Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Anthony Vo

Pages: [1]
Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: February 27, 2020, 03:47:29 PM »
The next question is, after the learning curve of this project, how hard would it be then to construct another car or two?
more like why not construct another while y'all are at?

Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« on: February 12, 2020, 09:54:33 AM »
Pilot Plows, Snowplows, and Flangers? Oh My!

All have been considered. Flanger 40 was to be featured in the night photo session - but was cancelled due to the impeding storm. Hopefully we'll see some photos of it (and caboose 32) during the February event.

Making Flanger 40 road-worthy is certainly something that is possible, once the current backlog of reconstructions/restorations have settled down. The B&SR Plow will need a frame-up rebuild; again, this has been discussed.

The tank car 14 restoration (and flat 205) show that the partnership between the WW&F and MNG can accomplish major restoration projects. Other smaller projects (Rangeley, Combine 16) should also not be overlooked or forgotten. (Not to mention recent work done on Monson 3, cosmetics on Monson 4 and B&SR 8, and an unexpected minor repair to B&SR 7.) In all these cases WW&F and MNG crews have worked together to get the jobs done. I'm looking forward to 2020 and beyond to see how this partnership develops and grows.
might not be likely, but since you guys did tank car 14, it'd be nice to see you guys work on Bridgton and Saco River Railroad Snow Plow #2 from the MNGRR.

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: January 17, 2020, 02:11:39 PM »
great video I just found of part of the mountain extension for the away guys:

Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« on: January 17, 2020, 10:00:28 AM »
I guess the only concessions to modern times will be the electric headlights on #9?
yes, as a matter of fact, while working on the SR&RL, it only had a front headlight - at least that what it seems from all the old photos - plus the current front headlight is a more modern SR&RL headlight, unlike the original oil burner one

Volunteers / Re: January 2020 Work Reports
« on: January 15, 2020, 09:08:41 AM »
wish I could attend, but I'm stuck down here in Maryland :'(

Volunteers / Re: December 2019 Work Reports
« on: December 13, 2019, 09:59:49 AM »
Well...the tank car needs lettering (bay 3), Bay 2 is needed for Coach 9 construction.  After Christmas MNG's #7 arrives for the Winter photo shoot and stays until sometime in February, and it's in bay 3.  The parlor car can't leave bay 1 until the car barn is completely enclosed.  Best guess, 10 will be outside until Feb.
Be sure not to let the vandals get to #10 while you guys are at it

Museum Discussion / Re: B&SR no. 8 arrives at Sheepscot
« on: December 13, 2019, 09:57:10 AM »
It seems that whenever #8 is being transported between sites, it's stack is always removed. When I saw it in the documentary about the equipment going up to the MNGRR, I thought they just took the stack off because it was a diamond stack

Massachusetts' Two Footers / Re: mystery baggage car at Edaville
« on: October 30, 2019, 12:40:27 PM »
It looks like a standard gauge baggage car with no wheels
it pretty much is

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: October 23, 2019, 08:49:30 AM »
We will soon have run-a rounds at Alna Center, Top of the Mountain, and Trout Brook. I would be interested to know what the public response would be a choice of these.
if you guys keep this up, get more coaches, and keep up with locomotive maintenance, you guys could get something like the Talyllyn Railway workin. I my opioion, if you guys get more coaches done, 3-5 per train.

Massachusetts' Two Footers / Re: mystery baggage car at Edaville
« on: October 21, 2019, 08:03:26 AM »
I've always presumed it was narrow gauge

Massachusetts' Two Footers / Re: mystery baggage car at Edaville
« on: October 18, 2019, 06:30:05 PM »
y'all actually could be right. I did a bit of searching earlier after I posted this and found no evidence of a baggage car

Massachusetts' Two Footers / mystery baggage car at Edaville
« on: October 18, 2019, 01:11:17 PM »
I've only been to Edaville 2 times. During those two times, I recall a baggage car decked out with Christmas treats and whatnot. I don't recall any of the Maine two footers having an if any, baggage car, beside the Edaville, considering these screenshots I took from a video filmed in 2015.

Video link:
go to  11:46 in there

location on google maps:,-70.7708233,213m/data=!3m1!1e3

I have seen it when I have been there but never had much knowledge on it and unfortunately haven't gotten any pictures or photos, considering it has no signs of lettering or numbers, just the standard Edaville paint scheme. Anyone happen to know what two-footer it is from, what number it or if Edaville RR just built the car from scratch.

Massachusetts' Two Footers / Re: Edaville rolling stock
« on: October 18, 2019, 10:33:20 AM »
Philip, you don't happen to have the later roster, do you?

In my opinion, you guys should get some gates in addition to lights for Rte. 218, cause based on things all over the US, you never know what drivers can do.

I am relatively new here, let alone this is my first post. But I have heard that you guys are looking for 60 lb rail and ties and I went looking around on the web for anything that might help. I found some useful stuff:

you'll need to scroll down a bit


I also wnated to take the opportunitty to ask if you guys are doing a southern extesion, because the old roadbed is still clear across from the street.

Pages: [1]