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Museum Discussion / Re: Reflections on 30 Years of the WW&F
« on: August 15, 2019, 11:00:38 PM »
Just as an aside:  the frog for the new ramp track switch was built by a small team using essentially the same methods as shown at the top of this discussion.  Jason was still leading the work.  We used the large air driven rivet machine in the shop.  Even as we grow, the old ways of doing railroading are still very much with us.

Volunteers / Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« on: August 01, 2019, 12:50:13 PM »
How many total are needed?

I will be around for two days during FWW.  I can't spike (don't even know how), but am happy to help at the rail laying end as I did last year.


Work and Events / Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« on: July 27, 2019, 11:32:29 PM »
There were lots of Standard Oil brands after the breakup in 1911 or so.  Some Google samples:

The company was split into 34 separate entities, mainly based on geographical area. Today, the biggest of these companies form the core of the U.S. oil industry: Standard Oil of New Jersey: Merged with Humble Oil and eventually became Exxon. ...Standard Oil of Indiana: Renamed Amoco, and was acquired by BP.

Standard Oil of New York – or Socony, merged with Vacuum – renamed Mobil, nowpart of ExxonMobil. Standard Oil of California – or Socal – renamed Chevron,became ChevronTexaco, but returned to Chevron. Standard Oil of Indiana - or Stanolind, renamed Amoco (American Oil Co.) – now part of BP.

There was also Standard Oil of Ohio - Sohio

Work and Events / Re: Moving passenger cars from MNGRR to WWFRY
« on: July 24, 2019, 11:24:37 PM »
"OR" letter them differently on each side for "authentic" photo runs...!!  Just turn them on the turntable.

Volunteers / Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« on: July 22, 2019, 11:20:10 PM »
What are plans for weekday crew tomorrow (Tues) and Wednesday?



Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: July 11, 2019, 11:24:38 PM »
Brendan, a really good start to a much needed new thread.  This project is "huge" in terms of the MNG collaboration and the future of both museums.  I'm sure everyone on the Forum will want to have regular updates -- and the photographic record is equally important.

Many thanks for kicking this off, and keep us all updated with new photos.


Other Narrow Gauge / Re: Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake Ry
« on: July 05, 2019, 10:54:40 PM »
Very cool...but how does one fit in there???

Volunteers / Re: Summer Work: Trim the Trains!
« on: July 01, 2019, 11:26:31 PM »
Great job, Ed!  How bad are the ticks?

Work and Events / Re: Concert SATURDAY June 22, 2019: Darlin' Corey
« on: June 21, 2019, 02:57:04 AM »
Kudos to Steve for ever-expanding our marketing reach.  People do come from all over the midcoast and it's not a far reach to think from Portland to Belfast, esp with our MNG collaboration.


Work and Events / Re: New ramp track
« on: June 21, 2019, 02:51:01 AM »
Really missed being there to help you guys this week.  Fantastic progress.

On the other hand, I just spent the day on the White Pass & Yukon.  Fair tradeoff, I guess


Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: June 14, 2019, 12:50:15 AM »
Yeah, let's refocus on Coach 9...

Museum Discussion / Re: New front end loader for the railway.
« on: June 14, 2019, 12:41:30 AM »
Excellent!  A sorely needed piece of equipment.

Original Railway / Re: Forecaster May 15th, 2019 article
« on: June 07, 2019, 11:39:14 PM »
I think my attempt to reply to this failed.  So here goes again.

Both Steve and I responded to Zac McDorr to tell him that both the W&Q and the WW&F are still alive and well.  I have not heard back from him.  Steve sent a gracious email inviting him to the railroad for a full-blown tour.  I don't know if he responded to Steve??

If not, I plan to pursue his lack of response to his superiors...


Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: June 03, 2019, 11:43:17 PM »
I would hope that we can market these castings to other heritage railroads replicating Jackson and Sharp coaches....

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