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Museum Discussion / New open car on loan to the railway
« on: October 18, 2018, 10:56:45 PM »
Our neighbor Brian Fanslau has loaned the railway his open excursion car. The car is not an old Edaville car it was constucted new by Brian.







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Work and Events / B&SR boxcar 56
« on: October 18, 2018, 10:48:15 PM »
Ownership of B&SR boxcar 56 has been transferred from Maine Narrow Gauge to the WW&F. A crew went down to Portland last week to clean out and stabilize the car for the truck trip up to Sheepscot. Car 56 was one of two B&SR boxcars equipped with additional side doors/windows to move cattle. The plan is to restore 56 to the car's original B&SR condition at some point in the future after the present backlog of shop projects clears up.

Car 56 on the B&SR showing the extra doors in the car sides.





Arriving at the railroad this morning.









Parked in front of the carbarn.





Moving 56 to the ramp track in Portland last week.









We also prepped B&SR boxcar 50 for the trip up to Sheepscot. More on 50 when the car arrives in Sheepscot.









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Work and Events / New bandsaw for the wood shop
« on: August 29, 2018, 12:52:58 AM »
Maine Maritime Museum donated a working 36" bandsaw to the railroad today. The saw was picked up this morning in Bath and brought back to Alna.


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Other Narrow Gauge / Lehigh Valley Coal 123
« on: July 10, 2018, 02:50:53 AM »
I'm posting these pictures for Bernie Perch.

Attached are photos of it in its original Lehigh Valley Coal 123 livery with Bob Kimmel of CNJ 113 fame in the cab who spearheaded the restoration, and a photo of it changed to Henry Clay #1 as it will be returned to the “Tunnel”.
 
Photos by Scott Herring




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Museum Discussion / New shop cranes, metal bandsaw and a boom truck.
« on: July 03, 2018, 12:55:14 AM »
Bud Davis delivered overhead crane rail last week to equip bays 1 and 3 with traveling gantry cranes like bay 2. The crane bridges are expected later this summer.



We found a good deal locally on a large Kalamazoo bandsaw for the shop Saturday and purchased the saw today.



The railroad obtained the use of a boom truck from Dave Allan. The truck will be put to immediate use on the mountain extension and bridge project.




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Work and Events / WW&FRy 2018 spring photo excursions
« on: January 13, 2018, 06:46:36 PM »
The Wiscasset Waterville and Farmington Railway will be holding two photo excursion days on April 14th and 21st this spring.

April 14th will start at 6:00 am with the fireup of locomotive no. 9 and and the day will finish around 4:30 pm. April 14th is a daytime only event. The price per person is $150.00 and attendance is limited to 25 people. A minimum of 15 reservation are needed by April 2nd for the event to proceed on the 14th.

April 21st will start at 6:00 am with the fireup of locomotive no. 9 and daytime photo trains will run to 4:30 pm. After a supper break a staged and lit night photo shoot will be held starting at 6:00 pm. The price per person is $225.00 and attendance is limited to 20 people.  A minimum of 15 reservation are needed by April 2nd for the event to proceed on the 21st.

Ticket can be purchased at http://wwfrytickets.simpletix.com/

Questions should be directed to reservations@wwfry.org


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Museum Discussion / New forklift
« on: October 28, 2017, 11:28:32 PM »
The museum purchased a 10,000 pound capacity forklift this week. The impetus for the forklift purchase was the bridge project but there are plenty of other things we could use a big forkift for around shop.












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Work and Events / Head Tide trail bridges
« on: September 25, 2017, 04:48:41 PM »
Steve Lennox led a crew this sumer to replace the trail bridges on the right of way north of RT. 218 in Head Tide.

First bridge in from Rt. 218. The Sheepscot River is just off to the right. This is the area the museum salvaged a coupler out of the river from a derailed flatcar.



Looking the opposite way back to rt. 218.  The river is on the other side of the trees.




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Boothbay Railway Village / Old Boothbay brochure
« on: August 24, 2017, 01:46:04 AM »
My friend Dean found this brochure and bumper sticker while cleaning out his parent's house. Anybody have any idea on the date.








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Museum Discussion / Tie delivery
« on: August 06, 2017, 10:13:31 PM »
The museum had 1200 ties delivered a couple of weeks ago. Some of the ties are being used as temporary cribbing for the shop project and one flatcar load has been delivered to T.O.M. so far.








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Work and Events / Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« on: July 05, 2017, 11:20:44 PM »
To make the shop building more functional the museum is putting a concrete floor in the old sections of bays 2 and 3 in the shop building. Alot of work has already gone into cleaning out and moving shelfs, cabinets and benches out of bay 2. Today work started on removing some of he existing gravel floor so the new concrete floor can be poured.

Kubota and tip car at work in bay 2.





Eric and Steve dumping the tip car over the embankment in the North Yard.




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Work and Events / 52 running in Portland July 4th
« on: July 04, 2017, 12:27:37 AM »
Maine Narrow Gauge # 1 the big GE from Edaville is out of service for traction motor and wheel work.  MNGRR asked for some locomotive help with the Fourth of July trains and the WW&F agreed to send # 52 down for July 4th to help out MNGRR's Plymouth # 11. 52 is scheduled to run tomorrow starting at 3:30 pm with one of two trains hauling firework spectators from the Ocean Gateway to Cutter St. I believe we stop running trains to Cutter St. at 6:30 pm and then start back up at 10:15 pm bringing people back to Ocean Gateway from Cutter St.

52 loaded on the trailer in Sheepscot this evening.






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Work and Events / Flatcar 118 repairs
« on: May 14, 2017, 08:30:31 PM »
118 has needed the end sills replaced for some time. During the work weekend white oak was delivered for the end sills and work started on 118 during the work weekend after the car was released from ballast service. Both end sills have been removed from the car and the brake wheel end of the car was found to need new draft gear beams. The new end sills are being prepped and new draft gear beams have been made.

118 disassembled on the turntable lead.



End sill removal during the work weekend. Oak for the new car parts is in the foreground.





Brake wheel end with the end sill and draft gear removed.





The other end with the end sill removed.



New draft gear beams.





One of the new end sills in the drill press.



Ichabod was set up to pull the coupler and draft gear out.



Coupler pulled out.





Close up of the info cast into the coupler.



Bottom of the coupler.





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Museum Discussion / Helper service with # 3 and # 9
« on: January 15, 2017, 10:17:25 PM »
As part of this weekends photo charter we wanted to recreate the original railroad's use of a helper locomotive from Wiscasset to Alna Center on heavy trains. We ran a seven car train with Monson 3 on the point and WW&F 9 as the pusher locomotive. The train was posed at Albee's field for pictures and a couple of runby's were done at Albee's. The train was then backed up to Alna Center where 9 was cut off on the fly for the photographers on northbound runby's at Alna Center.

Helper train at Albee's field.





Northbound runby's at Albbee's field.




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Museum Discussion / WW&FRy # 9 and Monson # 3 pics
« on: January 14, 2017, 01:02:27 AM »
9 and 3 were steamed up today to qualify the Maine Narrow Gauge locomotive crews to operate on the WW&FRy for the January photo charters.



























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