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Messages - John Stone

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Thanks Wayne. In my furtile mind (on account of it being full of fertilzer) I was conjuring up visions of those proposed dining and sleeping cars which were supposed to offer first class accomodations to exotic Quebec.  2000km of line cries out for such service!

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Museum Discussion / Re: Maine Christmas video
« on: December 09, 2018, 08:18:40 PM »
Very nice!

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Wayne, did those systems ever have extensive passenger service or anything approaching common carrier freight service?

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: More news from Sandstone
« on: December 09, 2018, 05:50:17 PM »
It's interesting that Alco built the outside framed version, while Baldwin opted for the less-steady-riding inside frame design. I think Baldwin only built two inside framed locomotives for the Maine common carrier two footers. B&SR 6 and Sandy River 16, later SR&RL 8. Both 2-4-4t's had a reputation for teetering along in an unsteady, top heavy manner. 8 even capsized at speed, killing her engineer. I would have thought such history would have prompted Baldwin to really push an outside framed engine for the military applications.

Baldwin built 495 of those pannier tanked 4-6-0T engines for the British Government, 1916-17, weighing a bit over 16 tons each. They also built 280 of those little push-me-pull-me "Pechot" 0-4-4-0 lokies for the French, weighing in at about 14 tons, along with 20 tank engines of an American design and a bunch of gas-mechanical engines. All told, they built over 1000 60cm locomotives for the french alone! These totals don't even count the 2-6-2T's and gas lokies built for the American Efforts.

War is expensive in so many ways!

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Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 29, 2018, 12:54:17 AM »
Wow! That was quick!

Great System!

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: More news from Sandstone
« on: November 29, 2018, 12:51:16 AM »
That's really cool stuff! I didn't realize Baldwin built any of those 2-6-2T engines! I always just assumed they stuck with the 4-6-0T's, which seemed less practical for reverse moves.

Looks like the Baldwin sits a little higher than the Alco.


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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: A ride to the front
« on: November 25, 2018, 01:51:31 AM »
Alain: It does appear to be one of those 2-6-2T's. Some were built by Davenport Locomotive Works also. Maybe some other builders as well. Cute little locos!

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Two Footers outside of the US / A ride to the front
« on: November 18, 2018, 12:05:47 AM »
I was searching for a very good German WW1 trench railways video which i had stumbled across once. I continue to stumble, but still can't find that video. However, this one cropped up. Hope you enjoy it!

http://youtu.be/pEfoM118l_g

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That is so cool! Thanks Wayne!

Makes Quebec seem like not such an unreasonable goal!

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Museum Discussion / Re: WW&F receives award for Moose Brook bridge project
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:17:13 PM »
Very nicely written article! I never cease to be amazed by the projects undertaken and completed by the WW&F. The bridge project seemed to well up out of nowhere, then suddenly, there is a beautiful, sturdy structure in a pristine setting! #9 has turned out to be a stellar performer. Hearing that perfectly timed exhaust testifies to the quality of her restoration. I never tire of hearing that sound!

Congratulations to all the dedicated folks of narrow focus in the North woods!

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension Before and After Pictures
« on: October 14, 2018, 07:28:07 PM »
Nice presentation, Mike! Really puts things in perspective.
The transformation is astounding!

John



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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: September 16, 2018, 12:39:51 AM »
I'm sure this is a much better roadbed now than any of the original 2 footers ever dreamed of! Great job!

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 16, 2018, 12:36:21 AM »
And ya done good!

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 15, 2018, 02:01:44 PM »
Absolutely amazing! Everything planned out to the "n"th degree and executed perfectly!
I can't wait to get a look at this, in person!

Thanks to all you dedicated and talented folks.

John

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Nice video, Joe! Really gives a good overview of the tremendous amount of work being accomplished!

John

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