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Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: November 22, 2017, 12:26:10 PM »
To those members asking why I/we have not gotten more parts from the EBT:

It's not just all that simple. It took almost two years of asking every couple of months to get Mr. Kovalchick to turn loose the couplers. To be completely honest, I do not have a clue why he suddenly agreed to do business with us. He does not "give" anything away. Everything is a game with him, and he holds all the cards. Perhaps at some later date, I will again approach him and inquire about grab irons and other hardware, but until I/we get the 10 couplers safely moved to Sheepscot, I am lying low.


Smart move, Wayne.

Jeff S.

Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: November 18, 2017, 02:49:52 PM »
Congrats on a successful endeavor. Sounds like a good time was had by all.

Jeff S.

Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: OMG! You can get Moxie in PA......
« on: November 12, 2017, 03:15:13 PM »
Though Birch Beer was a drink of choice growing up, Moxie reminds me of the cough syrup I detested in the same growing up era. IMHO.

Back in my childhood, the hometown doc would mix his own cough syrup. It had a taste similar to Moxie, although uncarbonated. The first time I had a Moxie, it brought back that memory.

Jeff S

The discussion of track construction vs. track maintenance has been going on for years. Let's just agree that building new track is way more fun than replacing ties, raising joints, tightening joint bars and cutting weeds and brush. Mechanization of that work will help but it goes only so far. So we need to figure out how to make those maintenance tasks more fun.

Have Fred sing to us, while we work :o???

Jeff S.

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: November 08, 2017, 01:52:48 PM »
Ya know, it will only be a matter of time before one of our members digs out his old Billy Bass singing fish plaque and puts moose antlers on it! 

I can't wait  ;D

But, wouldn't that be a moose bass? :o

Jeff S.

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: November 07, 2017, 02:05:16 PM »
Boy, am I glad we weren't gifted the Blood Brook Bridge.  Because then we would have had a Blood Trout Bridge, or would that be a Bloody Trout Bridge?  If the latter we could then be accused by our British narrow gauge friends as cursing our native fish. 

Although, having a Blood Brook Bridge would open lots of new opportunities since the elusive Moose Trout seems to have escaped our forum as subject matter.

The moose trout are hibernating.

Jeff S.

Volunteers / Re: Northeast storm October 2017
« on: November 06, 2017, 11:19:07 PM »
Glad to hear that you have your power back, James.

Jeff S.

Thanks, Jason. Will work on section 2 start next summer?

Jeff S.

I see that the next section to be addressed is the slide. This brings a number of questions to mind.

Do we have the necessary permit(s) to proceed? If not, what permit(s) are needed?

The map key mentions 200 yards of fill. Will other work be needed to be done to keep the fill in place?

Will the museum need to work with other organizations to, such as the conservancy, to complete this work?

Jeff S.

Museum Discussion / Re: Map of WW&F Museum
« on: November 05, 2017, 11:52:37 PM »
Fantastic map and explanation, Ed.

Jeff S.

Volunteers / Re: Northeast storm October 2017
« on: November 04, 2017, 02:15:09 AM »
I have heard that some rolling stock at MNGM was damaged during the storm. Can anyone elaborate?

Jeff S.

Volunteers / Re: Northeast storm October 2017
« on: November 04, 2017, 02:09:36 AM »

Sorry to hear about the electrical problems. It was fortunate the painter was at the house.

Jeff S.

Work and Events / Re: Albion Day 2017
« on: October 31, 2017, 06:00:44 PM »
If a crew makes it up to Albion, Happy Excavating.

Jeff S.

Volunteers / Re: Northeast storm October 2017
« on: October 31, 2017, 02:00:33 PM »

Did the inspection crew discover any additional damage?

Jeff S.

Volunteers / Re: Northeast storm
« on: October 30, 2017, 11:14:56 PM »

Any damage to your house or property?

Jeff S.

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