Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by liallegheny » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:45 pm

Looks like another nemesis of the railroad is out. Nolan lost by about 50 votes....unofficial results at the moment.

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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by airman00 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:57 pm

IF that result holds up, then that’s good news for the CMRR. Maybe this new CMRR biz plan might actually have some hope of becoming reality!

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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by eehiv » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:30 am

Race will not be decided until absentee ballots are counted on November 18th. EH

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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by BR&P » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:29 am

eehiv wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:30 am
Race will not be decided until absentee ballots are counted on November 18th. EH
Sounds familiar. It takes time to make more ballots, especially if you have to come up with over 50 of them. :wink:

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CMRR Work Report - Oct 25 to 29

Post by eehiv » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:45 pm


Friday October 25th


Earl Pardini, Sam Cogan and Bryan Van Kirk did track work.

For Rails of Terror, Dave Hilliard was engineer, Tony Bocchino was conductor, Sam Cogan was brakeman, Dylan Iurato and Frank Dravecky were flaggers. Marcia Roosa was ticket agent.


Saturday October 26th

Dave Hilliard and Bryan Van Kirk were engineers, Tony Bocchino was Conductor, Karl Wick was brakeman, Sam Cogan, Ken Harris and Dylan Iurato were flaggers, and Marcia Roosa was ticket agent.

Vince Guido, Martin Elbrecht and Shawn Newton worked on the North Pole.


Sunday October 27th

John Marino was engineer, Tony Bocchino was Conductor, Marjorie Van Kirk was brakeman, Dylan Iurato and Sam Cogan were flaggers. Marcia Roosa was ticket agent.


Monday October 28th

Dave Heick, Vince Guido and Frank Dravecky worked on the North Pole.


Tuesday October 29th


Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan moved equipment to the North Pole. Earl Parini and John Marino switched equipment.

Dave Heick, Vince Guido and Frank Dravecky worked on the North Pole.




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CMRR Work Report - Oct 30 to Nov 5

Post by eehiv » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:45 pm

Wednesday October 30th

Dave Heick and Vince Guido worked on the North Pole.


Friday November 1st

Earl Pardini, Sam Cogan and Bryan Van Kirk did track work.


Saturday November 2nd

Harrison Balduf cut brush.

John Marino, Earl Pardini, Tom Whyte, Bryan Van Kirk, Sam Cogan, Russ Hallock, and Bruce Tuchman did trackwork.

Dave Heick, Martin Elbrecht and Vince Guido worked on the North Pole.


Sunday November 3rd

Harrison Balduf cut brush.

John Marino, Dave Hilliard, Sam Cogan, and Bruce Tuchman did trackwork and cut brush.

Dave Heick and Vince Guido worked on the North Pole.


Monday November 4th

Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan did mechanical work.

Dave Heick and Vince Guido worked on the North Pole.


Tuesday November 5th

Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan did equipment maintenance. Earl Pardini and John Marino did trackwork.


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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by thebigham » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:16 pm


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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by BR&P » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:35 am

thebigham wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:16 pm
Kathy Nolan lost:

https://www.dailyfreeman.com/news/elect ... 7197b.html
Site does not like my ad blocker. Cliff notes?

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CMRR Work Report - Nov 8 to 12

Post by eehiv » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:08 pm

Friday November 8th

Earl Pardini did tie cleanup.

Marcia Roosa, Pat Smalley, Karin Vogel and Linda Marino worked on the Polar Gift Shop.


Saturday November 9th

Ernie Klopping worked on the 2940. Art Vogel worked on the caboose and coaches.

John Marino, Dave Hilliard, Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan did trackwork.

Dave Heick, Martin Elbrecht and Vince Guido worked on the Polar Tent side walls.

Marcia Roosa, Pat Smalley, Karin Vogel and Linda Marino worked on the Polar Gift Shop.


Sunday November 10th

Karin Vogel did work in the gift shop.

Dave Heick and Vince Guido worked on the Polar tent side walls.


Monday November 11th

John Marino did tie removal.

Dave Heick and Vince Guido worked on the North Pole.


Tuesday November 12th

Earl Pardini did tie removal.

Vince Guido and Dave Heick worked on the Polar tent.


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CMRR Work Report - Nov 13 to 19

Post by eehiv » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:31 pm

Wednesday November 13th

John Marino, Dave Hilliard, Earl Pardini, Vince Guido and Dave Heick worked on the tent floor and gift shop.

Karin Vogel worked in the gift shop.

Tom Whyte and Sam Cogan worked at the North Pole.


Thursday November 14th

Vince Guido and Dave Heick worked on the North Pole.

John Marino, Dave Hilliard, Tony Bocchino and Sam Cogan worked at the North Pole and Gift Shop.


Friday November 15th

Vince Guido and Dave Heick worked on the North Pole.

Earl Pardini, John Marino, Sam Cogan and Dave Hilliard did switching and work at the North Pole.

We had our first day of Polar Express! Earl PArdini was engineer, Tom Whyte Conductor, Bryan Van Kirk brakeman, and Russ Hallock, Jim Bruck, Tony Bocchino, Sam Cogan, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa, Pat Smalley, Linda Marino worked on the Polar Gift Shop.


Saturday November 16th

Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Karl Wick Conductor, Arthur Vogel brakeman, and Steve Stanton, Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Ken Harris, Martin Elbrecht, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa, Pat Smalley, and Karin Vogel worked on the Polar Gift Shop.

Earl Pardini worked on the 42. John Marino and Dave Hilliard did work at the North Pole.


Sunday November 17th

Dave Hilliard was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Tom Whyte brakeman, and Russ Hallock, Joe Wolff, Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Karin Vogel, Marcia Roosa and Pat Smalley worked in the gift shop.

John Marino and Dave Hilliard did work at the North Pole.


Tuesday November 19th

Sam Cogan did cleanup work at the old North Pole.


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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by airman00 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:55 pm

thebigham wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:16 pm
Kathy Nolan lost:

https://www.dailyfreeman.com/news/elect ... 7197b.html
What does this mean for the CMRR?

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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by lvrr325 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:14 pm

Former Ulster County Legislator John Parete has recaptured the seat in District 22, according to the county Board of Elections.

That means the outcome of a single close race — the one in District 4 — will decide which party controls the 23-member lawmaking body next year.

Parete, a Boiceville Democrat who ran on the Republican line, led incumbent Democrat Kathy Nolan by 21 votes once all absentee ballots were counted Tuesday. (Parete led by 43 votes at the end of Election Day.)
Article goes on to explain one more race is to be counted where a Dem held a 28 vote advantage on election day. Depending on who wins there either side could have a 12-11 majority. Also has some comments from Nolan why she thinks she lost. Good riddance.

Hopefully what it means for the CMR is the last of the major obstacles is removed. Don't know what Parete's position is though.

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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by thebigham » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:22 pm

Parete is a CMRR backer.

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Re: Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) Discussion - 2019

Post by eehiv » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:11 pm

In the last race, a CMRR supporter won and a trail supporter lost. There should be at least 7 strong rail supporters in the new legislature, up from 4 in the current legislature. And our most vocal opponent is now out of the legislature. This will hopefully bode well for the CMRR to extend up to the current end of track at MP 10.01, which is 1.68 miles west of the current permit limit at MP 8.33.

EH

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CMRR Work Report - Nov 20 to 24

Post by eehiv » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:59 pm

Wednesday November 20th

Sam Cogan and Bryan Van Kirk worked on the CMRR backhoe. Dave Heick and Vince Guido worked on the Polar tent.


Thursday November 21st

John Marino, Bryan Van Kirk and Sam Cogan did maintenance work on the signals at 209. Dave Heick and Vince Guido worked on the section house and North Pole.


Friday November 22nd

Earl Pardini and Bryan Van Kirk did maintenance work on engine 42.

For Polar Express John Marino was engineer, Tom Whyte Conductor, Bryan Van Kirk brakeman, and Todd Syska, Jim Bruck, Tony Bocchino, Sam Cogan, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Marcia Roosa, Pat Smalley, Linda Marino worked on the Polar Gift Shop.

https://youtu.be/iGjYq-QvctE


Saturday November 23rd

Bryan Van Kirk was engineer, Marjorie Van Kirk Conductor, Arthur Vogel brakeman, and Steve Stanton, Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Ken Harris, Martin Elbrecht, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Pat Smalley and Karin Vogel worked on the Polar Gift Shop.


Sunday November 24th

Dave Hilliard was engineer, Tony Bocchino Conductor, Karl Wick brakeman, and Russ Hallock, Harrison Balduf, Sam Cogan, Dylan Iurato, Peter Fluchere and Alex Sorenson were flaggers.

Karin Vogel and Marcia Roosa worked in the gift shop.



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