Daytons' Slick Seton
The set-on for the Blue Mountain Railroad wasscheduled for three hours, but in the end, the participants managedto have all the cars, some 25, on track and ready to roll within anamazing thirty one minutes.
The ladys of the Dayton Depot let me access the balcony thatoverlooked the grade crossing selected for the seton, so I managed toget a birds-eye view of the whole process.
Not seen in many of the photos are the initial actions taken bysome owners to prepare their speeders for set-on, such as release ofchains and other anchoring systems.
The process of seton was supervised by Chris Baldo and JimHaskins.
First Car on is Chris Baldo ST2AA.
Todd Hills MT14 - the "HillToddler"
John awaits his turn - A good coffee and a New York Times helpfill in the time.
The joys of a small car, off the trailer and onto the track.
Jim Haskins pushing, Ted Hoheisel walking away, and George Hopesupervising.
Jim Haskins pushes Teds' M9 down the track. In the background isCarl Vanderspek, backing Big Blue into position.
Big Blue is rolled onto the track. This truck has dual winches, asliding bed and dual gauge track
Big Blue pushed out the way.
Next in the queue is Kitty and Dick Alegre
Kitty undoing the straps. It was a lot of fun to share the ridewith so many ladies.
In the foreground, the Spicers car is wheeled out of its trailer,whilst the Red Car of the Vanderspek fleet , along with the"Port-a-Potty" is dropped off the truck. John Black is lined up readyto unload his A3.
No sooner has Carl pulled away than John has backed his truck in,and started to unload his car.
John has this so down-pat as a one-man show that I felt like I wasgetting in the way.
A rig like Johns' is a great way to go!
Jim Groover rolls (one of) the last carsclear.
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