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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 16, 2018, 03:37:12 AM »
John, the first three phrases in your Step No. 6 make for interesting reading. ;D

Thanks, Bill,for alerting us to the write-up in the Wiscasset Newspaper--with quite a bit more information that the Free Press had. I bet the Sept. 8th presentation by Ron Ginger at BRV will be very interesting.

Nice story with color photos on Pg 12 in today's Free Press (Rockland ME) about BRV's restoration of the S. D. Warren 0-4-0 saddle tank engine.

The link is

With my provider, Spectrum's roadrunner, the download was kind of slow. Maybe the Free Press has a slow server? Eventually I got Page 1 and then could scroll down to Pg. 12 quickly.

General Discussion / 60-Picture Presentation on the Georges Valley RR
« on: August 31, 2018, 01:36:35 AM »
On September 5 at 7:30 PM Jeff Nims of the The Union Historical Society in Union ME will give a Power Point presentation of 60 photos and images on the Georges Valley Railroad, later the Knox Railroad. The photos and images were scanned from the scrapbook created by Holman Robbins and his daughter Faye of Union. Robbins began working at age 13 as a spare fireman and was the engineer when passenger service was stopped in 1932.

Presentation will be at the Old Town House on Town House Road in Union. Here is the link to the full article, with a photo:

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 15, 2018, 01:40:40 AM »
Great photographic reporting, Brendan. Thank you!

Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 13, 2018, 04:07:49 AM »
Thank you for the presentation Joe. Very nice!

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 10, 2018, 02:48:26 AM »
Did it make a satisfying phft DONK phft DONK phft DONK sound like pile drivers I've watched and heard in action?

Museum Discussion / Re: Google Maps
« on: August 05, 2018, 03:33:59 PM »
Question from an ol' digital-learning-impaired geezah: Does google make one pay to download Chrome?

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: Budapest Children's Railway
« on: August 04, 2018, 01:53:35 AM »
1,000 pardon-me's for neglecting to end the italics after the book's title!

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: Budapest Children's Railway
« on: August 04, 2018, 01:50:16 AM »
Steve, this reminded me of a work with a title almost the reverse of the name of the RR in Budapest--the British classic The Railway Children written by Edith Nesbit in 1906, eventually the inspiration for a movie version, filmed in part on the Keithley and Worth Valley Railway in England.

Original Railway / Re: Pay Check
« on: July 20, 2018, 04:08:08 AM »
Way cool, Steve P, to notice that¡ If the Board decides it wants a staff detective, you'll be a shoe-in.

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 12, 2018, 03:01:35 AM »
Harold, what splendid work! Thank you so much for taking the time to explain.

Amazing that the Moose Trout have not yet fought their way up to Lake Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery!

Work and Events / Re: April 2018 Work Weekend prep and work
« on: April 15, 2018, 02:57:11 AM »
Thank you for the pictures and captions Bill. Nice job!

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: March 25, 2018, 04:11:33 AM »
An amazing compilation of detailed information, the result of what surely is a staggering amount of work. Congratulations!

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