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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Museum Discussion => Topic started by: Brendan Barry on December 09, 2013, 11:55:51 PM

Title: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on December 09, 2013, 11:55:51 PM
Some pictures from Sheepscot on a snowy Monday afternoon 12/9/13.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Steve Smith on December 10, 2013, 12:21:23 AM
Brendan, what great photos! Thank you!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Wayne Laepple on December 10, 2013, 07:02:25 AM
Looks the same out my window in Pennsylvania this morning -- 3-5 inches expected.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Win Nowell on December 10, 2013, 01:10:25 PM
WOW! What great shots!

Makes me glad I am in where it is warm and dry

Win nowell
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Tom Casper on December 11, 2013, 10:29:58 AM
Brendan, u r quite the photo journalist.  Nice work & thanks.  Makes the coffee more enjoyable lookin at the pics.

Tom C.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Stone on December 11, 2013, 06:58:38 PM
Just took a trip to Philadelphia and the snow up near the Susquehanna river was beautiful. Real fluffy and stuck in the trees, but the rails were much further apart!

Those are some wonderful photos, Brenden. Thank you for sharing them.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 12, 2013, 06:19:58 PM
Discussion regarding train service in the Mid-Atlantic area moved to:
http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php?topic=2165.0
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Stone on December 12, 2013, 07:41:50 PM
'scuse me Ed,

I saw the beautiful snow pictures and I guess I drifted off!

I can see why the museum is eager to construct a car shed. Getting everything under cover for the Maine winter seems like a good idea.

Wish I could get up there more often to help out. Maybe after I retire.


John
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John McNamara on December 13, 2013, 12:20:57 AM
Wish I could get up there more often to help out. Maybe after I retire.
John
See if you can convince John Jr. to come up. He works like a son of a pun.
-John M
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Stone on December 13, 2013, 05:03:45 AM
Thank you, John M. I'm very proud of the lad, though he does sometimes pun-up me!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Stephen Hussar on December 13, 2013, 11:32:19 AM
Beautiful, thanks Brendan! You ought to post that whole string of pics on the NGDF as well!
SH
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on December 13, 2013, 08:31:55 PM
Some from up in the air.

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I have some more I will post up later.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John McNamara on December 13, 2013, 09:27:45 PM
Great shots! Does the Hauling and Rigging Department now have a hot air balloon? As one can tell from some of the other threads here, obtaining the necessary "fuel" to operate one should be no problem. ;)

-John
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 13, 2013, 09:38:37 PM
I bet one of those Amazon drones got the pics while delivering Christmas cookies.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ira Schreiber on December 13, 2013, 09:48:31 PM
Are you sure it wasn't the Goodrich blimp?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on December 15, 2013, 10:17:39 AM
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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Glenn Christensen on December 15, 2013, 12:18:14 PM
Thanks Brendan!

I love seeing things in the birds-eye view.


Best Regards,
Glenn
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Steve Smith on December 15, 2013, 06:35:58 PM
Brendan,I'm an old guy from the steam era. By what modern wizardry do you take these pictures? Are mini choppers available now to do such? Are you looking at a screen--maybe your Smartphone or iPhone screen--to see what view will be captured?

Have you ever in the past or do you plan in future to use it over a nudis........no, forget that last question please!

Couldn't keep that from bubbling up, but seriously, would appreciate a few words on how you do such great things! 
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Tom Casper on December 15, 2013, 07:00:26 PM
Are you sure it wasn't the Goodrich blimp?
Ira, Goodrich doesn't have a blimp!

Tom C.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ira Schreiber on December 15, 2013, 07:05:08 PM
Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it does not exist.

I did wonder how long it would take for someone to notice that.

Ira
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on December 15, 2013, 07:34:04 PM
Steve the answer to your question is in this picture.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Stone on December 15, 2013, 08:31:15 PM
Hello Brendan,

Once again, beautiful pictures. I was just about to ask if this was some of your work:

http://youtu.be/l1oAglUxk-4    OK,I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but there is a really cool video on youtube
taken with one of those drone thingys of the W.W.&F. It's on page 8 under the heading of Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway.
The last photo answered that!

John
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Steve Smith on December 15, 2013, 09:11:11 PM
Wow, great! Thanks. I thought some of the pictures seemed to have been taken from too great a height fora bucket lift. Anyway, very interesting shots!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John McNamara on December 15, 2013, 09:33:15 PM
I was just about to ask if this was some of your work: http://youtu.be/l1oAglUxk-4   

I get a "doesn't exist" message. Has anyone solved this problem? Searching for WW&F Railway doesn't seem to produce any drone shots, but I didn't check all 7 pages!

-John
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Stone on December 15, 2013, 09:39:36 PM
John,

Try spelling out "Wiscasset Waterville and Farmington Railway" and it will be found as the second entry on page 8.

I just looked again and it's still there. When I tried to share the thing by typing in the address, for some reason I also get that "doesn't exist" message.


Other John
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Wayne Laepple on December 15, 2013, 09:51:42 PM
The old bucket truck trick! I should have known!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on December 15, 2013, 09:57:04 PM
Try this link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1oAglUxk-4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1oAglUxk-4)
If it does not work, type the following into the search bar on youtube.
Wiscasset Railway Museum Aerial
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John McNamara on December 15, 2013, 10:08:56 PM
Try spelling out "Wiscasset Waterville and Farmington Railway" and it will be found as the second entry on page 8.

That works! Wow! I watched three times, once in full screen. Wow again!

-John M
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ken Fleming on December 16, 2013, 02:11:02 PM
Fantastic video.  I hope the "drone" will in the air for Victorian Christmas.  Maybe we can get some air time on TV, for all to see.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 16, 2013, 02:27:32 PM
The quad copter visit was a special thing arranged by Stephen Hussar.  Trying it during Victorian Christmas wouldn't work since there was prep work setting the unit up and then extra time for arranging the scenes.  It does a beautiful job and it was interesting seeing the copter in action.  Some of the video was shot with the director/pilot in the back of the railcar, guiding the copter as the train ran behind us.  I think there will be another try at filming with it sometime next year.

Start
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Fred L. Kuhns on December 16, 2013, 06:15:20 PM
  Brendan, The ground and air pictures over the last several days really give all the long distance member a good view of what is going on in Maine.  Thanks again, looking forward to next week-end, Snow and Santa.    Fred L. Kuhns
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on December 16, 2013, 06:28:47 PM
Fred, you forgot something. Snow, Santa and STEAM.  :) Perfect combination
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 16, 2013, 08:09:23 PM
We can make it even better ... how about an early 1930's Ford truck at the North Pole? Then it would be Snow, Santa, Steam and Vintage Steel.  After all, gotta get more dry wood up there before the first train.  

Start
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Wayne Laepple on December 16, 2013, 09:10:16 PM
Hadn't you better put the chains on the AA before you try to get to Alna center, Start?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 16, 2013, 09:37:01 PM
Hi Wayne,

The Averill Road and AC station lot were plowed today.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Stephen Hussar on December 18, 2013, 06:05:03 AM
Jeremy, the copter pilot/owner, would very much like to shoot some scenes with snow
on the ground, it all depends upon his schedule. He's got a young son at home, so his
weekends are precious.
SH
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on December 18, 2013, 12:19:12 PM
Definitely a neat video. I thought that maybe the NSA was involved. ;D

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Dylan Lambert on December 18, 2013, 07:52:14 PM
Just watching that, I was waiting for Batman to drop in out of nowhere... Seriously, good camera angles and excellent use of Hans Zimmer.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John McNamara on December 18, 2013, 09:17:29 PM
I'm impressed. How do you know the music is by Hans Zimmer?

-John
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Dylan Lambert on December 19, 2013, 12:56:16 PM
I'm impressed. How do you know the music is by Hans Zimmer?

-John
I recognized the track out of one of the recent Batman (someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's from Dark Knight Rises) movies, and Hans Zimmer did the scores for the whole trilogy...
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Fred L. Kuhns on December 21, 2013, 01:29:23 AM
 Mike,
 Snow glistening, sleigh bells ringing, Santa listening, Steam whistling, and shining vintage steel make for a great Victorian Christmas. Hope you have a large crowd and a pleasant day.

Fred
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Jock Ellis on January 01, 2014, 12:33:35 PM
Watch out or you'll have the Goodyear lawyers contacting us. When coming back from our newspaper printer one Wednesday years ago, I stopped in a pawnshop for a look see. When I walked out I heard a noise up above and looked skyward. There was a Goodyear blimp with its tail maybe 500 feet off the ground and the nose almost straight up. I bet those guys had a story to tell their grandchildren.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on January 01, 2014, 06:24:52 PM
New Years Day at Sheepscot.

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Sheepscot skating rink.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Reidy on January 01, 2014, 08:42:03 PM
Looks like it was a good thing Victorian Christmas was no later this season than it was, based on recent weather. 

Thanks for the photos, Brendan.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on January 04, 2014, 07:36:47 PM
Lets brighten up Brendans last picture a bit. Still Ice Station Sheepscot

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Jock Ellis on January 06, 2014, 08:20:04 AM
Mike, what is Rowmow MFG?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John McNamara on January 06, 2014, 12:46:41 PM
Rowmow MFG is the nation's foremost manufacturer of right-of-way (ROW) MOWing machines for two-foot gauge railroads. Headquartered in Waterford, Maine, it has an annual budget of thousands (of Yen) and is privately held.

-John
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Kokas on January 06, 2014, 03:27:31 PM
ROWMOW Mfg. also carries 2' gauge line MOW jib cranes, track carts, tampers, as well as custom built-to-order transport equipment for the discriminating narrow gauge rail baron.  Worldwide distribution is available upon request;)
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Reidy on January 06, 2014, 05:45:37 PM
ROWMOW 1 Mfg. has also developed its exclusive "KD" line of comfortable, functional seating for two foot gauge maintenance equipment.  Very popular with at least one member of the museum.

A
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on January 06, 2014, 10:06:18 PM
Jock,
  all kidding aside, when I created the mower car, I named it ROWMOW 1. It was then suggested I put a builders plate on it (they were half kidding). So I did. The mower car was built by the fictitious company, ROWMOW 1 MFG., Inc. And it has snowballed from there. All in good fun.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on January 11, 2014, 06:44:03 PM
Neither rain nor ice or snow, will keep us from wanting to go,
to the museum for a day, no we wouldn't have it any other way.

Brendan had gotten the Kubota out so he could relocate his trailer.
Once he had the trailer where he wanted, he started playing. (could not figure out how to rhyme that)

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on January 19, 2014, 06:33:53 PM
Heading north into Sheepscot.

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Canadians waiting for the next train to Quebec.

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65 in front of the shop.

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Bay 4 is looking busy.

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and our engineer mounting up. I was advised that the locomotive is dirty and needs to be cleaned.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Kokas on January 19, 2014, 09:33:22 PM
With that cute face, all you can say is Awwwwwwwww !!!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 19, 2014, 09:34:55 PM
Good pictures, I see you're starting her off right B.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on February 08, 2014, 08:29:34 PM
Saturday 2/8/13

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Bay 4

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on March 05, 2014, 05:27:16 PM
Pictures of the Carlton/Trout Brook bridge location taken in February.

Looking south from the north side of the brook.

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Looking at the south abutment area from brook level.

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Looking at the north abutment area from brook level.

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From the brook looking at the north bound fill.

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Looking south from the south side abutment area.

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Looking across the brook north towards 218.

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From the south abutment area looking upstream.

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Looking upstream from the bridge area. Need any ice ?

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Fred L. Kuhns on March 06, 2014, 11:19:48 PM
 Brendan, The pictures of Carlton/Trout Brook location are just great.  The timber looks like some could be sold as saw timber.  Next winter would be a great time to start.     Fred L. Kuhns
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Kokas on March 07, 2014, 12:43:34 PM
If we had our own sawmill, (hint hint), we could start making boards and beams for the carbarn.  Do we have a design finalized yet?   Blueprints, etc.  ??????
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on June 24, 2014, 11:28:44 PM
Pictures from 6/21/14

Coach 3 at Alna Center, Mason's meeting going on in the field.

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About to cross Humason brook.

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A little further north

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Sheepscot

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on June 24, 2014, 11:31:40 PM
Almost forgot Fred.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on June 25, 2014, 09:50:18 AM
Some more from last Saturday.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 25, 2014, 04:43:23 PM
I see Sheepscot's "other" railfans.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ira Schreiber on June 25, 2014, 04:52:20 PM
How much wood could that woodchuck chuck if that woodchuck could chuck wood???
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Marcel Levesque on June 25, 2014, 05:02:43 PM
All day if it was balsa!! 
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on July 13, 2014, 10:10:23 PM
Sunday July 13th 2014.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ira Schreiber on July 14, 2014, 04:49:05 PM
July 30th?
How did you do that? Time machine?

Great photos, thanks.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on July 27, 2014, 08:44:22 PM
Saturday 7/27/18

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Sunday 7/27/14 was a little damp.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Stone on July 27, 2014, 09:09:28 PM
Beautiful pictures! Makes me wish Maine and Virginia weren't so far apart.
I noticed #10 carrying green flags on her pilot. Was there a second section?

John
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Dwight Winkley on July 27, 2014, 09:39:10 PM
Yes, there are photo's of it. The Model T railcar #4
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Stone on July 27, 2014, 10:04:02 PM
Thanks! I should've noticed that!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Wayne Laepple on July 28, 2014, 10:01:17 AM
Excellent photos, Brendan. I especially like the ones of No. 10 and its train in the pouring rain.

Cheers -- Wayne
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Stone on July 28, 2014, 10:12:54 AM
Just curious, how wet did the engine crew get going north?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on July 28, 2014, 10:33:19 AM
The ride was wet in car 103 must have been wetter in 10.

Number 10 being put away Sunday afternoon.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Stone on July 28, 2014, 02:08:58 PM
But, it was a good wet, no doubt!
Thanks again for the beautiful pics, Brendan.

John
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Gordon Cook on July 29, 2014, 09:42:16 AM
If you close the windows and snuggle up in the front corner of the cab it isn't too bad. Fortunately there's plenty of heat to dry you out.
Leaning out of the cab on the push north isn't too nice without the awning. The roof drips right on your head.
I feel for the brakeman more on the push up to the end of track, though. Been there, done that. It's not much fun especially if you wear glasses or it's chilly out.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on September 15, 2014, 01:09:52 PM
Sunday morning 9/14/14.

Number 10 steaming up behind the wood shed.

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Steam is up.

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Crew meeting

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Heading for the coal pocket

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Working down the North Yard lead to the coal pocket.

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Coaling up.

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Working back out the North Yard to the main.

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The brakeman just set the South Yard switch for the main and 10 is heading south on the main to pick up the train.

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Waiting for the conductor to give the departure signal.

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The reverse signal has been given and the 10 am train departs north.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Wayne Laepple on September 15, 2014, 03:31:22 PM
Lovely pics, Brendan. Thanks for posting them.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: James Patten on September 15, 2014, 04:40:02 PM
I think our wood shed will need more wood next year.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Stone on September 15, 2014, 07:47:15 PM
Beautiful pictures. Thank you, from one of the away crowd
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on September 15, 2014, 08:12:35 PM
James, there may be some scraps in there after the work weekend.  ;)
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on September 18, 2014, 08:27:09 PM
Sunday afternoon 9/14/14

Model T departing Sheepscot.

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Arriving at Alna Center we find number 10 running around the train for the shove to end of track.

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Fred lines us in the siding.

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Train waiting to push north

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Heading for the end of track.

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Walked over to the top of the ladder to get a picture of the train coming south and found this.

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goodbye

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and the train

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on September 18, 2014, 08:48:27 PM
(Re: pics # 8, 9, & 10 )
Oh my GWAAAAHHHHHDDD!! It's a DEEE-yyyahhhhhh!!!!
I had an eerily similar encounter this afternoon in my own backyard, oddly enough, also in the vicinity of (much) narrow(er) gauge tracks.  ;)
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on December 13, 2014, 09:52:16 PM
12/13/14 run to Alna Center to clear out the crossings for Victorian Christmas and test the new stack extension in number 10.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on February 07, 2015, 12:18:23 PM
Between 1/2715 to 2/4/15 Sheepscot has received almost four feet of snow. Another 10-15 inches of snow is predicted by Tuesday morning. Pay attention to Ichabod disappearing on track 4 during the week.

Pictures from 1/30/15

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Sample on February 07, 2015, 08:41:19 PM
Even the mighty Yeti looks humbled by the snow accumulation.  Now I don't feel so bad about the mere 18 or so inches we have on the ground here in central CT.  Thanks for keeping the rest of the world up to date, Brendan!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Steve Smith on February 07, 2015, 08:59:13 PM
Hmmpfh! All this time has passed and not a bit of progress on the car storage building?  ;D
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Troy Congdon on February 08, 2015, 09:07:01 PM
Hmmpfh! All this time has passed and not a bit of progress on the car storage building?  ;D

I felt like the fat kid in gym class just walking around the house in knee deep snow to clear the dryer vent. If you want to try to work in that much snow, go for it.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 08, 2015, 10:44:49 PM
Wait, your snow is only knee deep ... wish we were that lucky!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on August 25, 2015, 06:44:21 PM
We got a coal delivery Monday afternoon 8/25.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on August 25, 2015, 07:28:24 PM
Looks like the nuggets are bigger. Nicely placed in the coal pocket.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ira Schreiber on August 25, 2015, 07:46:30 PM
Well, it looks like we have to take our lumps.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Paul Uhland on August 25, 2015, 09:41:43 PM
Since WW&F will be running two steamers soon, is your coal order now bigger?
C&TS gets a similar semi load every week or two.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: James Patten on August 26, 2015, 05:57:10 AM
With #10 we usually go about 2 years or so between coal deliveries.  I think this time we went 2 years and 3 months.

With 2 steamers active for a while (#10 will eventually need to go down for repairs) I'm sure the pile will disappear much faster.  And even #9 alone will consume it faster.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Piche on August 26, 2015, 07:45:17 AM
Looks like a run of the mine load like they get up at Conway. Where'd this load get sourced from and what type (Pocahontas, Pennsylvania, etc) is it?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on August 26, 2015, 11:30:31 AM
We got this coal contact from Conway scenic- same stuff in theory.

PA coal.  Think run of the mine would have much larger chunks.  This rated at 2X6- though there's larger pieces.  I presume that's on account of holes in the screen...

Jason
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Piche on August 26, 2015, 12:40:48 PM
Probably Pittsburgh lump if the sizer was 2x6.

Hopefully it doesn't end up looking like this in about 2 months.

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We had a lot of problems with iron in our PA coal about 5 years ago. Burned great, but smoked like heck and sometimes left a few problems when it came to cleaning out the fire. Great coal if you're not worried about smoke, though.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Philip Marshall on August 26, 2015, 01:31:39 PM
I seem to recall a line from one of the late Fred Dibnah's BBC documentaries that "good steam coal is the size of a man's fist", or something to that effect.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Gordon Cook on August 27, 2015, 09:58:01 AM
The stuff we had was too small and would clump if you didn't sprinkle it on one shovel at a time. Otherwise it worked pretty well, at times too well and the pop would go off even with the injector on.  You had to work to make it smoke a lot. Passengers in the open car on the way north appreciated that.
The fire needed to be cleaned out thoroughly after a run. If you didn't the next run would be frustrating, as the ash in the bottom kept the fresh coal from burning the way it should. Dumping more coal on didn't do much at that point and the gauge would sink slowly as we worked north up to Alna.

Every time we get a new load of coal it's a new routine. Keeps it interesting, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on December 18, 2015, 11:31:21 PM
9 and 10 were steamed up today for pre Christmas train testing.

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Christmas trains parked next to each other in the yard. Train "A" consists of 3, 103, and 320. Train "B" is 8, 118, and 554.

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Train consist B at Alna center with # 9

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Philip Marshall on December 18, 2015, 11:51:54 PM
A question: When was the last time there were two steam locomotives in service simultaneously on the WW&F? Is this yet another impressive "first time since 1933" scenario?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Paul Uhland on December 19, 2015, 12:35:53 PM
More superb pics.
Tnx.
The WW&F dispatcher will be busy, I'm sure.
Will 52 be involved?
If so, mercy me, hot rails city!   :D
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on March 28, 2016, 08:20:13 PM
Photo excursion mixed train at Humason Brook.

https://youtu.be/if6oUDuF-vE

Easter train in Cockeye Curve.

https://youtu.be/OlEIZ8uNP8E
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Philip Marshall on March 28, 2016, 09:01:49 PM
Nice videos, Brendan. Thanks for posting them.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Terry W. Shirley on March 28, 2016, 09:32:51 PM
I was wondering...are these 5 car trains the longest that have ever been run on the rebuilt WW&F?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on March 29, 2016, 04:34:24 AM
Passenger wise yes. But we ran a 6 car megatrain train a number of years ago.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on April 01, 2016, 09:57:01 AM
With number 9's boiler out of the way the Sheepscot team track is open for business.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: James Patten on April 01, 2016, 10:49:40 AM
"open for business" but for a limited time only.  At some point this year we'll need to tear up part of the track for the turntable.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Dave Crow on April 01, 2016, 10:54:14 AM
Where is No. 9's boiler "living" now?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ken Fleming on April 01, 2016, 10:57:33 AM
Perhaps the South end of the woods track will be our team track.  With dock for loading excavator, dozer and materials.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Paul Uhland on April 01, 2016, 11:14:48 AM
So, these ties were brought over from the parking lot stash, are going to TOM for SWW track work?
Eventually using the end of the Woods Spur as team track sounds totally ideal.

Hope Kubota injector system redo cures its hiccups.
Both it and Case-y are invaluable for continuing WW&F improvements.

Carb rebuild kit for my little, tired weed whacker should fix it.
It's weed time here in windy Abq, with TV-shown tumbleweeds piled roof-high, yard deep.
Be glad Maine has none!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on April 01, 2016, 01:16:53 PM
Where is No. 9's boiler "living" now?

No. 9's boiler is currently in use by the photo prop department on 126.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 01, 2016, 01:53:21 PM
Nice pictures B. good use of track 7 but I thought the Timber Transfer was on the EBT.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Kokas on April 01, 2016, 07:19:05 PM
As we get the sawmill/shingle mill built, and we continue to clear the ROW down the mountain, a timber transfer may well be needed up at the sawmill to unload the logs for the mill.  A smaller but just as neat gantry system would come in very useful.  Start you're just way ahead of your time :)
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Steve Smith on April 02, 2016, 01:50:00 PM
Brendan, congrats on the precision parking of the trailer next to FC 118 on the team track. Looks parallel to within plus or minus 0.1 inch! Give Yetti some peppermint flavored gas as her reward.  ;D
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on April 23, 2016, 01:10:42 PM
Kubota loaded up on 118 Friday to finish the ditching work needed to extend the mainline next weekend. The last fifty ties that needed to go north were loaded on too.

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We used the trailer as a loading dock.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Paul Uhland on April 23, 2016, 03:25:19 PM
Brilliant!
Economical, labor-saving double use always makes such sense.
Too bad the trailer can't go north.
The coming woods/parking lot track will be handy-dandy.  ;)

Great to see Kubota ready to work.
Is Case-y already at TOM?
Be nice to Mike, a to-be VERY busy guy.

Brendan--always appreciate great pics to Abq, 2000 miles west!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ira Schreiber on April 23, 2016, 04:48:34 PM
PLEASE fabricate and install a ROPS on the Kubota dragon.

We value you.
Ira
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Steve Smith on April 23, 2016, 06:12:13 PM
I don't understand why the Board hasn't made that a top priority. SAFETY FIRST, people!

Yes, I know, everybody's eager to push on with all the exciting projects, BUT....
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on April 23, 2016, 07:55:53 PM
I would want an engineered structure. Not something that will crumple and trap the operator.

By the way, trailer works good loading the excavator, but the dozer was much trickier. I like loading that over the end..
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Paul Uhland on April 24, 2016, 12:45:54 PM
I would say turning Case-y's steel treads is not only more difficult than steering soft tires, the wooden decks would be splintered over time.
But the use and convenience factors are strong.
Go figure.
I also support adding a strong roll cage, especially along the coming hilly, northern ROW "washout zone" work.
Yes, we only have ONE Mike the Super Grader!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on April 26, 2016, 07:24:05 PM
Today was a nice warm sunny spring day at Sheepscot.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on April 26, 2016, 07:25:39 PM
April is a winter month...
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Kevin Madore on April 27, 2016, 06:48:32 AM
Damn, that was an awesome day for a photo shoot!  Nice set of photos, Brendan!

/Kevin
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on April 27, 2016, 10:43:06 PM
A little warmer today at Sheepscot and no. 9 was out and about doing some switching for tomorrows photo charter.

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Moving no. 10's old boiler with the forklift.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Paul Uhland on April 28, 2016, 01:01:23 AM
Dang, that big forklift looks handy!
Good luck tomorrow with the camera clickers :D, and this weekend finishing, building track, etc.
With all that rail moving onto the lot, when does 5-level parking garage work start ;D ?

Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Eric Schade on May 01, 2016, 04:28:56 PM
https://youtu.be/RSodgyPfpI0 (https://youtu.be/RSodgyPfpI0)
some scenes from this weekend's train operations
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Tom Casper on May 01, 2016, 05:23:49 PM
Thanks Eric GOOD STUFF!

Tom C.
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Post by: Mark Spremulli on May 01, 2016, 07:27:07 PM
Love the red roof on 9, when 10 and 11 are done are they going to get the same paint scheme?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 01, 2016, 08:06:22 PM
Hi Eric,

Real nice video ... but you said it's from April, 2018.  When did you get a time machine??  ;D
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Eric Schade on May 01, 2016, 08:36:08 PM
Heck the museum IS a time machine... What's  couple of years between friends?   Fat fingers and no glasses on, oops!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Carl G. Soderstrom on May 02, 2016, 11:38:22 PM
Was that the vacuum brakes I heard at 4:54, at TOM?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Dwight Winkley on May 03, 2016, 07:21:36 AM
Hi Carl. The answer is Yes. There are plans to install a muffler, but it has to be built first.

dwight
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on May 07, 2016, 10:30:50 PM
Southbound mixed train rolling through Alna Center.

https://youtu.be/nElKZ7zN_Vk
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 08, 2016, 06:16:06 AM
Good stuff B.  Like the B&W!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on June 24, 2016, 09:52:03 PM
9 was fired up for some brake testing last Wednesday.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on July 26, 2016, 07:40:36 PM
I believe a two caboose train is a first for the museum. The train was a weekday charter for the Wiscasset Recreation Department so we ran both cabooses for the kids.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Carl G. Soderstrom on July 26, 2016, 11:47:48 PM
Isn't that Cabeese?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on January 20, 2017, 07:57:23 PM
Monson no. 3 switching at Sheepscot.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on January 25, 2017, 02:25:17 PM


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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on February 27, 2017, 10:35:28 PM
Pictures taken during and after the February 12/13, 2017 blizzard. The Sheepscot area received about two feet of snow during the storm. Most of this snow has already melted away during the last two weeks.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Baskerville on February 27, 2017, 11:02:46 PM
Wow,  All the pictures of the two locos, so many cars and all and switching going on.... looks just like a real paying railroad.... well I guess it is a real railroad and it does pay its way as long as we have so many talented and generous volunteers.

And the Blizzard.  In looking at the recovery pictures the thing that struck me is that it is a good thing we have Casey the railroad bulldozer to help with all that snow.  Boy, that is a lot of snow to push around.

Bill
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on February 28, 2017, 04:25:59 PM
Wow! Those snowy pictures make me happy I only had 12" to 18" of snow here in Western Mass. Great job clearing out that snow.
Duncan
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: James Patten on April 15, 2017, 07:49:07 PM
A few photos from today:

Loco 3, train "Yellow 2", waits for #9 returning with train "Red 1".
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This was the crowd at 1:30:
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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on April 21, 2017, 09:50:16 AM
No. 3 and No.9 in bay 1 of the shop.

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Some of no. 11's boiler parts.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bob Holmes on April 21, 2017, 06:40:30 PM
Great pix as usual Brendan...
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on May 11, 2017, 10:33:31 PM
Monson no. 3 during the Spring Work Weekend. This was no. 3's last weekend of operation at the WW&FRy. No. 3 is shipping off to Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes for the summer.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on November 09, 2018, 04:27:38 PM
Our Plymouth no. 52 and Maine Locomotive and Machine's Brookville in front of the shop. The Brookville is visiting for a while.

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52 and the bulldozer going for a spin on the turntable.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on November 10, 2018, 09:29:35 AM
How long will the Brookville be at the museum?

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Baskerville on November 10, 2018, 10:24:55 AM
Wowie, Dowie, the Brookville has a whistle instead of a horn.   Also a bell that looks larger than any of our other bells. 

Can we exchange our 52 horns for an whistle?  Can we?  Can we?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bob Holmes on November 10, 2018, 07:05:16 PM
Agree. agree!  That horn is painfully deafening when you're riding the sideboards...
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Reidy on November 10, 2018, 07:33:36 PM
Hancock air whistle.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Baskerville on November 10, 2018, 08:42:38 PM
That doesn't look like a Hancock 4700, what model is it?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on November 10, 2018, 09:33:12 PM
Perhaps, before you you think about swapping for a whistle, you should hear it first...

https://youtu.be/syYDmoePoR0 (https://youtu.be/syYDmoePoR0)
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John McNamara on November 10, 2018, 10:17:32 PM
I bought an air whistle a few years ago but Jason said it wasn’t loud enough. I returned it.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on November 11, 2018, 12:13:52 AM
ML&M 100 (Brian’s Brookville) has been designated a track car for this very reason: it doesn’t have a sufficient audible warning device to protect crossings.  It’s also got a very limited number of qualified operators and we expect its use will be very limited, though we are extremely grateful that Brian has made it available to us.

Whistles use a lot of air.  Putting on a whistle on air loud enough to provide sufficient warning at crossings would be too hard on most small locomotive air systems.

See ya
Jason
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Baskerville on November 11, 2018, 12:03:55 PM
My rule book is upstairs with my Maine Museum RR clothes, but doesn't that mean we have to make an exception for 100 pushing both the chipper work car and the log flat car?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on November 11, 2018, 01:15:04 PM
Track cars are load restricted by the general order which designates them a track car.  In this case we declared hauling capacity equivalent to 52.  The designation was really all about crossings.

See ya
Jason
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on November 11, 2018, 03:37:00 PM
It is not something I would be comfortable in very long. Front and rear windows are tinted, and with no wipers really made visiblity tough. Low headroom, but that could be fixed by installing a different seat. Stopping at every crossing was not a real issue as I was travelling at a reduced speed anyhow. It does ride nice compared to the 52. Coil springs work well at less than 8mph..
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Dwight Winkley on November 11, 2018, 04:05:35 PM
Bill B. 52 pushed flat car 118 in front headed north and had as crew riding car caboose 320 on the south end.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Carl G. Soderstrom on November 11, 2018, 04:34:45 PM
How about an Electronic System (used?) cost less than a good whistle.
Though I could donate one. Came from a Traction Engine.

But with Electronics you could have any sound you wanted - including a bellowing bull.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on January 18, 2019, 07:12:06 PM
No. 9 switching in Sheepscot this afternoon.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Sample on January 18, 2019, 08:44:59 PM
Excellent series of black and white photos, Brendan.  Nothing I could see to indicate the year they were taken - could have been the teens or twenties!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on January 19, 2019, 05:53:45 PM
Timeless nice pics. Thanks for posting them. They do show how much you guys have been dedicated to rebuilding  an historical railway and not a tourist attraction for 30 years. By the way have you plan a special event to celebrate WW&F Ry Museum 30th anniversary ?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on January 20, 2019, 12:19:12 AM
52 and coach 8 at the end of track last Wednesday.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ted Miles on March 25, 2019, 02:22:16 PM
Folks,
        These pictures from 2013 do not show much winter railroading. Now however there is a lot more of it with various events in the snow for the photographers and the snow shoe crowd.

Nicely done all of you!

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Joe Fox on March 25, 2019, 06:40:21 PM
This winter was extremely hard on the track. If we continue to run in the winter, I suggest putting some consideration in to track rebuilds and or a more historic option of oak shims under frost heaves.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Baskerville on March 25, 2019, 09:40:18 PM
This winter was extremely hard on the track. If we continue to run in the winter, I suggest putting some consideration in to track rebuilds and or a more historic option of oak shims under frost heaves.
Joe,  Please describe the "historic option of oak shims"  How do they work?  How do you install them"
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Paul Uhland on March 26, 2019, 04:12:41 PM
Yes. Great idea.
And I bet the tie replacer is going to come in VERY handy!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on March 27, 2019, 08:18:41 AM
Bill, the oak shims are used between the tie and the rail. It levels the track back out in a low spot, without tamping. Used in the winter when everything is frozen. Then removed in the spring when it starts thawing. A lot of extra work.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on March 27, 2019, 01:03:45 PM
Yes. Great idea.
And I bet the tie replacer is going to come in VERY handy!

So, how is ROWMOW's tie replacer coming along?

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Dwight Winkley on March 27, 2019, 03:23:45 PM
years ago I found a old section House in the woods. Inside were lots of the oak shims. Plus many railroad spikes of different lengths. Some a foot long.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on March 27, 2019, 09:12:53 PM

So, how is ROWMOW's tie replacer coming along?

Jeff S.
Going to hopefully start the motor Sunday, testing operation and the rebuilt cylinder at that time.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on April 07, 2019, 07:18:25 AM
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South of Sheepscot, a short 1/4 mile walk, you find the remnants of the old ties. Views like this are increasingly rare, as most of the top of the grade has been disturbed in one form or another.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on April 07, 2019, 12:44:13 PM
Mike I'm sure that the ultimate form of disturbance will be brought about by the lay of a brand new track someday.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Kokas on April 07, 2019, 02:07:27 PM
Alain,

From your lips to God's (I mean BOD) ears!   :D
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike the Choochoo Nix on April 07, 2019, 04:15:41 PM
I would like to see a section like that kept as is even if it limits how far track can be rebuilt, I would even suggest fencing it with a gate so it could be weed whipped if necessary. 
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Kokas on April 07, 2019, 05:10:11 PM
Mike,

I hope you know we own over 20+ miles of ROW.  8)
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Benjamin Richards on April 07, 2019, 07:25:59 PM
I worked at a summer camp for a few summers. Cutting through the property was the rail bed of the former Ligonier Valley Railroad. There were several hundred feet of this "washboard" like is pictured above. You definitely had to slow down when you ran the mower through that section...
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on June 21, 2019, 05:19:01 PM
Friday afternoon

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Paul Uhland on June 21, 2019, 11:23:55 PM
So what are these pics showing, besides old ROW and the rain clouds predicted  for Friday, 21  June?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on June 22, 2019, 09:58:10 AM
Nice set of timeless pics I love those black and white photos that perfectly show the steamy, smoky atmosphere that is around the engineshed yard when locomotives are builbing steam and the  crew is busy getting them ready . Thank you so much Brendan.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: bdhardy@gmail.com on June 22, 2019, 06:51:41 PM
 I would like to echo Alain’s comments Brendan. A great set of photos very evocative of a lost time. Thanks so much  for sharing them.
Brian
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on June 25, 2019, 05:10:52 PM
The "new" loader and bulldozer parked next to each other. The machines are contemporaries of each other having left the Case plant in the early 1970's. The loader is a 1972 and the dozer is right around the same year.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John McNamara on June 25, 2019, 05:52:55 PM
The "Great Yellow Fleet." Shades of the "Great White Fleet."
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on June 25, 2019, 06:24:56 PM
Maybe we should have named them "Hesper" and "Luther Little"
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: James Patten on June 25, 2019, 06:34:57 PM
Maybe we should have named them "Hesper" and "Luther Little"
No, we want them to stay upright and unburned.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on June 26, 2019, 09:02:59 AM
Pretty sure the dozer is a 73. Hard to believe it is newer..
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Paul Uhland on June 26, 2019, 10:25:50 AM
Great buys, always useful.
Suggest re-installing the roll cage on the loader when you can. ;)
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on June 26, 2019, 12:14:50 PM
Roof is off for the summer. It will make the trip up to Alna later this year, and be on before winter.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Reidy on June 26, 2019, 04:43:32 PM
Maybe we should have named them "Hesper" and "Luther Little"
No, we want them to stay upright and unburned.

And not stuck in the mud.

Thanks for the photos, Brendan.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on July 29, 2019, 05:16:58 PM
A patron of the 6-22-2019 concert sent me this photo of the full rainbow over the train at AC.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Steve Smith on July 29, 2019, 09:15:21 PM
Magnificent, Ed! A big thank you to that kind patron.

Shades of Judy Garland singing  "Somewhere, Over the Rainbow" in The Wizard of Oz in 1938, if I remember correctly. I was 9 years old. Can still picture Margaret Hamilton, as the Wicked Witch, pedaling her bicycle like the furies and cackling--as she ascended inside the tornado. Gave me a right proper nightmare after I bedded down.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on August 21, 2019, 11:07:13 AM
Kevin Madore has published this photo essay of the 2019 Annual Picnic.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/112261457@N06/albums/72157710433459657 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/112261457@N06/albums/72157710433459657)

Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on October 10, 2019, 03:36:02 PM
The Rangeley out for a test run last Wednesday.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on October 11, 2019, 01:10:09 AM
Thank you so much Brendan. It's kind of you to think of the away members and friends  and have them be part of a such amazing event through your beautiful pictures. Have a good FWW.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on December 09, 2019, 04:11:26 PM
B&SR boxcar 51 out on the mainline last month at Sheepscot Mills while a new siding was being put in at Maine Locomotive and Machine. 51 was restored and is owned by Maine Locomotive and Machine. 51 will be in use on the WW&F for this winter's photo charter weekends.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on December 10, 2019, 09:08:14 AM
Thanks for the photos, Brendan. Is the new ML&M siding completed?

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on December 12, 2019, 06:44:47 PM
Thanks for the photos, Brendan. Is the new ML&M siding completed?

Jeff S.

Yes
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on December 12, 2019, 06:48:14 PM
Yesterday Maine Locomotive and Machine hauled the old B&SR / Edaville turnatable out of Gray, ME where the turntable had been stored.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Wayne Laepple on December 12, 2019, 07:15:56 PM
To where?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 12, 2019, 07:40:59 PM
The B&SR turntable was moved to the WW&F for storage.

I've heard different ideas regarding what it will be used for - including options in both Alna and Portland. I do not believe anything has been decided.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Kokas on December 12, 2019, 08:20:26 PM
I would assume that MNG would have it as part of their redevelopment plan.  If not, then it begs the question to Wes (how much);  there might be a place for it along 218 in the future but I'll let the powers to be hash that out.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Paul Uhland on December 15, 2019, 02:29:46 PM
Exactlly where on the campus is the turntable stored?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on December 15, 2019, 02:45:44 PM
It is still on ML&M truck, as of yesterday.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Paul Uhland on December 16, 2019, 11:57:29 AM
Where were the trailer pics of the turntable parts taken?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 16, 2019, 12:00:05 PM
Where were the trailer pics of the turntable parts taken?

At the site of the planned MNG facility in Gray, Maine. They had been storing/displaying some items there (such as the Flanger and Tank Car.)
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on December 16, 2019, 03:13:19 PM
3 and 9 outside this morning to drain the boilers and rearrange bay 4 of the shop.  After lucnh 8 was moved and parked on one the future roundhouse leads for display.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Paul Uhland on December 16, 2019, 03:53:14 PM
8 looks good, as does  tankcar 14.
Will 14 get its full SOCONY lettering back?
It's hard to miss.  ;)

 
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Paul Uhland on December 16, 2019, 05:46:52 PM
Any thought to fencing along Cross Road?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 16, 2019, 06:31:18 PM
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Will 14 get its full SOCONY lettering back?
Yes.

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Any thought to fencing along Cross Road?
No.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bob Holmes on December 16, 2019, 07:12:04 PM
Wow.  All three together at Sheepscot.  That is historic/memorable.  Keep those on permanent file!

And you have answered the question if the turntable can handle 38 ton #8.  Obviously yes.

Bob
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on December 17, 2019, 08:48:09 AM
Thanks for the photos, Brendan.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Gordon Cook on December 17, 2019, 02:16:08 PM
Holy Cow!

 #8 looks like a standard gauge engine next to #9 !!

Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Kevin Madore on December 17, 2019, 04:22:25 PM
The 7 and 8 are not just big, they are WIDE as well.

/Kevin
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Carl G. Soderstrom on December 17, 2019, 10:58:30 PM
Is #8 operational enough to appear to Double Head?
And is #3 or #9 big enough to drag it along?
And how would the cylinders get lubrication?
I have a lot of good Bad Ideas  :D
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on January 09, 2020, 06:16:39 PM
B&SR no. 7 arrived today for the Grand Reunion photo events.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bob Holmes on January 09, 2020, 07:34:06 PM
Wonderful photos Brendan....
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Dante Lakin on January 09, 2020, 09:10:51 PM
Nice! Any idea when SD Warren & Co. 2 is arriving?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 09, 2020, 10:17:39 PM
Due to mechanical issues, SD Warren #2 will not be able to participate in this Winter's photo events. That said, all five of the remaining Maine two-foot common-carrier locomotives will be together for the first time ever. It is going to be an exciting event!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Philip Marshall on January 09, 2020, 11:20:13 PM
Will the SR&RL railbus be participating?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 10, 2020, 06:39:06 AM
Will the SR&RL railbus be participating?

We had hoped to make that a "surprise" once we learned that SD Warren #2 was unable to attend. Unfortunately, logistical issues prevented its transfer to and storage at Sheepscot. The yard and buildings are full, and indoor storage is now at a premium.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Kokas on January 10, 2020, 07:20:46 AM
I think the present situation would dictate concentrated efforts to complete construction of the car barn.

BTW - for those pieces that are destined to remain outside for the winter has anyone considered doing a marine "shrink wrap" on that equipment similar to what is done for boats in winter storage.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Fred Morse on January 10, 2020, 08:02:23 AM
Winter will be over before we know it,
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 10, 2020, 08:27:01 AM
Most of the equipment will be used throughout the winter, so shrink-wrapping isn't an option.

Anyone who would like to help with the carbarn expansion should contact Brendan, the project manager. Monetary contributions sent to the museum and earmarked for the carbarn expansion are also always welcome.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on January 10, 2020, 08:31:14 AM
Winter will be over before we know it,

And then it will be Mud Season. ::)

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Graham Buxton on January 10, 2020, 09:30:46 AM
 ;D Perhaps we should consider adding tracks under the roof of of the Pavilion for future additional winter storage ...  :P



 .... ducks and runs ....  ;)
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 10, 2020, 10:17:17 AM
Perhaps we should consider adding tracks under the roof of of the Pavilion for future additional winter storage ...

That was considered, and some preliminary plans were drawn up. It would have necessitated positioning the pavilion at Top of the Mountain, rather than at Alna Center. In the end, we decided that the railroad would be best served by using the pavilion as dedicated event space.

Meanwhile, preliminary plans for further storage are being developed...
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on January 10, 2020, 11:39:25 AM
But..just in case..it will be tall enough for such a purpose.. You never know...
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on January 10, 2020, 12:00:45 PM
Thanks a lot Brendan for keeping the away crowd posted by your beautiful wintry pics. The storage of rollingstock and locomotives is always a tricky affair on tourist RR. We do  know it in Pithivers where it brought about quite a lot of never ending  yearound switchings. But nobody can deny it's still better to have  a lot of material than not enough and if switching is time consumming it's  as well an exciting activity when you love railroad. I can't wait for the pics of that winter's photo un-heard-of event.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on January 16, 2020, 10:27:51 PM
Interchange traffic with Maine Locomotive and Machine.

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4 and 8 parked on temporary tracks off the turn table.

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Putting 7 away Wednesday night. The whistle clears the door by an inch.

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6 and 7 outside the shop Thursday morning.

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SR&RL no. 6

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Monson 3, SR&RL 6, and B&SR 7 steaming up Thursday morning.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John McNamara on January 16, 2020, 10:44:50 PM
Wonderful pictures Brendan. One shot has three steam locomotives steamed up, and one shot (my favorite) has two Plymouths in action! ;D
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Paul Uhland on January 17, 2020, 01:29:16 AM
Superb!!!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on January 17, 2020, 02:06:21 AM
Thanks a lot Brendan for taking time to take  and share these beautiful and outstanding pictures to keep us posted. I wish you a wonderful Grand Reunion and I'm looking forward for your next photos.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Dave Crow on January 17, 2020, 07:32:13 AM
I guess the only concessions to modern times will be the electric headlights on #9?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Anthony Vo on January 17, 2020, 09:00:28 AM
I guess the only concessions to modern times will be the electric headlights on #9?
yes, as a matter of fact, while working on the SR&RL, it only had a front headlight - at least that what it seems from all the old photos - plus the current front headlight is a more modern SR&RL headlight, unlike the original oil burner one
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Philip Marshall on January 17, 2020, 09:37:41 AM
The electric headlight is correct for her on the SR&RL in the 1920s. What stands out for me, though, is the absence of the Eames vacuum brake exhaust muffler!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Kokas on January 17, 2020, 10:34:02 AM
Muffler may be missing but I really like the whoosh sound it makes when the brakes are released.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Dave Crow on January 17, 2020, 10:35:40 AM
Thanks, Philip and Anthony.  I remember re-installing the handbrake in #9's cab during the re-build, and possibly she had steam brakes on the drivers, originally?  I am not close to my Peter Barney books nor my Gary Kohler books right now.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Philip Marshall on January 17, 2020, 10:50:50 AM
I believe No. 9 had just the handbrake on the tender truck originally. Vacuum brakes on the drivers are supposed to have been added about 1912.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Benjamin Richards on January 17, 2020, 12:59:01 PM
Can someone set me straight on Number 6's number plate? I thought WW&F 9 was ex-SR&RL 6, but that smokebox plate says Sandy River RR.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 17, 2020, 01:31:49 PM
It was Sandy River RR #5 before becoming SR & RL #6.
A brief history of the locomotive can be found at: http://wordpress.wwfry.org/?page_id=182 (http://wordpress.wwfry.org/?page_id=182)
(Which needs to be updated to reflect its completed restoration.)
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Richard "Steam" Symmes on January 18, 2020, 06:22:14 PM
SR&RL #6 was originally Sandy River #5 until the renumbering of 1908.  Perhaps "they" had just changed over and the new front number plate hasn't been cast yet??  Hey, makes a good story.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Philip Marshall on January 18, 2020, 07:00:38 PM
Can someone set me straight on Number 6's number plate? I thought WW&F 9 was ex-SR&RL 6, but that smokebox plate says Sandy River RR.

One of the quirky design features of the Portland Co. Forneys were the number plates, which were customized with the name of the railroad around the outside rim of the casting: Sandy River RR Nos. 4 and 5 (= SR&RL 5 and 6) had plates that said "Sandy River RR", Phillips & Rangeley No. 1 (= SR&RL 7) had a plate that said "Phillips & Rangeley RR", Kennebec Central No. 2 had a "Kennebec Central RR" number plate, B&SR Nos. 3 (= WW&F No. 8 ) and 5 had plates that said "Bridgton & Saco River RR", and W&Q/WW&F Nos. 2 and 3 originally carried plates that said "Wiscasset & Quebec RR". These are all visible in photos.

When the SR&RL renumbered its equipment after the 1908 consolidation, the Portland engines retained their original number plates except with the addition of an engraved center disc with the new number, so SR&RL No. 7's plate still said "Phillips & Rangeley RR" (and still does - it's now on display at the Phillips Historical Society) and SR&RL No. 6's plate still said "Sandy River RR" despite their new identities. When No. 6 went to the Kennebec Central in 1924 they did the same thing again, so she still carried the same "Sandy River RR" number plate with the new-new number 4. For some reason the WW&F didn't like this, so when she became WW&F No. 9 the old "Sandy River RR" number plate was scrapped and replaced with a new plain number plate (known from a handful of photos), which was itself ultimately scrapped and had to be replicated.

It's possible the customized number plates may have been a Hinkley practice that was carried over when Portland acquired Hinkley's patterns and tooling, because B&SR Hinkleys Nos. 1 and 2 (= WW&F No. 5 ) appear to have had "Bridgton & Saco River RR" number plates as well. However I've seen no evidence that Monson Nos. 1 or 2 or Franklin & Megantic No. 1 had them, so maybe not.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Richard "Steam" Symmes on January 18, 2020, 07:39:01 PM
All of this, plus $2 will get you a cup of coffee!  Donuts are extra.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on January 18, 2020, 07:57:07 PM
Everyone I spoke with today was extremely pleased, even with the -3 day break temps. The scenes were interesting and original. A little delay at the start but the photographers seem to enjoy that too. It made the day all that much more..
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Benjamin Richards on January 19, 2020, 10:04:48 PM
Thanks, Phillip. Fascinating stuff. You answered the question I had, but perhaps failed to clearly articulate.



Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Eric Schade on January 20, 2020, 01:38:41 PM
I made the costume jewelry for SR&RL #6.  The tank lettering is vinyl on black painted magnetic sheets.  The cab number is a thin piece of black painted plywood with Vinyl numbers.  I turned the "9" over on the insides of the headlight.

The number plate is brass plate sawn out and screwed to the blank reproduction plate.  Where did that plate com from? I have heard some one made several a while back but what did he or she use for a pattern?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Baskerville on January 20, 2020, 03:18:01 PM
Well Done Eric!  You are very creative and talented.  This fits right in with your 'G' gauge locomotive and car work.
 
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Gordon Cook on January 20, 2020, 03:56:27 PM
I wanted to commend everyone who made this event possible. This type of production doesn't happen overnight: it has been literally years in the making. Personally, I am in awe of the imagination, preparation, and work it took to pull this off.
The prep work was enormous in the last few weeks, and the advent of a real Maine winter made it a truly unique experience.
I was fortunate to be able to show up to a fully readied scene and participate for four days,  and I fully appreciate that I stood on a stage that was set by the participating organizations' leadership, volunteer dedication, donors, and talent.

To those involved in imagining the possibility, thank you.
To those that carried the load of pulling it all together, thank you.
To those that made sure everything was moved, fixed, safe, and ready, thank you.
To those that ran the trains, kept everything moving, fed the crews, cleared the snow, and spent hours in the cold, thank you.
To the crews that got three vintage steam engines ready, hot, loud, and created many goosebump spectacles, thank you.
To the fans and photographers who came from far corners to record winter 2 foot railroading in Maine, thank you.

Lets' do it again!

Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Paul Crabb on January 20, 2020, 05:06:59 PM
Well said Gordon! I look forward to being part of the February "Grand Reunion".
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bob Holmes on January 20, 2020, 07:35:31 PM
Eric, I hope your cosmetics can be saved and used again whenever we might want to backdate #9 again.

As for the weather, someone beyond us was looking down and giving us the best possible weather all three days.  The Saturday snowstorm was providential, and gave us a unique insight into what must have been their winter challenges those many years ago.  And it makes for unforgettable photos.

Bob
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Reidy on January 20, 2020, 07:45:21 PM
Gordon's comments are spot on, and all that I can add is that of all the events I've witnessed in Alna these past 19 years with our members and friends, what I experienced Sunday was one of the most magical.  Watching our 13-car train work through Cockeye Curve and the rest of our railway, in newly fallen snow, was brilliant.  This event brought me much closer to what the crews on the original Maine two-foot railways must have experienced a century ago.  I only wish I had the opportunity to take a few photos.

The best experience was sharing this with friends.  Gordon, along with the three steam crews and our train's brakemen, did a wonderful job.  It was a privilege to share the experience with them.  And I got the opportunity to talk with several of our photographers and make new friends.

Thanks to all who made this possible!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Kevin Madore on January 20, 2020, 10:31:59 PM
Bill,

Thanks so much to you and your crew for helping us "chase the light" yesterday afternoon.   The photographers were really hoping we could find a sunny spot where we could shoot the double-header in the late afternoon sun and the shadows were closing the line down fast.   I know it must have been a chore getting all of the brakemen and the engine crews briefed on the plan change, especially when the engine guys were 13 cars and a lot of snowy footprints away.   Everyone REALLY appreciated getting that last spot.

/Kevin Madore :) 

PS - Apologies for the lousy image quality in the sample below.  The forum only allows a 200KB file.   The 1 MB version looks much nicer!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on January 21, 2020, 09:48:20 AM
Kevin;
Nice shot, especially at the end of a long day. Even though we were cold and tired the entire crew wanted to make sure the photographers left for home happy and satisfied with The Grand Reunion. Since the Albee field shot didn't work I'm glad a substitute was found thanks to you. And Bill cancelled his order for a new Peloton. He found that walking back and forth along a 13 car train provided all the exercise he needed.
Best regards,
Dave
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Graham Buxton on January 21, 2020, 12:49:17 PM
And Bill cancelled his order for a new Peloton.

... and look how much he saved by doing that ...   :o ;D

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The Peloton (https://wclink.co/link/24107/129364/4/69314/?merchant=Peloton) indoor bicycle, with its live-streaming and on-demand classes, costs roughly $3,000 for the first year and nearly $500 each year thereafter.

https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/peloton-review-what-to-know-before-you-buy/
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Richard "Steam" Symmes on January 23, 2020, 11:30:29 AM
Are there any plans in the works to create a pilot plow for future winter events?  So many shots of the SR&RL show those plows in action, throwing snow to both sides of the train.  That would really recreate the past.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Piche on January 23, 2020, 11:39:53 AM
There's a plow in Portland specifically for this idea to use with 7. It's like anything in that it's a low priority project since there are working alternatives already as normal plowing there is done with 1.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Kokas on January 23, 2020, 11:43:28 AM
But a rebuilt flanger would be an absolute treat for next year !!!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 23, 2020, 11:53:24 AM
Pilot Plows, Snowplows, and Flangers? Oh My!

All have been considered. Flanger 40 was to be featured in the night photo session - but was cancelled due to the impeding storm. Hopefully we'll see some photos of it (and caboose 32) during the February event.

Making Flanger 40 road-worthy is certainly something that is possible, once the current backlog of reconstructions/restorations have settled down. The B&SR Plow will need a frame-up rebuild; again, this has been discussed.

The tank car 14 restoration (and flat 205) show that the partnership between the WW&F and MNG can accomplish major restoration projects. Other smaller projects (Rangeley, Combine 16) should also not be overlooked or forgotten. (Not to mention recent work done on Monson 3, cosmetics on Monson 4 and B&SR 8, and an unexpected minor repair to B&SR 7.) In all these cases WW&F and MNG crews have worked together to get the jobs done. I'm looking forward to 2020 and beyond to see how this partnership develops and grows.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Mike Fox on January 23, 2020, 05:58:28 PM
Don't forget the Rangeley. The guys did an excellent job of getting it rail worthy, and then fixing the cut lever recently making it operational.

As far as a pilot plow, one from Bridgton could easily be made. It was nothing special. Just a wedge. No curves.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on February 10, 2020, 02:26:13 PM
Thursday morning.

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SR&RL heading south through Rosewood and crossing Hummason Brook on Friday.

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7 and 9 Saturday night.

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7 and 9 getting water Sunday morning.

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Thirteen car train leaving the north yard Sunday morning.

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7 and 9 at Jaynes Way Sunday morning.

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Watering the locomotives from tank car 14 at Alna Center Sunday.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Baskerville on February 10, 2020, 02:39:11 PM
It didn't take us long to find a good use for the tank car.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Gordon Cook on February 10, 2020, 03:15:40 PM
During the first Grand Reunion event, water for the engines became an issue later in the day, and 7 and 3 had to run back to Sheepscot to get watered up. So using the tank car was a good idea.

#7 in particular is a bit of a coal and water 'hog' in the literal sense.

Glad to see Mother Nature cooperated again with the nice snow and winter atmospherics. It's been pretty dreary down here in the lower climes.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Kevin Kierstead on February 10, 2020, 04:32:22 PM
How was the water moved from the tank car to the engines?
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Graham Buxton on February 10, 2020, 04:37:54 PM
I see a black hose visible at the lower left end of the tank car, that goes to the trailing flatcar.  Presumably there is a gasoline powered pump (not visible in the photo)  on that flatcar, which outputs water into the red hose mostly laying on the ground, delivering water to the locomotive tender(s).
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Benjamin Richards on February 10, 2020, 04:38:55 PM
A similar photo on Facebook explained thus:

"A portable pump on flatcar 34 charges the hose line to engine 9. All three engines were filled during the stop."

https://www.facebook.com/WWFRailway/photos/rpp.147279126870/10157215518186871/?type=3&theater

Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Piche on February 10, 2020, 04:43:43 PM
#7 in particular is a bit of a coal and water 'hog' in the literal sense.

We don't call her miss piggy for nothing.

7 Was coaled up on Saturday at lunch and didn't get a single nugget Sunday morning and we managed to make it back. Granted it was with less than a chute of coal left sitting on the turntable but we can blame that on the 300 pounds we probably lost when we enlarged the cab space during the rebuild.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bob Holmes on February 10, 2020, 06:11:30 PM
Great photos Brendan!!
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on February 11, 2020, 08:56:19 AM
Looks like there was ideal weather for photography.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Anthony Vo on February 12, 2020, 08:54:33 AM
Pilot Plows, Snowplows, and Flangers? Oh My!

All have been considered. Flanger 40 was to be featured in the night photo session - but was cancelled due to the impeding storm. Hopefully we'll see some photos of it (and caboose 32) during the February event.

Making Flanger 40 road-worthy is certainly something that is possible, once the current backlog of reconstructions/restorations have settled down. The B&SR Plow will need a frame-up rebuild; again, this has been discussed.

The tank car 14 restoration (and flat 205) show that the partnership between the WW&F and MNG can accomplish major restoration projects. Other smaller projects (Rangeley, Combine 16) should also not be overlooked or forgotten. (Not to mention recent work done on Monson 3, cosmetics on Monson 4 and B&SR 8, and an unexpected minor repair to B&SR 7.) In all these cases WW&F and MNG crews have worked together to get the jobs done. I'm looking forward to 2020 and beyond to see how this partnership develops and grows.
might not be likely, but since you guys did tank car 14, it'd be nice to see you guys work on Bridgton and Saco River Railroad Snow Plow #2 from the MNGRR.
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd: Grand Reunion ver 2
Post by: Graham Buxton on February 15, 2020, 12:59:48 PM
There are several threads on the NGDF forum with photos posted by participants in the 2nd Grand Reunion weekend held Feb 7-9th:
http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,388775 (http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,388775http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,388914http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,388975)
http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,388914 (http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,388775http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,388914http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,388975)
http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,388975 (http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,388775http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,388914http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,388975)
http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,388941 (http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,388941)

This one has video:
http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,389186,389191
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: John Redro on March 18, 2020, 04:10:34 AM
Thursday morning.

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SR&RL heading south through Rosewood and crossing Hummason Brook on Friday.

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7 and 9 Saturday night.

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7 and 9 getting water Sunday morning.

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Thirteen car train leaving the north yard Sunday morning.

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7 and 9 at Jaynes Way Sunday morning.

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Watering the locomotives from tank car 14 at Alna Center Sunday.

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I love these pics, really beautiful. I don't have much snow around me now
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Brendan Barry on April 10, 2020, 07:37:02 PM
Sheepscot Thursday April 9 about 6:30 pm. We ended up with around 6-8 inches of heavy wet snow.

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The right of way looking south from Cross Rd.

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Looking east up Cross Rd. to RT 218.

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Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Bill Baskerville on April 10, 2020, 09:41:13 PM
Great pictures.  In the last two what is that tall gray box to the West of the ROW South of Cross road
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on April 10, 2020, 10:28:13 PM
That's a signal equipment box salvaged by the RR. IIRC, it's old MEC, from someplace local.
Someone else here can provide furthers, I'm sure.  ;)
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: James Patten on April 11, 2020, 06:37:22 AM
Harry Percival brought the signal box in when he was working for Maine Coast Railroad, as he was planning to cross the road.  This would have been early 1990s.  At one point all the batteries for it were stored upstairs in the Percival house. 
Title: Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on August 23, 2020, 08:21:26 PM
A passenger sent this photo in from 8/22/2020 Ice Cream Eggspress.

Rainbow during blowdown. The picture doesn't do it justice - it was a full arc and plainly visible. I had never seen one form during a blowdown so fully and clearly before.