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General Discussion / Re: Testing Notifications
« on: December 14, 2018, 01:51:41 AM »
I just go to the Forum regularly so that notifications would be pointless...

General Discussion / Re: Testing Notifications
« on: December 12, 2018, 11:22:26 PM »
Perhaps it's a setting within the forum software that allows you to receive or not the notifications.  Maybe Ed can tell us how to turn it on or off...

Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 09, 2018, 03:57:10 AM »
To follow on from Jeff, the KCRR used the bucket and crane arrangement to unload coal from barges on the river into the coal shed.  Just an interesting side note...

Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 30, 2018, 01:49:33 AM »

This has been so smooth.  Why don't we patent Elmer, and offer to build "him" for other railroads for a profit?

Museum Discussion / Re: A letter of encouragement
« on: November 18, 2018, 11:33:55 PM »
To me, the Forum is the lifeblood of keeping me connected to WW&F, both when I'm working with the weekday crew or when I'm away from Maine for a time.  I totally agree with the sentiments already's a remarkable daily connections that I treasure...

Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 17, 2018, 11:26:21 PM »
A work of railroad art!!

Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 16, 2018, 11:30:42 PM »
What are Brian's plans for trackage at his operation?  Just a single track in or more storage capacity on the property?  Or maybe he just doesn't know yet...

Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 14, 2018, 11:35:40 PM »
You guys are just amazing!!

Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« on: November 10, 2018, 11:05:16 PM »
Agree. agree!  That horn is painfully deafening when you're riding the sideboards...

US Two Footers / Re: Henschel loco
« on: November 04, 2018, 11:17:34 PM »
Definitely on contrived dual gauge track...

Pavilion = Corn Shed.  Love it!!

GREAT work today, guys!  Sorry I couldn't be there. Now to get it all to Sheepscot (take pix)...

Museum Discussion / Re: Best Phone Service for Sheepscot
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:46:44 PM »
Verizon is about the best, but it's not good anywhere on the railroad.  Also, remember Verizon abandoned Maine and left us with spotty carriers such as Tidewater Telecom.

Work and Events / Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:40:06 PM »
See my separate note on the Pavilion thread about grandstands at Togus.

BTW, Jeff is the expert on the KC and its trains to events at Togus.


Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension Before and After Pictures
« on: October 14, 2018, 10:18:58 PM »
Truly remarkable.  To me, two of the best memories are 1) the hideous to navigate 12 inch pathway at the slide location, especially when icy; and 2) the great fun we all had last winter in the snow clearing the ROW and burning the tree rubbish...

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