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Messages - Carl G. Soderstrom

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Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« on: January 15, 2019, 05:26:57 AM »
Fred needs a strap - on one legged milking stool (yes there is/was such a thing)
then he will have a place to sit where ever he is.  :D

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Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« on: January 05, 2019, 05:53:41 AM »
A friend hit her head when she fell on the ice.
A year and a half later she is still getting over it.

"Taint funny McGee"

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Museum Discussion / Re: New truck donated to the museum
« on: December 26, 2018, 05:06:14 AM »
Thank You Dean!!!

That's a big thank you

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General Discussion / Re: New York City film - 1911
« on: December 15, 2018, 05:31:18 AM »
Thanks Keith

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General Discussion / Re: New York City film - 1911
« on: December 14, 2018, 05:35:21 AM »
MFIL dressed up to go into town just to get parts - into the 1980s

The center rail pickup on the trolley used a J shoe with the hot rail covered on top -
I know I was a curious kid. Broadway above 181st St anyway.

Brooklyn had electric buses till at least late 50s - 2 wire overhead trolley pick up.

The Staten Island Ferry was always a Nickle - it was in their charter.

Took a Day Line class trip to Bear Mtn. in '53 or '54 - 5th or 6th grade. Even then the
engine was more interesting than "outside". That was a walking beam side wheeler though I
do not remember her name.

The "boxcab" may have had Winton engine, not steam - or did I miss that?

Poor Traffic Cop breathing lead all day. Not to say trusting the cars behind him not to hit him.

Thanks for posting :-)

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General Discussion / Re: Testing Notifications
« on: December 14, 2018, 04:51:14 AM »
Have you checked the SPAM file?

I have had trouble with other e-mail and found stuff there.

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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 13, 2018, 04:05:39 AM »
A pedestal or box fan would work - I speak from experience. ;D

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: More news from Sandstone
« on: December 07, 2018, 04:32:12 AM »
Dag

tack!

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: More news from Sandstone
« on: December 06, 2018, 01:24:18 AM »
Is the 303 Vacuum Brakes?

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Moderator Announcements / Re: NEWSLETTERS!!!
« on: November 29, 2018, 12:07:26 AM »
Thanks John

As was brought to my attention recently, not all members are on line. So
A paper Newsletter is essential!

As JK Rowling said there are some of us like the feel & smell  of paper.

And for some reason when looking at the pictures I can smell the coal smoke, the wood,
and whatever is depicted - I can smell Maine. Something a computer monitor does not engender.

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Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: WW&F Visits....
« on: November 20, 2018, 05:44:45 AM »
Saturday we went to a MRR Swap Meet just North of Minneapolis.
While there I met a Vendor/Demonstrator from Missouri showing his wind up Marx
trains.
Because I was wearing my WW&F hat we struck up a conversation.

It seems he visited the WW&F in August (He & his wife are trying to visit all 48
contiguous states this year and while in Maine he had to see the WW&F) while at TOM
the Conductor was talking to a young family - and thought the boy was too young for a
cab ride and so was the girl. This fellow raised his hand and said "I'm 48 is that to young?"

He thoroughly enjoyed the ride and said he never rode a train with Eames Vacuum Brakes before.

I did encourage him to become a member, as a cab ride 10 YA encouraged me.

 

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: November 20, 2018, 05:20:48 AM »
Dave

Out this way it is referred to as "Barley Pop"

As in "Soda Pop"

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Museum Discussion / Re: A letter of encouragement
« on: November 20, 2018, 05:11:11 AM »
Joe

It will be interesting to see this years Volunteer Hours when they are totaled.
It is amazing in a normal year the time that is put into the Museum.

This year will be flabbergasting. 

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Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 15, 2018, 05:06:33 AM »
Thanks for the hard work -

And really thanks for the pix.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« on: November 11, 2018, 08:34:45 PM »
How about an Electronic System (used?) cost less than a good whistle.
Though I could donate one. Came from a Traction Engine.

But with Electronics you could have any sound you wanted - including a bellowing bull.

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