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Messages - John Stone

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F Launches its first Summer Concert Series
« on: June 14, 2018, 01:17:55 AM »
Cool idea! Sounds like a winner to me!

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« on: May 28, 2018, 11:32:45 PM »
A work of art! Beautiful work, Bernie!

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Maine Narrow Gauge Museum / Re: B&SR 7
« on: May 03, 2018, 01:09:27 PM »
Beautiful job on a truely classy engine! Congratulations!

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Work and Events / Re: Spring 2018 Work Weekend
« on: May 03, 2018, 01:07:58 PM »
I was unable to attend this work weekend, but, as expected, you guys accomplished a tremendous ammount of good work! The track work looks ready for Northeast Corridor speeds! Thanks to all for keeping the dream alive! Now, on to Quebec!!!

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I thought that I saw this video posted on this site, but perhaps not. A little something from the C&O. This is Fulton Yard, down along the James River. I used to be qualified down there, but I'm too far off key now.

https://youtu.be/X74qxlHXJ-Q

Well, I can't get this thing to play here, for some reason. If you want to see some neat railroad harmony, type in "Richmond Railroad Quartet" in the search area of youtube. It should be the first selection.

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John, I knew you were a bit older than me, but I didn't realize you could remember the age of the Dinah Shore! (Said the caveman with a lisp)
(Comment directed at John McNamara. So many Johns here!)


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Original Railway / Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« on: January 23, 2018, 03:52:05 PM »
Exactly Joe! Discomforting, to say the least!

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: January 21, 2018, 02:19:39 AM »
Really neat photos, and a hand saw to boot! That's dedication to appropriate toolege!

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Original Railway / Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« on: January 21, 2018, 02:16:59 AM »
Hoghead is what I'm purported to be. I don't know whether that's up or down the scale from horse! None-the-less, can you imagine being faced with a lengthy stretch of piling to pound, and that's the tool you have to work with? Patient folks back then!
 

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Original Railway / Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:22:14 PM »
"Pull ahead. Stop. WHAM! Back up. Stop. Repeat." I've worked yard jobs like that, Wayne!

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Original Railway / Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« on: January 20, 2018, 06:37:35 PM »
In "Big Dreams and Little Wheels" mention is made of a trip-hammer arrangement  utilized to drive piles on the Burnham extension. Four poles, 25-30 feet tall were erected over the place a pile was to be driven and two large draft horses were used as motive power to lift an 1100 pound weight used to pound the piles in.Sounds painfully slow!

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Other Narrow Gauge / Re: Meanwhile, in Japan.....
« on: November 05, 2017, 01:41:48 AM »
Neat! Maybe when we reach 218 we could run down the middle of it instead of crossing it!

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General Discussion / Re: WW&F in Narrow Gauge World magazine
« on: October 03, 2017, 07:43:18 PM »
Thanks for spreading the good word Wayne!

John

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UK (Welsh, British) Two Footers / Re: "LYN" test run on the L&B
« on: September 30, 2017, 02:06:38 PM »
Sweet! Modern steam in a pretty little package!

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General Discussion / Re: Joe Fox at his day job...
« on: September 21, 2017, 12:15:06 AM »
I'm glad to see those 7500's went on to a new home with a good hand behind the throttle! I've always liked the standard cab as opposed to the wide body format. The fellow who was my conductor for many years in assigned service said that the 7500's had excellent "sleeping cabs"! Do they still have the horn valve you can quill, or did they get the solenoid?
 

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