January 2010 Presidentís Report
By Ira Pollack
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monthís report I first would like to wish you all well with good health and
fortunes. To start off, I would like to thank CDOT and the City of
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have been having some problems at our back gate off of
††††††††††† I am trying to look ahead and begin planning out our upcoming season in the yard now, because before you know it, it will be here. My goals remain the same for the most part. Trackwork will continue on Tracks 18 and 42, with possible tie replacement on Track 26. I would love to be able to have a dedicated work session, possibly once a month, with an all-hands turnout of volunteers working on that one dedicated project for that weekend. This last year we did that just one time and it was a huge success. My continued goals are still painting the turntable and replacing the operatorís booth, scrapping of steel around the yard, and possibly rebuilding a flatcar into a riding car for our Railyard Local. I have great expectations, but also great frustrations in finishing these projects because weather is a determining factor, and volunteers are very few at times. I feel that time is our biggest enemy, but there never is enough of it. As usual we have much before us. I am hoping that once the weather breaks, we can begin working Saturdays again, and I will be contacting you for work sessions.