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Messages - Bill Baskerville

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Work and Events / Re: Steam and Sleighs
« on: January 17, 2019, 03:50:09 PM »
Another new clever idea from our outstanding marketing department.  Good Job everyone!

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: January 16, 2019, 10:58:24 PM »
Another case of good deeds being recognized.  Everyone involved, and that is a lot of people, has earned a big "Well Done!"  A high five gets added to the special folks who put forth special efforts to get all the design, permitting and behind the scenes work.

Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: January 15, 2019, 06:45:05 PM »
Russ,  Great Photos and Videos.  Thanks for sharing.  They came at the appropriate time for us to remember the great fall work week end and weather.  A nice repast in the middle of the winter snowy blahs.

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:46:23 PM »

It is good that you have such a great working relationship with our regulators.  I know, from past experience it helps a lot when they trust that we will always strive to do the right thing.

Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: WW&F Visits....
« on: January 11, 2019, 06:35:12 PM »

I knew it wasn't Stephen.  Alas, as soon as I read Kevin, I remember, oh yeah...  but any more I say that a lot....

Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: WW&F Visits....
« on: January 11, 2019, 12:21:57 PM »
Seems to me that Dwight Winkey was actively involved in the railroad operations at Ft. Eustis during his stent in the Army.

Also, I noticed on the first page of this link:

A copy of the guy in video.

He visits the WW&F regularly and is always taking photos while he is there.  I am terrible with names so can't provide it.  His picture is located on the first page of this thread with the date of December 27, 2012.

Work and Events / Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:52:42 PM »
Wow!  That's a lot of insulation.  Our local and winter volunteers will not have to run the stove as putting up all that insulation will keep them warm until the task is finished.

The end result will make winter shop work a lot more pleasant. 

Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« on: January 09, 2019, 02:26:22 PM »
Board meeting at 4.  Should be an interesting one.

Can't wait to see what is going to make the Board meeting an interesting one.  Details afterward please, if they can be shared.

Work and Events / Re: Steam and Sleighs
« on: January 09, 2019, 02:24:12 PM »

Running concurrently on Jan 19 and Feb 16 will be "Steam and Saws" - volunteer workdays:

Please come out and enjoy the Winter Weather and Fun!

Great Idea and, ... way to get the word out!

Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« on: January 04, 2019, 07:40:07 PM »
Not to worry, ... ... being "punch drunk" for about an hour.

Dave,  We love you, but how do we tell when the hour is up?

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: Puffing Billy even further way back
« on: January 03, 2019, 03:20:08 PM »
Note the amount of cinders that was shoveled out of the smoke box at the water tank.  Wow!

Also, the kids reminded me of all the things that I could, and did, do as a child that  now would land my parents in jail.

Museum Discussion / Re: Source for a conductor's hat?
« on: January 03, 2019, 05:12:21 AM »

He only has an email link for conductor's hats:


Let us know how it works out.

Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 30, 2018, 03:06:37 AM »
Lest the complement go to my head, it was noted by one wag at the end of the day that either position (brakeman or president) essentially served the same purpose - stopping forward progress.
Dave, I love your self deprecating sense of humor. Thanks for sharing.

Yes Virginia,

There really is a moose trout.  Just as sure as there is a standard gauge.

Museum Discussion / Re: NRHS Bulletin, Vol 81, No. 2
« on: December 27, 2018, 02:04:11 AM »
I just received my NRHS Bulletin and WOW!.  The entire issue is devoted to the WW&F.  The writing and photos are top notch.  The story flows very nicely from one subject to another.  I can't say enough about how marvelously we are represented to the preservation community. 

I know the majority of the credit goes to Jason and Stephen, who always do excellent work and we are extremely fortunate to have the both of them.  I also suspect that a several others had a hand in things like reviewing, suggesting, editing, etc.

A great job by all who were involved.  This publication is a great achievement for the WW&F Museum.

Finally, if we could get a bunch of reprints, like we have for the Trains article, I think that would be a great addition to our gift shop.

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