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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?

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« on: January 11, 2018, 11:27:30 PM »
I agree 100%, Mike. There is a reason loggers prefer to work in the winter months, especially on wet ground or ecologically sensitive sites. It's all about minimizing soil disturbance.

Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:34:40 PM »
From the same seller as the previous item, a Kodachrome slide of the Head Tide station in 1937:

Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: December 16, 2017, 12:21:08 AM »
I'm glad to hear you and the couplers made it safely, Wayne. This is an unpredictable time of year to be on the road.

Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: December 06, 2017, 12:12:18 AM »
I'm glad the cut levers are heading north as well. It wasn't clear to me if they were included or not.

Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: November 21, 2017, 07:20:34 PM »
Here are some more pictures from Friday:

Interesting -- I went to college about 10 miles away from Freeville in the 1990s (i.e. ~20 years ago), and this is the first I've heard of this equipment. Where exactly is it located?

Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: November 21, 2017, 05:46:33 AM »
It was also good to meet in person Philip Marshall and John Kokas.  Always great to talk with fellow two footers. 

Thanks Rick, it was really good to meet you too!

That is a truly beautiful map, Ed!

But for another very similar whistle ~20 years earlier on a different engine, see pictures of F&M No. 1 at Carrabassett on Two Feet Between the Rails volume 1 pages 174-175 and 176-177.

If you have the Two Feet Between the Rails books, see for example the picture of No. 7 jacked up on blocks in the Phillips shop, volume 2 page 71 (which, oddly enough, is credited to the collection of Bob Werner).

Speaking of SR&RL whistles, I recall reading that Edgar T. Mead purchased several of them when the railroad was being scrapped, at the same time that he acquired the railbus. I'd love to know where they ended up.

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