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Messages - ALAIN DELASSUS

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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: January 17, 2019, 07:11:19 AM »
Thank so much you Russ for these very interesting pics and videos of that outstanding  weekend. I do like the videos of the gantry that show really how  this well designed rig works. I like as well the videos about the guys nailing down the spikes into the ties, it's a technique we don't use in France.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
« on: December 28, 2018, 05:06:05 PM »
Nice pics I do like the ones to and from #52 framed with a difference. Thanks for sharing .

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Museum Discussion / Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
« on: December 20, 2018, 01:42:02 PM »
All the mood and spirit of Victorian Christmas on a country two-footer through those gorgeous pics. Thank you so much for sharing them and Merry Christmas.

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General Discussion / Re: Testing Notifications
« on: December 13, 2018, 05:20:18 PM »
Hi ! Me too. I did not get any notification for a message from James sent December 5 th.

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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 12, 2018, 06:07:04 AM »
Doors open or shut the AMTP volunteers are going to envy you. Although the temps out here can't be liken to those in Alna, winter is mostly damp and the moisture is awful high in the engineshed , water srteams down everywhere  and if you want to work, you have to open all the doors to try to dry things off, if the sun is out of course.  BTW I love the agent station it's so US RR typical . 

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Museum Discussion / Re: Maine Christmas video
« on: December 10, 2018, 04:51:33 PM »
All the Christmas and Santa's trains spirit in that slideshow. Welldone Joe !

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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 02, 2018, 02:17:03 PM »
To put it midly.

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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 02, 2018, 12:20:22 PM »
Thank you Bill for the photos and comments of that very busy day. I admire  the association great sense of communication towards its members and the others. Communication is essential nowadays and I wish some French tourist railroad associations  leadership understood that.

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Museum Discussion / Re: A letter of encouragement
« on: December 02, 2018, 06:34:29 AM »
Hello everybody!
 I don't know if it is the right section of this forum to express myself. If not , I apologize for the wrong turn and kindly request Ed, the forum conductor, to switch my post into the right bay.
How time flies! It's a year since I joined the WW&F and it's about time I renewed my membership. But beforehand, I'd like to tell you how much I enjoyed that first year and how rewarding it was.
Through the on-time newsletters, the almost daily updated fb and this newsy discussion forum,day after day I've been following the association exciting adventures and admiring all the feats of engeneering the volunteers achieved and God knows how many there were over the past twelve months. I've met the staunch, dedicated , friendly volunteers that everyday, rain or shine, work for the revival of that two-footer on the ground and backstage. I tremendously admire your great sense of organization and the skill and cleaverness you use to preserve all the historical aspects of that railway.
I'd like to thank you for all those inspiring moments I have spent along with you and for the freindly welcome, the family have given to that distant relative, throughout the year.
I'd like to let you know ,as well, that my membership has enabled me to merge my life-long passion for the railroad with my twelve years old one for american english.
I consider the WW&F Ry museum the prove that the pioneer spirit still exsists in the US. As this spirit has enabled your ancestors to build RR tracks to conquest the Wild West, it will enable the association to reach Albion someday.
 I look forward to that day but by then, I'd like to keep on going thru your thrilling adventures on the ROW and on Sheepscot campus.So it's the reason why I'm going to renew my membership for life.
Best regards you all.

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Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 30, 2018, 12:40:51 PM »
Wow !!! Once again you are amazing let alone Fred who is, dare say it , quite a character. He reminds me of  RenĂ©  Percheron who was 80 and still the AMTP track  works hands-on master. BTW, as I said it on fb a while back, helpful Elmer should be voted the WW&F rig of the year 2018.

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Moderator Announcements / Re: NEWSLETTERS!!!
« on: November 28, 2018, 09:46:53 PM »
Despite fb and this forum I'd like to say that I'm very much eager to get the newsletters in my mail box and read it. The newsletter matters a lot for me because when I open the enveloppe and unfold the newsletter it seems to me that I hold a small piece of the WW&F in my hands, it is the only material  link between you and me. I don't know if you take my meaning but it's tough to express what I feel. WW&F members are downright lucky to get 6 newsletters a year, not so on the AMTP. Thank you John for keeping posted, for 15 years,  the far away members and the others through  something  you can touch, file, find and read again easily ,years later.

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Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 20, 2018, 05:46:23 AM »
Our weekday crew are unsung heroes.  Just sayin'.
I can't say fairer than that . Rain,  should say snow, or shine , come hell or high water they are always on the ground to achieve their  assignment. Kudos !

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Museum Discussion / Re: A letter of encouragement
« on: November 20, 2018, 05:32:10 AM »
Alain;
You and Bill are about the same age and I'm only five years or so younger. We have very active members in their mid to late 70's and even 80's. Bill is correct - age is just a number. I believe the Fountain of Youth is somewhere around Sheepscot which is why I bring water back to my home in Massachusetts!
Dave
Please Dave ,while you are at it, could you ship me a few gallons ? Thanking in anticipation.

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Museum Discussion / Re: A letter of encouragement
« on: November 19, 2018, 10:45:10 AM »
Bill, I thank you so much for your heartfell words. I do know that you  guys would be clever enough to envision and make a giant gantry crane to convey me over the Pond into New England. It would be a bliss for me to go over to Alna and meet  my outstanding Stateside family and admire  the countless feats of engineering they 've been achieving  for 30 years. It's on my bucket list. BTW, if by any chance some of you flew over to France,  let me know, I would be looking forwards to meeting him or her and to showing around Pithiviers. 
As for being old , well, to coin a phrase  it's all in the mind, but still, I'm getting over 70 soon and by now trackworks would be beyond my strengh especially my hands one,  despite your smart gantry crane. It's the main reason why I've been the first AMTP  volunteer retiree for a couple of years.To be fair, I must admit that being a hands-on volunteer for 43 years has eventually worn out  a bit my commitment as a volunteer but I'm still a member, a donator and an staunch supporter of that endearing two-footer.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: November 19, 2018, 06:37:10 AM »
I thank you all for your kind explanations. I've jotted down the meanings and I'm eager to hear of the last Bill's presidential outstanding assignment.

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