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Great video John. Glad you had a great first time visit.

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: EBT is SOLD! New non-profit to open RR in 2021
« on: February 18, 2020, 04:12:38 PM »
I dont know how much the FEBT and the old EBT worked together, but my impression is it will remain virtually the same as it was.

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: EBT is SOLD! New non-profit to open RR in 2021
« on: February 18, 2020, 08:27:58 AM »
This is indeed amazing news. Here is to hoping for the best for them. I have just joined the Friends of the EBT, and hope many others do as well. $35 for an annual membership. I have always had a love for the EBT, and will be going down for a visit as soon as they resume normal operations. I've only been once back in 2012, but have seen countless video productions, pictures, etc of the EBT. Some of you may remember when Lee Rainey was able to attend our Spring & Fall work weekends. He was able to provide countless stories of the EBT to anyone who cared to listen.

Rails were across the bridge around 10a.m. this morning.

Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad / Re: Visit 9/29/19
« on: September 29, 2019, 09:25:45 PM »
They have been making tremendous progress up there this year. Thanks for sharing.

Volunteers / Re: September 2019 Track Construction
« on: September 12, 2019, 03:26:56 PM »
I will try to be there Saturday that weekend. I'll be in touch.

Volunteers / Re: September 2019 Work Reports
« on: September 12, 2019, 03:23:23 PM »
With the help of Steve L, Fred, and myself, I am pleased to announce we now have all 160 rails ready and sorted for Fall Work Weekend along with 11 extras. Later on we will finish sorting out the remaining pile.

Museum Discussion / Re: Reflections on 30 Years of the WW&F
« on: August 17, 2019, 10:41:59 AM »
Change is inevitable. In my 15 years with the museum now, I can honestly say that I may miss some of the times from the years when I first started, but looking at what we have become and where we are going our tracks lead to a bright and prosperous future. I have very much enjoyed the last 15 years with the railway, and look forward to the next 15 years, etc. We have amazing people, doing great and amazing projects.

Volunteers / Re: Annual Picnic -- volunteer photos
« on: August 11, 2019, 06:56:59 PM »
I will do my best to be there during the FWW but cant promise anything.

Volunteers / Re: Annual Picnic -- volunteer photos
« on: August 10, 2019, 10:42:12 PM »
Aw. Didnt realize we were doing 10+ years otherwise I would have stuck around. Earlier it was only mentioned of the 20+ year vets.

Volunteers / Re: August 2019 Work Planning
« on: August 07, 2019, 09:08:27 AM »
87 rails ready for FWW. Just over halfway there in a week. 270+ rails left to sort out. And 50 odd rails to crop and drill later on, and find a home for the 65 lb rails.

The problem is the initial track crew size at the 8-8:30 departure on Friday and Sunday ends up being our crew size for the day, give or take 5-10. Saturdays gets much better by 10a.m. We really need people willing to literally push folks up north. Rather they come up to work or watch, there are many tasks to be done.

Volunteers / Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« on: August 02, 2019, 07:16:18 PM »
The idea has already been discussed well over a month ago. Along with a way to stage the second car, the rail laying train will be reloaded at Top of the Mountain each day at lunch which will hopefully give everyone an actual lunch break.

Museum Discussion / July/August Newsletter
« on: August 02, 2019, 02:14:32 PM »
I just got my copy of the newsletter in the mail today. What a fantastic issue to celebrate the 30th year. Well done everyone who helped make it happen. What a great read for anyone who may or may not know the history.

Volunteers / Re: July 2019 Work Planning
« on: August 01, 2019, 01:02:07 PM »
We have a lot of rail we can crop and redrill, or straighten out to be used as well. There are currently 3 stacks of rails left. Each stack holding around 80 or so sticks.

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