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The P&R covered bridge was long enough (~200 feet) that it had a center pier in the middle of the river that has since disappeared. The granite abutments are still in place on either side though.

My understanding is that the boiler is supposed to be from P&R No. 4 'Bo-Peep', ex- Sandy River No. 2, which would be Billerica & Bedford 'Puck' rather than 'Ariel'. It came from the old Starbird sawmill in Strong, and was identified in the 1970s by Virgil Starbird who said his grandfather had purchased the remains of 'Bo-Peep' from the SR&RL when the engine was being scrapped, circa 1912.

Volunteers / Re: 2017 Volunteer Hours
« on: March 08, 2018, 02:33:20 AM »
Kara Rodgers is my girlfriend. I will send you her contact info by email.

Massachusetts' Two Footers / Re: Edaville rolling stock
« on: February 27, 2018, 08:55:36 PM »
Is there a list somewhere of how many pieces of rolling stock were brought to Edaville?

For what it's worth, Linwood Moody's 1947 booklet titled "Edaville Railroad" (self-published by Ellis Atwood) gives the Edaville roster at that time as including:

Monson engines 3 and 4;
B&SR engines 7 and 8;
B&SR coaches 15, 17, and 18;
W&Q/WW&F coach 3;
B&SR baggage car 31;
SR&RL parlor car 'Rangeley';
15 boxcars from the B&SR;
14 flatcars from the B&SR;
2 tank cars from the B&SR;
4 excursion cars (presumably converted from B&SR boxes and/or flats?);
B&SR caboose 101;
SR&RL caboose 557;
B&SR snowplow;
B&SR flanger;
2 SR&RL Model T railcars;
SR&RL Reo railbus;

plus 2 Model T "bog engines", a 5-ton Pymouth gas-mechanical engine, and 32 4-wheel dump cars already on the property.

(The other SR&RL passenger cars and cabooses appear to have arrived separately sometime after 1947.)

It's an excerpt of the Newell Martin film from the 1930s, otherwise available on "The Sandy River Line" DVD. So not new, but amazing viewing nonetheless. (The railbus ride on the P&R through Sanders, Perham Jct., and then up Sluice Hill beginning at 10:47 is my favorite part.)

Museum Discussion / Re: steam heat in passenger cars
« on: February 09, 2018, 04:22:53 PM »
The Strasburg RR mechanical department also sells reproduction Spear No. 16 coach stoves/car heaters, but I don't know if that would be an appropriate design for us. Here's a picture:

Work and Events / Re: What If? Design Project: 1925-1940 2ft Diesel
« on: February 02, 2018, 03:54:38 AM »
But just to be confusing, the WWI gas-mechanical locos like FR 'Moelwyn' mentioned earlier in the thread really are from the US Baldwin Locomotive Works, not the Australian Baldwin.

Original Railway / Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« on: January 19, 2018, 03:17:12 AM »
I haven't seen the Maine Two-Foot Quarterly article Jason refers to, but I've always imagined WW&F derrick No. 10 might have resembled a scaled-down version of D&RGW derrick OP, now at the Cumbres & Toltec. OP has a steam hoist that works off loco steam via a temporary pipe connection to the steam dome, so no need for a separate boiler.

That said, there is a great photo on page 173 of Two Feet to Tidewater that shows a floating derrick (it doesn't appear to be a pile driver) and crew at work on the Wiscasset trestle, which suggests at least some repair work was done by contractors.

Volunteers / Re: January 2018 Work Planning
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:30:43 AM »
Do I understand correctly that some hardware from flanger 206 was used on caboose 320?

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: January 11, 2018, 11:27:30 PM »
I agree 100%, Mike. There is a reason loggers prefer to work in the winter months, especially on wet ground or ecologically sensitive sites. It's all about minimizing soil disturbance.

Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:34:40 PM »
From the same seller as the previous item, a Kodachrome slide of the Head Tide station in 1937:

Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: December 16, 2017, 12:21:08 AM »
I'm glad to hear you and the couplers made it safely, Wayne. This is an unpredictable time of year to be on the road.

Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: December 06, 2017, 12:12:18 AM »
I'm glad the cut levers are heading north as well. It wasn't clear to me if they were included or not.

Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: November 21, 2017, 07:20:34 PM »
Here are some more pictures from Friday:

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