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Messages - John Scott

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Volunteers / Re: May 2020 Work reports
« on: May 03, 2020, 01:33:58 AM »
Mike, you have expertly addressed what has amounted to a significant infrastructure emergency. The occurrence has demonstrated the limitations of certain modern materials.

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Volunteers / Re: May 2020 Work reports
« on: May 03, 2020, 01:31:20 AM »
Thank you Bill Reidy for your very kind words.

It was a pleasure for me to be able to directly participate in an event at the WW&F Railway.

As President Dave intimated, the wretched virus has given us a clue for the achievement of increased inclusivity for our away people (wherever they may be).

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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: April 29, 2020, 06:12:44 AM »
The Car Barn has become an impressive example of timber building construction. Congratulations to all those responsible.

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Something to do with seat numbering (for reservations), perhaps?

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Volunteers / Re: March 2020 Work Reports
« on: March 28, 2020, 10:00:00 PM »
Love the ownership lettering.

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Volunteers / Re: March 2020 Work Reports
« on: March 14, 2020, 07:04:24 PM »
Thanks for the riveter pics. That is a business-like piece of machinery.

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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: December 30, 2019, 04:48:00 AM »
Cabinet?

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The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: Head Tide Station
« on: October 03, 2019, 09:44:32 AM »
The first two images can be found reproduced in the book "Two Feet to Tidewater" but the post card images provide rather better resolution. The book has additional related Head Tide images. Studying all of the available images, together, allows a good understanding of the way this wonderful location appeared 120 years ago, when the trains were running strong to serve a thriving community.

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The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: Head Tide Station
« on: October 01, 2019, 08:59:34 PM »
This view shows the tracks (zoom in), south of the church, just as they are about to enter the cutting. Taken from Rte 218 when still an unmade road. This is No. 12 in the series.

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The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: Head Tide Station
« on: October 01, 2019, 08:54:35 PM »
Another view of the station.

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The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: Head Tide Station
« on: October 01, 2019, 07:14:53 PM »
The number 37 is just an identifier for the photo, as one of a series. I have seen others in the series but I do not own them so should not post. This photo, and probably the others that I have seen, is an unused postcard and it was taken from an album because there are some glue marks on the back.

The small shed adjacent to the tracks is the Section Crew hut. It is thus identified in photo No. 38 of the series on a used postcard dated 09 July 1908. The section crew and their hand car are shown.

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Volunteers / Re: TOM Telephone
« on: October 01, 2019, 09:06:48 AM »
We had the same and it provided a great means of keeping up with local gossip ....... !

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The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: Head Tide Station
« on: October 01, 2019, 09:05:12 AM »
Very interesting, thanks Graham.

The community effort to preserve the church is admirable. The cultural importance of it cannot be overstated.

I note, from the Midcoast Conservancy map, that its Blue Trail and the WWF Right of Way partly coincide. I imagine that will eventually necessitate some compromise. The existence of the Trout Brook Preserve is a great thing.

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The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Head Tide Station
« on: October 01, 2019, 04:42:49 AM »
Head Tide continues to be my favourite wayside station. It is my ambition to ride a steam train there, one of these days.

The accompanying image shows the idyllic location of Head Tide. The business-like nature of the station and its positional relationship with the historic and famous Head Tide Church can be seen.

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I sense, with satisfaction, that the best preservationist instincts have come to the fore. That rock or ledge must have seen many a train pass by and I am happy to think that it will see some more. Destruction of something like that is irreversible.

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