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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2018
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:42 pm 

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For those of us who haven't been keeping up with the unfolding story of this poor branch line, How many miles are going to be kept rail and usable for current/future use of the CMRR?


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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2018
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:32 am 

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Currently we are allowed to use the track from MP 3.63 to MP 8.33. We have been told that we may be allowed to extend that to MP 10.01. West of MP 10.01 the track has been lifted, though we will rebuild to MP 11.1 if ever allowed. EH


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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - October 1 to 8
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:30 pm 

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October 1 to 5

Earl Pardini, Bryan Van Kirk, Sam Cogan and otherslaid out ties for the upcoming tie week. Sam Cogan weed-wacked from C9 to Hurley Mountain Road.


October 6th

Our Catskill Fall Flyer ran in Kingston. EarlPardini was Engineer; Art Vogel was Engineer Trainee, Karl Wick wasConductor; Ed Winstanley was brakeman; John Marino was trainman; Peter Fluchere and Russell Hallock were flaggers; Dylan Iurato was flaggertrainee. Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley were ticket agents. Neil Isabelle assisted.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246335

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246336

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246337

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246338



October 7th

Bryan Van Kirk was engineer; Karl Wick was engineertrainee; Tony Bocchino was conductor; Neil Isabelle was brakeman; Bill Kaba was brakeman trainee; Jess Puccio and Ken Harris were flagmen. Marcia Roosa, Peter Fluchere and Pat Smalley were ticket agents. Ryan Lennox assisted.

October 8th

Bryan Van Kirk was engineer; Karl Wick was engineertrainee; Tony Bocchino was conductor; Neil Isabelle was brakeman; Bill Kaba was Brakeman Trainee, Peter Fluchere, Greg Peck and Ken Harris were flagmen. Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley were ticket agents. Ryan Lennox and Sam Cogan assisted.


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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - Oct 9 to 15
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:03 pm 

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October 9 to 10

Earl Pardini, Bryan Van Kirk, Sam Cogan inserted ties at MP 6.6 and 4.35 and laid out ties for the upcoming tie week.

October 11th

The CMRR ran a dress rehearsal train for "Rails of Terror. Earl Pardini was engineer, Bryan Van Kirk was conductor and Art Vogel was brakeman. Russ Hallock was flagger.


October 12th

The CMRR ran its first "RAILS OF TERROR" trains Friday evening. Train crew was Earl Pardini, engineer, Tony Bocchino, Conductor, and Art Vogel, brakeman. Karl Wick and Russ Hallock were flaggers. Bryan Van Kirk assisted. Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley were ticket agents.


October 13th

Our Catskill Fall Flyer ran in Kingston. John Marino was Engineer; Tony Bocchino was Conductor; Karl Wick was brakeman; Earl Pardini and newcomer Dan Adler were flaggers. Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley were ticket agents.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246462

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246463

Ernie Klopping and Martin Elbrecht worked on the 2911's generator.

In the evening we ran our new "RAILS OF TERROR" train. Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Tony Bocchino was conductor, Karl Wick was brakeman, Russ Hallock, Joe Wolff and Dan Adler were flaggers. Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley were ticket agents.



October 14th

Tom Whyte was engineer; Tony Bocchino was conductor; John Marino was brakeman; Ken Harris, Steve Stanton and Dan Adler were flagmen. Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley were ticket agents.

In the morning, John Marino and Bryan Van Kirk replaced a joint bar and installed a tie.


October 15th

Bryan Van Kirk was engineer; Tony Bocchino was conductor; Walt Otto was brakeman; Fred Ehren and Sam Cogan were flaggers. Earl Pardini assisted.



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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - Oct 16, to 21
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:40 am 

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October 16 17

Earl Pardini, Bryan Van Kirk, Sam Cogan did maintenance work on the brake systems in the train.

October 19th

The CMRR ran first "RAILS OF TERROR" trains Friday evening. Train crew was Bryan Van Kirk, engineer, Tony Bocchino, Conductor, and Art Vogel, brakeman. Ken Harris, Sam Cogan and Russ Hallock were flaggers. Pat Smalley and Ernie Klopping were ticket agents.

October 20th

Our Pumpkin Express ran on October 20th. Earl Pardini was Engineer; Tony Bocchino was Conductor; John Marino was brakeman; Joe Wolff and Sam Cogan were were flaggers. Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley were ticket agents. There were 682 riders.

Ernie Klopping and Martin Elbrecht worked on the 2911 generator.

In the evening, the CMRR ran its Rails of Terror. Bryan Van Kirk was Engineer, Karl Wick was conductor, Art Vogel was brakeman. Flaggers were Russ Hallock, Tony Bocchino, and Joe Wolff. Pat Smalley and Marcia Roosa were ticket agents. There were 340 riders.


October 21st

Our Pumpkin Express ran again on October 21st. John Marino was Engineer; Tony Bocchino was Conductor; Karl Wick was brakeman; Sam Cogan and Ken Harris were flaggers. Dylan Iurato was flagman trainee. Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley were ticket agents.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246532

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246533

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246534

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246535

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246536


Overall we had about 1800 riders this weekend. The Rails of Terror was a big success as well!




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 Post subject: Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2018
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:46 pm 

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More rail removed from MP 3.2 to 3.57:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246572

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246576

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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - October 22 to 28
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:16 am 

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October 22, 24, 25, 26

Earl Pardini, John Marino, Bryan Van Kirk, Sam Cogan and Ryan Lennox did trackwork. They replaced 2 rails near the north pole, tightened joints and pulled spikes and plates west of MP 6.67.

October 26th

The CMRR ran first "RAILS OF TERROR" trains Friday evening. Train crew was John Marino, engineer, Tom Whyte, Conductor, and Art Vogel, brakeman. Tony Bocchino, Ken Harris, Sam Cogan and Russ Hallock were flaggers. Pat Smalley, Peter Fluchere and Marcia Roosa were ticket agents.

October 27th

Our Pumpkin Express ran on October 27th. Bryan Van Kirk was Engineer; Tony Bocchino was Conductor; Bill Kaba was brakeman; Russ Hallock, Peter Fluchere and Bruce Devorkin were were flaggers. Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley were ticket agents.

In the evening, the CMRR ran its Rails of Terror. Bryan Van Kirk was Engineer, Tony Bocchino was conductor, Art Vogel was brakeman. Flaggers were Russ Hallock, Peter Fluchere and Joe Wolff. Pat Smalley and Marcia Roosa were ticket agents. Train was sold out.


October 28th

Our Pumpkin Express ran again on October 28th. John Marino was Engineer; Tony Bocchino was Conductor; Bryan Van Kirk was brakeman; Fred Ehren, Ken Harris, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers. Pat Smalley was ticket agents.

We had over 1300 riders this weekend.


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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - Oct 31 to Nov 14
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:23 am 

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October 31st

Track crew consisted of Earl Pardini, Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan. They replaced bolts and joint bars.


November 1st

Charter: Engineer: Bryan Van Kirk, Conductor was Earl Pardini, Ed Winstanley was brakeman, Sam Cogan and Marjorie Van Kirk were flaggers.


November 3rd

Charter: Engineer: Bryan Van Kirk, Conductor was Karl Wick, Arthur Vogel was brakeman, Fred Ehren and Marjorie Van Kirk were flaggers.

Ernie Klopping and Martin Elbrecht worked on the generator in coach 2911.


November 6th

Bryan van Kirk and Sam Cogan did boltwork.


November 7th

Earl Pardini, Bryan Van Kirk and San Cogan did track and coach maintenance.


November 8th

Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan serviced equipment.


November 9th and 10th

Earl Pardini, Bryan Van Kirk, Marjorie Van Kirk and Sam Cogan switched out the train and moved equipment. Bryan Van Kirk did maintenance work.


November 10th and 11th

Pat Smalley, Maria Roosa, Karen Vogel and Linda Marino got merchandise ready for Polar.


November 12th

Bryan Van Kirk, John Marino, Ryan Lennox and Sam Cogan installed 17 ties west of Washington Avenue.


November 14th

Earl Pardini, Bryan Van Kirk, Tom Whyte, Ryan Lennox and Sam Cogan installed four timbers in the O&W switch.


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 Post subject: CMRR Work Report - Nov. 16 to 18
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:30 am 

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To all:

Our first weekend of Polar Express was a great success. We carried 2,941 passengers this weekend, more than the 2,866 carried last year.

Many thanks to our crews, including Earl Pardini, John and Linda Marino, Bryan and Marjorie Van Kirk, Karl Wick, Tony Bocchino, Neil and Kathy Isabelle, Art and Karin Vogel, Ernie Klopping and Pat Smalley, Marcia Roosa, Ryan Lennox, Sam Cogan, Jim Bruck, Peter Fluchere, Gary Lowe, Fred Ehren, Russ Hallock, Ken Harris, Alex Sorenson, Joe Wolff, Vince Guido, and of course Rob Gaston and his crew.

Ernie Hunt
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CMRR


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 Post subject: 2nd Weekend Polar Express
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:46 am 

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Nov 23, 24, 25

Our second weekend of Polar Express was a great success. We carried 3,579 passengers this weekend.

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=247181

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=247182

Many thanks to our crews, including Earl Pardini, John and Linda Marino, Bryan and Marjorie Van Kirk, Karl Wick, Tony Bocchino, Art and Karin Vogel, Ernie Klopping and Pat Smalley, Marcia Roosa, Ryan Lennox, Sam Cogan, Steve Stanton, Jim Bruck, Peter Fluchere, Russ Hallock, Ken Harris, Alex Sorenson, Joe Wolff, Martin Elbrecht, Vince Guido, and of course Rob Gaston and his crew.


Ernie Hunt
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CMRR


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 Post subject: Third Weekend Polar Express
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:51 am 

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November 30, December 1, 2.

Our third weekend of Polar Express was a great success. We carried 3,899 passengers this weekend.

Engine 401 was back in service, and in fact ran better than it has in years. Many thanks to Earl Pardini, Bryan Van Kirk, and John Marino who worked on the engine during the week.

Many thanks to our crews, including Earl Pardini, Dave Hilliard, John and Linda Marino, Bryan and Marjorie Van Kirk, Karl Wick, Tony Bocchino, Art and Karin Vogel, Ernie Klopping and Pat Smalley, Marcia Roosa, Fred Ehren, Ryan Lennox, Sam Cogan, Steve Stanton, Jim Bruck, Peter Fluchere, Russ Hallock, Ken Harris, Alex Sorenson, Joe Wolff, Martin Elbrecht, Vince Guido, and of course Rob Gaston and his crew.

Ernie Hunt
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 Post subject: Fourth Weekend Polar Express
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:54 am 

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December 7, 8, 9:


Our fourth weekend of Polar Express was a great success. We carried 4,272 passengers this weekend on Polar and 98 on the Hanakkah Express.

Many thanks to Bryan VanKirk, Earl Pardini and Sam Cogan who worked on the 401 and the passenger cars during the week.

Many thanks to our crews, including Earl Pardini, Dave Hilliard, John and Linda Marino, Bryan and Marjorie Van Kirk, Karl Wick, Tony Bocchino, Art and Karin Vogel, Ernie Klopping and Pat Smalley, Marcia Roosa, Fred Ehren, Ryan Lennox, Sam Cogan, Steve Stanton, Jim Bruck, Peter Fluchere, Russ Hallock, Ken Harris, Alex Sorenson, Joe Wolff, Vince Guido, and of course Rob Gaston and his crew.


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CMRR


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