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Museum Discussion / Re: A letter of encouragement
« on: May 20, 2019, 02:40:30 PM »
Feedback left 5/18:
"Very fun! We’ll be back!"

Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: Where am I?
« on: May 17, 2019, 09:33:36 PM »
[Shh. Don't give it away just yet. Just reply if you figured it out.]

Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Where am I?
« on: May 17, 2019, 09:21:38 PM »
So I am cleaning out some phone photos and came across this one. It was grouped in with a bunch of WW&F photos, so I knew it was taken somewhere around Sheepscot, but obviously in error. After about 30 seconds I figured out where I was when the photo was snapped. How long will it take you....

Museum Discussion / Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« on: May 15, 2019, 05:59:30 PM »
Hi Paul,

Official News is already presented as follows:
- This forum: Daily/Weekly Reports
- : A new report every few days
- : News is posted at least bi-monthy, plus a schedule of current/future events
- The Mailed Newsletter - Published bi-monthly and also available at:,30.0.html Note that the Newsletter is the official "journal of record" of the WW&F Railway Museum.
- : Quarterly progress reports

So there are plenty of ways to learn what is happening - and how to get involved.

Moderator Announcements / Re: NEWSLETTERS!!!
« on: May 13, 2019, 01:49:23 PM »
May/June 2019 is posted - lots of good news, including a list of upcoming events that will rock the mountain!

Volunteers / Re: May 2019 Work Reports
« on: May 07, 2019, 07:57:03 PM »
[Moderator's Note]
A discussion on the merits of wood firing and/or converting #10 to burn wood, has been split from this topic and moved to Museum discussion.

if anyone else from southern NH or MA area wants to commute up?

A fair number of regulars commute up from Southern NH and Mass. I'm in Manchester, NH. PM me if you want to carpool on a Saturday. I don't go up every weekend; roughly twice a month.

Volunteers / Re: May 2019 Work Reports
« on: May 01, 2019, 07:00:17 PM »
the last Southbound train at around 3:30.

Full Sheepscot Valley service does not begin until Memorial Day Weekend - there is no 3:00pm departure from Sheepcot to Top of the Mountain and Return. Thus, there is no last Southbound train from Alna Center around 3:30pm.

Volunteers / Re: May 2019 Work Reports
« on: May 01, 2019, 06:55:12 PM »
I already fixed it on the web site.  ;)

« on: April 23, 2019, 02:25:21 PM »
An official presentation by the Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts of the 2019 H. Albert Webb Memorial Railroad Preservation Award will take place this Saturday, 4/27 at approximately 6pm on the station platform at Sheepscot. Representatives of the Mass Bay RRE, including the donor, Leigh Webb, will be joining us for dinner preceding the award. Following the presentation, an inspection of the line is planned. All are welcome to attend.

Please be sure to thank Mass Bay RRE, and Mr. Webb for their generous support, not only for this award, but for years past - including the 2010 H. Albert Webb Memorial Railroad Preservation Award which funded the southward extension of the then Car Barn, now converted to a machine shop.

The WW&F is only the second organization to have received two H. Albert Webb Memorial Railroad Preservation Awards.

Work and Events / Re: Spring Work Weekend 2019
« on: April 15, 2019, 08:01:06 PM »
Other SWW events:
- A crew will be upgrading the Wifi and network around the Sheepscot campus. While overall throughput can not be improved (due to the non-availabilty of high-speed Internet on Cross Road (or 218)), overall reliabilty should be much better and with coverage throughout the campus.

- A special presentation will be given by the Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts and Mr. Leigh Webb - as we are the reciepiant of the 2019 Webb Memorial Preservation Award - for our work on the Mountain Extension. This will occur Saturday Night, immediately following the rules review and dinner. An "Inspection Train" will then be run. 

Work and Events / Re: 2019 Easter Express
« on: April 12, 2019, 12:43:50 AM »
[Moderator's Note]
A discussion on the pricing of this event has been moved to the "Museum Members Only" section of the Forum.

Are you not a member? Join us (and do it before the May 1, 2019 dues increase!)

Yes, the by-pass project is dead. I think the cost of the preferred alternative (N2a on the map) coupled with the lack of local support outweighed the benefits. So, instead they put in a traffic light at the Fire Station/Rte 27 and took away all of the parking on Rte 1 in downtown Wiscasset.

The Narrow Gauge CONnection, however, lives on in the hopes, dreams, and feeble minds of those who concieved it.

Hi Gordon,

Actually, the route chosen for the Narrow Gauge CONnection is completely compatible with the Wiscasset Bypass proposed several years ago. Please refer to the attached map showing the ByPass and the CONnection.

That said, due to local opposition to the now-dead bypass proposal, I suspect that the Narrow Gauge CONnection would actually stand a better chance of being built.

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