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Other Maine Narrow Gauges (Historic & Preserved) => Kennebec Central => Topic started by: Glenn Christensen on December 09, 2013, 08:33:50 PM

Title: A Google search can sometimes find the most amazing things ...
Post by: Glenn Christensen on December 09, 2013, 08:33:50 PM
Presenting for your edification, that hotbed of paranormal activity, Randolph, Maine.

http://voices.yahoo.com/haunted-america-visit-ghosts-central-maines-11981961.html (http://voices.yahoo.com/haunted-america-visit-ghosts-central-maines-11981961.html)


Grins,
Glenn
Title: Re: A Google search can sometimes find the most amazing things ...
Post by: Mark Spremulli on December 09, 2013, 11:17:18 PM
Speaking of ghosts, I remember when the flanger was moved to Bridgton, there was an article about the ghost train of the B&SR still sounding its whistle. Does anyone know if that is still happening?
Title: Re: A Google search can sometimes find the most amazing things ...
Post by: Glenn Christensen on December 10, 2013, 02:51:28 AM
Hi Mark,

I distinctly recall the whistle everyone heard was purported to be that from B&SR #5.   I can't imagine what caused this weird and totally unexplained phenomenon.  Perhaps there is someone out there with more information.

Grins,
Glenn
Title: Re: A Google search can sometimes find the most amazing things ...
Post by: Dylan Lambert on December 11, 2013, 10:02:14 PM
Hi Mark,

I distinctly recall the whistle everyone heard was purported to be that from B&SR #5.   I can't imagine what caused this weird and totally unexplained phenomenon.  Perhaps there is someone out there with more information.

Grins,
Glenn
I would imagine someone had a similar sounding whistle and was just fiddling with it out of boredom...
Title: Re: A Google search can sometimes find the most amazing things ...
Post by: Keith Taylor on December 11, 2013, 10:50:21 PM

I would imagine someone had a similar sounding whistle and was just fiddling with it out of boredom...
Up here in Jefferson I sometimes hook a three note Crosby chime whistle to my air compressor and give the neighbors a treat. I'm sure the folks nearby are wondering what the heck is going on!
Keith
Title: Re: A Google search can sometimes find the most amazing things ...
Post by: Glenn Christensen on December 11, 2013, 10:54:16 PM
Now Keith, I can't imagine ANYONE doing something like that ...

No, those present were certain it was #5's whistle ... but the rest is far too mysterious to even speculate upon ...

 ;)
Title: Re: A Google search can sometimes find the most amazing things ...
Post by: John Stone on December 11, 2013, 11:53:10 PM
Just curious, how would anyone living know what #5's whistle sounded like? Wasn't she retired in 1927?

Perhaps the person reporting this was a poltergeist, or an allergist or something hard to spell like that!

Just sayin......


John
Title: Re: A Google search can sometimes find the most amazing things ...
Post by: Glenn Christensen on December 12, 2013, 04:10:35 AM
You're right, John.  It's all so confusticating. preternaturable, misplixiated, and mysterious ...

Grins,
Glenn
Title: Re: A Google search can sometimes find the most amazing things ...
Post by: John Stone on December 12, 2013, 04:27:03 AM
Another confusioning point.(I think that is the present tense of confusticating)

When it's said that a train is sounding it's whistle, is it checking the depth?

John
Title: Re: A Google search can sometimes find the most amazing things ...
Post by: Skip Breyfogle on December 13, 2013, 12:12:46 AM
Oh, here we go again.
Title: Re: A Google search can sometimes find the most amazing things ...
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on December 13, 2013, 01:41:52 AM
Another confusioning point.(I think that is the present tense of confusticating)

When it's said that a train is sounding it's whistle, is it checking the depth?

John
And do narrow gauge locos use a higher frequency to take soundings?