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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: October 06, 2017, 05:02:18 PM »
That final picture of the group makes you realize how valuable it is to have a flat parking lot. I don't remember what Mother Nature had created there beforehand, but doubt it was that flat. So a big thank you to the volunteers who leveled it in the past.

Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« on: October 04, 2017, 03:29:05 AM »
Start, thanks for the description of the process you and Cindy employ for the posts to the WW&F website.

It reminded me of reading many years ago about newspaper reporters being instructed to get the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE and WHY right up front in each report.

General Discussion / Re: Joe Fox at his day job...
« on: September 19, 2017, 02:20:51 AM »
Stephen and Joe. What a great post! Thank you so much.

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 06, 2017, 02:54:17 AM »
Well John, how about Plexiglass (TM) sheathing?


Work and Events / Re: Annual Picnic 2017 images
« on: August 23, 2017, 12:57:30 AM »
We expect wonderful from you, Stephen, and you never disappoint. Thank you!

Congratulations,team!! You got er done even though Ma Nature was ornery.

Ed and James, thanks a million for all you do to keep our forum humming!

Moderator Announcements / Re: FORUM SWITCHOVER - 08/12 - 08/13
« on: August 13, 2017, 05:00:44 AM »
Bravo Ed and James! Thanks so much.

Work and Events / Re: North Yard Project - Official Work Thread
« on: August 11, 2017, 03:23:08 AM »
Congratulations, crew!

For the time being, Brendan's 3rd shot makes a dandy "What's wrong with this picture?" picture!  :D

Moderator Announcements / Re: FORUM SWITCHOVER - 08/12 - 08/13
« on: August 11, 2017, 03:07:41 AM »
Good luck! And bless you both for all you do to keep this great forum going!

Good going,team!

Question: Was it a big hassle getting the culvert from lengthwise on the flat car, as in Brendan's 3rd picture, to crosswise, for lifting by the crane?

General Discussion / Re: John Poor--Founder of the Portland Company
« on: July 20, 2017, 02:52:22 AM »
I apologize for getting the name of the railroad wrong. According to an article in Wikipedia, it was the Atlantic and St. Lawrence in the U.S., and the St. Lawrence and Atlantic in Canada,

The Wiki article mentioned that during WW II, bauxite from British Guiana was shipped to Canada over the line because of the Battle of the Saint Lawrence, in which 17 German U-boats were involved and many ships sunk.

Wiki has an article about that battle, as well.

General Discussion / John Poor--Founder of the Portland Company
« on: July 18, 2017, 03:42:30 AM »
Interesting article here about Poor’s founding of the Portland and Atlantic Railway as well as the Portland Company. He also bought a railroad magazine for his brother Henry, which got into publishing ratings on railroad bonds. That appears to have been the origin of todays’ Stadard and Poor’s 500 Index of stock prices.

Work and Events / Re: Ice Cream Social news article
« on: July 12, 2017, 02:10:50 AM »
Couldn't help noticing also that the page had a bunch of announcements re upcoming events at the Quarry Hill Retirement Community in Camden where yours truly resides.

Work and Events / Re: 52 running in Portland July 4th
« on: July 04, 2017, 04:39:23 AM »
Thanks for the pictures & captions, Brendan. And for the transport effort too, of course! Nice to see the cooperation between the museums.

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