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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Wabash Alloys > The Wabash Guard Book

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Sun, Apr 17th, 2005
posted by Guy With Hat
The Wabash Guard Book

It's a little Hilroy 3-Subject notebook, 108 pages, a bright blue colour. Faintly written on the cover, intented so you have to tilt it to the light to read it, is "The Wabash Alloys Guards Book /DEC 19/02". I rescued it from the site under demolition one day, it's ratty and torn and wet at the edges, covered in dirt. It would have disintegrated or been buried under tons of rubble, had I left it there. But my own ethics with regards to taking things from UE sites hinge on whether it's a thing other explorers would want to see. As well, I wanted to make sure it wasn't something still being used, or something of value that the site owners might miss. What I took was neither. This book was important, but only for a few explorers who've been to Wabash, so I thought I'd transcribe it here, on UER, for posterity, and for all of you explorers who won't be able to visit the site now that it's nearly completely gone.

I tried to copy down everything as faithfully as possible, including punctuation and capitalization and sections of text that were highlighted. Enjoy reading. :)

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DEC 19

Cat food is now on strict rations only 1 person per day to feed them (unless you have your own food!) I will feed them during the week with Jim or Ed feeding on Weekends. - Paul

DEC 22

Table lamp bulb got fused, Moiz.

Dec 24/02
- Pay statements are here - however pay will go/be in Bank Acct until Friday - as normal -
- Leak in 1st Floor Office Area 205 Wicksteed - Water is turned off.
- Jim anything to do with leaks its good to leave Ken an message but also leave Mark Hopkins(XXXX) he deals with maintainance issues. What I suggest you guys do is after you go to the washroom turn the water on (red wheel spr. room) flush then turn water off (Ed you remember the routine)
I checked and no more water leaked from piper after. I've left a message with maintenance but since it's not an emergency we will probably have to wait till the New Year.
Ed - If a supervisor comes on your shift could you ask for some Canada Life benefits (drug plan) forms, thanks PLF

Dec 31
Water (domestic) is back on. Jim could you please show Moiz where saw it dripping before so he can keep an eye on that area while patroling - thanks Paul
Dennis -> Conditional saleguards / Just paid a return phone call from Gord Laschinger about the For Sale sign removal. See my I.R. S/O Paul

554 -> Eglinton Rd -> Night Bus -> 305

Jan 2/03

Paul - Medical/Dental forms on clipboard above Micro.
Ed - A reminder the Water is back on. So far no leaks in 205 office area 1st floor 2nd floor.

Jan 3/03

IVR Down - Have put bowls for our 3 cats inside 195 for now, if you get a chance when the snow stops you can shovel a path to building then our 3 cats will come back to feed at picnic table. Don't worry about the black or tortoise shell cats they eat like kings across the street.
Thanks/Paul

Jan 4/03

Paul - We Need a New Battery for Spot Light

Jan 7/03

Moiz - Phone dispatch for batteries flashlight

Jan 7/03

Informed dispatch for batteries and flashlight. (Moiz)

Jan 9/03

Business card for new owners on wall beside phone jack

Jan 10/03

Paul Find Out From Ken Fielding (1) Re Site Access for New Owners on Week Ends.
" " Jim - I put the food for the cats in your cupboard since only you will feed them this weekend. Sorry theres only wet food for tomorrow so please be kind enough to give them extray dry on sunday. I'll bring more wet Mondays - Thanks buddy : Paul

Jan 13

- No one to remove contaminated dirt with out permission from Dave Netzek (inside 205 Wicksteed)
Jim: I was wondering where are the sports sections in your Toronto Star Papers, I can't find them. Paul
Paul - I dont Bring the Sports/And other Sections.
Paul/ I will bring in cat food
- Paul - Ed will bring in cat food for the week-end

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Jan 15

- John Stevenson + Ken Brown are colleges friends of the new owners and are allowed to visit the complete site exterior and interior of 195 and 205 Wicksteed as per Dennis Delics (new owners) instructions at anytime
- Ken Fielding no longer a contact for this site
- Please refill jug in first aid room from upstairs kitchen after using small amount to wash hands/Thanks - Paul

Jan 16/03

Paul - Contact Ray Cockburn Re NEW BATTERY for our Big Light. Also Ask Ray Cockburn to send A Letter to Ted Browsel re Client/Site Security Laison/Contact. -> Done PL7 [checkmark]
PLF GUARDS: Keep map survey of site in tray next to phone
OMIT}also phone Dennis Delic on his cell if the train moves
Ed: Please dont use the yellow bowl for water I got it when Chesa the third cat joined the tabbies, its for her food only. This morning the ice was frozen so solid I couldn't put food in it and she had to share the tabbies food. Thanks Paul
I'll look for a water dish this weekend.
Guards took a pee in downstairs washroom then noticed it doesn't flush! (it probably is frozen) but upstairs works
**The new owners may be coming by tomorrow morning or someothertime this weekend (Mike one of the brothers + the big guy (father) and other brothers

Jan 20/03

Paul- OK My G Report - Re 205 2nd Floor Offices

Jan 22

Guards - can now patrol upstairs office(no alarm)

Jan 22

Paul - The Alarm on 2nd Floor Offices in 205 still goes off After Entering. Probably Motion Detectors being set off And using the Battery Alt to Equipment.

Jim Dralter called will call you back after 3PM (phone number)

Jan 24:

Jim - Please brief s/o coming on next shift, he wasn't aware of us being allowed to patrol upstairs office when ADT came at 00:14 last night. Briefings Very Important. <- I did
Ed - Please remember to throw out office garbage, you left it full for me to throw out. I fixed 1 section of lights in bathroom upstairs I hope one of you guys can do the other.
Ed I've phoned and left a message for Carol to bring food tomorrow for cats.
Ed - There is No Need (at this time) to go into 205 office as previously explained. Paul called Client and explained ADT being on site. Consider the Office still under ADT until further confirmation from client.
Paul - I called Mark Hopkins - Lefft message re Hand Towel. Toilet layer - Reminder about Battery.

Jan 27/03

MOIZ - It is now your turn to bring in the all purpose cleaner

Jan 28,03

Okay no problem just do let me know when to bring. Thanks Jim.
Moiz

Jan 31

Jim: please feed cats - ThanksPaul

Feb 3/03

Paul - The fridge is not working properly. -Call to see if it can be fixed.
- Sorry Jim but we recieved it as is thats why they (Intertec) gave it to us
Paul

FEB 2003

WED(5)

NOTICE TO ALL GUARDS: WE HAVE PERMISSION TO GIVE ANYONE WHO ASKS WHO THE NEW PURCHASERS ARE DENNIS NAME OF COMPANY + PHONE # AND ASK FOR A BUSINESS CARD OR THEIR NAME.
Notice to all guards: Dennis wants us to get a business card from visitors and tell them he'll get back in touch with them.

Feb 6/03

Paul - 2nd Floor Toilet Constantly Running. Water turned OFF. You Need to turn Water back on so it will flush Properly. You will then have to Turn it OFF - stop it from [illegible] Flushing.
Guards - who took down the bus card with the instructions from Dennis as to procedure? Please put back it's to stay on wall for guards info.
OMIT } Turn water (domestic) on in sprinkler room before using upstairs washroom and shutt-off when finished
I've figured out that you just have to turn the water on long enough for it to go upstairs (approx 40 sec) and it will flush the toilet.

Feb 6/2003

[illegible] LOUIS FROM TURTLE [illegible] RECYCLING WILL HERE ON WEEKEND WITH *VISITORS AS PER [illegible] VIEWING PRIVILEGES [piece torn out] AS NEEDED.
ED: PLEASE print neatly - these 4 words highlighted are unreadable. Thanks Paul

2003
Feb/0


ATTENTION - S/O's. Don Herbert may come by tomorrow to complete appraisle/estimate for demolition. He normally arrives on foot. THANKS Ed.

11th

Recomend only patroling (205 wicksteed) too dangerous ice for exterior patrols - S/O Paul 2 people Sean + Mark cle-ared to visit site by Dennis See guard report + bus card
Dennis will be here tomorrow around 10 AM

Feb 12/03

Paul - 195 Entrance off of Wicksteed Prking Lot is Blocked As well with About 1yn ft. snow & ice.

13

Ed - Can you please pick-up your cat food cans inside and don't put them there anymore. It looks awful plus its a safety hazard for guards or Dennis + guests who he's showing around. You can throw them over the track against the wall like me+Jim do.
- Thanks: Paul

14

Guards - If Hydro visits site Dennis would like you to ask Hydro for any info regarding this sites power lines.

Feb 16/

Paul - Call Wabash see if we Are getting A New Battery for the SpotLight

17

Jim I left a message for Hopkins no response You phone him again at the start of your shift.

Feb 17/

Paul - CHK with Carol if there is a white persian cat in area. It is one of our cats (1 of the orange cats). They are getting through A hole(?) in the Room outside to the left of 205 Security Door Entrance.

Feb 19

When I went to use microwave the inside was soaked with some sort of liquid so I had to clean it before using it. Please clean up after yourselves. THANKS Paul
NO POWER inside guards office 13:15
- Power back on 14:10
- Maintenance lock is now being used as a temp lock for hydro building (electrical)

Feb 20

Guards are responsible to ask dispatch for new batteries when flashlight dies. I couldn't determine if leak was from sprinkler because I had no light (flashlight)
- Moiz open the gate for CN tonight they may comeby with a backhoe to fix the tracks

Feb 20

OKAY NO PROBLEM.
MOIZ.

* Moiz - Mike at dispatch wants to talk to you

OKAY NO PROBLEM.

24 *

Moiz - Mike at dispatch wants to talk to you.

Feb 24

No Paul I talked to dispatch and told them that I had already paid S/O Paul for half hour for coming at 15:30 hours as I was stuck in traffic


Feb 24

Paul I talked to dispatch and told them that I had already paid S/O Paul for half hour for coming late as I was stuck in traffic
Thanks Moiz

Feb 25

PAUL: UNION REP CALLED JUST AFTER YOU LEFT.

Feb 27/03

Paul - The Wire Handle Broke from 205 Entrance in Plant Access Door.
Guards - Jim has complained to me that someone is opening the trap door in first aid room. IF this is the case please stop! Because not only the cats will come through but also racoons+skunks.
- Guys be very careful around picnic table its very icy

" 28

Ed please remove the key that was used for the electrical building(copeland) as we have a different lock on there now - Thanks Paul

MARCH
3

Guards/s/o Jim phoned me to say he had a small operation and will be off for the next 3 weeks. - Paul

4

Dispatch wants Paul to stay an extra 2 hrs to train new guard

March 5/05

Moiz = You can buy some Cleaner This Week = Get Pine Sol.

6

We have a new re-chargeable flashlight i) dont press trigger while charging ii) only use lock briefly when necessary iii) please read direactions so it lasts
It only needs to be recharged during my 8hr shift

7

- The yellow bucket smells awful and stinks up the office (leave outside)

7

Paul thanks for your help on Friday.

March 10/2003

See you Guys in [piece torn out]

March
11


Moiz - Read carefully the instructions on proper use of new flashlight if you have any questions ask S/O Ed (take it off charger 6 PM)

12 *

John Elcombe coming in at 11:00 for 4hrs training tomorrow.
Ryan Anderson Devry Alexander 11 AM Ken Fielding
- Moiz please get some all purpose cleaner soon
Also remember to mark 11 keys on your report not 10

OKAY NO PROBLEM.
MOIZ.

14th

ONLY John Elcombe to feed the cats with my dry food.
John split the food left in 1/3 box in middle cupboard to last you 4 feedings twice on your fri/sat shift and twice on your sat/sun shift. Dont worry Sunday night as I will feed them Monday morning thanks. Paul
Also give them water (can use from upstairs)
- Moiz use your cell phone to make sure either Intertec or client have called Bell Repair. S/O John is doing his first shift tonight if no phone he must have a radio.

March 14

PAUL I DID INFORMED INTERTEC AND TOLD THEM TO INFORM CLIENT ABOUT THE SITUATION, SECONDLY, PROVIDING A RADIO TO JOHN IS IN INTERTEC'S HAND, I CAN JUST TELL THEM.
MOIZ.

MARCH
17th


Jim please don't overcharge the flashlight thats how our last flashlight died. We carge it once a day for approx 4 hours 2pm - 6pm

March 18

PAUL/JIM - BELL WILL [illegible] IN MORNING TO REPAIR PHONE. THE [illegible] SHOULD LAST [illegible]

March 19

THE SPEED DIAL ON THE PHONE HAS BEEN PROGRAM AS FOLLOWS (1) - OPERATOR (2) - WABASH - MISS (3) - DENNIS CEL. (4) IVIZ.

20

- Shift #1 is INTERTEC (phone number), Shift #4 is unions #

21

- S/O Jim Blanchard phoned to say his operation was a success and he's healing at home and should be back April 1th to start midnight shift.

25

- Moiz
: I don't know if its you or Ed, but both mornings this week there is sticky stuff on the desk where we sit as well as by the microwave. Please be courtious and take a few seconds to wipe the desk area you use if its not you its up to you to inform the guards who work the shift before you. To leave their workstations clean (thats why we buy cleaner) thanks Paul
Also Moiz I emptied your full ashtray for you.
ED: What happened you told me you would sweep up your tins (cat food) by picnic table but since you forgot I did it for you.

April 1st

(Ed) Please keep the fridge on I have meat inside.

April 2003
3


- Guards someone is coming from Toronto Sun on weekend to get the 2 empty Sun boxes by 195
* If Tony Romanelli (Rexton Delv see BC. Oct 8) comes on site tell him he is to come from Copeland St. and his spur on property line, unless accompanied by authorized personal

4

- I retraced my steps but can't find the clasp for the big key ring:. Just use as is for now / S/O Paul

10

- I changed the spray cleaner bottle the other one was broke. Next week I'll pick-up the cleaner. S/O Paul

April 15/03

Paul - See What Can Be Done Re the New Pile of Dirt - With Wind Yesterday dirt and dust Blowing All over. If soil is Contaminated it can be A Health Hazard to us All when the Wind Blows.

April 16/03

Guards Please leave Phone Set Up As it is (1) Contrast to be #5
(2) Log All calls to be Left As is.
Thanks Jim & Paul

April
23


Ed Don't worry about feature on light it means call forwarding not in use (see page 12 - Helpful Hints)

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April 24

Please don't accept or bring into hut any more phone books
If you know anybody who wants one we only need 1 here take the rest home

April 24

GUARD'S TED BROWSE ADVIZED TO WRITE NAMES ON THE EACH MASK.

MOIZ.

April 26

(1) Paul: SomeOne Has Moved One of the Concrete Blocks in 195 Parking Lot. The Block that WAs moved is the Block Nearest to the Storage Co./Garage Blding. Please have the Block put bAck in plAce so it continues to block entRy to 195 PARking Lot.
If the Garage Owner/MAnAgeR sAys Anything Tell him to Contact his Landlord And They should contact Wabash to clear up the MAtter.
(2)We Need More Forms to Record OUR Daily ReAdings - THERE'S A BOX FULL UNDER STAIRS
PAUL I Need the Daily Reading Elec/Water Por
- Have Intertec Copy the Form
About 25 should do.

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May 19

- I've shopped and found a good second hand (three speed_ fan and a electric kettle which needs a cord to work -> I'll do my best to get one with the $5.60 left over/Paul also whoever is using the stand-up urinal in the upstairs washroom please refrain from doing so as the pee smell is overpowering use the toilet and flush or else go outdoors - THANKS
Paul - The lower Floor and Upper Floors Stink. It is the Old ceiling (moldy) and Water logged Floors/Carpet that is cAusing the OdoR.
Once the WeAther gets WARmer/hotter this will be a bigger problem. ]Possibly a HeAlth HAZARd to us.
ANd the PERSON(S) using the URINAL PleAse STOP.

21

- I'm keeping my eyes open and will purchase a second-hand kettle with the remaining money. (S/O Paul

22

- Clock is set to I.V.R. Check-In Time which is about 5 mins fast

May 24,03

GUARDS MR LOUIS CAME FOR DELIVERING DOCUMENTS FOR MR DENNIS PL GIVE THE DOCUMENTS TO MR DENNIS

MOIZ.

[written vertically in margin: HANDS ON DATABASE COMPUTER FOR TRADE UNIONS]

26

-> Flashlight not working keep trying to charge it

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Paul when you Ck with Fd re $9.00 mention Super 7 Lotto ticket for this Friday. Also we each dould add another $2.00 for a total of 17.00 = at least 8 tickets and 1 Encore

May 29

Guys keep an eye on yellow steel beam in front of guard hut as wasps are back trying to build nest.

June 2/03

Att: Turtle Island Recycle Not Allowed ON site Unless OK'd by Dennis [phone number]

Paul - Give Ted Browse A CAll re I.R. About the OPEN AREA by StoRAge CompAny.

June 3/03

New memo from Ted on S. Wall

June 4/03

Guards: From now on please direct any concerns or inquiries regarding wabash to Acct Rep Ted Browse instead of client whenever possible/ S/O Paul

June 6/03

Whoever goes to the bathroom first need to bring the 2 roll T.P with them/ Thanks Paul

June 9/03

Paul - See IR re Water - Also we need more Hand Towels & Toilet Paper

1800 -

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June 12

I picked up a tea kettle with the left over money that Ed found and was kind enough to donate to the guards, I just need to get some CLR to clean inside of kettle.
Paul

June 17

ATTENTION SECURITY OFFICERS
- If you use the toilet
in 205 Wicksteed PleAse cleAN up once you Are Finished.
There is NO ReASON for ANY guARd to leAve A Mess etc etc.
- The Toilet Flushes -
(mAke suRe All items Are Flushed)

- Use the Toilet Bowl CleaNeR or All PuRpose CleANeR ANd BRush to cleAN out bowl if NecessARy.
We HAve All items theRe foR cleANiNg wheN Needed.

PleAse be Thoughtful ANd SANitRy

June 20

PAUL PLEASE REMEMBER TO [illegible] AND RECORD

[illegible]/2003

JIM PLEASE REMIND PAUL A RE [illegible] RECORD THEM.

- Paul A - 7:30 - 8:00 AM For Feeding Cats

June 23/03

PAul We Need A New BAttRy for Close Clock it is RuNNiNg A bit SLOW

= PAul there is ChickeN Noodle Soup (FResh MAde) you cAN hAve. Its iN the FRidge door

- PAul you cAN use VinAgAR WAter to cleAN Kettle.

24

Guards > Ted Browse last day with Intertec is June 30 after that we will deal with his replacement Dave Mattice
- Thanks for the soup Jim it was delicious: Paul
- Moiz I gave the guards a pen. Yours is the blue one.

June 24

GUARD'S MR DENNIS IS COMING TOMORROW MORNING AT THE SITE.

25

Guards I was cleaning the tea kettle with vinegar and had the kettle pluged in the same plug as coffee maker and it blew the breaker so please dont try the same - Paul


After that, the book becomes rubbings of various signs and stuff from around the site, along with a few numbers and pen and paper calculations and so on and so forth. What became of Paul, of Ed and Jim and Moiz and Dennis? Who knows?

Anyway this took me a long time to transcribe so I hope you all enjoyed it.

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