Author Topic: B&SR 7  (Read 75011 times)

John Kokas

  • Museum Member
  • Engineer
  • ****
  • Posts: 708
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #150 on: September 20, 2017, 10:06:45 PM »
Any possibility of #7 doing any test runs on the WW&F?

Joe Fox

  • Museum Member
  • Engineer
  • ****
  • Posts: 650
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #151 on: September 21, 2017, 12:51:20 AM »
Probably not. As much time and effort that has been put into this project by the dedicated crew of MNG and contracted help, I believe her first runs should be on MNG rails. This will be a huge attraction, and they are all excited to see her return to steam on home rails. However, who knows what the future may hold for joint events, visiting power, etc.

Ted Miles

  • Museum Member
  • Baggageman
  • **
  • Posts: 124
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #152 on: September 22, 2017, 01:17:35 AM »
Folks,
         I am glad to see the progress on the B&SR #7; it has been a long time since she was so together.

Withe the Monson #3 off in Phillips; it will be great to have another locomotive running on Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company rails!

Hopefully, this progress will tell the people in Gray; that the museum is serious about preserving the two-foot gauge past.

Ted Miles, WW&F Member 

James Patten

  • Global Moderator
  • Trainmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,787
  • Loco for 6
    • View Profile
Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #153 on: October 11, 2017, 11:02:55 AM »
Thursday October 5 on our way back from the Top of Mountain, we stopped at Sheepscot Mills crossing [with permission and an impromptu invitation from the (private) property owner] to peek inside his workshop.  #7's boiler is on the frame, the cab is being rebuilt.  It's a rather sizeable locomotive up close.  It could return to Portland at any time, nothing prevents it from doing so (beyond needing space in the engine house).
« Last Edit: October 11, 2017, 12:23:21 PM by Ed Lecuyer »