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Messages - Stewart "Start" Rhine

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: May 17, 2018, 07:25:29 PM »
Check FB today for photos of the roof sheathing installed on the east truss.

Museum Discussion / Re: Facebook results:
« on: May 09, 2018, 10:00:24 PM »
Here are some numbers on how many people have seen our page recently with WW&F news.  The numbers vary by post.

* News Views - Bridge and other project news posted on April 26th:   9,393

* Spring Work Weekend - Projects update posted on April 30th:   3,716

* 2018 Season begins - Posted on may 1st:   6,022

* How The World Sees The WW&F - Posted on May 3rd:   9, 640

* WW&F receives grants for the bridge project - Posted on May 8th:   2,580

Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« on: April 27, 2018, 10:45:49 PM »
Spring Work Weekend: Day #1, Friday, April 27th

* Track - Dana's crew put the rails back on Davis grade, reconnecting the railroad between Brook Crossing and Sutters.  The track is now ready for stone ballast on Saturday.

* Percival House - Much progress on building the two story porch with the posts in place and second floor porch roughed in.

* Machine shop - The moving of two large lathes and other rearranging took place in the shop south extension along with some cleaning and removal of equipment in bay 4.

* Tamper - Jay worked on the machine most of the day.  It's rumored that the operators seat now has a cup holder.

* Boxcar #67 - The grab irons and ladder rungs were prime painted. 

* RC4 - The mechanical brakes were adjusted on the railcar.

* Lantern Sale - Linda reports about $1,000 made so far.

* Meals - Nancy Weeks and her crew put on a nice lunch and wonderful supper.

Museum Discussion / Re: Museum Gift Shop
« on: April 26, 2018, 01:27:38 AM »
Hi Bob,

As far as I know the D&RG lantern is still available.  Come to the gift shop Friday morning to get a better look at it.

Museum Discussion / Re: Museum Gift Shop
« on: April 25, 2018, 08:25:13 PM »
There has been a lot of interest in the lanterns and 6 of them have already been spoken for.  The gift shop crew will have the shop open Friday morning so everyone can see the collection and make purchases.

Museum Discussion / Re: Museum Gift Shop
« on: April 25, 2018, 12:00:34 PM »
The back story on the first set of lanterns:

In May of 1998, Harry Percival, Allan Fisher and Stewart Rhine discussed doing something for the museum's 10th Anniversary that would take place the following year.  They decided that new hand lanterns would be a good fund raiser.  Allan donated the funds for Adlake to produce the lanterns, Stewart designed the lettering and Harry provided the number stamps to mark each lantern which was done in the Sheepscot depot. The tin lanterns were numbered 50 - 99 and the brass lanterns were numbered 1 - 10. The brass lanterns sold in a week with #9 being retained by the museum to use on engine #9. We secretly kept brass #1 and presented it to Harry one night at dinner as a Thank You for starting the museum that brought us all together.  Harry's family still has the lantern. 

Museum Discussion / Re: Museum Gift Shop
« on: April 24, 2018, 11:58:04 PM »
Ok Bill,


Museum Discussion / Re: Museum Gift Shop
« on: April 24, 2018, 11:09:17 PM »
There will be a special Lantern Sale this weekend, offered to SWW attendees.  Prices range from $10 - $400 for lanterns from standard gauge and narrow gauge lines.  Pictures of some of the lanterns are on Facebook.

Here are a few of the road names:

AMTRAK - 1989 Electric Star lantern

CONRAIL - Star Electric lantern

B&M - Boston & Maine tall globe

C&S - Colorado & Southern tall globe Adlake lantern with a clear etched C. & S. Ry globe.

D&RG RR - Denver & Rio Grande tall (green) globe. Made prior to the merge that created the D&RGW.

GTRy - Grand Trunk Railway, Portland Maine.  Tall globe bell bottom Adlake with a clear cast GTR globe.

LIRR - Long Island Rail Road short globe Armspear lantern.

MCRR - There are a number of Maine Central lanterns including tall globe and Dietz Vesta models.  One is a rare version Vesta with the Waterville bail handle.

MRR - Monon Route tall globe Rayo lantern with a blue cast MONON ROUTE globe.

NYCS - New York Central System short globe locomotive lantern.

NYNH&H - New Haven tall globe Adlake with a red cast NYNH&HRR globe.

PRR - Pennsylvania Railroad short globe lantern with a red freshnel globe.

SRR - Southern Railway short globe Adlake.

WRR - Wabash Railroad tall globe bell bottom (frame not marked) clear cast WABASH "Follow the Flag" globe.

WW&F Railway - Two WW&F short globe Adlake lanterns from the 1998 series approved by Harry Percival.  The top is marked "WW&F" on one side and "RAILWAY" is spelled out on the other.  There were 50 made at the time, one lantern is weathered while the other is brand new shiny out of the box it has been in for 20 years.  Both have the original tin coating that was discontinued after this series was made.  Adlake no longer dips lanterns in tin coating.

WW&F RY CO - Two WW&F 25th Anniversary short globe lanterns, one clear globe and one red globe.  25 were made and there are 4 left.  These two have been marked down just for the weekend.  The stamping is "WW&F RY CO" which is how Carson Peck had the original lanterns marked when he bought the railroad in 1907.

Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« on: April 12, 2018, 06:01:10 PM »
The front axle on the railcar thanks you.

Museum Discussion / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« on: October 19, 2017, 01:19:07 PM »
NEWS VIEWS this Thursday features updates on some of our smaller projects as well as photos of the school field trip we hosted last week.  Have a look to see what we asked the kids to say instead of "cheese" when we took their picture.

Volunteers / Re: October 2017 Work Planning
« on: October 12, 2017, 01:57:40 PM »
I'll take care of it.

Museum Discussion / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« on: October 12, 2017, 01:56:55 PM »
The Thursday post is part 2 of the FWW report along with news photos of the progress with the Trout Brook bridge span.

BTW - The first FWW post was seen by over 7,450 people.  Thanks to everyone who helps spread the word about the museum and our progress.

Cindy & Start

Museum Discussion / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« on: October 10, 2017, 01:51:07 PM »
The Tuesday 10/10 post features photos of the FWW.

Volunteers / Re: October 2017 Work Planning
« on: October 06, 2017, 11:35:12 PM »
Fall Work Weekend, Day #1 Friday October 6th -

* Shop - Jason and crew spent some time with the flanging machine. Bolts were installed on the center post sway braces.

* Track - Dana's crew lifted, connected, lined and tamped the tracks to Bay 2, 3 and 4.  Bill B. installed a longer throw rod and 1912 style target on the Mill Siding switch stand at ToM.

* Operations - # 9 and #52 ran special work trains with 52 going to ToM and 9 hauling stone from AC for the trackwork at Sheepscot.

* Track backhoe - Randy and crew worked on running/testing the backhoe.

* Rolling stock - Zack and crew replaced some rotten deck boards.

* Chow - Nancy Weeks prepared two nice meals for the crews. 

* Railroad clocks - Bernie Perch worked on the depot and freight house clocks.

Museum Discussion / Re: Museum Gift Shop
« on: October 05, 2017, 11:08:37 PM »
Well, as of 7 PM tonight we have already sold 10 shirts so there's a good chance that many will sport theirs this weekend, especially with temps in the mid - upper 70s'.

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