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Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: July 12, 2018, 04:12:08 PM »
The aforementioned eBay seller kayakers1107 has just listed an original B&W negative of the combine Taconnet, I think taken outside the Wiscasset shop:

They also currently have 2 or 3 B&W negatives from the SR&RL for sale, including this one:

Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: June 22, 2018, 04:16:50 PM »
Here are two other color slides that came up for sale in the past year, images that are simply amazing. I have no idea who owns them now.

Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:03:51 PM »
This seller appears to be sitting on a treasure trove of rare unpublished images of the Maine Two-Footers, both color slides and black and white negatives, and has been selling them one by one on Ebay for several years now. Here is another one (attached) that came up for sale back in 2014 I think, showing engines 2 and 4 inside the Wiscasset coal shed after abandonment. I tried to get it but was outbid, so I have no idea who owns it now.

Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:20:38 PM »
A 1939 Kodachrome slide of the Wiscasset upper yard and shop buildings, with numerous overturned carbodies:

One visible detail I had not been aware of before is the green trim on the buildings, which really complements the yellow on the clapboards.

Maine Public Radio had an interesting news piece today on this year's record alewife run at the Maine Forest & Logging Museum in Bradley, ME: .

The P&R covered bridge was long enough (~200 feet) that it had a center pier in the middle of the river that has since disappeared. The granite abutments are still in place on either side though.

My understanding is that the boiler is supposed to be from P&R No. 4 'Bo-Peep', ex- Sandy River No. 2, which would be Billerica & Bedford 'Puck' rather than 'Ariel'. It came from the old Starbird sawmill in Strong, and was identified in the 1970s by Virgil Starbird who said his grandfather had purchased the remains of 'Bo-Peep' from the SR&RL when the engine was being scrapped, circa 1912.

Volunteers / Re: 2017 Volunteer Hours
« on: March 08, 2018, 02:33:20 AM »
Kara Rodgers is my girlfriend. I will send you her contact info by email.

Massachusetts' Two Footers / Re: Edaville rolling stock
« on: February 27, 2018, 08:55:36 PM »
Is there a list somewhere of how many pieces of rolling stock were brought to Edaville?

For what it's worth, Linwood Moody's 1947 booklet titled "Edaville Railroad" (self-published by Ellis Atwood) gives the Edaville roster at that time as including:

Monson engines 3 and 4;
B&SR engines 7 and 8;
B&SR coaches 15, 17, and 18;
W&Q/WW&F coach 3;
B&SR baggage car 31;
SR&RL parlor car 'Rangeley';
15 boxcars from the B&SR;
14 flatcars from the B&SR;
2 tank cars from the B&SR;
4 excursion cars (presumably converted from B&SR boxes and/or flats?);
B&SR caboose 101;
SR&RL caboose 557;
B&SR snowplow;
B&SR flanger;
2 SR&RL Model T railcars;
SR&RL Reo railbus;

plus 2 Model T "bog engines", a 5-ton Pymouth gas-mechanical engine, and 32 4-wheel dump cars already on the property.

(The other SR&RL passenger cars and cabooses appear to have arrived separately sometime after 1947.)

It's an excerpt of the Newell Martin film from the 1930s, otherwise available on "The Sandy River Line" DVD. So not new, but amazing viewing nonetheless. (The railbus ride on the P&R through Sanders, Perham Jct., and then up Sluice Hill beginning at 10:47 is my favorite part.)

Museum Discussion / Re: steam heat in passenger cars
« on: February 09, 2018, 04:22:53 PM »
The Strasburg RR mechanical department also sells reproduction Spear No. 16 coach stoves/car heaters, but I don't know if that would be an appropriate design for us. Here's a picture:

Work and Events / Re: What If? Design Project: 1925-1940 2ft Diesel
« on: February 02, 2018, 03:54:38 AM »
But just to be confusing, the WWI gas-mechanical locos like FR 'Moelwyn' mentioned earlier in the thread really are from the US Baldwin Locomotive Works, not the Australian Baldwin.

Original Railway / Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« on: January 19, 2018, 03:17:12 AM »
I haven't seen the Maine Two-Foot Quarterly article Jason refers to, but I've always imagined WW&F derrick No. 10 might have resembled a scaled-down version of D&RGW derrick OP, now at the Cumbres & Toltec. OP has a steam hoist that works off loco steam via a temporary pipe connection to the steam dome, so no need for a separate boiler.

That said, there is a great photo on page 173 of Two Feet to Tidewater that shows a floating derrick (it doesn't appear to be a pile driver) and crew at work on the Wiscasset trestle, which suggests at least some repair work was done by contractors.

Volunteers / Re: January 2018 Work Planning
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:30:43 AM »
Do I understand correctly that some hardware from flanger 206 was used on caboose 320?

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