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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 11/30 to 12/3
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:47 am 

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Thursday November 30th

John Marino, Earl Pardini and Mark Glaser inserted 4 ties and tamped near MP 6.


Friday December 1st

Train crew: Engineer was Tom Whyte, Conductor was Dave Hilliard, Brakeman was Mark Glaser, Flaggers were Hunter Downie, Peter Fluchere, Russell Hallock and Ernie Klopping. Pat Smalley and Elissa Hilliard worked in the gift shop.


Saturday December 2nd

Train crew: Engineer was Tom Whyte, Conductor was Tyler Carelli, Brakemen was Karl Wick, Flaggers were Joe Wolff, Peter Fluchere, Steve Stanton, Martin Elbrecht, Tony Bocchino and myself. Mark Glaser, Vince Guido, Fred Rasmussen and Alex Sorenson helped out. Pat Smalley, Marcia Roosa and Karin Vogel worked in the gift shop.

Art Vogel and Dave Heick worked on the 407 in Phoenicia.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=241280



Sunday December 3rd

Train crew: Engineer was John Marino, Conductor was Tony Bocchino, Brakeman was Art Vogel, Flaggers were Joe Wolff, Bruce Devorkin, Bryan Wade, Todd Syska and Russ Hallock. Vince Guido and Fred Rasmussen helped out. Pat Smalley, Linda Marino and Karin Vogel worked in the gift shop.

The CMRR carried nearly 3,800 passengers in its third weekend of Polar Express.


Ernie Hunt
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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - 12/4 to 12/10
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:37 pm 

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Monday December 4th

Dave Hilliard installed heat switches in three coaches.



Friday December 8th

Train crew: Engineer was Earl Pardini, Conductor was Dave Hilliard, Brakeman was John Marino, Flaggers were Peter Fluchere, Russell Hallock, Harrison Balduf and Tony Bocchino. Pat Smalley, Elissa Hilliard and Meg Carey worked in the gift shop. Vince Guido helped out.

Vince Guido unloaded ties at 209.


Saturday December 9th

Train crew: Engineer was Dave Hilliard, Conductor was Hunter Downie, Brakemen was Karl Wick, Flaggers were Peter Fluchere, Harrison Balduf, George Bain, BRuce Devorkin and Russell Hallock. Jim Bruck, Vince Guido, and Alex Sorenson helped out. Elissa Hilliard and Karin Vogel worked in the gift shop.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=241364

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=241365

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=241366

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=241367

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=241368

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=241369

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=241370

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=241371

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=241372

https://youtu.be/UpH6gd6rk30


Sunday December 10th

Train crew: Engineer was John Marino, Conductor was Hunter Downie, Brakeman was Karl Wick, Flaggers were Peter Fluchere, Harrison Balduf, Tom Healy, Bryan Wade, and Ernie Klopping. Vince Guido and Fred Rasmussen helped out. Pat Smalley and Linda Marino worked in the gift shop.

The CMRR carried over 3,700 passengers in its fourth weekend of Polar Express.


Ernie Hunt
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CMRR


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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2017
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:49 pm 
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I'm thrilled to see the success you're having up there! Also the #42 45 tonner being used on the trains, I was the last one to ride it on the rails here in CT as it was loaded up onto the flatbed.

Out of curiousity, of all the passengers you're carrying have you found out how far some of them have traveled to ride the train? 3700 is a lot of people and they have to be traveling to ride the Polar Express you're offering.


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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2017
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:19 pm 

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For the uniformed, what is a heated switch in terms of a coach? I understand the track version, but not the coach version.

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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2017
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:23 pm 

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Stewi, sound as if an electrical switch that controls the interior heating was installed in each coach. I wonder how it was controlled previously.

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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2017
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:05 am 

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Heat Switch - moved the control from outside the coach to inside in the electrical cabinet. A lot easier to control!

We collect all the stats on the passengers. Last year over 80% came from outside Ulster County. We will publish the 2017 results in February.

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