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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery => Topic started by: Stephen Hussar on March 01, 2009, 03:41:39 PM

Title: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: Stephen Hussar on March 01, 2009, 03:41:39 PM
Now that Vassalboro is famous (or perhaps infamous), maybe it's time to capitalize on the name ;-)
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/27/topless.coffee.shop/
Title: Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: Wayne Laepple on March 01, 2009, 06:49:27 PM
During the Spring Track Meet, there may be time for a field trip to inspect the Winslow branch, with a coffee break along the way.
Title: Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on March 01, 2009, 08:47:09 PM
Wayne,
Don't forget the donuts.
Duncan
Title: Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on March 01, 2009, 10:13:43 PM
Maybe it's time to open Two Steves Diner across Cross Road like we spoke of once - but with a twist.
KD

Title: Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on March 01, 2009, 11:00:41 PM
Coffee, donuts and...............kielbasa dogs?
Duncan
Title: Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on March 01, 2009, 11:14:59 PM
So, wait....
we want to build a passenger car/diner with coffee and topless watri? :o

Ok, I'm in!  ;D(I'll even volunteer to staff it, if I can keep the tips!) ;)
Title: Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 02, 2009, 11:51:59 AM
We could set up the diner on the 126 and call it topless...
Title: Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: John Kokas on March 02, 2009, 12:09:09 PM
Boy did this ever hit the news........ made the TV down here in Philly............. can we extend the line and make the coffee shop a "station stop"?  ;D

of course the wife wouldn't let me go  ;)
Title: Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: Gordon Cook on March 02, 2009, 05:31:06 PM
Better not tell Fred about this:  he has already been traumatized by the skinny dippers last summer...:)]

But seriously, folks, I think that Stewart's 'topless diner' idea is absolutely hilarious and we could do it for the picnic.
running joke, so to speak.  ::) I can see the TV clips now....
 A couple of tables and chairs and a gas grill set up on #126, and Fred in an apron would do it and get the kind of media attention that we need. (or maybe not).
Title: Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: Mike Fox on March 02, 2009, 07:02:45 PM
running joke, so to speak.  ::)

We know about those running quacks, I mean jokes.
Title: Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: Vincent "Lightning" LeRow on March 03, 2009, 04:11:09 PM
AFLACK!!   :D
Title: Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: John McNamara on March 03, 2009, 09:46:37 PM
Vincent,

If you would like to get up to date on duck jokes (and who wouldn't), I recommend using the search feature of this website and enter two words: Jason and duck.

-John
Title: Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: Josh Botting on March 03, 2009, 10:33:45 PM
When I was in school, one of the sorotiries held a 'topless' car wash.  Loads of people showed up, and they washed all but the tops of the cars.  It was a riot, they you paid in front of the house, and cars were washed behind.  Several of my friends went running out there, paid a bunch, and came back dissapointed.

On a differant note, been to Vasselboro 3 times in the last 3 weeks, even before the place was open, directions included going past it and turning, so it is already a part of local culture.  The place was mobed sat. when I went by.

Title: Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: Jock Ellis on March 06, 2009, 02:30:30 PM
Maybe if the original WW&F had shown a little more initiative and a lot more skin, it would still be in business as a passenger carrier and rolling coffee shop.
Jock Ellis
Title: Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: Matthew Gustafson on March 10, 2009, 04:23:37 PM
So, wait....
we want to build a passenger car/diner with coffee and topless watri? :o

Ok, I'm in!  ;D(I'll even volunteer to staff it, if I can keep the tips!) ;)
I like it.  :D
Title: Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: Bill Piche on June 04, 2009, 12:19:47 AM
Well, that didn't take long...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31086037/?GT1=43001 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31086037/?GT1=43001)
Title: Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on June 04, 2009, 02:15:38 PM
The news channel here reported that a hearing had been held where the coffee shop owners wanted to expand the business and add nude dancing.  They stated that many in the community were less than pleased at that prospect.  You are correct:  that didn't take long at all.
Duncan