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Messages - Gary Kraske

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« on: February 25, 2018, 01:50:25 AM »
As supporters of both WWFRy and WMSR, we were concerned about whether the resources i.e. money in particular, would be difficult to raise in the initial time frames for the WMSR 1309.  AS far as I currently know they still need around $500K to finish the job.  We have seen the engine under cover at the B & O museum in Baltimore.  It is an impressive freight engine. We are looking forward to its completion.  Barb & Gary Kraske

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We donated again, many thanks to Jason and our Ed for notifying us all. Now, 1000 EST, OVER $25K!

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Thanks Ed;  Donation sent. Barb and Gary

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« on: February 16, 2018, 08:14:29 PM »
Hi Gary
Thank you for logging on to the AMTP website kindly fixed up by Ed. If your wife needs help to translate anything let me know it'll be a treat for me to assist her. Where are you from Gary and why did you join the WW&F ? If you want to know more about me you can read the Who am I section in the General Discussion chapter  of this forum. Then you can log on to my fb page Alain Delassus /Uncle Scrooge where you can see quite a lot of photos of that French two-footer and   to its fb page Musée des transports de Pithiviers.
Have a nice week end.
Hi Alain, my wife, Barbara, and I are life members at WWFRy and followed it for a while and saw the intensity and drive of the members and so joined and have supported same.  We were also impressed by their business plans and their follow through of the same.    I was from Maine originally and grew up with trains and have lived in Maryland since 1960.  Since 2015 I've been limited in my ability to get around and my activities.  Best to you and look forward to perusing your sites.  Thank you.

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« on: February 16, 2018, 05:30:17 AM »
Alain: Thank you so much for the WWFRy posting on your site.  My wife took 4 years of French back in high school.  I'm looking forward to having her refresh her language by reading your site to me!   

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« on: February 16, 2018, 12:10:50 AM »
Alain:  Sorry I tried your link but Verizon/aol could not recognize it.  Suggestions?

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Work and Events / Re: Spring 2018 Work Weekend
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:36:53 PM »
Thanks to you all for the explaination, it's apppreciated.  After the 1936 flood MEC used movable, by crane, rail flats to move a locomotive used in ripping up the Rumford to Rangel branch from the north side of the Androscoggin across a highway bridge and back to rails on the other side of downtown.

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Work and Events / Re: Spring 2018 Work Weekend
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:44:15 AM »
Sorry, but is Insta-Track an inside joke?

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Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2017
« on: December 19, 2017, 06:27:59 AM »
Kevin, Barb & I really appreciate your superb photography tech and composition as we cannot get to Maine as often as we would like.  Thanks again!

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Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: December 13, 2017, 06:40:54 AM »
Excellent job.  We could have joined in Mt. Union if scheduled out-patient surgery for Barb and recovery had not been in the way.

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Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: OMG! You can get Moxie in PA......
« on: December 10, 2017, 05:56:47 PM »
I remember getting Dunkin Donuts at a new shop in Glen Bernie, MD IN 1964.  I also knew that it was owned by a husband and wife team and they cleared $25,000 their first year, this while I was an electronic engineer grossing ~ $7,500 a year.  Granted that they worked their hides off!  I especially liked the original donut with the "dunking" handle!

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Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: OMG! You can get Moxie in PA......
« on: December 05, 2017, 12:58:31 AM »
In my early childhood '41 - '45 I remember liking Moxie but when we moved back to Maine in 1949 I tried it and it tasted like burnt Birch Beer flavored pop!  Swore of it at that time.  P.S. I was 11 at the time.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: December 04, 2017, 06:12:14 PM »
Wasn't the original bridge designed for loads of a standard gauge engine which could go to about 200,000 pounds?  Would account for size of structure.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: December 03, 2017, 03:42:06 AM »
Tremendous work and accomplishments Congratulations!  We really enjoy keeping up with the museum's various efforts.  Really appreciate the photos, videos and comments.  Regret that distance and health keep us from active participation.  Thanks again and ever forward!

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