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Title: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Fred L. Kuhns on May 05, 2014, 11:12:14 PM
 Stewart,  Need some help in finding the WW&F location on Facebook.  Fred l. Kuhns


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Brendan Barry on May 05, 2014, 11:39:59 PM
Here you go Fred.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wiscasset-Waterville-and-Farmington-Railway-Museum/147279126870


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Fred L. Kuhns on May 06, 2014, 09:35:37 AM
Brendan, Thanks for the help on the location of the WW&F on Facebook.   Fred L. Kuhns


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 08, 2014, 11:41:25 AM
We are now one month into posting photos from the early days of the museum on the WW&F facebook page.  The posts are made every Thursday and the response has been phenomenal.  So far we've shown the framing of bay 1 and laying of the first rail.

This week we present a special Backward Glance to comemorate Harry restarting the W&Q RR charter which was done 25 years ago today. Two photos are presented showing a look south at the Sheepscot Yard area.  The first view is from the Summer of 1990 while the second image shows the view from the same spot 14 years later.

Much work has gone into the sorting, scanning, dating/captioning and posting of the images and the facebook team appreciates the support of WW&F members and friends with the project.  If the positive comments made on-line and heard during the Work Weekend are any indication of how the photos are enjoyed, the Thursday posts will continue for the rest of the year. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Tom Casper on May 09, 2014, 10:56:57 AM
Start, I follow them on Facebook.  Keep the Thursday flashbacks coming!

Tom C.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 09, 2014, 12:13:36 PM
Hi Tom,  

I'm glad you enjoy the photos.  There's already been over 700 views of the "then & now" photos in less than one day.  Please be sure to [LIKE] the page and posts.

Thanks,

Start


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 11, 2014, 07:40:44 PM
Today:

There's a special Mothers Day story on fb about the railroads Model AA truck.  Please go to the link to find out how the Ford got to Sheepscot and what its nickname is.   


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 13, 2014, 05:49:19 PM
Today, the fb team had some fun with a post called "What If the FS&K had been built and a Sandy River track crew went to Wiscasset".  The post has 4 photos of a SR&RL Model T railcar on the WW&F in Wiscasset, next to the Wiscasset Grain Co, Sail Loft building and Turner Centre Creamery.  The photos feature portions of the new Wiscasset waterfront module made by Peter Barney.  Check it out - and click on each image to see the complete photo.     


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 15, 2014, 06:14:37 PM
Todays facebook post shows two views of Bay 1 from late 1990 or early 1991 as the first roof rafters are going up.  One view is from the edge of Cross Road while the other is from about where track 7 is today.



Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 20, 2014, 07:51:29 PM
The facebook crew has been at it again with more new/old photos.  Log in to find out about the WW&F's original "lifting bay"


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 22, 2014, 09:18:49 PM
Tonight's "Throw Back Thursday" facebook post features a view of the front of the shop from 1991 (including Harry's old blue pickup) with a comparison view from the same spot this week.  The now view shows just how deep the old front wall is inside of the shop addition.  Boxcar 309 is in bay 1 but you can still see some of the old front wall around the car with it's faded yellow paint.    

Bay 1 was the center of operations, shop, museum, kitchen and meeting room from 1990 through 1993.  The next few posts will highlight this fact as well as the start of bays 2 and 3.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on May 23, 2014, 10:30:14 AM
Bay 1 continued as a kitchen right up until the purchase of the house. Many a great museum chef had produced some welcomed meals from there, much to the delight of the volunteers. Thank you Stewart for reviving the memories..


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 29, 2014, 08:53:39 PM
Tonight's facebook post features 3 views of the first WW&F restoration, flatcar 118 being rebuilt by Harry and Zack in 1992 - '93.  The chain hoist in bay 1 was used to get the trucks under the car plus 60' of new track was built out the north door so the car could be rolled outside.  Check it out and [LIKE] it up!   


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 02, 2014, 07:18:25 AM
Photos of engine 9's progress with Team Downey were posted over the weekend.   Alan and Harold worked on a number of wooden parts including the pilot beam, building a new cowcatcher and front foot boards.  The views are from the machine shop and new woodshop that they set up on the second floor. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 05, 2014, 03:05:31 PM
Today's Backward Glance shows museum members installing the sheathing on flatcar 118 during the Annual Picnic in 1993. See if you can ID Zack, Jason and Bruce Wilson.  The next photos show the flatcar in primer paint and the start of framing for bays 2 and 3 of the shop, October 1993.   Enjoy! 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 06, 2014, 07:11:07 PM
The Museum's facebook page layout has been updated.  The most noticable change is that new posts are stacked in a column on the right side and the photographs in the "thumbnail" display are larger than before.  Of course you can still click on each photo (and we hope you do) to see the full image and get a detailed caption.   

As before - The WW&F page is set for public access so you don't need to be a facebook subscriber to view posts, photos and information.

Thanks,

fb team


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Philip Marshall on June 06, 2014, 10:55:21 PM
Thank you, Stewart. The Facebook page is looking good. I enjoy seeing all the photo updates, both old and new.

-Philip


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 07, 2014, 06:41:24 PM
Tonight's "LOCOMOTIVE 9 PROGRESS" report has 6 photos of work on the engine this week.  One view features an historic surprise that was discovered when Alan was cleaning the original front end castings.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 12, 2014, 04:52:05 AM
Another "LOCOMOTIVE 9 PROGRESS" report has been posted with 9 photos of recent work.  Most of it done by Brendan, Rick and Team Downey.

This is the 4th Progress Report so please scroll down if you haven't seen the previous postings.  BTW - The last report has close to 900 views since it was posted Sunday night.  Nice to see so much interest in #9.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Bernie Perch on June 12, 2014, 11:12:07 AM
Alan and Howard,

I have been following your progress on Facebook and I admire you guys for first traveling that far to work on the WW&FRy and for your super craftsmanship on the pilot.  I also like that you set up the wood shop.  When I went up there in April, it looked much different and what you guys have done was a definite improvement.  I hope it stays that way.

Alan, you and your Dad are invited to stop here in White Haven for lunch, or dinner and a visit on your way home if your are driving and we are available like you did last year.  Are you going to take enough wood home to make #11's pilot now that you know all the ins and outs of pilot making?

Bernie


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 12, 2014, 04:58:26 PM
Tonight's Backward Glance is a feature on the carpentry crew building the Sheepscot Station replica during the Summer of 1993.  Modern matching photos are included for comparison.

fb team


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 14, 2014, 08:25:38 PM
Tonight the fb team posted the next installment of LOCOMOTIVE 9 PROGRESS with images from the past few days.  There are 13 photos featuring the work on the pilot ... with a special surprise thank-you for the Downeys.

Please remember to "friend" the museum's page and [LIKE] the post(s)  Thanks!

fbt


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 19, 2014, 05:15:35 PM
Todays "Throw Back Thursday" post features the construction of bays 2 and 3 in 1993 - '94. A nice surprise in the photos is flatcar 118 in new Portland Company style paint. There's a 2014 photo at the end for conparison of the north end of the shop building.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 23, 2014, 05:44:15 PM
Your fb crew has posted a new photo essay of work that Stephen Piwowarski and Marcel Levesque did on engine 9 last week.  There's projects with metal and wood ... something for everybody!

Please remember to [LIKE] our page if you haven't done so yet.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: James Patten on June 23, 2014, 07:26:57 PM
Additionally I added some photos from Saturday's NEREX and Mason's groups to Facebook.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 26, 2014, 08:36:20 PM
Tonight's Backward Glance features Sheepscot Station from it's construction in 1993 to the present.  Shown are the building in various colors,  with changes to the exterior and interior.  Today, it is the true showcase of a rural steam-era depot.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 03, 2014, 04:38:49 PM
The Backward Glance for today shows a very important event in the life of the museum.  The photo essay shows the crew laying the first mainline rails in front of Sheepscot station in the Summer of 1993.  It was an exciting time ... and we have come such a long way since then.  Please visit our fb page for a look back 21 years ago.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 07, 2014, 07:27:20 AM
Please check out the latest facebook post called "POSTCARD FROM MAINE"  

Your fb team: Mark, James and Cindy appreciate the support from museum members and friends.  Page [LIKES] are well over 900 and post views have surpassed 6,500. It's a great way to promote the museum so please tell your friends, thanks!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 09, 2014, 01:04:18 PM
The latest Locomotive #9 Progress report has been posted.  If you've never seen Jason welding, nows your chance!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 17, 2014, 07:58:58 PM
Tonights Backward Glance features construction of the Sheepscot freight house in 1995.  The building was based on the Weeks Mills freight house.  There are early construction photos and comparison views from later years.  The last shot shows the original (still-standing) structure at Weeks Mills.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 25, 2014, 01:56:35 AM
Thursdays charter by the German tour group went well and there is a pictorial recap on the museums fb page.  Seven volunteers put in may extra hours to organize and run the event, especially charter coordinatorJ.B. Smith and the engine crew Bob Longo and Jonathan St Mary.  Our guests were quite happy at the end of the day.  Some told us that the "WW&F is fantasitc - it's an amazing railroad".

Please remember to [LIKE] our page in order to follow museum information, news and photos.

fb team


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 21, 2014, 07:27:15 PM
Tonight we begin a special series with photos showing track construction on the WW&F.  Part 1 features photos from 1990 - 2000.  The next offering (next Thurs) will be part 2 with views from 2000 - 2010.  There are many good memories in the images with a good number of volunteers shown working hard.  Some of you are in the shots.  Please check the museums' facebook page for this (and other) news and articles.

Thanks! 

Mark, James and Cindy 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 22, 2014, 06:36:56 AM
SPECIAL REPORT -

The museums' facebook page now has over 1,000 LIKES.  For our non fb friends a [LIKE] means that a person has decided to follow our page so each time a new WW&F post is made it will show up on their news page.  As of this morning there are 1,004 people following our progress as we rebuild a classic Maine Two-Footer.

Many thanks to all our friends.  We hope you will visit Sheepscot soon to see the museum in person.

WW&F fb team  


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: James Patten on August 22, 2014, 07:00:00 AM
Hooray for us!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Marcel Levesque on August 22, 2014, 10:23:36 AM
Throwback Thursdays have been a blast to watch.   Seems just like yesterday...................


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Fred L. Kuhns on August 26, 2014, 08:51:59 PM
  Stewart,  The FB Team needs a great thank you for the fine job of telling the story of our great museum.  Fred L. Kuhns


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 26, 2014, 09:22:20 PM
Thanks Fred,

They do spend quite a bit of time on the posts.  There's choosing topics, picking old photos, taking new shots and writing text and captions.  As soon as a post is loaded to fb, they are working on the next subject.  It's a bit like doing a broadcast!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 27, 2014, 04:14:16 AM
Tuesday evening 8/26/14 the annual Fund Drive wish list went on fb.  This is the first time the projects have been listed, some with photos and amounts of $$ needed.  We'll see how the appeal does compared to the letters that are going in mailboxes this week.  The bottom line is ... please support the museum and our effort to rebuild a classic Maine Two-Footer.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 04, 2014, 09:52:22 PM
The facebook fund drive appeal has paid off so far with funds coming from a non-member, thank you! 

This week there have been a number of posts including:

* Locomotive 9 restoration progress
* News of a WW&F photo in the October, 2014 issue of Trains Magazine
* Steam in September - a notice of #10 running on Saturdays and some Sundays this month
* WHISTLE POST - A news blurb about #10 getting the single chime "hooter" whistle and control rod assembly
* Rebuilding the WW&F - Track Construction ... featuring photos from building the mainline Sutters to Sheepscot Mills and some really new  shots (today) of RC4 and #10 at the end of the new upper yard spur, next to the coal pocket

fb crew


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Bernie Perch on September 06, 2014, 09:05:14 PM
I have been visiting the Facebook page and really enjoy looking at the photos.  I do not know how to respond to the comments on Facebook, so I am doing it here.  There was mention of making patterns for the three chime Crosby whistle.  I will not make patterns for this whistle.  It would be a massive project as I made the patterns for the CNJ step top three chime bell (top) and the project involved way over 150-200 hours plus trips to the foundry plus finishing the whistles.  It would also require specialized knowledge in casting the whistle to the thin cross sections required which seems like a lost art or terribly expensive by those who do know how to do it.

I am up to over my head in pattern projects.  I have two to make for CNJ 113, and am working on one for WW&F #11 which is being delayed by the Crosby repair process which has started.

I will be 69 in October and am slowing down and would rather do more goofing off things.  Today I fired up CNJ 113 with the help of one of the younger volunteers.  If he wasn't there, my body and mind would not be capable of making this post.  I am totally beat.  113 is a 95 ton locomotive which walked away with 56 cars last week on the R & N photo freight weekend and has a huge firebox which just wildly consumes wood during fire up.  There is just no more time for other projects.

Bernie


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 08, 2014, 04:24:51 PM
For those who wanted to see photos of the British charter last Thursday, we've posted some on facebook. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 11, 2014, 08:14:40 PM
Take a tour of Sheepscot on facebook tonight ... see if you can identify a couple of photos locations.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on September 12, 2014, 08:49:56 PM
Unfortunately, I do not get to see these pictures usually. I always make time to browse the forum, but not look back through the feeds on facebook. I am not saying it is a bad idea, because each person uses things differently, but I myself would much rather see some of the photos posted here as well.

Mike


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Dwight Winkley on September 13, 2014, 09:44:47 PM
here, here
dwight


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Wayne Laepple on September 13, 2014, 10:06:22 PM
Me, too.

I can do Facebook through my wife's account, but I still like seeing photos here, too.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 14, 2014, 08:34:58 AM
New record number of people reached by the museums' facebook page: over 5,240

Recent individual posts have reached record numbers of people as well.  The topics include -

* "Views around Sheepscot" with  2,612 reached (viewed)

* "The British are Coming" with  1,617 reached

* "Trackwork, 1998-2010" with  1,314 reached

* "Whistle Post" with  1,094 reached

Regarding photos, the images posted on fb are usually not repeated here.  The reason is to steer viewers to both the museums' web site and fb page.  There has been kind of an "unwritten rule"  that different photos are posted on the forum so there is a draw to both sites.  This way the two sites compliment each other.  The photos on here are usually posted by non-fb members so there is a variety of images and information.

It's all about getting more eyes on museum news and event information.  I hope this helps.

Start


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on September 14, 2014, 05:02:53 PM
Ok. Please don't post my photos on facebook then. Would not want to violate the unwritren rule. I am just saying, a few pictures posted here as a teaser would encourage people to visit the fb page. As of today, I still have not seen the pictures from this week on facebook. I have yet to take the time to find an easy way to find them.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Ira Schreiber on September 14, 2014, 05:18:47 PM
Post them on both places so everyone has a chance to see them.
If you find duplicates, there is always the DELETE button.

IMHO


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 14, 2014, 05:29:24 PM
Well, James has posted photos to both sites on occasion, he may be the only one who does.  Cindy doesn't post to the forum.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: James Patten on September 14, 2014, 05:59:20 PM
One of the posts (I think it was the annual fund update) I copied photos from posts here of Mike and Brendan.  I was lazy, didn't have any photos of mine, and wanted some photos for the post, which always seems to increase interest.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Brendan Barry on September 14, 2014, 06:54:08 PM
Here's the last batch of photos from face book. The museum's facebook page is public so you do not need a face book account to look at the page.

https://www.facebook.com/147279126870/photos/pcb.10152436817031871/10152436799401871/?type=1&theater


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 14, 2014, 07:25:14 PM
Thanks for the link B,

Note: To view additional photos in the album please click [next] at the top right corner of the image.  This works well on a laptop, not sure how well it works on a droid or iphone since things are a lot smaller and some icons vary.  Our research indicates that more people view fb from their phone/tablet whereas more people view the forum from a laptop.  That's one reason the older posts on fb are a bit tougher to access for some.

Start


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Brendan Barry on September 18, 2014, 09:37:40 PM
Latest batch of face book photos.

https://www.facebook.com/147279126870/photos/pcb.10152450017176871/10152450000336871/?type=1&theater


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 25, 2014, 08:27:06 PM
Tonight, more photos of trackwork are up.  The post is in two parts with the first half being shots of building track to Alna Center and the second half shows work from today at Top of the Mountain.  Of course there are ToM photos here on the forum too, posted yesterday. 

We hope you check out both sites!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on September 25, 2014, 08:30:18 PM
Nice series of shots Start. Thanks


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Brendan Barry on September 25, 2014, 11:26:48 PM
Last two batches of Facebook photos.

https://www.facebook.com/147279126870/photos/pcb.10152462963111871/10152462949821871/?type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/147279126870/photos/pcb.10152457678391871/10152457663536871/?type=1&theater


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 02, 2014, 08:11:13 PM
There has been so much happening at the railroad this week that there are two new posts on fb showing prep for the Fall Work Weekend.  There is also a photo essay of the work done when the track crew reached Alna Center with the mainline and built the siding.  That was almost 10 years ago, Columbus Day weekend, October 2004. 

You can click on the link on the first page of this thread for easy access.  Please [LIKE] it up! 

Thanks, fb team.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 23, 2014, 09:48:42 PM
Tonight's facebook post is "Original Station/Tool house Returns"  The article features photos and information of when the old tool house was obtained from Wiscasset and brought back to Sheepscot in 1996.  There are also articles about the move in the WW&F newsletters: March/April and May/June 1996 issues which may be viewed right here on the forum in the Newsletters thread.

FYI - At the end of tonights' fb post is a soggy update on the car storage building.

Start


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 07, 2014, 08:55:10 AM
Last night's facebook post is the 12th update on LOCOMOTIVE 9 PROGRESS. The top news is the hydrostatic test.  As of this morning there have been over 2065 people see the report.  Also, the museums page now has 1,206 [LIKES] which means that many people see every WW&F news and history post.  Thanks to everyone who follows the WW&F on facebook and here on the forum.

As always, you can get to the latest fb post by clicking on the link on the first page of this thread.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Fred Morse on November 07, 2014, 02:01:24 PM
Once you've found us on facebook come and join us this Sat. building a car shed and have some beef stew for lunch to keep you warm.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 13, 2014, 05:12:01 PM
Tonight's post is a tribute to Julius Stuck.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 20, 2014, 08:15:27 PM
This weeks post is about when steam returned to the WW&F.  There are two dates for the event: 1994 and 1998.  Please check out the museums fb page to decide which one you think is correct!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 25, 2014, 07:15:06 PM
A Special Report on #9 has been posted.  It's a photo essay on the first steam test of the locomotive.  You may access the report by clicking on the link on the first page of this thread.

Happy Thanksgiving from the WW&F fb team.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 26, 2014, 06:23:58 PM
Tuesday was quite a day with the steam test on engine 9.  Word spread fast through the groups of narrow gauge and steam fans that the WW&F was making history. The internet has become a big part of getting our message out and a good example is the reaction of viewers on facebook. A number of new records were set with the latest #9 post. Here are a few stats as of tonight.

STEAM TEST ON #9, photos and captions -

9,648 people have viewed the post. An all-time record, the next highest post was a #9 update that received 2,929 views.
264 people have liked the post. This does not include [likes] for individual photos, that number is much higher.
68 positive comments have been made on the post.  This does not include comments posted on individual photos which total in the hunderds. (Note: Please see the Few Stories thread for some of the comments.)

Museum main facebook page totals -

1,354 [Likes] for the general page which means that 1,354 people follow us and see every post that we make.
14,346 Page views.  This number is the total number of individuals that have seen our page in the last 6+ months.


Every museum member and friend should be proud of the work the WW&F is doing with #9 and other museum projects.  The amount of attention by people from all over the world says volumes about what we are doing in Alna.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: James Patten on November 28, 2014, 10:50:16 AM
This morning there are 10,000+ page views on the #9 thread.  Wow!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Keith Taylor on November 30, 2014, 01:30:24 PM
This weeks post is about when steam returned to the WW&F.  There are two dates for the event: 1994 and 1998.  Please check out the museums fb page to decide which one you think is correct!
The 1994 date is also the time the first "STEAM LOCOMOTIVE" returned to Sheepscot.
At the annual picnic I had set up some portable track for one of my 3 - 1/2" gauge live steam locomotives.
It was fired up and ran all afternoon.

Keith


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 01, 2014, 03:23:53 PM
Hi everyone,

Been away for Thanksgiving and forgot my laptop (it was like going back to he 1980's) so I haven't been watching the forum or facebook.  A nice surprise upon logging into fb this afternoon is seeing the new numbers for the Steam Test on #9 post from last Tuesday.  
The latest:

* 11,752 people have viewed the photos and information post on #9 being steamed up the first time.

* 1,455 people have [liked] the museum facebook page which means that 1,455 people see every message we post on their own news page.

* 14,798 people have viewed our page in the last 6+ months.

Not bad, thanks everyone!

Start


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on December 01, 2014, 03:28:01 PM
That's amazing Stewart.  Facebook has become an incredible PR workhorse for the museum and it seems to have great potential even beyond what we're doing now from what I've heard. Hopefully the increased visibility = more riders, visitors, and people spreading the word about the WW&F!

Thanks for the hard, but fun work!
Steve


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 03, 2014, 07:27:34 AM
Thanks Steve,

Look for some new things on fb, including better announcements and broader promotion of special events such as Victorian Christmas.

The bottom line is always to build more interest in the WW&F and Maine Two-Foot railroads plus increasing our membership.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 17, 2014, 05:44:47 PM
The Victorian Christmas event post has done very well with the fb boost post option, numbers are better than 5,500 people seeing the post as of tonight.  Also, a report on last Saturday's mixed train has been posted.  The extra ran to AC to test #10's reworked exhaust nozzles and stack extension.  See Brendan's fine photos in the #10 work thread for more info on the improvements.

Start


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 20, 2014, 08:10:37 PM
Please see the museum's facebook page for two nice posts with photos and information about today's record breaking Victorian Christmas event.

Your fb team got real chilly getting some nice shots  ;D


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 12, 2015, 08:55:16 PM
The fb team is at it again!  Check the page for another #9 update ... we're up to report #14.  You'll also get a look at our two steam lokies 16 years ago  ;D


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on January 13, 2015, 04:32:13 PM
Thank you fb team for that update. Always nice to look back


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 28, 2015, 10:45:10 AM
The Sheepscot crew hosted a birthday party last Saturday the 24th and the visitors found the railroad on facebook.  Thanks to our volunteers Steve Z., Fred and Zack for setting up caboose 320 for the party and telling first time visitors about the museum.  From that event and everyone who helped at the Big E Show, our fb page has gotten 22 more likes in a week.  The normal addition of likes (which is people following us) is about 1 every three days so the birthday party and Big E crews really came through.  We now have 1,667 people following us on fb, thanks!!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 05, 2015, 07:50:35 PM
Tonight's "Backward Glance" is a photo essay on construction of the Sheepscot water tank in 2006-2007.  The replica of the Head Tide tank is a well used structure when steam is afoot on the narrow gauge.  There is a short news piece at the end of the post, highlighting improvements in the machine shop.  You may use the link posted on the first page of this thread for access to the WW&F fb page.

fb team


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Steve Smith on February 06, 2015, 10:35:36 PM
The item on Facebook indicates work on the water tank began in 2006, but it actually began in 2005. On the first day I went to Sheepscot to volunteer, Saturday, April 16, 2005, Fred Morse greeted me and I asked if there was something I could work on. He said I could go up the track to where Zack and some others were digging the shallow excavation for the base slab of the water tower, and I was happy to go up there and join in.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 07, 2015, 08:49:08 AM
Thanks Steve and Happy Anniversary.  You've been with the WW&F nearly 10 years!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Fred L. Kuhns on February 07, 2015, 09:55:02 PM
 Stewart, On the Facebook some days ago there was a picture of a water tank building and section house (model). Was the models of the WW&F railroad buildings? If so, I was thinking the section house might be built as crafts center for Alma.  The large window in the gable would let in a great deal of natural light. The size could be on the order of 12' x 16' or 12' x 20'. The DOD would have to determine whether this is something that would fit into the museum greater plan. Thanks again, for the great work of the FB gang ,love all the pictures and information provided.  Fred L. Kuhns   


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 07, 2015, 10:37:12 PM
Hi Fred,

Yes, the photo you saw was taken at the Big E Amherst Show.  The model buildings were part of a large WW&F based layout that was in the Mallary Building near the railcar display.  Some of the modelers are members of our museum and have recreated scenes along the WW&F. 

Thanks for the comments and suggestions.  There are a number of Board members on the forum so they will see your ideas.

Stewart


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 13, 2015, 07:34:09 AM
Last night we posted a batch of photos taken around the museum over the last 25 years.  There is no theme so the shots are of a wide variety of subjects with a few surprises.  Please have a look when you get a chance.

News:  The WW&F fb page now has over 1,700 likes which means that over 1,700 people follow us and see every post we put up.  Thanks and onward to 1,800

fb team



Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 21, 2015, 06:25:21 PM
The latest two posts include a look back to when caboose 320 was built in 1998 and more news about #9's restoration.  You may access the posts by clicking on the facebook link that Brendan posted on the first page of this thread.

Mark, James and Cindy


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 05, 2015, 02:54:58 PM
Today's fb post is a showcase of museum volunteers and their duties from 1990 to 2015.  At the end are some news photos showing progress in the cellar of the Percival house.  We hope you [LIKE] it!

fb team


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 12, 2015, 08:03:17 PM
Tune in tonight to see a rare occurrence that happened the day the roll top desk was delivered to Sheepscot depot. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on March 12, 2015, 10:50:46 PM
Did you find a ring in that roll top desk?

Nice pic, by the way!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 13, 2015, 08:00:04 AM
No ring but we did find a tin of Dapper Dan.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 02, 2015, 10:43:28 AM
This week - 

Look for a special post on the museum's fb page.  The photo gives a perspective of the communications technology that was used in Wiscasset homes the last time engine #9 was in service.  As always, you may click on the fb link on page one of this thread.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 03, 2015, 12:27:08 PM
Many photos of #9's new whistle (in various stages) were posted last night.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 16, 2015, 07:24:49 PM
Check fb tonight for photos of #9's whistle test fitted on the steam dome, valve chests set up and progress on the Eames vacuum brake cylinder.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 19, 2015, 07:23:34 PM
Tune in to our fb page to see some of the interesting (and historic) items we recovered from the mill building.  Some will come in handy.

One clue: the turntable carpenters are very happy.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 26, 2015, 06:46:17 PM
See the WW&F facebook page for shots of the track work at TOM.  Of interest is the installation of a piece of original WW&F rail at the end of the siding.  The piece was found in the woods when we cleared the site a few years ago.  We used a few recovered original spikes to hold that piece of rail in place so we now have rail in service that felt the weight of the original engines and rolling stock.  Harry would be proud.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 27, 2015, 07:06:09 AM
As of this morning the WW&F Railway fb page has now been liked by over 1,800 people.  This shows how many people see every post of news, photos and historical information we make.

Also - The Work Weekend Report (that went up less than 12 hours ago) has already been seen by over 6,000 people.  Thanks to everyone who has worked to get the WW&F message out.

fb team:

Mark, James, Jason and Cindy


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 28, 2015, 04:33:32 PM
Take a look at fb for Part 2 of the Spring Work Weekend projects.  You'll see a variety of jobs being done and volunteers doing them! 

So far the Work Weekend reports have been seen by nearly 10,000 people.  Thanks to everyone for getting the word out.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Bill Sample on April 29, 2015, 12:00:00 PM
Thanks to the F B Team for paving the way to get the word out!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 30, 2015, 04:30:36 PM
Please check the fb page tonight for a look back at the Spring Work Weekend from 2000. That's when we built Sutter's Crossing at the power lines.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 07, 2015, 07:25:33 PM
Tune in tonight for a look back to 1935 and how sad news was turned around.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 14, 2015, 09:54:04 PM
Check fb tonight for a review of more interesting items that came from the shingle mill. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Fred L. Kuhns on May 14, 2015, 10:26:42 PM
 Stewart,  The pictures of the last few weeks show great progress on the engine, along with track work, restroom and garage painting, car barn walls being made ready for the roof trusses, and the shingle mill being moved to the museum.  The Facebook team is doing a great job of spreading the word on the museum.  I always look forward to Thursdays and the weekly report.  Fred L. Kuhns  


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 21, 2015, 08:13:46 PM
Tonight's post shows coach 8 arriving in 2005 and some news photos of the car getting brake work by the Downey's.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 28, 2015, 09:54:43 PM
The Thursday night post was delayed due to storms and power outages in Alna but we managed to put more photos up (thank goodness for generators). 

Check out the fb page for a look at all the work the Downey's have done fabricating new parts and building new brake systems for coaches 3 and 8. The work required both trucks to be rolled out from under the cars.  Coach 8's new brake setup has the south brake wheel braking both trucks, the new system worked very well last weekend.  Harold and Alan's work over the last few days has been on coach 3 and is outstanding.  Many thanks to Team Downey!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 31, 2015, 08:03:32 PM
A special report is posted about the car storage building.  Have a look to see Fred's unique system for delivering plywood to the top crew.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 05, 2015, 06:58:29 AM
Check the fb page for a look at the first train meet at TOM last Saturday.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 11, 2015, 08:57:42 PM
Tonights post features views of the charter we ran on Tuesday for the Friends of the RR Museum of Pennsylvania.  As always, you may access the facebook page via the link posted on page 1 of this thread.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 12, 2015, 07:01:59 AM
BTW - As of this morning the museum's fb page now has over 1,900 likes.  This means that over 1,900 people follow us and see every post we make.

Thanks to everyone who has promoted the WW&F on line!!   ;D


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 18, 2015, 07:52:09 PM
Tonight's post is a recap of today's school charter as well as news about the section house project and progress on #9.  One addition to the locomotive's lubrication system may be a surprise to some.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 23, 2015, 06:51:33 AM
Check the fb page for a special report on the "wedding weekend".  Members Annie and Steve were married at the Alna mtg house and had their reception party at Sheepscot.  A special train ran Saturday evening.  As a gift to the museum, the couple along with their friends built a replica of the Whitefield section house along the upper yard spur. 

Another highlight to the weekend was a visit from the Willy's-Overland-Knight auto club.  The group brought an assortment of antique autos (19 teens into the 1930's) which were displayed in front of the shop.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 25, 2015, 07:29:27 PM
The latest two posts feature: 

*  A link to a 1960's era film shot at Pleasure Island that shows our #10 in a few scenes.

* News on a railcar charter Wednesday by Chris Guenzler from TrainWeb.com

* Updates on the construction of the replica Whitefield section house, with a surprise.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Carl Soderstrom on June 26, 2015, 12:04:35 AM
Is there going to be a piece of cardboard replacing the glass in the window as in the old photo?


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 28, 2015, 10:21:37 PM
Carl,

That's probably tin replacing the window pane and we don't think Zack wants to break glass to be hystaric historic.

Check the fb page for photos of the great shingle mill caper.  Watch as the Mill Mice remove and load all the parts for the shingle mill.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Carl Soderstrom on June 30, 2015, 12:03:05 AM
I have ripple glass from 1917 - hard to get there from here.
Also some knob & tube wiring parts if you are interested.

Be careful cutting that old glass - it tends NOT to follow the score lines like new glass.

I don't know if a water cutter will do a better job - intuitively it will.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 02, 2015, 07:46:13 PM
Tune in tonight for a rare look at the Wiscasset turntable which is what our future Sheepscot tt will be based upon.  There is a Portland Company plan for the bridge.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Fred L. Kuhns on July 02, 2015, 09:45:36 PM
 Wonder what is the length of the two wooden side rails on the turntable, are they all one piece? The material looks to be large and well bolted together.   Thanks,  Fred L. Kuhns


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 09, 2015, 10:00:38 PM
The post tonight features news of the Russia Iron boiler jacket for #9 that arrived today.  The locomotive has never had a boiler jacket for the 20 years she has been at Sheepscot so we're all excited about seeing the new iron pieces.  Jason made a long road trip to Ohio for the 38 piece jacket and the parts look great!  Check out the post to see the first couple of sections installed.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stephen Hussar on July 10, 2015, 04:57:32 PM
Great pictures, Stewart! Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10153107236456871&id=147279126870


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 10, 2015, 08:43:00 PM
Hi Stephen,

That's a nice complement coming from a lense artist like you.

Thanks,

Stewart


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 13, 2015, 07:20:47 PM
* Tonight we posted a special report on the Ice Cream Social. 

* Last Thursday's post about #9's new boiler jacket has now reached over 3,000 people.

Thanks to all the Two-Foot fans on the forum and facebook!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: James Patten on July 13, 2015, 07:46:12 PM
I'm glad you got photos of it, Stewart.  I wanted to but didn't get a chance.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 16, 2015, 08:11:02 PM
Tonight's post is a group of news photos including a never before possible view taken near the water tank and a #9 boiler jacket update.

Enjoy!

fb team


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 22, 2015, 07:46:46 AM
Recent posts and their coverage as of Weds, July 22nd:

* Shingle Mill news - seen by 1,142

* Turntable Project - seen by 1,608

* Locomotive #9 progress - seen by 3,088

* Ice Cream Social report - seen by 1,285

* News Views, updates on the section house, "Barry Lane", car shed and #9's boiler jacket - 3,534


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 23, 2015, 07:13:42 PM
Tonight's post features Then & Now views of the Whitefield section house.  The now shot from today has news that the roof has been finished and the front staging removed.  Both photos show the buildings from the same angle.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 30, 2015, 06:34:57 PM
The Thursday broadcast features unique views of the WW&F paint booth plus news about new equipment and improvements to the Percival house driveway.

As of today our facebook page has 2,006 likes which means that 2,006 people follow museum news and get every message.  It's a big mile post, thanks to everyone who helps promote the "narra gage" !


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: James Patten on August 05, 2015, 08:30:54 PM
Our Facebook page now has over 2000 likes!  Last year at this time we had just under 1000, so we doubled our likes in slightly less than a year.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 06, 2015, 09:46:16 PM
See tonight's post to find out what happened this week.  The 50/50 paint experiment on #9's domes has a surprise ...


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 10, 2015, 08:16:34 PM
Check facebook for photos of the Annual Picnic.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on August 10, 2015, 08:22:00 PM
Nicely Done Stewart. Glad you captured my shipping info


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Bill Reidy on August 10, 2015, 09:00:45 PM
Very nice.  Thanks, Stewart.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 12, 2015, 04:34:14 PM
Our facebook members listed by country and count:

United States -       1,685
United Kingdom -    95
Canada -                38
Australia -              34
Brazil -                   22
Germany -              14
Italy -                    12
Argentina -             11
Netherlands -          10
Spain -                    9
Sweden -                 9
New Zealand -          9
France -                   9
Hungary -                8
India -                     7
Switzerland -            6
Belgium -                 6
Mexico -                   5
Portugal -                 5
Denmark -                5
Iraq -                       4
Philippines -              3
Iran -                       3
Slovenia -                 3
Isle of Man -              3
Indonesia -                2
Czech Republic -        2
Pakistan -                  2
Finland -                    2
Austria -                    2
Poland -                    2
Greece -                    2
Ireland -                    2
Moldova -                  1
Syria -                       1
Lithuania -                 1
Venezuela -               1
Bosnia - Herzegovina  1
Bulgaria -                  1
Tunisia -                    1
Ecuador -                  1
Costa Rica -               1
Dominican Republic    1
Taiwan -                    1
Serbia -                     1

As of August 12th, 2015

 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: John McNamara on August 12, 2015, 04:59:11 PM
Very interesting. The high numbers for US, UK, Canada, and Australia are more or less as expected, but I'm surprised that Brazil is 50% more than Germany.

By "Facebook members" I presume you mean "Facebook followers."

-John


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Philip Marshall on August 12, 2015, 06:06:39 PM
That *is* very interesting.

I wonder, why so few in Ireland? One would think the Welsh and Manx enthusiasm for narrow gauge railways would exert some influence across the Irish Sea, but apparently not.

And why so many in Iraq and Iran? That's very peculiar.

And notably absent from the list is *Japan*. I know there are lots of Japanese railfans (some friends of mine included!), so maybe it's a language issue?



Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 13, 2015, 07:05:57 AM
John,
The stats are from the managers report on the museum's facebook page.  The list shows facebook members that have their own account/page that [LIKE] our page.   Yes, that means they have joined our page to follow every post.  Each person who creates a facebook account fills out a page with info on things such as your country of origin and primary language.  We can tell from the bios that there are members who live in a  country but are originally from another place. 

Philip,
I too am surprised that there are no members in Japan since I have met visitors that have traveled from that country.  One fellow, Dr. Katsuma (sp?) is a friend of John's that has come to Alna a number of times.
 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 21, 2015, 06:49:26 AM
Last night's post features news views about the Wiscasset kids charter from Tuesday and an update with photos of #9's vacuum brake system.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 27, 2015, 07:07:41 PM
See the museum's fb page tonight for a #9 update.  There's lots of photos from this week plus a surprise from the 1890's.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 31, 2015, 06:20:30 PM
Check fb for an update on the car shed.  Fred has been busy ...


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 03, 2015, 07:45:01 PM
Tonights post features news from this week including delivery of railroad ties that will allow construction of 1/3 of a mile of new track.  There's also a rare photo of something never seen at Sheepscot before.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 10, 2015, 05:00:54 PM
Tune in tonight for a look at some of the changes to the displays in the museum part of the freight house.  There's a nice tribute to the planned locomotive #11 and some interesting original items from the WW&F.  The second half of the post shows the latest work on the car storage building.  One of the photos has been a big hit on another fb page that is dedicated to old Ford trucks, see if you can guess which photo has been [liked] by members of that group.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 15, 2015, 05:32:37 PM
Our page has been liked by 2,100 people which is the number of followers who see every post we make.  Thanks to the loyal members and friends of the WW&F Railway for watching our progress both here and on facebook.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on September 15, 2015, 06:58:14 PM
Actually, depends on how "busy" the facebookers page is. If I have a few friends post a bunch of stuff, I really have to search for the Museum post. You making the announcement here helps me find it.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 15, 2015, 09:11:28 PM
If it gets buried on the news feed page, you can go right to the WW&F page.  Especially on Thursday night.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 17, 2015, 07:18:53 PM
Check fb tonight for a report on the Mass Bay RRE charter last Saturday.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 28, 2015, 09:25:54 PM
There are two new fb postings with photos of the Fall Festival.  One is by the train crew and the second is from the Alna Center crew.  The kid photos are super, everyone had a good (old fashioned) time!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 01, 2015, 07:05:59 PM
Tonight's NEWS VIEWS show a number of things around Sheepscot including: the new power pole, Fall foliage, progress on #9's tank and using the bull riveter for switch frog assembly.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 05, 2015, 08:03:02 PM
Check fb tonight for a report on an interesting find while Brendan cleaned #9's tender tank.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 08, 2015, 07:07:06 PM
Tonight's post features a look at all the projects that got attention today including the car shed and upper yard.  About a dozen members worked all day to get things ready for the FWW. 

We look forward to seeing everyone over the next 4 days.

fb team


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 11, 2015, 08:22:51 PM
Check fb tonight for a photo essay on the Fall Work Weekend, days 1-3.  Much has been accomplished so far and it's hard to list every project but we have a nice collection of photos including views of #9, the car shed, the upper yard trackage, Whitefield section house and a shot of our new boxcar, B&SR #67.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 13, 2015, 07:34:47 PM
Thanks for the information Philip.  The Fall Work Weekend post has gotten over 3,000 views in two days showing the level of interest in the work we are doing.

Tonight a special article was posted with old photos and additional information on B&SR car 67.  There's a surprise at the end too!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on October 13, 2015, 08:43:23 PM
Thanks Start. Very nice.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 15, 2015, 08:09:27 PM
Tonight's broadcast highlights work done this week including 90' of new rail to get the woods track started.  There's a few Fall scenery shots thrown in to show that we don't just photograph trains.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Paul Uhland on October 16, 2015, 12:40:48 AM
Fabulous photo essay! Huge amount of work done.
That overtime, two-man woods track team should get hero medals!
Adding back doors to the car barn is a great idea, especially for access to planned restoration work in there.
Will ridge vent louvers be added to gable ends? That roof will generate lots of heat.
What color will the car barn be painted? Same as restrooms and MOW garage?
What's next...TOM north trackwork or turntable/roundhouse?


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Ira Schreiber on October 16, 2015, 07:55:47 PM
The BOD makes those decisions, but the building is purposed for storage, not restoration.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: James Patten on October 16, 2015, 08:12:58 PM
The car barn will free up much needed space in the car shop for restoration work, or new construction, or whatever.

This fall we may be able to dig the pit for the center of the turntable (depends on our excavation equipment health), and this winter the mid-week work focus will be on creating castings for the turntable.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Paul Uhland on October 17, 2015, 03:07:40 PM
Sorry. Somebody mentioned that restoration might be done in the car barn. The shop is the obvious place for it.
Cheers.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 22, 2015, 04:38:17 PM
Tonight's broadcast features work done on #9 this week plus a surprise at the end!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Paul Uhland on October 23, 2015, 01:37:51 AM
Am amazed at how much CB interior light there is via those skylight strips.
The place looks super, as does #9.
Marcel's work is Smithsonian quality!

Almost time for a barn dance!  ;D



Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 25, 2015, 08:27:55 PM
A short (but important) #9 update was posted tonight including shots of the vacuum brake pots and a photo with something strange.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 29, 2015, 07:04:21 PM
Tonight's post features a couple of things we rarely do:

(1) Post a photo album.

(2) Go out of town on a field trip. 

Take a look to see where our #9 ran as a young pup.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 05, 2015, 06:48:31 PM
It's been a very busy week.  Check fb tonight for photos of #9 work, much switching, a new floor in the section house and some newly arrived rolling stock.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 08, 2015, 06:26:25 PM
Tonight we posted a photo of #9's gauges in place.  Wes Carpenter did a beautiful job restoring and calibrating the loco/steam gauge and Eames vacuum brake gauge.  The vacuum brake gauge has not been on the engine in many years and it's good to see it back in the cab.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 12, 2015, 04:31:23 PM
Another update is up tonight.  Check the views to see new rail laid along the woods track ... and it's already full!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 17, 2015, 08:38:30 PM
We posted another Backward Glance yesterday.  Have a look to see what 1900 era scene we kinda re-created while switching the new car shed two weeks ago.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 19, 2015, 04:24:11 PM
Check the museum's fb page tonight for more progress on #9 and other projects.  The news photos include three "firsts"


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 23, 2015, 09:28:15 PM
A special post tonight features news and photos of the latest work on #9 including a hint of the unique (first time at Sheepscot) work to be done tomorrow.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 30, 2015, 04:20:07 PM
Check fb tonight for a quick update on #9 including views of the new tail ladder and more cab/window work.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 03, 2015, 09:32:13 AM
Today's post features photos of #9 outside for the first time since extensive cab and tank work.  Included are two unusual photos and an explanation of the many controls on the backhead.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 06, 2015, 12:14:35 PM
See the facebook page for a photo essay of the steam up of #9 and extra passenger train to AC.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: James Patten on December 07, 2015, 07:10:01 PM
So far 19,239 people reached, 233 shares, and 73 comments for the first post of #9 under steam (one of Stephen Hussar's pictures from Alna Center) and 21,601 people reached, 258 shares and 27 comments for Stewart's photo essay.  I think our biggest hit.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 07, 2015, 07:55:56 PM
Thanks James.  Here's a bit more from the facebook managers report tonight -

*  #9 Posts (news reports) in the past week have reached:  42,648 people

*  WW&F Page [LIKES] = People who follow us and see every post:  2,492  (215 were added this week)

*  Stephen Hussar's photo of #9 at AC ( this is our new wall paper shot at the top of the page) has gotten 19,596 views.

*  The photo essay of #9 returning to steam and pulling the first passenger train to AC has gotten 22,818 views.


 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 10, 2015, 06:47:41 PM
Tonight's post has a few more shots from the first run of #9 as well as some oddities.  We don't think this post will be as hot as last Sunday night's photo essay that got over 23,000 views but there's some good stuff in there.  Check it out!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 13, 2015, 03:35:48 PM
Check fb tonight for a feature on the WMTW Channel 8 news team coming to Sheepscot.  The first few photos show #9 in yard service working on the upper yard spur for the first time.  See who did a masterful interview with Norm Karkos.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Bill Reidy on December 13, 2015, 04:44:04 PM
...See who did a masterful interview with Norm Karkos.

Oh my...


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 13, 2015, 09:44:25 PM
New mile post tonight:

The total number of people who [LIKE] our page, (which means they follow us) and see every post we make is ...

drum roll please  2,526

Thanks to everyone for their support and we hope you visit the museum in 2016!

We hope you become members too  ;D


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 17, 2015, 10:28:14 AM
Today's post features a photo essay on the first freight pulled by #9 in about 90 years.  The WW&F ran mixed trains in the 1930's so we're not sure when #9 last had a freight.  It may have been a coal drag on the KC in the 1920's. 

The last few images show another (not-seen in decades) addition to the cab. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 20, 2015, 05:49:27 PM
A photo essay of our Victorian Christmas event has been posted.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 03, 2016, 03:48:50 PM
The first "News Views" of 2016 went up today. Included is a photo of snow fighting equipment from 90 years ago.

Facebook news: 

We have a new record number of people following our page, over 2,700 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 07, 2016, 12:24:08 PM
The Thursday post features a look at the turntable project that is slated to begin this year.  Photos are recent as well as 100+ year old views from Wiscasset and Albion.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 14, 2016, 02:32:55 PM
Today's post features an update on work being done to engine 10 and boxcar 67.  There's a surprise at the end.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 17, 2016, 05:43:10 PM
Another detail shot of the Wiscasset turntable has been posted.  This photo shows the wooden stringers that are under the rails on the tt bridge.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 21, 2016, 02:20:48 PM
Today's post has a feature on the plow extra that ran on Monday.  Other news includes photos of the tree clearing at TOM and work on #10.  As usual, there's a surprise photo in the report.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Kevin Madore on January 28, 2016, 11:01:35 AM
Hi Stewart,

WRT the snow train shot on the FB page, why is the plow being pulled behind the consist?   That plow appears to be designed to buck drifts that would bury little #5.  I would think that it should be at the front of the consist, not the back.    Does this photo depict how they typically operated?

BTW, I am amazed at how much #5 looks like #10 in this photo!   Neat shot.   Wish there were more like it.    I think a flanger car would be a great addition to the museum's collection some day.

/Kevin


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Keith Taylor on January 28, 2016, 12:15:54 PM
I see that you now have to "log in" to Facebook in order to view the WW&F pages.
As I have no intention of joining Facebook I will now be unable to view the photos posted there.
Could these photos now be posted on this forum as well as on "social media?"

Keith


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 28, 2016, 12:18:22 PM
Hi Keith,

I'm also a member of the non-Facebook club. However, I can read (and view photos) our public Facebook page just fine. Be sure you use this link:
https://www.facebook.com/Wiscasset-Waterville-and-Farmington-Railway-Museum-147279126870/ (https://www.facebook.com/Wiscasset-Waterville-and-Farmington-Railway-Museum-147279126870/)

-Ed


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: James Patten on January 28, 2016, 12:32:01 PM
Periodically Facebook changes around your settings, just to keep you on your toes, I guess.  This may be one of them.  One of us will take a look at it today, and see if that's a setting that has been turned off or not.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Harold Downey on January 28, 2016, 12:43:55 PM
I get the "log on" dialog all the time.  Just hit <Esc> and it goes away.

Harold


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Keith Taylor on January 28, 2016, 01:30:25 PM
Hi Keith,

I'm also a member of the non-Facebook club. However, I can read (and view photos) our public Facebook page just fine. Be sure you use this link:
https://www.facebook.com/Wiscasset-Waterville-and-Farmington-Railway-Museum-147279126870/ (https://www.facebook.com/Wiscasset-Waterville-and-Farmington-Railway-Museum-147279126870/)

-Ed
Ed I still get not logged in using that address.
Keith


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Keith Taylor on January 28, 2016, 01:31:57 PM
I get the "log on" dialog all the time.  Just hit <Esc> and it goes away.

Harold
Thanks Harold! That works a treat!

Keith


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 04, 2016, 03:28:17 PM
Today's post features a look at our crew working the museum tables at the ARS Big E Railroad Show as well as some attractions in the other buildings.  We chose a variety of exhibits to show the type of things found at the show including a couple of surprises.  Enjoy the tour.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on February 05, 2016, 09:36:11 AM
For what it's worth, Facebook has now blocked the "free" link to the WWF postings. Is there another "back door" to the WWF area of Facebook? Otherwise, anyone who wishes to view Stewart's postings will be forced to join Facebook or forego the postings.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Jonathan St.Mary on February 05, 2016, 09:54:36 AM
I just ignore the banner that says to connect, log in or sign up.  Scrolled down past the banner, and clicked on the pictures.  Everything showed fine for me.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wiscasset-Waterville-and-Farmington-Railway-Museum/147279126870



Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 11, 2016, 04:26:29 PM
Today's post features photos of Winter projects including car barn door construction and shingle mill engine repair plus a look at what guests at our Spring Photo Excursion will witness.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 18, 2016, 11:43:34 AM
Locomotive #9 turns 125 this year.  Check our fb page for a look at #9 back in 1891 when she was SRRR #5 the N.B. Beal.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 25, 2016, 10:53:23 AM
Today's post is a report on the progress made on a number of projects this week.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 28, 2016, 02:58:05 PM
Today we posted the second photo in the "Backward Glance" series that commemorates the 125th birthday of #9.  The series will follow our #9 from new on the Sandy River in 1891 up through 2016.  The latest image shows SRRR #5 in the Summer of 1893 after a rebuild by the Portland Company.  The repair was due to #5 being in an accident near Farmington in December of 1892.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 03, 2016, 11:56:46 AM
The WW&F in Artwork is today's subject.  We feature railroad images done by talented artists for the museum.  Most of the prints are available in the gift shop.

BTW - The previous post featuring a photo of SRRR #5 in 1893 reached 7,000 people.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 05, 2016, 10:08:36 PM
As of tonight we have 2,900 page "LIKES" which indicates the number of people who follow our fb page and see every post we make.  Many thanks to everyone who supports the WW&F both on line and in person. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 06, 2016, 07:32:56 PM
Another "Backward Glance" photo of our #9 went up today, showing the engine in freight service in 1892.  This view is the next in the continuing series highlighting the history of the locomotive leading up to it's 125th birthday in May.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on March 06, 2016, 08:25:27 PM
When will we get to its Kennebec Central days? ???

Jeff S.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 06, 2016, 10:08:16 PM
Yes


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 10, 2016, 10:54:02 AM
Today's post features updates on a number of projects including the turntable, car barn and unusual views of the tool house.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Fred L. Kuhns on March 12, 2016, 12:27:10 PM
 Stewart, The tool house new shingles will make the whole area look first class. The BOD will find the funds because the crew that worked on the Whitefield section house can't wait to get started. The new shingles will mirror the beauty of the Whitefield section house. Thanks for the up dates on Facebook. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 12, 2016, 03:36:39 PM
Thanks Fred.

 As we stated on fb, there is a plan to reshingle the sides of the tool house but we don't know when the project will be done since (as usual) there are many projects in the works such as boxcar 67 and the pending extension of the mainline north of TOM.  Thanks for watching our fb page and we hope you continue to enjoy it.

Stewart


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 17, 2016, 12:19:06 PM
Today's post shows progress with the boxcar #67 project.  Photos show new lumber, wheel and truck work plus a view of #67 in Bridgton in 1930.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 20, 2016, 04:59:30 PM
The latest "Backward Glance" photo has been posted, it's SRRR #5 around 1900 with straight lettering on the tender which is the livery the engine had until the 1908 consolidation of the Franklin County pikes into the SR&RL.  The Sunday afternoon historic posts have done well, with some of the images getting over 7,000 views.  They, along with the Thursday news posts have gotten over 3,000 people to follow our page.  Nice milepost.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 24, 2016, 06:46:32 PM
Tonight's broadcast introduces the "21 Campaign" to raise funds to build new boilers for #10 and then #11.  Shown are photos and plans of the old and new boilers.  Upgrades and changes are seen in the comparison of types. At the end is a surprise ... photo of an extra that ran yesterday.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on March 24, 2016, 07:55:46 PM
I really found that post confusing, and lacking explanation. Is there a way to post the whole announcement on Facebook?


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 24, 2016, 08:57:11 PM
Tonight was the news post that #10 needs a new boiler with reference to #11 in the future.  We did not ask for $$ tonight because a special  fund drive post with a link to the donation site will be put up next week.

Later edit: We added a line explaining that a link to a fund drive site will go up next week.  The site is not ready but should be all set sometime next week.  We will let everyone know and post a link on here as well.  Tomorrow's photo excursion guests will receive a "21 Campaign" packet explaining the situation with #10 and plans for #11.  Also, a 21 Campaign display panel was set up with #10's frame so visitors can see the new boiler plans and changes to the locomotive.   


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on March 25, 2016, 09:18:48 AM
Thank you Start


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 27, 2016, 04:30:18 PM
A Special Report on the photo charter went up today. Most of the shots were taken by the crew when they had a minute to spare.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 31, 2016, 09:30:23 PM
Tonight's fb post is another nice old photo of our #9 when she was Sandy River #5.  The image shows #5 on a work train with flatcar loads of gravel.  It may be the earliest photo of the 5 in company service, circa 1898.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Carl Soderstrom on April 01, 2016, 01:55:28 AM
Had trouble with fb - wanted me to sign up or log on - hitting ESC would not remove it.
Started with half page would scroll higher and lower then covered whole page.
Can that be fixed?

Thanks Jonathan
Hitting the very light X made it cover only half the page and did not move as I was scrolling.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on April 03, 2016, 05:41:13 PM
Had trouble with fb - wanted me to sign up or log on - hitting ESC would not remove it.
Started with half page would scroll higher and lower then covered whole page.
Can that be fixed?

Thanks Jonathan
Hitting the very light X made it cover only half the page and did not move as I was scrolling.

I noticed the same thing today. I suspect it's FB's doing. I did notice that the "white space" went away if you clicked on the series of photos.

Jeff S.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 04, 2016, 07:34:58 AM
There have been a few issues with fb that we've been working on.  There are over 3,100 people subscribed to our page so new posts can get a little slow for loading depending on your isp.  Two new posts went up last night, the announcement for the Spring Work Weekend and the latest Backward Glance.  They were posted within seconds of each other (not planned that way) but there should be no problem viewing either/both posts.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 07, 2016, 11:52:32 AM
Check our fb page today for updates on a number of projects plus a look at a very nice donation from one of our favorite volunteers.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Fred L. Kuhns on April 07, 2016, 08:56:21 PM
 Stewart,  The report on the car barn and the Whitefield section house makes my day, really like how the doors look on each building. The donation is something special did it come with the snow plow.   Fred L. Kuhns             


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 07, 2016, 09:53:20 PM
Hi Fred,

Yes, the truck has had the snow plow since new so it is donated as complete.  It runs well, only 50,000 miles.  That's less than my 6 year old Ranger!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Carl Soderstrom on April 08, 2016, 12:33:04 AM
Whomever got the fb page fixed (even if it is only for today)  THANKS!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Ira Schreiber on April 09, 2016, 10:09:26 AM
Thanks to Fred & Sharron  Morse and their generous donations.
They are truly the spirit of the WW&F.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on April 09, 2016, 05:49:04 PM
The generosity is also from Fred's better half, Sharron. They're a team.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 10, 2016, 06:43:50 PM
Tune in tonight for a look at our #9 when she had a real bad day at Brackett's Woods back in 1917.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Kevin Madore on April 10, 2016, 08:25:13 PM
Hi Stewart,

I have found that Facebook now blocks public access to business and organization sites such as the museum's.   If you don't have an FB account....and I don't, access is restricted.  Going to the URL, FB begins by blocking part of the page and demanding either a login or a sign-up.   As time goes on, the blocker basically eats up the entire page, making it nearly impossible to view the content.   Another user was correct in that if you can click on a photo, the blocker will go away, but the moment you go back to the main FB page for the museum, access is once again blocked.

Personally, I think that in the process of trying to force people like me to given them phone numbers and e-mail addresses, the Facebook people are also hurting their existing subscribers by cutting out a substantial portion of their potential audience.    Who knows, with brilliant moves like this, they could have a future just like MySpace....LOL!

/Kevin   



Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 10, 2016, 09:58:46 PM
Hi Kevin,

Sorry you are having trouble.  Did you log in using the link posted on page 1 of this thread?  That should get you past the screen that fb sets for non-subscribers.  The museum's page is on the public side (although some controls have changed) so I wonder if going through our link would resolve the problem. 

Stewart


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Kevin Madore on April 10, 2016, 10:28:03 PM
Hi Kevin,

Sorry you are having trouble.  Did you log in using the link posted on page 1 of this thread?  That should get you past the screen that fb sets for non-subscribers.  The museum's page is on the public side (although some controls have changed) so I wonder if going through our link would resolve the problem. 

Stewart

Hi Stewart,

If you mean the link posted by Brendan, yes, that is the address that I am going to.   It opens looking just great, but within seconds, half the page is blocked with the login/sign-up "curtain" that Facebook has recently imposed.   I could understand them doing that for people's personal FB pages, but for a business, government organization or charity, it makes no sense.....other than to try and force people to give them personal information.   If that is their intent, it is rather arrogant of them.   I guess their sales technique is that if we don't take the bait, they try and shove it down our throats.....or other places.  :o)

/Kevin


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 11, 2016, 07:34:27 AM
Kevin,

Thanks for the additional information, we'll see if we can block that new curtain.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Brendan Barry on April 11, 2016, 06:28:56 PM
The sign up/log in ad only seems to appear on internet explorer.  I tried on Chrome and Firefox and you do not get the ad.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on April 11, 2016, 09:52:21 PM
The Facebook login curtain of doom happens on Chrome for me.

Facebook wants to own us all... I will not surrender!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 12, 2016, 08:09:30 AM
Don't worry Ed, you've already seen the all pictures!  ;D


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 14, 2016, 07:09:28 PM
The Thursday night news features photos of our first truckload of rail arriving today.  The museum purchased about 1 track mile of 60 lb rail which will be here in time for the SWW.  An additional mile of track may be available from another location and updates will be posted.

BTW - Tonight's post also has a surprise at the end, have a look.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 17, 2016, 07:09:21 PM
The "Backward Glance" tonight features the last photo we have of SR&RL #6 on the Sandy River line.  The image shows the locomotive in front of the burned out Phillips roundhouse.  Our #9 survived the February, 1923 fire by being in steam, ready to roll out the door.  After some minor repairs the engine served the Franklin County pike another 1.5 years until being sold to the KCRR in November of 1924. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 21, 2016, 06:04:01 PM
Todays "News Views" features -

* Vacuum train brake work on #9.
* Track work in the upper yard.
* Work Weekend prep and a couple other projects. 

You'll also see what happened to the poor shop man who put a scratch in #9's boiler jacket ...


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on April 21, 2016, 07:46:05 PM
Joe, there is no scratch (that I know of).

If it were a real grave we'd have made it deeper...

See ya
Jason


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on April 24, 2016, 01:12:06 PM
[Mod note]
A discussion regarding the scratch is now buried in "Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery."


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Wayne Laepple on April 24, 2016, 01:18:25 PM
I was waiting for that to happen.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 24, 2016, 07:06:05 PM
Tonight's "Backward Glance" photo is KCRR #4 on the Randolph turntable about a year after the locomotive arrived from the SR&RL in 1924.  Have a look at the post to find out what the KCRR paid the Phillips boys for the engine.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 29, 2016, 07:12:21 AM
Check fb today for a special report on Thursdays Photo Excursion and a post announcing the "21 Campaign" to raise funds to build two new boilers.  Follow the link for information and to make a donation to this important campaign.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 01, 2016, 06:50:33 PM
Tonite we re-posted the "21 Campaign" notice with an easier link to the donation site than the previous post.  We hope our 3,100+ fb friends will consider helping with the project to build two new boilers for the WW&F Railway.

Thank you.

Your WW&F fb team.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 05, 2016, 03:19:26 PM
The Thursday broadcast features views of the many projects that got attention during the SWW.  Tune in to see many of our friends at work as well as a couple of surprises!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 08, 2016, 01:15:53 PM
The "Backward Glance" today is a view of our #9 when she was #4 on the Kennebec Central.  The locomotive was only active on the KC for 5 years (1924 - '29) so the photo, taken at Randolph is fairly rare.  This post is the continuing story of our #9 and how she just kept "booming" around, eventually serving 4 railroads. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 11, 2016, 06:43:21 AM
Update posts for the "21 CAMPAIGN" will be posted every Tuesday so please log in to see them and share them with your friends. The 5/10 post features a timeline of shop work for the next couple of months.  Spreading the word about this important project will allow more people to see what we want to accomplish for #10 and 11 and how we will get there.

Many thanks to everyone who has already donated.  Whether it's $2.10 or $21.00+ each contribution is important and appreciated.

21 Campaign Team


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 13, 2016, 06:59:43 AM
The Thursday May 12th broadcast is a feature favorite that we have not done for a while.  Tune in for a "Then & Now" look at the Whitefield section house plus an important update on the 21 Campaign.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Bill Baskerville on May 13, 2016, 09:45:17 AM
As noted on Facebook, take note of the nice straight track into Bay 1 of the Car Barn and the gentle curve into Bay 2.  Missing in the 'Now Photo' is the great section crew who accomplished that during the SWW.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 13, 2016, 11:30:52 AM
Hi Bill,   Just in case you missed the earlier post with highlights of the SWW, the May 5th news has pics of our gang ballasting and running Big Joe in the north yard.  One view shows the crew as seen through the section house window.  Yes, the track looks good super!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 19, 2016, 07:37:07 PM
Tonight's post features "Riveting News" with still photos, descriptions and a video link showing the operation of our pneumatic riveter.  An added bonus is updates with photos of boxcar 67's draft gear and #9's new vacuum train brake pipe.

The riveter will be a big help with building new boilers for #10 and 11.  You can help advance this work with a donation to the 21 Campaign.

Thanks!!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Fred L. Kuhns on May 22, 2016, 03:38:38 PM
 Stewart,  Thanks for the great video and pictures of the pneumatic riveter in action. Will all the rivets be reinstalled in the old smoke box?


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 22, 2016, 08:28:19 PM
The "Backward Glance" tonight is from ... last month!   Check in to see an unusual view of #9 at TOM thanks to Dennis Livesey.  Also continue to look at the 21 Campaign page for news as well as the latest fund raiser total.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Carl Soderstrom on May 25, 2016, 12:50:09 AM
Did you get the riveter to start better? Sounds like a stuck spool valve.

A friend that uses a lot of air tools recommends Marvel Mystery Oil as air tool oil
says it tastes better too (oil in air from exhaust). 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on May 25, 2016, 05:15:22 PM
This riveter is old and doesn't utilize a spool valve.  The hammer, one piece with the rivet die and weighing about 20 lbs, manually trips a toggle which causes the air connections to switch ends. 

It's the air valve button that this toggle pushes which gets sticky.  It's pretty much already worked out of it.

See ya
Jason


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 26, 2016, 07:46:07 PM
Tonight's broadcast features a photo essay of Wednesday's steam up of #9 with testing of the new vacuum train brake system on coach 8.  The post shows the amazing amount of work that Jason, Jonathan, Phil, Eric, Randy, Brendan and a host of other volunteers put into the system.   

Other news includes photos of the new turntable stringers that arrived today as well as a neat surprise visit yesterday by some young film makers.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Kevin Madore on May 27, 2016, 11:40:16 AM
Facebook is tightening the screws.....

This morning, I tried looking at several Facebook Pages, including the WW&F's.   From what I can see, non-subscribers now cannot even look at the photos.  I can see the albums, but when I click on them, I see nothing but black pages....no photos.   As of today, Facebook appears to be useless if you don't have an account.....and right now, I don't happen to want an account.

I sent a message to Facebook, but unfortunately, I think that until current subscribers start to complain, this incredibly arrogant attitude is not likely to change.   In taking this approach, Facebook is denying their current subscribers....such as the WW&F Museum....access to a segment of viewership that is probably quite large.   If I were a subscriber, I'd be upset with that policy.

As a non-subscriber, my impression of Facebook is that they are determined to shove their product....to be politically correct.....down all of our collective throats.   I don't know about everyone else, but that sort of attitude makes me less and less likely to ever want to associate with them.

/Kevin


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Harold Downey on May 27, 2016, 12:32:46 PM
It is still working okay for me.  I get a log on banner, but when I click on the picture, it displays fine. (Firefox, Win7)



Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on May 27, 2016, 04:02:40 PM
For what it is worth, Facebook is free


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 02, 2016, 07:00:02 PM
This week's post features a Then & Now photo tour around #9's old home in Phillips when she was SRRR #5 / SR&RL #6. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Carl Soderstrom on June 07, 2016, 01:44:01 AM
Is that a lumber door on the end of SR&RL boxcar #59?

Now that the museum is proposing to do the foundation work on the turntable,
(looking at the SR&RL & the one in Willamantic) what kind of retaining wall is proposed?
A block shaped like a "T" rail, Segmented like SR&RL might stay in place better using less(?) material
than than a continuous pour. Or make something that looks like ties out of concrete, pegged so they
do not move & don't rot?

Just 4 half pennies if ideas. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Philip Marshall on June 07, 2016, 02:23:26 AM
Is that a lumber door on the end of SR&RL boxcar #59?

In the SR&RL literature the end doors on boxcar 59 are usually described as grain doors.  They were used for loading loose grain, presumably via some kind of chute or blowpipe, but also sawdust, and yes, lumber.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Carl Soderstrom on June 08, 2016, 12:48:26 AM
Thanks

Worked for an outfit that made grain (and fertilizer) handling equipment.
The early stuff for boxcars was through the side door with special paper
and board bulkheads. Seems a long way to shovel grain to other end.

Another question: What is tied to the front of the locomotive snow plow?
Looks too light to be a push bar. Double heading?   Pulling backwards?


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 09, 2016, 07:32:28 PM
Tonight's post includes more information on "Extra 65 South" which was setting the dairy car out at Wiscasset on Weds.  Our crew enjoys hearing "you are called for a dairy car set out at Wiscasset" each Spring.  Have a look, especially to see who we do NOT want visiting the exhibit. 

Also, as we often do ... look for a surprise at the end!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 16, 2016, 09:32:13 PM
Our feature tonight is a set of century old photos taken in Alna.  Most show the railroad and some show the people who rode or shipped goods on the narrow gauge.  The last image is not in Alna but it's one of our favorites from back when the WW&F was doing fairly well.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on June 17, 2016, 06:25:07 PM
Excellent work as usual FB team


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 22, 2016, 10:16:11 PM
Tonight we reached a new mile post for our facebook page as there are now 3,300 people following the WW&F.  Thanks to everyone who has promoted the facebook page which helps further our mission to rebuild Maine History.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 24, 2016, 07:46:24 AM
The Thursday evening post has updates on #10, Boxcar 67 and the turntable.  One item of #10 news will be a surprise and will make us want to get started on the boiler even sooner!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 01, 2016, 01:53:14 AM
The June 30th post features a visit to the Boothbay Railway where the new boilers for #10 and #11 will be built.  You'll also see a turntable update with Brendan exhibiting his carpentry skills on the main stringers.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 08, 2016, 07:32:20 AM
Last night's post is an update on the turntable project.  Our weekday crew including Brendan, Randy, Leon, Megan, Phil and Jason have done well with the rebar frame for the center pedistal as well as building the wooden concrete form panels.  A few photos of the plans and original Portland Company turntable in Wiscasset are included.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on July 08, 2016, 09:40:34 AM
Hi Stewart;
It's a nice update on what has transpired so far on the project. Gail pointed it out to me before I had a chance to look so you've even got her following our FB page! Nice job as you and Cindy always do!
Dave


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 08, 2016, 11:24:08 AM
Thanks Dave and please thank Gail as well.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 11, 2016, 04:54:53 PM
Sunday night we posted a photo of #9 in the shed at the Ramsdell's farm.  The 45 year old image has reached 15,130 people as of this afternoon, a new record for a single post.  Another mile post with the museum's facebook page is that 3,400 people [LIKE] our page which means they see every post we make.  These impressive numbers are from everyone spreading the word about our museum and what we have accomplished.  This happens with conversations (always the best way), WW&F newsletters, the web site and on facebook.  We hope these numbers will continue to help the 21 Campaign as well.

Many thanks to our members and friends for supporting our work to recreate Maine history. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 12, 2016, 07:20:48 PM
A new record for the Sunday "Backward Glance" post.  The 1971 photo of #9 in Ramsdell's barn has reached 17,040 people.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 14, 2016, 07:54:15 PM
Tonight is an update on the big dig as well as boxcar 67.  Regarding the turntable pit, the latest photo (taken this afternoon) is already outdated.  Tune in to find out why.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 22, 2016, 09:33:45 AM
This week's News Views has updates on -

* The turntable project.
* A group from the Wiscasset Area Parks & Rec. visited Sheepscot on Tuesday.
* An historic flatcar load that will be part of the special all WW&F photo train during the Annual Picnic.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 28, 2016, 09:14:16 PM
Tonight's News Views includes -

* Turntable project update.

* Parts for the flanging machine.

* Boxcar #67 progress and a view of the car on the B&H.

* A special find for the planned locomotive #11.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 01, 2016, 07:33:06 AM
Yesterday's Backward Glance is a special photograph showing Alice Ramsdell standing on the front of engine 9 in 1961. It was the 25th anniversary of the locomotive being saved and taken to her farm.  At the time, the engine was 70 years old.  The image is an historic view in the life of Alice and her engine.

The history continues -

On Saturday, August 13th locomotive #9 will pull a special train with all the original WW&F rolling stock to honor #9's restoration and 125th birthday.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 05, 2016, 06:54:41 AM
The Thursday evening post is in two parts: There is an event post about the "Special Winter Steam" in January.  The second part is a "THEN & NOW" highlighting Weeks Mills, look through the post to see today's Sheepscot connection.   


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 07, 2016, 09:14:52 PM
Check the fb page tonight for a preview of the 2017 WW&F Calendar.  It will be available at the picnic this weekend, still just $15. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 11, 2016, 08:07:35 PM
The Thursday broadcast features updates on the turntable project as well as a photo essay of a special steam charter for a Maryland tour group.  Scroll to the end for a look at "shy #10"


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 15, 2016, 07:03:41 PM
A special report on the picnic was posted tonight, there are many photos of the goings-on including a couple of surprises.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 18, 2016, 09:28:30 PM
Tonight's post is an update on the turntable project as well as a rare northwest view of the Albion turntable from 90 years ago.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Ira Schreiber on August 20, 2016, 11:33:04 AM
I keep getting a Facebook error message.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 20, 2016, 09:28:57 PM
Ira, What browser are you using?


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Ira Schreiber on August 20, 2016, 10:44:00 PM
AOL


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on August 20, 2016, 11:26:16 PM
That explains it.  :P


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 21, 2016, 05:19:18 PM
Check fb tonight for a very different Backward Glance ... Sheepscot like most have never seen it.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 26, 2016, 06:31:18 AM
The Thursday broadcast features photos from a trip to Phillips Old Home Days with a ride behind Monson #3.  See everything that has been fixed up and repainted for the Narrow Gauge Convention in two weeks.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 28, 2016, 07:27:17 PM
The Sunday evening post is a "News Views" with updates on:

The turntable project

Boiler plate flanging machine

TOM track expansion

Saturday's Ice Cream Social

An interesting find on the railroad


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 01, 2016, 07:58:39 PM
Tonight's post is a preview of some scenes that National Narrow Gauge Convention attendees will see next week.  The last few photos of the post are images of the turntable progress that was made today.  Much was accomplished and the site looks quite different.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 04, 2016, 08:18:00 PM
The Sunday evening post is a blub about the railroad's activities this week as well as an update on the turntable with some recent (this evening) photos.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 06, 2016, 08:08:31 PM
Some convention week scenes from Monday and Tuesday have been posted tonight, included are a couple of turntable update shots.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 08, 2016, 08:53:29 PM
Convention week scenes from Wednesday & Thursday have been posted.  There were hundreds of people at Sheepscot today and we heard good comments about our operation.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 12, 2016, 08:06:54 PM
A Post Convention report went up tonight with views of some of the equipment that ran at Boothbay as well as a look at the latest progress on the Sheepscot turntable.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on September 12, 2016, 08:53:49 PM
Thank you from those of us that didn't have a chance to visit them..


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: James Patten on September 12, 2016, 09:36:58 PM
I didn't get to ride them, but on Monday Labor Day at Boothbay Railway Village the B&SR coach 11 and F&M coach were out of the barn "on the ready track."  The railcar and railbus were both visible as well.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 14, 2016, 03:52:45 PM
The latest fb posts:

* WW&F Home page - The post convention report with photos + a turntable update.

* 21 Campaign page - Wonderful news of an $18,000 gift from the estate of Dave MacDonald towards the 21 Campaign.  Dave's kindness through his will brings our fundraiser total to over $43,500 for the building of a new boiler for locomotive #10 followed by #11.  This is a big step but more funds are needed to secure enough to order the boiler plate stock.  Please consider a donation towards the solid cause of steam preservation.

* Membership - There are now over 3,600 people following our page.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 22, 2016, 05:37:37 PM
The NEWS VIEWS post tonight includes updates on:

* Section house - new grade work for the jigger track.

* Turntable - plotting the center bearing rail and end rollers.

* Locomotives - boiler desgns for #10 and 11 are all set.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 25, 2016, 06:57:57 PM
The Sunday even post is a photo essay on the Fall Fest and a short update on the turntable project.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 30, 2016, 07:46:17 AM
Last night we posted more news about the January Photographers trains.  Along with valuable information is a rare look at our #9 when she was in Winter service in Franklin County.  The interesting note is that every piece of equipment in the old photograph still survives in 2016.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 02, 2016, 07:21:17 PM
The Sunday Evening post features turntable news plus a behind the scenes look at what keeps the shop crew working.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 07, 2016, 12:40:41 AM
The Thursday news is a look at all the projects that got attention this week.  The work will amaze and there's a surprise!  The Fall foliage isn't bad either, it's great time to be at Sheepscot.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 09, 2016, 07:12:26 PM
Check the fb page tonight for a photo essay of work on the turntable over the last three days.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Paul Uhland on October 09, 2016, 10:38:51 PM
Stewart...Spectacular fb coverage of Operation Turntable, complete with 40 cheering observers! Many thanks. Can't wait for the first official spin.
Its obvious the desire is to get it into service ASAP, satisfying those craftsmen who built and are installing it, as well as WW&F staff and us appreciative "away" observers, the final, dramatic chapter in its awaited arrival.
2016 FWW will undoubtedly go down as the most productive ever.  :D

A couple things...
*Has anyone contacted Trains and Railroad And Railfan mags with info of this very rare occurrence of US turntable construction these days, particularly involving unique-to-most, two-foot gauge Maine railroading?

*Also, a suggestion to prevent future turntable damage, particularly to the stem wall casters...carefully level the entire "pit" area under the bridge's reach, fill it with a shallow "lift" of ballast or gravel, then stake, with rebar, a two or three-tie-high retaining wall around the 'table's perimeter, which will also serve as a low "fence", and help prevent soil rundown onto the ballast, such as been done at other 'tables.

*Even though I expected the car barn's new color to match the restroom and garage buildings' gray, it looks terrific, and is now a twin of the shop building.  Congrats to hardworking Annie and helpers.
Any reason they apparently did not finish the west wall?    ;)

 
 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on October 10, 2016, 04:26:19 AM
Rain on Sunday Paul. No painting in the rain.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Paul Uhland on October 10, 2016, 04:09:39 PM
Pesky rain. At least the hurricane decided to stay away.  ;)
Am sure Annie's Gang will "git on it agin," ASAP!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 10, 2016, 08:07:10 PM
Tonight a special report was posted about #9's first spin on the turntable and first trip pulling a mixed train to ToM facing north.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 13, 2016, 06:37:16 PM
The Fall Work Weekend report has been posted, have a look at the projects and people who made them happen.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 16, 2016, 05:46:15 PM
Three different WW&F pieces have now been on the turntable and we highlight one of them on tonight's post.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 20, 2016, 08:43:44 PM
The Thursday "News Views" highlights progess on a number of projects including continued work on the turntable.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 23, 2016, 08:12:40 PM
The Sunday Evening Post features more views of our hard working volunteers putting stain on the car barn and shows what things looked like today with a surprise at the end.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 27, 2016, 07:24:53 AM
The Thursday news (posted a bit early) features the return of Car 65 to Sheepscot and the first use of the Woods Track by a full sized freight car.  A vintage photo and an operations view are included to show how #65 will play a part in our January Photograhpers trains.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Fred L. Kuhns on October 28, 2016, 05:49:47 PM
 Stewart, The picture of Car 65, with the Car Barn in the back ground really shows the effort put forth in staining during the work week end.  Fred L. Kuhns


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 03, 2016, 11:27:39 AM
Thanks Fred.

Today's post is a look at what may be the final Mass Bay P&W excursion on the P&W and Valley RR.  There were at least 6 WW&F members on the trip.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 06, 2016, 05:17:35 PM
The Sunday evening post is a photo essay of projects at Albion Day.  Thanks to Dave and Phil for setting things up and providing a nice lunch for us.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 10, 2016, 06:30:48 PM
Tonight's NEWS VIEWS features progress on the car barn and north yard this week.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 13, 2016, 05:09:56 PM
The Sunday evening post is a Backward Glance that features a photo of the shop building from 1990 with a matching view from 2015.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 17, 2016, 06:07:31 PM
Tonight's post highlights the work done this week on the turntable, north yard tracks and archives.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Richard Gilman on November 18, 2016, 11:08:21 AM
Ed
The Facebook page has been down for several days now. Do you know when it will be back up?
Dick Gilman


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on November 18, 2016, 01:56:45 PM
I noticed the same thing, but I'm also not a member of Facebook. Anyone else having this issue? Stewart?


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Alan Downey on November 18, 2016, 02:09:28 PM
Facebook user here: I haven't had any issues. Not sure what that means.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Bill Reidy on November 18, 2016, 02:29:29 PM
I currently don't see any issues with the page, but I did notice Facebook was having an issue with another Facebook page this morning.  That page is also working now.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 18, 2016, 03:12:08 PM
The page has been working fine for us, we check it 3 - 4 times a day after a new post to answer questions and have gotten right in.  There may have been a regional problem with the broadband.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on November 18, 2016, 03:21:10 PM
Hmm...

I'm still getting "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can." when I load the page in either Chrome or Internet Explorer on my PC.

I can load the museum Facebook page using my mobile phone.
I can load the 21 Campaign Facebook page using Chrome on my PC.

Very weird.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Harold Downey on November 18, 2016, 03:25:42 PM
OK, I did a test.  If I am logged into facebook, the WW&F page loads fine.  Then l logged out, and it doesn't work.  I get the "sorry something went wrong" message.   I also tried looking at the page using a Firefox private window, and I get the same message.



Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 18, 2016, 04:24:13 PM
Ok we will check the settings on our page, otherwise there could be a problem with the fb server.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Bill Reidy on November 18, 2016, 06:18:54 PM
I'm voting the problem is with some change Facebook made, not with the settings for our particular page.  I was checking the Facebook page for Boston University Academy at work (where I do not log into Facebook) and got the same error as Harold described.  At home, where I am logged into Facebook, the BUA page loads fine.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Tom Casper on November 19, 2016, 11:03:59 AM
Sounds like they changed the privacy setting.  It no longer is "public".

Tom C


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 20, 2016, 05:23:51 PM
The settings on the page have not changed, the public option is still set so we hope everyone can access the page.

The Sunday evening post features news on the Miller School charter we ran last week as well as progress on the turntable and car barn.  There will not be a Thursday post as we hope everyone will have a Happy Thanksgiving with their families.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on November 20, 2016, 05:47:05 PM
The museum FB page is still not loading for me; sorry.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Steve Smith on November 20, 2016, 10:25:18 PM
Doesn't load for me either. I'm not about to open a Facebook account. Thanks anyway, Stewart and Cindy (and anyone else who works on the Museum page) for all the great pix I did see while I could.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Tom Casper on November 20, 2016, 10:45:48 PM
Steve, you can make up a fake one for all they care if u only want to view pics.

Tom C.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 20, 2016, 11:07:51 PM
All the public settings were reviewed and reset tonight so if the problem continues it must be from changes made by facebook.  We will keep checking to see if there's anything else we can do.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Ken Fleming on November 20, 2016, 11:11:38 PM
Works for me.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Carl Soderstrom on November 21, 2016, 11:45:05 PM
Still can not view VisageVolume Looks like they are banning non Members.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Carl Soderstrom on November 23, 2016, 01:38:28 AM
Was able to view tonight Yaa :D


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on November 23, 2016, 09:52:57 AM
Yes, it appears our "public" Facebook page is now public again. Another reason to give thanks this week!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Philip Marshall on November 23, 2016, 12:26:11 PM
One of my perennial complaints as a Facebook user is the company's continuous "tinkering" with its formats and settings. While I understand the creative impulse that no doubt motivates this activity, it can be really disorienting for the rest of us who are forced to adapt to these constant little changes.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Steve Smith on November 23, 2016, 11:50:11 PM
Philip, I'm convinced those irritating changes are done by the same people who periodically strike our local supermarket and change the locations of everything. ;)


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Bill Baskerville on November 24, 2016, 10:00:24 AM
Philip, I'm convinced those irritating changes are done by the same people who periodically strike our local supermarket and change the locations of everything. ;)

Steve, I am with you on the supermarkets.  Of course it couldn't be that I am getting 'old' and 'forgetful'.

Happy "Turkey-day" to everyone.  I am thankful that we have our wonderful Railway Museum, all the heritage equipment and most of all, all the wonderful people who share this interest.

Bill


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 01, 2016, 03:23:19 PM
The Thursday post includes updates on the flanging machine, views of our new milling machine and some rare night photos.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 04, 2016, 02:56:38 PM
The Sunday post is a beautiful photo that is a preview of Victorian Christmas as well as what we will see during the special events in January.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 06, 2016, 08:34:14 AM
Milepost -

As of this morning there is a record number of people following our fb page.  The new total is 3,800.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 08, 2016, 08:05:40 PM
Tonight's post shows some of the Victorian Christmas prep that has been done in the past week.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 11, 2016, 08:18:05 PM
The Sunday evening post is the festive green poster for Victorian Christmas.  Please share it to your page if you are on fb. 

Last Christmas we had 60 volunteers helping and we hope to see many of you on Saturday, thanks! 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 15, 2016, 06:22:37 PM
Tonight's post shows the historic B&SR passenger car that arrived at Sheepscot this week.  The photos and story explain how BRV loaned us coach 11 for Victorian Christmas and the January Photo special.  The story goes on to explain how the car will go back to BRV in 2017 to be rebuilt into it's original configuration as B&SR 3 door baggage/RPO/express car #30.  The car, built by Jackson & Sharp in 1900 is a close match to the 3 door combine on the W&Q/WW&F.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: John Kokas on December 15, 2016, 07:51:15 PM
I'd say that this would be the ideal car for the 1st "replica" passenger build.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Kevin Madore on December 16, 2016, 08:03:15 AM
Wow, pretty car!  I have a distinct feeling that this car will be a godsend at VC if the weather forecast holds up.  The snow is supposed to come in right around dawn and the temp is supposed to be around 11F (it is -4F right now at KIWI (yikes!)).  They are calling for 3-5".   I am thinking of grabbing a hotel room tonight in Brunswick.

It's gonna look like Christmas tomorrow!

/Kevin


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 18, 2016, 11:38:50 AM
The Sunday news post features views of our Victorian Christmas event.  Thanks to everyone who helped make the day a success.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 18, 2016, 03:11:44 PM
A message from the museum's fb page:

An open letter to the WW&F membeship.

I thoroughly enjoyed following your postings throughout 2016 and like your Victorian Christmas photos.  I trust you all had a good day if a little cold.  From the UK I follow many global railway sites and I find your regular postings excellent and informative, they maintain a constant interest in the WW&F.  They show your enthusiasm, ambition and the results of considerable dedicated work and I'm sure serve as an inspiration to other such railways.

I wish you all the very best wishes for Christmas and every success in 2017.  I personally look forward to following the new year with you.

John Gardner 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 21, 2016, 09:11:42 AM
The Victorian Christmas photo album that was posted on Sunday has been well received.  The post has been viewed by over 12,000 people making it one of the most popular WW&F news posts of all time.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 22, 2016, 06:49:34 PM
The WW&F Christmas card was posted today.  It's a look back at Winter operations 93 years ago and last weekend during Victorian Christmas.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 29, 2016, 11:22:19 AM
Today's post is a "Backward Glance" at some of the key projects of 2016.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Kevin Madore on January 03, 2017, 11:01:36 AM
This morning, RailPictures.net elected to feature one of my Victorian Christmas shots on their Facebook Page, which typically generates a lot of views.   The shot has been up on the site for less than 12 hrs and already has over 4,000 hits and a couple of hundred likes.   The image of #9 and her train pulling into Alna Center in the snow is probably one of my favorites of all time from this event. 

Here's the link to the RP Facebook Site:  https://www.facebook.com/RailPictures.Net/ (https://www.facebook.com/RailPictures.Net/)

And the actual image: http://www.railpictures.net/photo/601575/ (http://www.railpictures.net/photo/601575/)

Happy New Year all!   Looking forward to the photo event later this month!

/Kevin Madore


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Ira Schreiber on January 03, 2017, 12:38:10 PM
Kevin.
Words fail me to praise the photo.
 I will also mention all the goodwill you bring to the WW&F Railway.
Thank you.
Ira Schreiber


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 06, 2017, 01:26:54 PM
Yesterday's post is a rare view of engine #7 coupled to #2 in the Wiscasset yard in 1930.  The photo shows both engines in steam, possibly ready to double head a train to Albion.  The interesting thing is that once the planned #11 is in service the view with a Baldwin 2-4-4 coupled to a Portland Company 0-4-4 on the WW&F can be replicated.  Contributions to the 21 Campaign will help advance this dream.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Bob Holmes on January 07, 2017, 08:53:16 AM
That photo is stunning!  It really encapsulates what the Museum is all about.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 09, 2017, 09:19:04 AM
The Sunday evening post is a look back 19 years ago when Monson #3 first came to the WW&F.  Things around Sheepscot were different in 1998 but you can see how everyone enjoyed having the engine visit, it was the first steam on the WW&F in 60 years.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 12, 2017, 12:19:24 PM
The Thursday news post has photos of Monson #3 arriving, boxcar #67 progress and new parts for our engine #10.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 12, 2017, 05:36:59 PM
As of tonight we have a new number of people following the museum fb page.  New total is 3,900


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 13, 2017, 05:22:05 PM
Check fb tonight for a sneak peek at what the photograhpers special will look like.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 15, 2017, 07:23:57 PM
The Sunday evening post is a photo essay on the Maine Two-Foot Winter weekend #1.  Many people made this event a success and you can see it in the photos.  Most of the images are candid shots taken before the actual scenes were set up so they are a bit different than the beautiful images that the real photographers took.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 16, 2017, 03:42:48 PM
Another positive thing from the MTFW weekend, we picked up 20 more followers on facebook.  Some of the photographers posted images on their fb pages which have been shared by others, giving us more good press.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on January 17, 2017, 09:02:15 PM
Victorian Christmas hours for 2017 need to be fixed, unless of course we are running for 23 hours, in which case Santa will need a nap. ????


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 17, 2017, 09:16:18 PM
Adult beverages may have been involved in those posts.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: James Patten on January 17, 2017, 09:27:38 PM
I posted all the events in 2017 for basically 24 hours, until such times as the time of the event is figured out.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on January 17, 2017, 09:30:46 PM
Ok, just noticed it and wanted to make sure we were scheduling enough crew..


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 18, 2017, 09:26:13 AM
Check fb for a list of upcoming events as well as another wonderful photo from the MTFW last Saturday.  Snowfall today should give the ground a new coating for photos this weekend.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Kevin Madore on January 18, 2017, 09:54:28 PM
Hi Stewart,

The John Collins photos on the museum FB page are undoubtedly the best I have seen from last weekend.  I see from his page that he's a professional photographer and it shows in the composition and the processing.   I especially like the B&W shot of the two engines side by side at AC Station and the back-lit view of the northbound, 2-engine train at Albee's both are very nice.   I wonder if he has a site where I could see more....I mean other than "Snap Face" or some other social media site?    I'm not much into social media.   ;D

One question came to mind:  On the 2-engine mixed, I am wondering why Monson #3 is the road engine vs. having the WW&F #9 up front?   Since the train is portraying a WW&F Mixed, I thought I would see Number 9 closest to the camera.   I am betting that there's a technical reason why the 3 was up front.

Thanks!  Looking forward to this weekend!

/Kevin Madore


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 18, 2017, 10:09:53 PM
Hi Kevin, 
Thanks for the comments.  Yep, John's photos are beautiful.  I don't know if he has a photo/web site, we pull (share) photos from his fb page with permission.  You'll see more of his work on our page in the next couple of days.  As to the placement of locomotives on the two engine train I'll defer to Jason and the operations guys for an answer.

See you this weekend.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on January 19, 2017, 06:27:17 AM
Hi Kevin,

The pull/push operation is predicated on the reenactment of the flying cut off at Alna Center.  Since the focus there is on the pushing locomotive, we wanted the WW&F loco there.  That scene is planned for mid Sunday morning; catching the entire large train in the morning light at albees, while planned, is really circumstantial opportunism (just came up with that phrase...).

See ya
Jason


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 19, 2017, 04:16:48 PM
All this week we are putting MTFW photos up so stay tuned.  Today's photo is a stunning view of our two engine train at Albee's.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Kevin Madore on January 19, 2017, 05:17:42 PM
Hi Kevin,

The pull/push operation is predicated on the reenactment of the flying cut off at Alna Center.  Since the focus there is on the pushing locomotive, we wanted the WW&F loco there.  That scene is planned for mid Sunday morning; catching the entire large train in the morning light at albees, while planned, is really circumstantial opportunism (just came up with that phrase...).

See ya
Jason

Hi Jason,

Thanks!  Until I watched the video, I wasn't aware that you were planning a flying cut-off like that.   I'm not sure I have seen that type of operation demonstrated anyplace else. 

Hoping for good weather this weekend.   As noted, I really like the back-lit John Collins shot of the northbound train.   That's scene is so different from anything I've ever shot at the WW&F.

/Kevin Madore


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 20, 2017, 08:48:49 AM
Today's post is a timeless photo of the Monson train southbound at Albee's. 

Facebook has been on fire this week with photos from the MTFW event.  As of this morning, images on the WW&F page have been viewed by 15,069.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 22, 2017, 08:09:59 PM
The Sunday evening post is a recap of the MTFW with candid photos by the crew.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 23, 2017, 07:58:35 AM
Thanks to a boost from MTFW attendees we are close to 3,950 people following our facebook page.  What's interesting is that some of the new members are looking not only at our recent photos but posts going back 7 years, seeing what we were doing back then. 

Thanks for the support from WW&F members and friends.  We look forward to reporting more great news in 2017.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on January 23, 2017, 09:27:50 AM
You have been posting on Facebook 7 years? My how time flies, or stands still in our case


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: James Patten on January 23, 2017, 09:51:15 AM
Originally it was just Mark Edry posting (thanks, Mark, for getting us going on that).  Later Stewart and I became the primary local managers, although Stewart (using Cindy's FB account!) does most of the work (thanks Stewart!).

I too find it hard to believe that we've been doing FB for 7 years.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Bill Sample on January 23, 2017, 07:55:54 PM
Stewart and James (and the others) thanks for all the time and effort you put into this - it's such an important link for those of us from away.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 02, 2017, 12:15:09 PM
The Thursday news post has updates on a number of projects including:

* 21 Campaign - New boilers for #10 and #11

* Boxcar #67 - Progress with frame construction, installation of diagonal bracing.

* Coach #8 - Conversion of the coach to a combine with parts of the wall and bench removed.

* Coach #3 - Temporary removal of a small section of external sheathing to inspect joinery details. The work provides information for restoration of the historic coach as well as construction of a new J&S style coach.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 05, 2017, 12:40:05 PM
The Sunday Post is an image of the WW&F featured on the cover of the latest Voie Etroite magazine.  Thanks to our member, Chris Walker in the U.K. for submitting the article.  It's great to have WW&F members and friends in the U.K. and Europe!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Philip Marshall on February 05, 2017, 05:45:26 PM
The Sunday Post is an image of the WW&F featured on the cover of the latest Voie Etroite magazine. 

Which means we now have the attention of the Francophone narrow gauge community -- excellent news!

It looks like there was a Maine Two-Foot article in the December-January issue as well, entitled "Maine Travel Guide" (Carnet de voyage dans le Maine).

http://www.voieetroite.com/ve2.htm (http://www.voieetroite.com/ve2.htm)


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 05, 2017, 06:01:23 PM
Hi Philip,

Thanks for the additional information and link.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 06, 2017, 09:00:00 AM
As of this morning the WW&F has 4,042 people following our Facebook page.  New members are mostly U.S./english speaking but include people from France, Greece and Japan.  Part of the increase in membership is due to our posting beautiful photos from the Maine Two-Foot Winter event.  We can track it by the interest (likes) and comments that are posted with those images.  Another venue was meeting new people at the Amherst Railway Society's Railroad Show at W. Springfield. Our sales tables and Don Sanger's WW&F in HoN2 got a good bit of attention. The most recent international exposure is the article in Voie Etroit magazine that we posted yesterday.

The record number is a result of everyone who has donated their hard earned funds, spent time at Sheepscot or worked on museum projects at home.  Thanks to one and all.   



Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Wayne Laepple on February 06, 2017, 02:17:49 PM
There is also an article pending in "Narrow Gauge World," published in England and circulated world-wide.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 09, 2017, 10:37:35 AM
The Thursday post features a beautiful photo of #9 by John Collins.  Engines #9 and #3 will star in Saturday's charter event with snow cover so things will look different than they did last month.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 12, 2017, 08:47:20 AM
The Sunday post is a view of #9 with a southbound mixed at Humason Brook from last month by John Collins.  The fb team will go through photos from Saturdays Mass Bay RRE charter and post them this week ... stay tuned. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 16, 2017, 06:48:26 PM
The Thursday post is a photo essay of the Mass Bay RRE charter last Saturday plus a look at Sheepscot after 2' of snow fell this week.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Wayne Laepple on February 17, 2017, 01:59:23 PM
Lovely photos, Stewart. Thanks for posting. We've only had a few inches of snow in Lancaster, Pa. so far this season. Crocuses and daffodils and snow drops are coming up, and the snow geese are about two weeks ahead of their usual schedule. Maybe an early spring this year.....


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Keith Taylor on February 17, 2017, 02:27:38 PM
Lovely photos, Stewart. Thanks for posting. We've only had a few inches of snow in Lancaster, Pa. so far this season. Crocuses and daffodils and snow drops are coming up, and the snow geese are about two weeks ahead of their usual schedule. Maybe an early spring this year.....
You are just saying that to make us here in Lincoln County, Maine feel bad!

Keith


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Bill Reidy on February 17, 2017, 06:03:18 PM
I remember two years ago about now, when we have four feet of snow on the ground here just southwest of Boston, so I feel the pain.

Only 31 days 'til spring!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Bob Holmes on February 17, 2017, 07:35:05 PM
I truly don't understand why all of you are so anxious to look forward to spring.

Winter is Wonderful!  Especially on the WW&F!!!! 

Just look at the amazing experiences from Victorian Christmas to the two photographers weekends (where else anywhere will you get those kinds of pics for our railroad) and the just completed MassBay charter.  Those photos of winter cold and steam are priceless to us as a museum.

Enjoy winter while it's there and then enjoy the spring when it comes around again (just don't make it happen too quickly).

Bob


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Mike Fox on February 17, 2017, 09:24:43 PM
This is perfect weather. No bugs and no mud..


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on February 17, 2017, 09:48:32 PM
I enjoy winter also.  The sky seems a deeper blue, and the brightness of snowcover can be uplifting.  Grateful for all our seasons...

See ya
Jason


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Ira Schreiber on February 18, 2017, 12:16:20 AM
While here in Denver it has been in the 60's and 70's as well as one day near 80* Record highs on three days in the last week.
What winter?


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: John McNamara on February 18, 2017, 12:08:33 PM
Hey Ira,
"Record Late Season Snows Close Denver, 5,000 Flights Canceled"
Just thought you'd like a heads-up on next week's news. ;D
-John


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Ira Schreiber on February 18, 2017, 02:11:32 PM
You were peeking.

Actually next weeks forecast to be more of the same.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 19, 2017, 02:45:35 PM
The Sunday post is a look back at last month's MTF event.  Winter is a great time to photograph steam action at the WW&F. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 23, 2017, 11:26:20 AM
The Thursday news post features views of the boxcar #67 project and photos of coach #8 becoming combine #8.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 26, 2017, 01:22:21 PM
The Sunday post is a study of a day in the life of a narrow gauge brakeman starring Bryce Weeks. 


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 02, 2017, 03:02:42 PM
The Thursday news post features updates on the combine #8 and boxcar #67 projects as well as views of the site prep for the container we are getting.  Be sure to scroll to the end to see Dwight's chair.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 05, 2017, 05:24:00 PM
The Sunday Evening Post is a "what if" look at a night photo shoot at ToM that never happened.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 09, 2017, 03:53:11 PM
The Thursday post features tools used by the original WW&F as well as today.  Some were marked but most were not.  One of the most common items is the hand lantern which was used in many jobs from engine and train crew to shops, yards and stations.  Tune in to see what original things remain and what is still being used in 2017.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 09, 2017, 04:02:17 PM
As of today:

Thursday March 9th, there are over 4,100 people following the WW&F Railway page.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 12, 2017, 03:07:26 PM
The Sunday Post features a look at 4 of the WW&F's flag stop shelters.  Three of them have been rebuilt, tune in to see where they were and how they are being used today.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 16, 2017, 11:20:22 AM
Today's post has photo updates on a number pf projects.

We can say we have:

* March Madness - 15" of snow from Tuesday's storm.

* Brackets - Installed by Brendan for the new volunteer log book shelf in the Percival House.



Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 19, 2017, 05:53:31 PM
The Sunday post looks into the mystery of the origin of the second Sheepscot flag stop shelter.  See what you think!


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 21, 2017, 10:14:46 AM
Check fb for a special Tuesday post featuring a Mike Massee video from the photo charter.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 23, 2017, 02:57:43 PM
The Thursday post features a look at American Express agency business on the W&Q/WW&F.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Hunt Dowse on March 23, 2017, 07:59:25 PM
Great pictures and descriptions!  Thanks for all of the FB posts, Start.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Fred L. Kuhns on March 24, 2017, 11:41:16 PM
 Stewart, The FB post about the stations along the railroad provide hours of enjoyment. Thanks again to the FB crew.  Fred L. Kuhns


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Paul Uhland on March 25, 2017, 12:41:20 PM
Thanks for showing WW&F's former stations and some history to a guy who has never been north of Boston.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 26, 2017, 02:35:45 PM
The Sunday post is a look at progress with Boxcar #67, Combine #8 and the storage container.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 30, 2017, 06:51:58 PM
Today is the post with details of our plans to build a replica J&S 1894 era coach to match W&Q/WW&F coach #3.  Tune in to see some views of coach 3 as it was 123 years ago.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 02, 2017, 04:35:38 PM
The Sunday post is a view of #9 leading a train down "The Ladder" with back lit steam.  Tune in to see this great John Collins photo.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 06, 2017, 03:14:36 PM
It's been a cloudy wet week in Alna but the shop crew has been doing some great inside work.  Check fb for updates on boxcar #67 and combine #8.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 10, 2017, 07:30:03 AM
The Sunday post is the news blurb about the NRHS awarding the WW&F it's Railway Heritage Grant for additional work on our Eames Automatic Vacuum Brake System.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 13, 2017, 06:54:28 PM
It's been a very busy week at Sheepscot, check the fb page for photo updates on a number of projects.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 16, 2017, 04:09:28 PM
The Sunday post features an Easter event photo album with a boxcar #67 update at the end.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 20, 2017, 06:33:19 PM
Tonight's post features scenes of the shop crew using the flanging machine today to bend the first plate for #10's backhead.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 21, 2017, 02:35:44 PM
Here's an indication of the level of interest in our project to build new boilers:  

The news and photos of the shop crew flanging the first firebox plate went up last night and over 6,200 people have seen the post.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: John Kokas on April 21, 2017, 04:02:32 PM
I hope some video will be shot of the flanging process and posted.


Title: Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 23, 2017, 10:39:10 PM
The Sunday evening post features a 100+ year old photo taken in Wiscasset of the bridge walk where everyone crossed the WW&F freight line on the bridge.  The rare view was taken prior to the construction of the Turner Centre Creamery so you see more of the trestlework.