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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: ÖSlJ, Mariefred, Sweden
« on: October 21, 2018, 02:48:23 AM »
Thank you so very much for this excellent information, Dag! Makes me wish I could hop a plane for Sweden tomorrow, to see it all. And the steamboat is icing on the cake!

Work and Events / Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« on: October 21, 2018, 01:35:48 AM »
As track condition worsened, I would imagine that just standing on the walkway was a real thrill, to say nothing of walking.

Work and Events / Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« on: October 19, 2018, 04:46:54 AM »
I keep reading about Freudian slips. If he was as smart as they say, wouldn'tcha think he would have fitted himself out with sanders after a while?

Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« on: October 05, 2018, 01:17:22 AM »
It would be great if somebody posted a bit of video taken as it goes through that curve just north of it in the last picture.

Christopher Dadson, here's hoping that the weather gods will smile on that festive occasion!

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 27, 2018, 03:24:26 AM »
Can somebody tell us what was the combined weight of Jeff's dump truck and the load of stone?

I'm wondering how that weight would compare with the weight of No. 9 with normal boiler water level and with coal bunker and tender tank full.

Gorgeous engine...and a most impressive wall alongside it as well!

Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 16, 2018, 03:37:12 AM »
John, the first three phrases in your Step No. 6 make for interesting reading. ;D

Thanks, Bill,for alerting us to the write-up in the Wiscasset Newspaper--with quite a bit more information that the Free Press had. I bet the Sept. 8th presentation by Ron Ginger at BRV will be very interesting.

Nice story with color photos on Pg 12 in today's Free Press (Rockland ME) about BRV's restoration of the S. D. Warren 0-4-0 saddle tank engine.

The link is

With my provider, Spectrum's roadrunner, the download was kind of slow. Maybe the Free Press has a slow server? Eventually I got Page 1 and then could scroll down to Pg. 12 quickly.

General Discussion / 60-Picture Presentation on the Georges Valley RR
« on: August 31, 2018, 01:36:35 AM »
On September 5 at 7:30 PM Jeff Nims of the The Union Historical Society in Union ME will give a Power Point presentation of 60 photos and images on the Georges Valley Railroad, later the Knox Railroad. The photos and images were scanned from the scrapbook created by Holman Robbins and his daughter Faye of Union. Robbins began working at age 13 as a spare fireman and was the engineer when passenger service was stopped in 1932.

Presentation will be at the Old Town House on Town House Road in Union. Here is the link to the full article, with a photo:

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 15, 2018, 01:40:40 AM »
Great photographic reporting, Brendan. Thank you!

Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 13, 2018, 04:07:49 AM »
Thank you for the presentation Joe. Very nice!

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 10, 2018, 02:48:26 AM »
Did it make a satisfying phft DONK phft DONK phft DONK sound like pile drivers I've watched and heard in action?

Museum Discussion / Re: Google Maps
« on: August 05, 2018, 03:33:59 PM »
Question from an ol' digital-learning-impaired geezah: Does google make one pay to download Chrome?

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