Making the Grade – This grade stake shows this part of the fill is a little less than two feet from restoration building subgrade. This is pretty amazing since this area had to be raised over ten feet to get to this point.
Climbing Back up the Hill – The D7 climbs up the slight grade in order to back blade more dirt to level off the fill.
A Different Fill – On the other end of the Restoration Building, the fill area continues to rise. Here we find the museum’s Cat D7 leveling off the dirt which was brought down earlier in the day.
Dig and Fill – As the 20-H continues to dig for the next pipe, the dirt is placed as fill on the newly installed pipe.
At the Controls – On this Saturday, museum volunteer Scott Gleason has the controls of the 20-H excavator.
Checking the Depth – With the pipe aligned, Jeremy now checks the depth of the pipe to insure it was correct. Setting each pipe at the correct depth is critical so that the water will drain properly through the pipe.
Checking the Alignment – Museum volunteer Jeremy Tuke uses a story pole with a plumb bob attached to check the alignment of the pipe against the reference lines.
Time to Install Some More Pipe– With the hole deep enough at a little over nine feet, another piece of concrete pipe is swung into place by the 20-H.
Loading Out – The Trojan loader dumps its bucket full of dirt into one of the museum’s dump trucks which will place it on the fill south of the building.
Removing Some of the Dirt– With too much dirt piling up, the museum’s Trojan loader takes a bite out of the dirt pile to remove some of it.
Drainage Pipe Install Continues – The Bucyrus-Erie 20-H excavator again received the call to continue to dig for the install of the last three pieces of a new drainage pipe being installed. The museum’s restoration building can be seen in the background, and the museum hopes to soon see this image include two tracks to the building.