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Actually Ed, he did visit. Or maybe it was one of the other editors. But either way someone was up last April for our scrapping the railroad day.

Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« on: January 09, 2019, 05:18:24 PM »
Lots going on, including the amazing progress of the 21 Campaign, and many other interesting toics for this coming year. Other things discussed at the BOD meeting will be released in due time when things are ready.

Volunteers / Re: Steam and Saws
« on: January 09, 2019, 11:46:05 AM »
Does this mean Steam and Sleighs is cancelled? I noticed this on facebook as well, and fear people attending might be confused.

Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« on: January 08, 2019, 07:13:45 AM »
Areas such as wetlands are "sensitive" areas, however we have epected to only cut 15' wide down the mountain most of the way to help minimize grass and brush cutting.

Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« on: January 06, 2019, 12:00:58 AM »
Hopefully we can have higher attendance cutting and burning or all of what we need to do may not get done this year. We made good progress today with an extremely small crew till near the end of the day. As always, stories were fun and full of laughter.

Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 31, 2018, 01:05:27 AM »
For a low Victorian Christmas attendance, I would say we did very well then. Hopefully next year we can set another record breaking year as far as higher attendance.

Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 30, 2018, 12:15:17 AM »
Many first time riders today, so many thank you's, and best of all, lots of great questions. Today was a great paced day, no set timeline, and it allowed for extra passenger interaction. Well done to everyone who helped make today a huge success.

Museum Discussion / Re: A letter of encouragement
« on: December 26, 2018, 10:34:01 PM »
Well thats pretty cool, and a new way of showing thanks. :)

Museum Discussion / Re: NRHS Bulletin, Vol 81, No. 2
« on: December 21, 2018, 02:14:17 PM »
I'd love to get a copy. Any way of aquiring one?

Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: December 21, 2018, 02:12:49 PM »
Any use of the crane and or our crews to help is part of the ongoing partnership and our way of returning the favor for being allowed use to some of the ML&M equipment such as caboose 554 and the open car. ML&M has helped us out tremendously in the last few years and we are very greatful for this partnership.

Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« on: December 17, 2018, 09:37:17 AM »
It is road cloth, which will hopefully help minimize weeds. We have used it in a few areas in the past, and with the clay on the mountain it also helped prevent workers from getting clay stuck on their boots.

Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 12, 2018, 12:06:09 AM »
Switching was also done today to rearrange the yards, get things ready for Victorian Christmas, as well as organize the projects for this winter.

Museum Discussion / Maine Christmas video
« on: December 09, 2018, 12:40:22 PM »
Hey everyone,

Here is a video link of the WW&F Christmas slideshow I put together using the Maine Christmas song in the background.

Photos have been used from many previous events.

Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 08, 2018, 06:41:03 PM »
Wiscasset had a coal shed where flat cars were backed up a ramp track and hand shoveled into hoppers that gravity fed into the engine tenders as needed. In later years the building appears to have been used for car storage. The coal shed was the building built into the hill side just north of the roundhouse.

Other designs were ground level coal bucket stations. For todays modern purpose there has been talk of a coal bucket station similar to Bridgton Jct or Albion designed to allow for a dump truck to unload into.

As for tamping the ML&M switch I have hopes to do that on Tuesday or Wednesday this week.

Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 08, 2018, 02:08:07 PM »
The old style coal pit would have worked well for a cement pad, as the coal is contained within the walls and on the pad. Or even if some spills, it will make a majority of the pile dirt free. Coal and dirt burn kind of ok in a stove, but not in a high heat force drafted fire.

However if we have a cement pad, it would be nice to see it placed where the coal pile will be permanently located. Unless we set up a way to build the pad for the roundhouse and set it up there temporarily.

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