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Title: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Mike Fox on March 30, 2009, 11:22:43 PM
 Since it is up and running, I would like to now direct your attention to the gift shop page on the website. I spent some time this winter and photographed a lot of the items we have and have had in the past. James allowed me to upload them to the website and Mark Edry re-created the gift shop page to make it work. There are a few pictures left to acquire but for the most part, what you see is what we have. http://www.wwfry.org/ (http://www.wwfry.org/) Check it out. See what you don't have.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Wayne Laepple on March 31, 2009, 01:07:15 AM
The photos are an excellent addition to the on-line catalog. Should result in lots more sales.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: John McNamara on March 31, 2009, 01:45:33 AM
Wow!That's fantastic! It's something I'd been thinking of doing for a long time, but frankly I was too intimidated by the amount of work I knew it would entail - and now you've gone and done it! It looks great and I'm sure it will boost sales, especially for items that really need a picture like tee shirts and other logo items.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stephen Hussar on March 31, 2009, 11:34:48 AM
Excellent! Great job, Mike, Mark and James!
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Gordon Cook on March 31, 2009, 12:16:00 PM
My compliments to Mike, James and Mark. IMHO it is all the attention to these details that make up a successful enterprise.
Just wondering if there are plans to fill in some more of the item descriptions?
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: James Patten on March 31, 2009, 02:14:06 PM
Mark and Mike did all the work.  I just gave them permission. ;D

Someday we'll have a real online gift store, but that's more than I want to tackle. 
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Mark Edry on March 31, 2009, 03:49:29 PM
I'm glad people are happy with the page.
I had tried to make it slicker but ran into problems with how different web browsers "interpret" the standards, so without going into scripting or animation, in the end it is a simple table. But that being said, it gets the information across.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on April 01, 2009, 12:41:03 AM
Mike, Mark & James;
I must echo the the sentiments of the others: great job.  For those among us, myself included, who enjoy collecting all things Maine 2 Foot, this is a welcome addition.  No more wondering if you've already purchased an item when it is plainly visible.  I especially like how the items enlarge when clicked. 
Again, great job all.
Duncan
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: John McNamara on April 01, 2009, 01:49:35 AM
I especially like how the items enlarge when clicked. 

Wow! I didn't realize that - this just keeps getting better and better!

One nit to pick, however. Now that I realize I can enlarge things, I enlarged several things including the "Train Time at Alna Center" note paper. The price shown in the price column is $10, but the price in the picture is $4. Ooops.

Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Mike Fox on April 01, 2009, 09:28:55 PM
Guess I should have pulled all those neatly applied stickers off. I tried one, it was stuck on well and made a mess of things.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: James Patten on April 01, 2009, 11:24:01 PM
Now that everyone can see the excellent attire and books we all carry --- please buy buy buy!!!  This is an appeal from your Treasurer.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Bill Reidy on April 02, 2009, 12:08:46 AM
Great job on the updated gift shop page!

I wonder if we can get some photos of models wearing our various items of clothing for sale?  Do you think Fred and Kielbasa Dave would be willing to pose?
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: John McNamara on April 02, 2009, 01:46:42 AM
Do you think Fred and Kielbasa Dave would be willing to pose?
Please remember that the mission of the gift shop is to sell stuff. :D
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 02, 2009, 12:34:26 PM
I picked up the latest volume (VI) of Narrowgauge in the Sheepscot Valley at the gift shop during the work weekend.  There's more color photos in this book than in the previous volumes.  Some color images are of old W&Q/WW&F Timetables - good stuff.  The collection of newly published historic WW&F photos also makes the book well worth the price.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 23, 2009, 12:01:29 PM
The latest book in the gift shop is "The Narrow Gauge Railroad in Alna, Maine" by Jim Bergmann.  The 96 page work is published by the museum and printed by Lincoln County Publishing in Newcastle.  Text covers operations of the W&Q / WW&F in Alna from 1895 through 1933.  Much of the information comes from newspaper articles and the diaries of local citizens of that era.  Additional information is taken from the Alna Town Reports from the 1890's into the 1930's.  Some highlights -  Lots of new information on the bridge over the railroad cut at Head Tide.  There was quite a bit of wrangling over the structure which only existed for 17 years.  The book has a number of photographs and documents which have not been published before.  The diarie entries are interesting with descriptions of items taken to Sheepscot and Head Tide stations.  Good information on what the railroad carried back then. It is a good read and will be enjoyed by modelers and historians.  The price is $20   
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 16, 2010, 10:19:40 AM
This just in ...

Radio Free Sheepscot reports that there is a new video for sale in the gift shop.  The production is called "Maine Central, 1974 - 1984" and features 4 chapters shot in many parts of New England.  There is little narration and each scene is described in a guide that comes with the DVD.  The transfer to DVD is adequate but some scenes are a bit muddy.   Most of the video is clear and the audio is good.  The footage was shot in all types of weather.  My favorite scene shows a MEC local rounding the long fill and pulling into the station area at Farmington.  The SR&RL was long gone and the branch was in it's last year of operation.  There are some interesting sequences on the Mountain Division including Crawford Notch.  One set shows the train that delivered Maine Central 2-8-0 501 to North Conway in 1983.  The consolidation was posed for photos at Crawford's and filmed as the train moved through the Gateway and Willey Brook Trestle.   I can't get excited about the 1970s and '80s (doesn't seem that long ago) but I enjoyed the production and learned more about how the MEC operated in it's last few years before Guilford took over.  The DVD sells for $24.95
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 28, 2010, 10:47:38 AM
This just in ...

Radio Free Sheepscot reports that the gift shop has a few new items for sale.  One is a Bachmann HO scale 2-8-0 in Western Maryland paint.  The locomotive is nearly new and sells for $85.  Another item is a set of Lionel freight cars, including a box car, gondola, coal hopper and caboose.  The cars are $10 each or $38 for all 4 cars.  Another item is a brakeman's lantern from the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad.  It is a short globe lantern made by Adams and Westlake, marked B.A.R. on the top.  The lantern was made in 1923.  It's in good condition has a clear globe and the longer, insulated bale that is typical of Northern New England railroads.  The lantern lists for $90. 
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 26, 2010, 09:24:55 AM
This just in ...

Radio Free Sheepscot reports that the gift shop has two new pocket T shirts.  The T's come in gray and medium blue and feature the classic WW&F RAILWAY logo over the pocket.  They are available in short and long sleeve and come in 4 sizes.  The 90% cotton shirts sell for $16 for short sleeve and $18 for the long sleeve.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop - new prints for sale
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 10, 2010, 11:19:30 AM
This just in ...

The museum gift shop now has special B&SR RR prints for sale.  The beautiful prints were created as a fund raising tool for the Return of the Rails project in Bridgton.  The sales are the result of an agreement between the RTR group and the WW&F museum and will benefit both organizations.  The prints, which depict B&SR operations in Spring, Summer and Fall sell for $50 plus tax. 
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Mike Fox on August 10, 2010, 11:13:30 PM
These are excellent prints. I have all three, with the next one (winter) due out sometime in the future.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 11, 2010, 09:35:06 AM
My favorite is the Fall print which shows a train along Hancock Pond.  Our coach 3 is in the consist, numbered 18 while on the B&SR.

Gift Shop update - The Bangor & Aroostook lantern mentioned in the June 16th post has been sold but there will be other historic lanterns for sale during the Annual Picnic.  Among the items are a D&H bell bottom lantern with a red cast D&H globe,  a B&M tall globe lantern with a clear cast globe and a RUTLAND RR tall globe lantern made by Adams & Westlake.  Stop in for details.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 23, 2010, 11:08:30 AM
The 2011 WW&F calendars are in.  The publication has 13 full page color photos featuring museum motive power, rolling stock and volunteers.  The photographs showcase operations at various times of the year.  Inside the last page are extra photos in 3X5 format.  All images are the work of Stephen Hussar, a professional cameraman whos beautiful photographs are well known to members and friends of the WW&F.  The calendar sells for $15 and the funds help support restoration efforts at the museum.     
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Mike Fox on October 16, 2010, 11:37:05 PM
Picked up a calendar today. Excellent as always.
Linda has also recieved more new shirts. A tan Golf shirt embroidered WW&F and a variation of the blue pocket T. This one with yellow WW&F. Stock up now while the getting is good.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 26, 2011, 11:13:18 PM

This just in ...

The gift shop has a couple of new two-foot books, both by Peter Barney.  The books are from the contining Pictorial Journey Series.  The first one is a 98 page volume called KENNEBEC CENTRAL and MONSON RAILROADS.  Peter devotes the frist 36 pages to the KC and the rest to the Monson.  There are many photos, some are post card views I have not seen.  Fifteen pages of ICC reports (from 1916), maps and plans complete the work. 

The other book is titled:  WISCASSET, WATERVILLE & FARMINGTON - WISCASSET: SEAPORT of the TWO FOOTERS.  It is a 98 page book devoted to the WW&F and the village of Wiscasset.  There are a lot of town views I have not seen before, including a set of detailed photos of the Turner Center Creamery.  There are a number of post 1933 photos of the upper yard.  I don't like seeing these photos as much as the in service shots but there are some interesting things and new details in the images. 

The books sell for $24.95 plus tax.

Stewart
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on March 28, 2011, 02:25:10 PM
Thanks for the heads-up Stewart. I suspect there will be quite a few of those books sold next month at the work weekend.
Duncan
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Mike Fox on March 29, 2011, 12:31:36 AM
Stewart, is the KC & Monson book a reprint? I have a book here already in my collection with the same name.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 29, 2011, 01:05:30 AM
Mike,

     The KC/Monson book has a publication date of August, 2009.  I don't know if the store has had it before.  The WW&F book was published in October of 2010.

Stewart
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: James Patten on March 29, 2011, 10:02:56 AM
The store has had neither before.  Linda learned about them late last year and we ordered them - but it took a while to get them.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Mike Fox on March 31, 2011, 12:35:08 AM
Got it now. I was confused with Peters earlier book, Kennebec Central and Monson Railroads. It is a 68 page soft cover book printed in 1986. I'll have to add these two new ones to my collection.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 04, 2011, 10:25:04 PM
To paraphrase Walter Winchell -

Good evening Mr. and Mrs. Railfan from coast to coast and all the ships at sea,  let's go to press ... FLASH!

The gift shop now has a few soft bound copies of Narrow Gauge in the Sheepscot Valley Volume 3 by Gary Kohler and Chris McChesney.

The books arrived Saturday morning.  Volume 3 covers the W&Q / WW&F from Palermo to Albion and the Winslow Branch.  The third book in the 6 part series was published 8 years ago and has been unavailable for the last couple of years.  There are less than 6 on hand.  The price is $33.95 plus tax.

Stewart
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 25, 2011, 08:10:06 PM
This just in ... new products available as of today.

There are new shirts for sale in the gift shop.  Known as the "Heritage Style" shirt, it's the first new design denim shirt in 12 years.  The shirt features an embroidered WW&F in dark blue in an arch over a red chevron with RAILWAY spelled out underneath.  The design is based on the style of lettering that appeared on WW&F engine 4 when new.  The shirts sell for $39.95 plus tax.

Also from the heritage collection -  A new canvas tote bag.  The bag is light tan with dark blue base and straps.  The bag has a snap ring for keys and a velcrow gather at the top.  There is a card pocket on the front.  Just above the pocket are large letters WW&F embroidered in an arch with a red chevron underneath with RAILWAY spelled out.  The design is the same as the new shirt except the letters are a lot larger. The bag retails for $34.95 plus tax.

Ed L. took photos of the shirts and bag today so everyone will be able to see the new merchandise on the gift shop page.

Stewart   
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: James Patten on June 25, 2011, 08:55:12 PM
Also just recently in:

* The new issue of Maine Two Foot Digest magazine.  This is a twice-yearly (I think) replacement of Maine Two Foot Quarterly magazine, by Gary Kohler/M2FQ Publications.
* From Peter Barney/BFI Publications: a Pictorial Guide to the B&SR tank cars, and more supplies of Pictorial Journey of the WW&F (Wiscasset) and the KC/Monson Railroads.

Coming soon: Narrow Gauge in the Sheepscot Valley Volume 3, which has been out of print for a couple of years.  Coming I hope really soon.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on June 29, 2011, 01:11:00 AM
The Gift Shop page of the web site now features the new items.

Shop away!
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 29, 2011, 09:52:38 AM
James, 

     The gift shop has Vol 3 of Narrow Gauge in the Sheepscot Valley.  See my post from June 3rd at the bottom of the previous page.

Stewart
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Joe Fox on June 29, 2011, 10:12:03 PM
Aw. I'm dissapointed. The best photo of #4 I think, is when it was getting pulled out of Trout Brook. That's the pic that should be on the shirts. Lol.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 30, 2011, 12:03:40 AM
Joe,  You spilled the beans.  That image of #4 will be on the special WW&F scuba division wet suit.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 10, 2011, 09:02:43 PM
This just in ...

The fourth historic B&SR print arrived today.  The beautiful Winter scene features a train approaching the stone arch at Hancock Brook.  Seen from water level, the image highlights operations on one of the best known locations of the Bridgton line.  The print sells for $50 plus tax.

Stewart
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Mike Fox on July 17, 2011, 01:32:42 AM
I didn't even know they were done. That's great.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: James Patten on August 01, 2011, 10:32:12 PM
The Museum gift shop can now accept American Express cards.  Our card processor made this change without our asking.  Now we accept every major credit card.  I think we accept Diners Club too, although I'm not 100% certain of that.

High Rollers - welcome to Sheepscot!
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 01, 2011, 11:36:10 PM
"I think we accept Diners Club too" ... Does that mean we have to build a diner??!?   Can you see Fred in a tux with the white towel draped over his arm :o
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Wayne Laepple on August 01, 2011, 11:56:18 PM
Well, maybe not a diner -- yet. But a food cart might be nice.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on August 02, 2011, 01:41:25 PM
Fred as a waiter? The orders would never get placed. He'd be too busy telling the customers about the railroad, or singing to them. ;D

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Bill Reidy on August 02, 2011, 11:13:16 PM
...or handing them a string trimmer!
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 03, 2011, 11:42:27 PM
The 2012 WW&F Railway calendars are in.  The newest edition features 13 full size panel images of the railroad and the last page has an additional set of smaller format photos, all from the camera of Stephen Hussar.  The photographs are beautiful in fact some are absolutely stunning.  Stephen is well known by fans of the WW&F.  He is a principal of Preservation Media, Inc., and is a Lighting Specialist and Cameraman shooting HD as well as film and stills for commercial, corporate and broadcasters including PBS, CBS, ESPN, National Geographic, the Discovery Channel and the History Channel.

The price (afaik) is $17 plus tax.  That's a great price for a beautiful photo album!  

Stewart

p.s.  You'll also learn a new word or two.  
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stephen Hussar on August 04, 2011, 10:46:13 AM
Thanks, Stewart!

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-8/342468/WWF2011_PROOF_407-21-11.jpg)
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Richard "Steam" Symmes on August 04, 2011, 12:53:25 PM
The cover photo has the look and feel of a classic Howard Fogg painting!

Richard
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 17, 2011, 11:13:04 AM
The folks at Bollinger Edgerly Scale Trains (BEST) of Belmont, NH have produced a new WW&F building kit.  The Weeks Mills freight house is now available in O scale, featuring laser cut wood and mold injected windows.  The freight house is their first O scale kit.  Earlier Two-Foot HO kits include the Sheepscot and Alna Center flag stops, Weeks Mills freight house, Head Tide station and section house plus the Marbles station on the SR&RL in Rangeley.  The kits are very nice and reflect BEST's motto "It's not just a model, it's a piece of history". 

Two O scale Weeks Mills freight house kits were kindly donated to the museum for sale in the gift shop.  Call for pricing.  Thanks to the folks at BEST for their generosity.   Visit their website -  www.besttrains.com

Stewart
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 11, 2011, 07:14:33 AM
The gift shop has special WW&F T shirts for sale.  The shirts were designed to commemorate the 15th work weekend and are marked - "WW&F Ry  15th Fall Work Weekend  October 1997 - 2011" on the front.  The front has two photos from 1997 when the first curve and crossing were built at Davis (Brook Crossing).  The back has the motto: "Rebuilding the railroad one spike at a time" and features two photos of track being built near the current EoT.  The shirts were produced as a thank you to all the members who have helped the railroad be what it is today.

The shirts, which are white with black & white photos come in 5 sizes and sell for $7 each (the price is the cost of production) plus tax.  

Note - the medium and large shirts sold out over the weekend but more are ordered.  Additional shirts should be available in a week or two.  

Other new products include videos on railroad history and operations.  One of the more popular videos shows the remaining portions of the D&RG(W) in Colorado and New Mexico with footage being shot on the Cumbres & Toltec and Durango & Silverton.  

Stewart
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 11, 2011, 11:30:30 AM
Additional information.  These are some of the newer videos the gift shop carries;

Wide World of Steam $19.99

Great American Train Ride  $14.99

Train Crazy Kids  $7.99

Promontory  $14.99

Golden Age of Steam  $14.99

Monster Steam  $14.99

Colorado Steam  $24.99

Tax is added for store sales and in-state residents ordering on line.

Stewart
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 24, 2011, 10:47:51 PM
The gift shop has received more of the special "WW&FRy 15th Fall Work Weekend" T shirts.  The shirts are in two sizes, medium and large.  About a half dozen members ordered shirts when they sold out so if you are on the list please stop by or email the gift shop for your shirts.  A few extras have been made but are in limited supply so act not if you want one of these commemorative shirts.

The price is $16 each, shipping and tax would be extra.

Stewart  
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on November 09, 2011, 01:47:27 AM
The Gift Shop web page has been updated with all sorts of goodies. Please order early and often for Christmas!
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 16, 2011, 08:01:30 PM
Thanks for the update Ed.  FYI - The Gift Shop has received a shipment of new denim shirts with the WW&F Heritage logo.  All sizes are available.  As Ed said, please consider puchasing your Christmas items from the WW&F Museum.   Store sales help support important projects such as the restoration of locomotive #9 and the construction of WW&F Milk Car #65. 

Other new products for the store are in the planning stage so stay tuned ...

Stewart   
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 10, 2011, 01:39:23 AM
Here's info on some of the new products coming to the store.  These items will be in stock by next weekend.

- Half zipper fleece pull overs in royal blue with the WW&F Heritage logo. Four sizes available - medium, large, XL and 2X.

- Full zipper fleece jackets in royal blue with the WW&F Heritage logo.  Four sizes available - medium, large, XL and 2X.

Price will be announced next week. 

Stewart
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Bill Sample on December 13, 2011, 05:59:46 PM
I put my WW&F fleece on last Sunday afternoon as the sun went down while on parking lot duty at the Naugy and it kept me toasty-warm!  It went down into the 20s.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stephen Hussar on December 13, 2011, 09:32:20 PM
Excellent, Bill...this gives me an idea for a series of images. WW&F attire, seen in many different places...

My co-worker Gilles, a sound recordist from Quebec, was wearing his WW&F hat in NYC the other day...wish I'd thought to take a picture!!

Stephen 
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 13, 2011, 11:56:17 PM
Speaking of different places, Cindy has been shipping WW&F gift shop merchandise all over the US and some foreign countries.  There have been quite a few over seas customers with a number of sales to the UK and France, even a fellow in Poland.

Stewart 
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stephen Hussar on December 14, 2011, 11:24:16 AM
We should be asking people to email a picture of themselves, wearing WW&F gear, with either foreign signage or a landmark as the background... then mail them a ticket for a train ride in return  :)

Stephen
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Dave Crow on December 14, 2011, 03:23:14 PM
I wear my WW&F denim work shirt when I'm doing catenary inspections in Salt Lake City...

Does that count as a foreign country?   :)
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 18, 2011, 01:37:15 AM
Gift Shop sales during Victorian Christmas were over $1,200.  If you add the store sales from Friday afternoon the total is over $1,500. 

Donations were good with $209 in the store donation box and $656 in the food table donation box.  A special $600 donation towards the purchase of the fleece pull overs helped the store earn more from the sales of the garments.  Factoring in that donation , the total donations for the Victorian Christmas event were $1,475.00

Stewart
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 06, 2012, 10:08:20 PM
New for Summer 2012 -

The gift shop has a few new items including 3 new puzzles.  The puzzles come in two sizes, a 204 piece and a 30 piece.  All 3 feature color photographs of museum operations and equipment.  The two large puzzles are made from photos showing; (1) The special "WW&F in 1932" scene with the railcar meeting the mixed train at AC from the 2011 Picnic and (2) An "Old Days" scene at Sheepscot with the mixed train at the station and Antique Ford Models A & B parked at the shop.  The small 30 piece puzzle is a photograph of engine 9 in Sheepscot Yard from October, 1997 after she had been restored for operation on compressed air. 

Puzzles are available now. Large puzzles are $7 plus tax and small puzzles $6 plus tax.

Stewart
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 20, 2012, 10:26:54 AM
WW&F news correspondent Walter Winchcar filed this report via shortwave radio -

Hello Mr. and Mrs. railfan from coast to coast and all the trains on the main, let's go to press ... FLASH!

The WW&F Railway's 2013 calendars have arrived at Sheepscot.  The publication features 14 full color panels depicting museum volunteers involved in operations and restoration work. Each image is complemented by a detailed caption. Photographs are from the camera of lens artist Stephen Hussar, a good friend of the museum.  Stephen is a principal of Preservation Media, Inc., and is a Lighting Specialist and Cameraman shooting HD, Film and Stills for commercial, corporate and broadcasters including PBS, CBS, ESPN, National Geographic, the Discovery Channel and History Channel.

The calendar sells for $17.00 plus tax.  Proceeds go towards restoration projects such as Portland built locomotive #9 and improvements including construction of the new restroom building.

WW out.


Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 23, 2012, 10:18:11 AM
THIS JUST IN -

The gift shop has a new set of photo magnets for sale.  The 8 piece series has images of special events and equipment from 1997 to 2012.  Each magnet has a metal front with a crisp color photo.  The series includes;

- Locomotive 9 in Sheepscot Yard, October, 1997.  After it was restored to run on compressed air.

- An extra mixed train at Sutters with a special covered load on flat 118 from the John Craft charter.

- Boxcar 309 tied down on the siding at Alna Center with the railroads 1930 AA truck backed up to the door.

- Steam in the snow, Engine 10 at the south Alna Center switch.

- Model T Railcar #4 in the siding at Alna Center.

- Engine 10 pulling the Milk Mixed, featuring TCDA Car 65.

- Alna Center station with a special load of freight on the platform.  Items include milk cans, a large wooden crate and a wind up phonograph.

- Sheepscot Station with a mixed train arriving.  In the foreground is a Model A Ford coupe and Model B truck.

Be the first on your block to collect all 8 magnets! 
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Ira Schreiber on August 23, 2012, 06:01:38 PM
$$$$????
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 23, 2012, 06:36:31 PM
Thanks Ira,

Photo Magnets are $2.50 each plus tax.  The same price they have been for a few years.

Stewart
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 27, 2012, 10:41:20 PM
News Flash -

Just in time for cold weather; The gift shop just got a shipment of new fleece jackets and pull-overs that are embroidered in Maine. The pull-overs are medium blue and come in small to 3X.  Jackets are dark blue with a full zipper front and come in small to 3X.  They sell for  $45.95 2X and 3X which is $47.95. 

Just in time to start Christmas shopping; The gift shop has two new Christmas Cards that are printed in Maine.  The cards both feature engine 10 in snow scenes. One view is a sun lit photo taken at Alna Center and the other is a night photo at Sheepscot Station.  The cards sell for $8 for a pack of 10 with envelopes.   

Get them before they're gone!
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 27, 2012, 11:04:38 AM
Special 25th Anniversary Lanterns -

The WW&F Railway Museum will celebrate it's 25th anniversary in 2014.  To commemorate the event, the railroad is offering a limited edition kero brakeman's lantern.  The lanterns are made in the USA by Adams & Westlake and are marked WW&FRY CO.  The last time lanterns were marked this way was when Carson Peck bought the WW&F in 1907.  The initial run is 10 lanterns which are available now at a cost of $198.90.  The total number of lanterns produced will be 25.  The lanterns are the tinned 300 series with colored globes.  Globe choices are clear, red and green.  The lanterns will be in the gift shop this weekend.  James has photos that he will post, showing the lanterns and their special markings.  

For mail orders, please contact Cindy through the gift shop link or call the museum at TUxedo2-4193, area code 207.  Lanterns will be shipped in the original Adlake factory cartons.
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Post by: James Patten on November 29, 2012, 09:38:42 PM
FYI - I've put the lantern info on the gift shop website.
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 30, 2012, 04:28:34 PM
Thanks James,

FYI - A customer told me he couldn't find the lantern info or photos on the gift shop page. There are a lot of items on there so I'm not sure where he looked.
 
Either way we have already sold 4 lanterns.

Stewart
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Post by: Steve Smith on November 30, 2012, 05:43:32 PM
Four sold already........GREAT!

Its the fourth item from the top in the final category, and is listed as "Kerosene Lanterns."
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 30, 2012, 06:53:05 PM
Thanks Steve,

Yep, just checked.  You have to scroll towards the bottom.  It's the 3rd item in the "Pins, Patches and Other Fine Gifts" section.

Stewart
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 05, 2012, 11:51:06 AM
The museum recently purchased a set of commemorative railroad plates produced by the Hamilton Collection from 1984 through 1996 .  The plates are gold edged and are 8 1/4" across.  Each one features a steam era passenger or freight train.  The plates are previously owned but are in mint condition in their original containers.  Each plate has the artist's name and scene information on the back.  A couple of plates have small marks on the back, left by a plate hanger but it is not visible when displayed.  Most plates still have the original MADE in the USA sticker on the back.

The scenes on the plates are printed from beautiful color paintings done by artists Ted Xaras and David Tutwiler.  Tutwiler is the artist who produced the WW&F print "STEAM ON THE WISCASSET WATERFRONT".  The plates will be sold for $16 each and there is only one of each image.  

2111A - New York Central 4-6-4 Hudson by Ted Xaras
1463A - Central Pacific #10 with train meets an American Indian hunting party, "Confrontation"
2090A - Frisco #1522, "Blue Bonnet"  by David Tutwiler
1956A - Long Island Railroad #21, "Sunrise Limited" by David Tutwiler
1511A - B&O RR #5300 at "Darby Crossing" by Ted Xaras
1469A - Steam powered passenger train. "A Welcome Sight"
3585A - Southern Pacific #4449, "Daylight Run" by Ted Xaras
1976A - Union Pacific #3985, "Sherman Hill Challenger" by Ted Xaras
2570A - Union Pacific #4002 "Big Boy"
1702A - D&RGW #473 on stock train "Spring Roundup"
2309B - Western Maryland Railway 2-8-0 #837 on a coal train, "The Long Haul" by Ted Xaras
2202A - Rio Grande Southern engines 3 and 15 on a trestle, "Winter Crossing" by Ted Xaras

Please contact the gift shop via the web site or call the museum for information and shipping rates.
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on March 01, 2013, 09:02:18 PM
Note to gift shop patrons regarding the sale of WW&F lanterns: 

Of the initial offering of 25th Anniversary lanterns, all have been sold except 2.  When these are gone a second (and final) group will be ordered from Adlake.  The second batch may be available by the time of the Spring Work Weekend, April 26th - 28th but we can not guarantee it.  Please contact the gift shop folks if you would like one of the two that remain, otherwise wait until May to place an order.  See the above post for more about the lanterns.

Thanks, Stewart 
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 08, 2013, 10:09:37 AM
THIS JUST IN  -

The gift shop just received the latest Maine Two Foot book, Volume III of the Jerry DeVos series The Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad and Predecessors.  The hard bound 256 page book is filled with building, rolling stock and motive power photos.  Equipment charts, maps and drawings compliment each chapter.  There are many new photos - the 1892 era view of Sandy River #5 (our WW&F #9) on page 15 is fantastic!  Jerry does a wonderful job explaining each subject and how things changed as the railroad(s) expanded. The section on structures, stations, engine houses, etc. is nicely done.  Images of the P&R's shop complex south of the bridge in Phillips are interesting. There are even some rare 1930's era aerial photos of Phillips and Strong with maps to explain what is pictured. 

The book sells for $60 and will be available in the gift shop this weekend.


Stewart
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 14, 2013, 09:30:07 PM
Please note that the price of the previously listed railroad plates has been reduced.  Quite a number of plates have been sold this year and the price of the remaning ones has been reduced to $16.  The December 2012 post has been changed with the "sold" plates removed from the list.  Anyone interested in a plate should contact the gift shop manager via the museum's web site, telephone number or stop by the gift shop.
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Post by: Hansel Gordon on July 15, 2013, 02:10:51 AM
Buy them while you can!!!
"I should've bought it, when I saw it, in Alna!"
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 21, 2013, 02:20:33 AM
Special 25th Anniversary 2014 Calendars are coming -

Just a note to advise members to be on the lookout the forthcoming 2014 WW&F calendars.  Next years edition will be a special 25th anniversary calendar featuring the lens artistry of Stephen Hussar.  The all black & white calendar will be a special larger sized production with retro styled panels and captions.  Each photograph will highlight museum equipment, volunteers and operations in O. Winston Link style ... mostly at night. 

Think of this production as a new photo album / photo essay on the museum that just happens to be a calendar.  The special 2014 edition should be available by the Annual Picnic.

Another announcement will be made when the calendars are on hand, listing the price and other information.
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Post by: Stephen Hussar on August 09, 2013, 11:03:22 AM
The museum's 2014 25th Anniversary Calendar is now available in the Giftshop

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3712/9466914437_80c90ac072_z.jpg)
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Post by: Andre Anderson on August 09, 2013, 06:22:35 PM
Wow what a photo! :o :o

Andre Anderson
Portland Oregon
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 09, 2013, 07:18:18 PM
Wait til ya see the rest of the calendar.  Great shots,  especially the image of Fred the Sheepscot station agent. 
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Post by: Richard "Steam" Symmes on August 09, 2013, 11:27:36 PM
Somewhere, O. Winston Link is smiling!
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on August 10, 2013, 11:27:55 PM
The WW&F Railway Museum's 25th Anniversary calendars went on sale today.  The special B&W 2014 edition went fast with some people buying multiple copies.  The calendars sell for $15 with proceeds going towards two-foot restoration projects.  It was fun watching people as they flipped through the new calendars and said "wow, look at this!"

Many thanks to Stephen Link  Hussar 
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Post by: Mike Fox on August 11, 2013, 12:20:51 AM
Nicely done. I am looking forward to next year when I can look at O. Winston Hussars creations every day.
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Post by: Steve Smith on August 11, 2013, 05:56:20 PM
 Just for fun, a variation: Congratulations to Stephen (Jim Shaughnessy) Hussar. Jim was another who learned rather early on to make wonderful night shots.
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Post by: Steve Smith on August 11, 2013, 07:05:02 PM
I hope the moderator won't feel this is too far off the topic, but thinking of nighttime photos reminded me of the RR night shot to end all RR night shots, taken at Horseshoe Curve in 1954. It had two PRR freights plus the Pennsy's westbound passenger train Trailblazer on the curve. It was used in an ad campaign for Sylvania flash bulbs (remember those, anybody?) and I THINK, not positive, that it was taken by the Burns Brothers, commercial photogs in Schenectady NY. Anyway, no less than 6,000 Sylvania flash bulbs were fired off for the shot. The Burns boys did several other nighttime spectaculars for Sylvania in that campaign, always chosen because they involved huge quantities of Sylvania bulbs. To my knowledge none of the three brothers was a rail fan, but they did do several assignments for Alco during my time there 1953-1960.
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Post by: Ira Schreiber on August 11, 2013, 10:20:05 PM
"Remember the Blue Dot for a sure shot"
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 05, 2013, 08:05:32 PM
So many WW&F "fridge" photo magnets were sold this Summer that we had to order more.  Most of the images are the popular views listed in the earlier thread but there is a new one that came in today.  The photograph shows our own Julius, working as the Alna Center station agent.  The view shows Julius standing on the platform, waving to passengers as the train pulls in.  The image was taken by John Mac from #52's cab.  This is one of the best magnets in the series, in fact two sold today!

The price is $2.50 each.  Please check the gift shop link for additional info.      
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Post by: Bill Reidy on September 07, 2013, 11:08:40 PM
The WW&F Railway Museum's 25th Anniversary calendars went on sale today.  The special B&W 2014 edition went fast with some people buying multiple copies.  The calendars sell for $15 with proceeds going towards two-foot restoration projects.  It was fun watching people as they flipped through the new calendars and said "wow, look at this!"

Many thanks to Stephen Link  Hussar 

Got to the museum today for the first time in nearly two months and saw (and purchased three copies of) the 2014 calendar.  All I can saw is "WOW!"  By far the best calendar the museum has produced, very fitting for our 25th anniversary.  Truly a work of artistry and skill, Stephen.

Yes, thanks Stephen!
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Post by: Dave Buczkowski on September 11, 2013, 12:40:32 PM
As evidence of Stephen's artistry, this weekend I will be buying three more calendars at my wife's behest. She even wants one for her office and she's never asked for anything having to do with the WW&F (she will also be getting the new magnet in her Christmas stocking). Four of those calendars are for folks who looked at my copy and had to have one for themselves. None of them are were railroad fans. Everyone who sees it ooo's and ah's over it. I'd say it belongs in a museum but it's already in one! Bravo Stephen!
B a/k/a KD
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 11, 2013, 01:04:23 PM
Yesterday, a fellow from CA stopped by the railroad.  He was on his way to Bangor and had heard about the WW&F from volunteers at the CA State RR Museum where he is a docent.  I showed him around and he was impressed with the buildings and equipment.  We ended the tour in the gift shop and he looked over our sale items.  When he saw the 2014 calendar he flipped through the pages, taking time to study each image. He purchased a copy and then said "this museum is wonderful, I want to become a member".  After he filled out the membership slip, I gave him a years worth of newsletters.  He thanked me and said that he may be back Saturday to ride the train. 

As Dave noted, there has been a positive reaction to the new calendars.  They even help recruit new members!   
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 20, 2013, 07:51:46 PM
New items -

Coasters - Four photo coasters, featuring some rare (not published in print media) views of the WW&F, taken over the last 16 years. $1.50 each or 4 for $5

Christmas ornaments - New caramic Christmas tree balls with an image of locomotive #9 on one side and holly decorations on the other.  $7.50 each

Book marks - Never before have these been offered! A nice laminated bookmark with your choice of string color. Bookmark features a classic image of #9 with the museum's information.  Great way to keep the place in your favorite Maine Two-Foot book.  $2 each   
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Post by: James Patten on October 04, 2013, 11:47:30 PM
To date we have sold 105 calendars - which means we still have plenty left in inventory!  I hope everyone will be stocking up during the work weekend.
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 08, 2013, 10:59:08 PM
This just in -

The gift shop now has WW&F license plate frames.  The frames are black with white lettering, showing the web address on the top and WW&F RAILWAY MUSEUM on the bottom.  Be the first one on your block to sport a narrow gauge tag frame!  The price is only $18
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Post by: Dave Johnson on October 09, 2013, 04:35:52 PM
Sounds like a "must-have" item to me!
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 12, 2013, 10:02:17 AM
The WW&F license plate frames are selling well ... they've already been spotted on cars in Alna.
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Post by: Dylan Lambert on October 12, 2013, 06:21:51 PM
Any chance I can mail-order one of those plate holders? I really want to throw one on my car...
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 12, 2013, 10:00:28 PM
Yes you may have a frame sent by mail.  You'll need to email the gift shop manager with the following: provide your mailing address and a payment which may be with credit card or check. 
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Post by: James Patten on October 28, 2013, 12:29:55 AM
New in the gift shop:
Sunday River Production's re-release of their video Two Foot in Maine.  This video from Albert Hale has been remastered from what was on the original VHS video.  It's got shots of SR&RL and B&H, plus a tiny bit of Monson and WW&F, post abandonment.  Unfortunately when they remastered it they added some music, which is pretty loud compared to the sound effects and voice over. 

We also have in two other Sunday River Productions DVDs, New England Main Lines and Boston & Maine Steam.  I have the B&M video on VHS, and there are two of them, while there's only one DVD and it's not any longer than either the VHS videos.  So I'm curious what they did on it.

All DVDs are $30.
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Post by: James Patten on December 02, 2013, 06:46:21 PM
New in the gift shop:
A new book titled Franklin County Narrow Gauges - The Next Stop is Rangeley.  The book is $54.  It's the same size as Jerry DeVos's SR&RL history books.
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Post by: Bill Baskerville on December 04, 2013, 11:31:11 AM
I know there is a WW&F license plate holder on the back of my little Honda running around Virginia.  I had to supplant one of my Flight Instructor plate holders to install it.   ;)
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Post by: Skip Breyfogle on December 05, 2013, 03:23:26 PM
And I know where there is one on a red Xterra usually found in Tidewater Virginia.
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 06, 2013, 01:55:42 PM
Mail order sales have been brisk with Christmas cards and 2014 calendars being at the top of the list. Due to the high number of orders we are out of a few items such as the "Top of the Mountain" Christmas cards by Symmes.   New cards are being printed and will be available next week.  Orders may be placed now and shiping will occur as soon as the new stock arrives. 

Thanks to everyone who has supported the museum with gift shop purchases this year.
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Post by: Stephen Hussar on December 07, 2013, 12:13:47 AM
Huge THANK YOU to whomever is handling the fulfillment of all of the mail order!!!

Stephen
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Post by: James Patten on December 07, 2013, 12:36:15 AM
There's plenty of calendars left - so get yours soon, before the New Year hits!
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 12, 2013, 06:31:52 PM
The re-stock Christmas cards are in, including the Top of the Mountain card.  There's still time to order but do it soon, as half of them have already been sold.   Mail orders for museum goods have gone out every day for the last 10 days.

Top sellers are:

* Christmas cards

* Special 2014 calendars

* WW&F fleece jackets and vests

 Order yours today!
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 01, 2014, 06:16:57 PM
The Gift Shop crew would like to thank everyone that supported the museum store in 2013.  Your shopping with us helps fund restoration projects such as WW&F Engine 9.  We would like to remind members and friends that 2014 is the museum's 25th anniversary so please consider spending your Christmas $$ in the store.  The nicest commemorative item is an Adlake kero brakeman's lantern, marked WW&FRy CO just like the first batch ordered by Carson Peck in 1907.  There are still a few left but don't wait too long, another one was packed today for shipment tomorrow.  Also, now that it's 2014 you'll need a special anniversary calendar.  Please see the gift shop page for prices and shipping rates.       

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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 01, 2014, 11:33:52 AM
The Gift Shop recently received two hard to find narrow gauge books.  They will be available this weekend -

The MAINE TWO-FOOTERS by Linwood Moody, published by Howell-North, 1959. Very nice condition.  First printing with dust jacket and maps: $65

The MAINE SCENIC ROUTE by H. Temple Crittenden, published by McClain, 1966. Good condition with dust jacket and maps.  $65

Please email, call or stop by the gift shop.
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 19, 2014, 03:12:37 PM
The bad news:
The original MAINE TWO-FOOTERS book listed above sold the first week. 

The good news:
Hearing that a number of people were interested in the first edition, a museum member has donated an original 1959 Linwood Moody MAINE TWO-FOOTERS book from his personal collection.  The book is in very good condition, has the dust jacket and both maps in the back.  The dust jacket has slight wear and the maps look brand new.  The price is $65 plus $3.58 tax if purchased in the gift shop.  Mail order shipping is $12. This is one of the nicest editions we've had in a number of years so message or call the gift shop manager today.
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 08, 2014, 08:00:30 PM
Here's a reminder to get your mail order requests in soon to be sure that your item arrives in time for Christmas. 

Hot items this season include:

* 2015 Calendars, featuring photography by Stephen Hussar

* Peter Barney books, Maine Two Foot Railroad details

* Fridge magnets

* Beverage coasters

* 25th Anniversary WW&F Railway kero lanterns

Thanks for supporting museum restoration efforts by purchasing merchandise from the gift shop!
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 25, 2016, 02:26:22 PM
Just in time for the BIG E SHOW -

The latest video release from the Great Falls Production group:

Train Time - Number 9 On Track Again On the WW&F Ry, Victorian Christmas 2015

The video is produced in two half hour programs with the first part showing #9 working the yard and mainline.  Run-bys and cab rides show # 9 in operation.  The second program features engines 9, 10 and 52 pulling the A & B trains plus other attractions such as the horse drawn wagons. 

The DVD sells for $19,95
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Post by: Ed Lecuyer on July 27, 2016, 08:56:00 PM
The WW&F Gift Shop is now completely online!

Shop for your favorite WW&F Merchandise from your computer.
Don't worry, you'll still get the same, great personal service from the gift shop crew.

Click "Museum Gift Shop" from our main page (www.wwfry.org) or visit:
giftshop.wwfry.org (http://giftshop.wwfry.org).

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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 05, 2017, 08:45:46 PM
THIS JUST IN -

The Limited Edition "20th Anniversary Fall Work Weekend" shirts are in!  The shirts commemorate the 1997 - 2017 Fall Work Weekends and are a must have for volunteers who have attended any of our FWW's. 

Prices are: S - XL, $15 and 2X - 3X $17. 

You'll love the special slogan that was written just for these shirts.  Get one while they last!
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Post by: Paul Uhland on October 05, 2017, 09:54:00 PM
Work weekends featuring lots of busy folks sporting those special shirts, and even WW&F caps, would really impress riders and worldwide website visitors mightily, I'm sure.  ;)
Organization and pride would shine.  :D
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 05, 2017, 10:08:37 PM
Well, as of 7 PM tonight we have already sold 10 shirts so there's a good chance that many will sport theirs this weekend, especially with temps in the mid - upper 70s'.
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 24, 2018, 10:09:17 PM
There will be a special Lantern Sale this weekend, offered to SWW attendees.  Prices range from $10 - $400 for lanterns from standard gauge and narrow gauge lines.  Pictures of some of the lanterns are on Facebook.

Here are a few of the road names:

AMTRAK - 1989 Electric Star lantern

CONRAIL - Star Electric lantern

B&M - Boston & Maine tall globe

C&S - Colorado & Southern tall globe Adlake lantern with a clear etched C. & S. Ry globe.

D&RG RR - Denver & Rio Grande tall (green) globe. Made prior to the merge that created the D&RGW.

GTRy - Grand Trunk Railway, Portland Maine.  Tall globe bell bottom Adlake with a clear cast GTR globe.

LIRR - Long Island Rail Road short globe Armspear lantern.

MCRR - There are a number of Maine Central lanterns including tall globe and Dietz Vesta models.  One is a rare version Vesta with the Waterville bail handle.

MRR - Monon Route tall globe Rayo lantern with a blue cast MONON ROUTE globe.

NYCS - New York Central System short globe locomotive lantern.

NYNH&H - New Haven tall globe Adlake with a red cast NYNH&HRR globe.

PRR - Pennsylvania Railroad short globe lantern with a red freshnel globe.

SRR - Southern Railway short globe Adlake.

WRR - Wabash Railroad tall globe bell bottom (frame not marked) clear cast WABASH "Follow the Flag" globe.

WW&F Railway - Two WW&F short globe Adlake lanterns from the 1998 series approved by Harry Percival.  The top is marked "WW&F" on one side and "RAILWAY" is spelled out on the other.  There were 50 made at the time, one lantern is weathered while the other is brand new shiny out of the box it has been in for 20 years.  Both have the original tin coating that was discontinued after this series was made.  Adlake no longer dips lanterns in tin coating.

WW&F RY CO - Two WW&F 25th Anniversary short globe lanterns, one clear globe and one red globe.  25 were made and there are 4 left.  These two have been marked down just for the weekend.  The stamping is "WW&F RY CO" which is how Carson Peck had the original lanterns marked when he bought the railroad in 1907.
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Post by: Bill Baskerville on April 24, 2018, 10:43:22 PM
Start,

Please put me down for the SRR Lantern.  I will be there Thursday and all weekend.

Thanks,

Bill
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 24, 2018, 10:58:04 PM
Ok Bill,

Thanks.
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 25, 2018, 11:00:34 AM
The back story on the first set of WW&F Railway lanterns:

 
In May of 1998, Harry Percival, Allan Fisher and Stewart Rhine discussed doing something for the museum's 10th Anniversary that would take place the following year.  They decided that producing  new hand lanterns would be a good fund raiser.  Allan donated the funds for Adlake to produce the lanterns, Stewart designed the lettering and Harry provided the number stamps to mark each lantern which was done in the Sheepscot depot. The tin lanterns were numbered 50 - 99 and the brass lanterns were numbered 1 - 10. The brass lanterns sold in a week with #9 being retained by the museum to use on engine #9. We secretly kept brass #1 and presented it to Harry one night at dinner as a "Thank You" for starting the museum that brought us all together.  Harry's family still has the lantern. 
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 25, 2018, 07:25:13 PM
There has been a lot of interest in the lanterns and 6 of them have already been spoken for.  The gift shop crew will have the shop open Friday morning so everyone can see the collection and make purchases.
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Post by: Bob Holmes on April 25, 2018, 09:22:39 PM
Start, I would like to claim the D&RG green globe if it's still available

Thanks.

Bob
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 26, 2018, 12:27:38 AM
Hi Bob,

As far as I know the D&RG lantern is still available.  Come to the gift shop Friday morning to get a better look at it.
Title: Re: Museum Gift Shop
Post by: Bob Holmes on April 26, 2018, 12:32:20 AM
Thanks.  Put my name on it, and I'll come over...
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Post by: John Kokas on April 26, 2018, 09:54:07 AM
I would love to purchase at least one or two WWF lanterns.  I will be on the road to Wiscasset in an hour.
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Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 04, 2018, 11:14:32 AM
There will be a rare opportunity this weekend to purchase an interesting piece of Maine Two-Foot railroad memorabilia.  It's been over 100 years since the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes had new hand lanterns made.  In July, four new Adlake kerosene brakemen's lanterns were made for the railroad, stamped SR&RL RR.  One has already been sold, the SR&RL gift shop at Phillips has two (although one or both may have been sold) and we will have the last one in our gift shop.  The hand lantern will be available for inspection this weekend, the price is $275.  Proceeds will go to our equipment restoration fund.