switch in the current stage of track construction in the yard. Tie and rail placement, spiking, ballasting and surfacing are planned on the two new tracks, which we hope to extend to opposite the south end of the shop building, which will provide much needed secure storage space for our most valuable equipment. We also hope to finish surfacing the busy shop lead track. All members are encouraged to attend and non-members are also welcome – so bring a friend or two! Not all the work will be heavy – there will be plenty of support work to do to keep the track gangs busy, such as supplying tools and material. Participants should wear appropriate clothing, such as boots, hard hats, gloves, and safety glasses as necessary. Work begins following a briefing at 9:00am. Lunch will be served to everyone by reservation only to insure adequate quantity – please RSVP team leaders Chad Boutet at 207.590.7442 or Steve Butterworth at 781.631.6415 at least one week prior to the event.