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Bob, I didn't know that.  Is it the rusting boiler I saw years ago in Phillips somewhere?

Steve, No there aren't plus he recently sold it to the Strasburg Railroad so you will be able to ride behind it someday!

It has been blown once on my my friend's Cagney locomotive.  Yes it was loud!

It does look similar but seems to be a bit fatter or shorter.


Will do!

Of course this information is now on the Internet which makes it fact!

I just got home and looked in the book and agree it looks the same.  My wife also agrees so that makes it official.  Back in the 80s, when I was still living in New Jersey, I took it to a train show and showed it to Bob Werner.  That's when he said he thought it was from #15.  He also put it up to his mouth and blew it!

What book and page number was it on?

Cool thanks! 

The other interesting thing about this whistle is when I bought it it was completely black from tarnish and a piece of pipe was still inside that had been cut off.  This is what you would expect to see when coming from a scrapped locomotive.  From a mill I would expect it to be unscrewed from its mount.

Bill, On the NGDF another poster asked for the whistle's dimensions and said he believed it was too small to be on a SRRL engine.  What do you and others think?

Bill, the whistle is 13" tall from base to top of finial.  The bell is 5.5" tall and 3" in diameter.  There are no markings.

New whistle topic posted!

In another topic I described a Sandy River hat badge that I bought in Farmington, Maine back in the late 70s early 80s. I also bought a Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes whistle at the same time. See attached pictures. Do you think it's from the SR&RL? Bob Werner thought it was from #15.

Philip, I will post a picture of the whistle.  Hopefully tomorrow.  They will go to a good home.

Hello, I am new to this forum and look forward to sharing with all of you.

I started a topic on the Narrow Gauge Discussion Forum and it was suggested that I also post it here.

Back in the late 70s early 80s my wife and I were following the route of the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes in Maine. In Farmington we met an antique dealer who sold me a hat badge that says "SRRR Baggageman." See attached picture. I am guessing that it is from the Sandy River RailRoad. Has anyone seen anything like it before. In all of my Maine two foot books I haven't see any SRRR hat badges. If I wanted to donate it to a museum which one would want it and treat it properly, i.e. put it on proper display and not sell it off?

He also sold me a single chime whistle supposedly off one of the SRRL engines. It isn't marked so there's no proof. I showed it to Bob Werner years ago and he thought it was from #15. I want to eventually donate it too unless one of my sons wants it. They're not "train nuts" like me!

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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