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Work and Events / Monson no. 3 at Spring Work Weekend
« on: January 28, 2019, 11:47:25 PM »
Monson no. 3 arrived at Sheepscot today for spring work weekend service. The plan is to have both 9 and 3 hauling ballast trains this spring down the mountain. No. 3 needs an annual state boiler inspection along with 9 so 3 was brought up to Sheepscot so both locomotives could be inspected at the same time. 

No. 3 shared the truck up from Portland with Boothbay's S.D. Warren locomotive. The S.D. Warren locomotive was coming back from the Amherst show in Springfield, MA.

MNGRR no. 1 pulling no. 3 out of the engine house in Portland.

The truck backed into MNGRR's ramp track with the S.D. Warren locomotive.

No. 3 being pushed up the ramp track and onto the trailer.

Loaded up in the Portland Company parking lot.

Backing into the ramp track at Sheepscot.

No. 3 off the trailer. The S.D. Warren locomotive continued it's truck trip over to Boothbay.

No. 3 being moved into the car barn.

Museum Discussion / New truck donated to the museum
« on: December 25, 2018, 03:28:24 AM »
The museum's new truck donated by Dean Copeland arrived in Sheepscot last week. The truck is an 1989 GMC Topkick that has a 18 foot dumping flatbed and will be an upgrade over the Yeti when towing the big trailer. Dean sent the truck up to Maine loaded with sawmill parts. Dave Allen from Chesterfield Associates Inc. sent one his employees down to Marshfield, MA to drive the truck up to Maine for us last week.

Work and Events / Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 14, 2018, 10:19:13 PM »
The main line was cut today to put the switch in for Maine Locomotive and Machine.

Work train being loaded up at Sheepscot.

Kubota being dropped off at the work site.

Pulling up 60' feet of the mainline.

Laying out new ties and switch parts.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Questions should be directed to

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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