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Messages - Stephen Piwowarski

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Funding this AM stands at 23,400. Still a long way to go, but nearly half way there as of Monday morning @ 6:15. I'm in, even if it is broad gauge :)

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« on: February 13, 2018, 05:35:16 PM »
Hi Folks,

To help us get us started on the right foot this Saturday I'll be cooking up a breakfast of eggs, biscuits, meats, and fruit along with coffee and tea to wash it all down. I'll make eggs to order, but if you want poached, you might be on your own. I'll have breakfast up starting at 7:30 and will be clearing up at 8:15 before the work train departs.

See you there,
Steve

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Volunteers / Re: February 2018 Work Planning
« on: February 13, 2018, 05:33:11 PM »
Hi Folks,

To help us get us started on the right foot this Saturday I'll be cooking up a breakfast of eggs, biscuits, meats, and fruit along with coffee and tea to wash it all down. I'll make eggs to order, but if you want poached, you might be on your own. I'll have breakfast up starting at 7:30 and will be clearing up at 8:15 before the work train departs.

See you there,
Steve

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Museum Discussion / Re: Sources for period clothing?
« on: February 11, 2018, 03:27:40 PM »
Just found some of these great documentaries made by Sumner McKane, a Damariscotta native. Check out the trailers to 'The Northeast by Eastern", "In the Blood", and "The Maine Frontier" all of which have great stills and film footage that display period clothing worn in Maine and New England.

http://www.sumnermckane.com/index.php?/blog/film/
https://www.reelhouse.org/sumnermckane/the-maine-frontier

Steve

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Museum Discussion / Re: Sources for period clothing?
« on: February 08, 2018, 02:02:37 AM »
https://www.allseasonsuniforms.com/

I highly recommend L.C. King (Pointer Brand) as well.

One of the things I notice from old photos of the railway is the variety of clothes reaches well beyond the typical denim.

Here are some interesting articles on the subject:
https://blairmountainreenactment.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/the-history-of-overalls/
https://vintagedancer.com/vintage/mens-vintage-workwear-1920s-1930s-1940s-1950s/

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Volunteers / Re: February 2018 Work Planning
« on: February 04, 2018, 02:07:50 AM »
It is so nice it is hard to imagine it any other way. When you get back in the woods, it really feels isolated and wild. We talked of converting the flagging tape to a more permanent blaze when we were out this afternoon.

Steve

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« on: February 02, 2018, 12:14:12 AM »
Beautiful work Bernie! Thanks to you and Mike for sharing this progress!

Steve

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Museum Discussion / Re: Ww&F on 207 1/2/18
« on: January 19, 2018, 02:34:15 PM »
Yes, though I feel as though there may be a window of opportunity here though- to reach out and attempt to better educate/inform with the possibility of leading to a better relationship between the Museum and the magazine.

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Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2017
« on: January 10, 2018, 02:47:41 AM »
I love the idea of using the drawing for our ad. Maybe we could develop it into a contest of sorts, like the Common Ground Fair does with their artwork, encouraging new participants and new art each year.
I think the Christmas card may be a bit much- after all it was a Christmas card to us. I think it was personal and special, but if the artist agreed, or would be willing to create somethig else for us because we liked this so much, I don't think it would be bad.

Steve

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« on: December 08, 2017, 08:56:22 PM »
I should mention that our regular runs operate by timetable authority. Other trains outside of regular operations are either self dispatched (if the only train operating) or dispatched by a dispatcher.

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Volunteers / Re: Trimber framing, post/beam wood working skills
« on: December 08, 2017, 12:15:31 AM »
Not to take away from the Shelter Institute's program but Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson (one of the towns adjoining Alna) puts on an excellent weeklong timber framing workshop several times a year. I have had several friends attend, and all speak very highly of it.

Steve

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General Discussion / Re: Amtrak to Wiscasset (and Rockland) in 2018?
« on: November 16, 2017, 05:16:41 AM »
Rockland is a changing demographic. It is becoming very popular with the younger generation who, having left the big city, are working on making their way in smaller cities and towns without the use of a car. If the trend continues, I could see Rockland becoming a draw for Downeaster traffic.

Steve

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Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2017
« on: October 23, 2017, 12:54:47 AM »
Also, note that tickets for VC will likely be by reservation this year. Details will be available shortly. The goal is to ease this parking situation and disperse the crowds more evenly across the day. Stay posted!

Steve

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Too bad Bill. It sounds like it would've been fun, but sometimes that is not enough. Thanks also for holding up on posting here- I could imagine that it could've led to some confusion. Maybe next year you'll get to try again :)
Take care,
Steve

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Hi Bill,

Is this the first time. MNG is running autumn evening trains? As I'm sure you've seen, we ran one 2 Saturday weekends ago and were quite pleased with the turnout. I'm hoping to get down to ride one of them. Either way, best of luck welcoming No. 3 back in Portland

Steve

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