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Messages - Jeff Schumaker

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« on: August 19, 2019, 08:11:28 PM »
Mike,

You are correct, the year was 1901, not 1907. I should have checked my notes first. The Standard Oil agent was Charles E. Gleason. An article from February reported the tank was to be built at Bridgton Jct. Plans must have changed, as the next mention of an oil tank was in November, at which time it was reported that the tank would be built on the hillside south of the B&SR frieght sheds in Bridgton. An "oil car" was also mentioned to deliver the oil from the junction. Construction of the tank began in late November. Apparently, it was not built on site, but moved into position, as a December 20th article mentions the tank being "placed in position". The first tank car delivery to Bridgton was reported on December 27th.

Jeff S.

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« on: August 19, 2019, 12:39:09 PM »
Yes Steve. They shipped Kerosene first. I am not sure when the gasolene shipments started, but in 1920 the larger tank was put in service by Sonoco, but I am not sure if that means the oil dealer bought the tanks and had them installed or if the Railroad did it.

I have come across reports in The Bridgton News of tanks being built in 1907, I believe. I will have to check my notes on the year.

Jeff S.

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Volunteers / Re: August 2019 Work Planning
« on: August 16, 2019, 12:46:32 PM »
Brendan and I cleaned up in front of the three car garage this morning, I wonder how long it will stay that way?

Not long, I imagine.

Jeff S.

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Work and Events / Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 08, 2019, 11:33:31 AM »

Ed,

You have photos of #67 coming and going. ::)

Jeff S.

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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 01, 2019, 12:25:15 PM »
You are an artisan, Harold.

Jeff S.

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Volunteers / Re: August 2019 Work Planning
« on: July 31, 2019, 12:59:26 PM »
Mike and His Wonderous Traveling Machines sounds like the title of a children's book.

Jeff S.

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« on: July 30, 2019, 09:00:40 PM »
Well said, Dana. Let's focus on what we planned for a year ago.

Jeff S.

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« on: July 29, 2019, 01:38:45 PM »
James, it's a good thing we are well versed in transforming "kit" flatcars into roadworthy ones.  When does the transformation begin?

Date yet to be set.  There's hope it will happen at FWW, similar to MNG 205.

Are there replacement sills available?

Jeff S.

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« on: July 28, 2019, 10:43:32 PM »
There were lots of Standard Oil brands after the breakup in 1911 or so.  Some Google samples:

The company was split into 34 separate entities, mainly based on geographical area. Today, the biggest of these companies form the core of the U.S. oil industry: Standard Oil of New Jersey: Merged with Humble Oil and eventually became Exxon. ...Standard Oil of Indiana: Renamed Amoco, and was acquired by BP.

Standard Oil of New York – or Socony, merged with Vacuum – renamed Mobil, nowpart of ExxonMobil. Standard Oil of California – or Socal – renamed Chevron,became ChevronTexaco, but returned to Chevron. Standard Oil of Indiana - or Stanolind, renamed Amoco (American Oil Co.) – now part of BP.

There was also Standard Oil of Ohio - Sohio

Standard Oil of Kentucky - Kyso. Also, wasn't ESSO Eastern States Standard Oil?

Jeff S.

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Work and Events / Re: Moving passenger cars from MNGRR to WWFRY
« on: July 25, 2019, 12:31:20 PM »
At least the accidental removal of the cupola was not historically repeated.

Jeff S.

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Work and Events / Re: Moving passenger cars from MNGRR to WWFRY
« on: July 24, 2019, 12:28:54 PM »
Any photos from yesterday's move?

Jeff S.

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Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: Barnard's station
« on: July 22, 2019, 05:50:39 PM »
It was July 22, 1898, in regards to rerouting a road to connect with the new road between Barnard's station and South Bridgton. I also came across a report in the April 22, 1898 issue regarding minor vandalism at the Ingalls road depot.

Jeff S

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Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Barnard's station
« on: July 21, 2019, 06:38:10 PM »
While looking through old issues of The Bridgton News, I came across the mention of Barnard's station on the B&SRRR. Where would that have been located?

Jeff S.

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Work and Events / Re: Moving passenger cars from MNGRR to WWFRY
« on: July 18, 2019, 07:24:12 PM »
Well said, Ed.

Jeff S.

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Work and Events / Re: Moving passenger cars from MNGRR to WWFRY
« on: July 18, 2019, 02:28:11 PM »
Thanks for the photos, Brendan. It's great to see the equipment running on the WW&F.

Jeff S.

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