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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: September 21, 2019, 08:07:09 PM »
Heading north back towards the bridge in the railroad's truck. We were dropping off rolls of road cloth about every 350 feet for track construction.

Jeff Verney cut down the gravel ramps leading up to the bridge put in for truck traffic. Gravel had to be added on the north side of the bridge to take the dip out of the grade coming off the bridge.

Gravel cut down on the south side of the bridge. The grade had been built right up to the bridge decking.

The north side of the bridge.

Fabric laid out on the grade from the end of track.

The track that was laid last week.

Work and Events / Re: New west parking lot
« on: September 21, 2019, 07:47:45 PM »
Pictures taken last week. The new lot should be done by work weekend.

New entrance from Cross Rd.

Entrance from the back west side of the existing parking lot.

Looking from the south east corner to the north west corner of the new lot.

Work and Events / Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« on: September 10, 2019, 11:02:21 PM »
Today it appears that you could not save any of the six sills; I hope the iron hardware is reusable. The wood work is pretty straight forward. The iron tank will be hard; as a special certificate for confined spaces will likely be needed. Maybe that can be left for Maine Narrow Gauge; it is their tank car after all.  Ted Miles, WW&F Member

The car had one original side sill and the blocks on top of the bolsters the truss rods ride on top of were probably original. The rest of the car was all Edaville construction. The car also had the remains of the attachment points for pipe railings. So at some point the car was in passenger service without a tank mounted.

Work and Events / New west parking lot
« on: September 01, 2019, 01:57:02 AM »
Last year the museum made a commitment to the town to expand our parking lot. Last fall during the work weekend we had the use of an excavator from Chesterfield Associates and Dean with his Bobcat to clear the parking lot area.  Last week our local contractor Jeff Verney put in some drainage ditches and started hauling in tailings for the base of the parking lot. Jeff will cover the tailings with  crushed bank gravel for the lot surface.

Clearing during the fall 2018 work weekend.

Jeff working on the parking lot last week. When I left Thursday afternoon Jeff had the base layer of the parking lot almost done out to the existing lot.

Volunteers / Re: August 2019 Work Planning
« on: August 28, 2019, 11:23:53 PM »
The paint for the trailer is in the garage by the bench. There is a gallon of primer and two gallons of cat yellow.

Work and Events / Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« on: August 16, 2019, 05:39:29 PM »
How are the sills?  I see some already have scarf repairs.   There is a spec in the 1895 Car Builder's Dictionary on how to do these scarfs, and also the acceptable location.  They don't recommend repairing the center (draft) sills).   Since railroads interchanged cars, any RR could do repairs, but had to meet specs.   It is interesting that they also had a valuation method for charging back to the owning RR.

Only one side sill appears to be an original. The other side sill and the center sills were probably Edaville's doing. All the center sills had joints inline at the same spot.

how many gals. capacity compared to the one by the tool house? would this smaller one have been used for kerosene?

I measured the small tank yesterday and the tank is 3000 gallons. I just went out and meaasured the big tank and that tank comes out to 4000 gallons.

Work and Events / B&SR tank car rebuild
« on: August 15, 2019, 09:51:19 PM »
In cooperation with Maine Narrow Gauge the B&SR tank car is getting rebuilt.

The tank being removed last Sunday. Stewart Rhine's photos.

Fred took the lead on removing the decking, stake pockets, and grab irons.

The tank moved over by the wood's track.

The flatcar body picked up off the trucks and moved downed to the roundhouse lead to be loaded on flatcar 205. The carbody was moved into the shop on car 205 and lifted off with the overhead hoists.

The car was set down on blocks to be disassembled.

Work and Events / Re: Moving passenger cars from MNGRR to WWFRY
« on: July 24, 2019, 09:02:51 PM »
Giving no. 4 a push.

Giving no. 4 a tug.

No. 4 out and onto the trailer.

Going for a ride around the parking lot.

Moving the caboose out of the building and onto the trailer.

The caboose at the end of the ramp track in Alna.

Picking up the tank car in Gray.

Lunch stop.

Offloading in Alna.

Work and Events / Re: Moving passenger cars from MNGRR to WWFRY
« on: July 19, 2019, 04:32:22 PM »
B&SR coach 16 coming up I295 in Falmouth.

Work and Events / Moving passenger cars from MNGRR to WWFRY
« on: July 18, 2019, 05:21:02 AM »
As part of the Narrow Gauge Railway Collection four passenger cars were moved from the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad in Portland to the WW&FRy in Alna. Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes combine 14, coach 19, parlor car Rangeley, and Bridgeton and Saco River coach 16 arrived at the WW&FRy over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday. Maine Locomotive and Machine moved the cars with help from the MNGRR and WW&FRy crews.

The first move was SR&RL coach 19 Tuesday morning. Coach 19 is in need of some restoration work and is being stored at the WW&FRy for the time being.

Loading coach 19 from MNGRR's ramp track.

Coach 19 loaded up and leaving the Portland Company property.

The next move was the Rangeley Tuesday afternoon.

Moving the Rangeley on panel track from the car's display location inside the MNGRR museum to the garage door at the back of the museum building.

The ML&M truck has arrived back from Alna and the Rangeley is winched outside and up onto the trailer. The truck has to park inside the building across the alley way to make the loading angle on the trailer deck work.

The Rangeley out in the parking lot at the Portland Company.

The Rangeley arrived at the WW&FRy in Alna around 9 pm and was unloaded onto the new ramp track.

Marker lights were hung and everbody present rode the Rangeley from the end of the ramp track down through the north yard, out to the main, and back to bay 1 of the shop building. No. 9 was used to move the Rangeley over to the shop.

Unloading the passengers and shoving the Rangeley into bay 1 of the shop building.

Wednesday morning saw the move of SR&RL combine 14.

Combine 14 being moved out of the museum building and onto the trailer.

Wednesday afternoon B&SR coach 16 was moved out of the museum and onto the trailer. To move 16 out of the museum we had to move the model T inspection car and Monson locomotive no. 4 out of the way.

Turning off of Commercial St. and heading up Franklin St. in Portland.

Eric Schade's pictures of the Rangeley, combine 14 and WW&F  9 / SR&RL 6 together in the Sheepscot yard Wednesday afternoon.

Work and Events / Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: July 11, 2019, 08:48:24 PM »
Car barn extension progress. All the excavation for the new drainage and the building pad is done. The back wall is removed from the building and track panels for the extension were built this week. The next step is setting the track panels in place and finishing up the gravel pad.

Work and Events / Re: New ramp track
« on: June 26, 2019, 04:25:40 PM »
First move on the track.

Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« on: June 25, 2019, 10:10:52 PM »
The "new" loader and bulldozer parked next to each other. The machines are contemporaries of each other having left the Case plant in the early 1970's. The loader is a 1972 and the dozer is right around the same year.

Work and Events / Re: New ramp track
« on: June 25, 2019, 09:01:34 PM »
Jacking and tamping today.

Today it was discovered that the tamper will work without the umbrella attachment.

Work and Events / Re: New ramp track
« on: June 23, 2019, 01:19:25 AM »
Saturday's progress.

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