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Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« on: August 15, 2017, 03:47:40 AM »
Hi Guys,

I have read a number of articles this past year that WWI seems to have become a largely "forgotten conflict."
It would seem then, that cooperative events like this most recent encampment are important for that reason alone - not to mention other equally valid ones - like interpreting the railroads being operated by the Government for the duration of the WWI.

Are there state-wide or region-wide organizations that would interested in making something like this an annual event?  Would they have vehicles like trucks or ... tanks?

I would be willing to assist with the planning and coordination.

Best Regards,

Two Footers outside of the US / Re: Trip to Poland
« on: July 28, 2017, 08:09:50 PM »
Hi Dave,

I haven't done a lot of research on narrow gauge lines in either Eastern Europe in general or Poland in particular.  But what I have found tells me the loss is mine because from what I can tell, there was/is a WHOLE LOT of narrow gauge in the region. 

The only completely Polish reference I have is: "Nasze Koleje" by Bogdan Pokropinroh.  I think this line ran/runs between Warsaw and Radzymin, a distance of 19 km, and was/is 800mm gauge.  The only other thing I feel very sure of is the word "obrotnica" means "turntable".  The book was published in Warsaw by WKL. 

I've had this book for decades and can't read it.  (It was free and needed a home.)  I'd be happy to talk with Dave, Ira, anyone else - if they can help unlock this multi-decade mystery.

Please send me email.

Best Regards,

Museum Discussion / Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« on: July 28, 2017, 01:58:58 AM »
Excellent job on the flanging video Stephen!!!

Seriously, BRAVO!!!

I can't wait to see the rest of the series and then the "Feature-Length" movie.  Who do we cast for Fred?

Best regards,

A fairly recent video (2013) taken during a steam tour of Central Gregorio Arlee Manalich. The narration is in German, but somehow I don't think you'll mind

Best Regards,

General Discussion / Not Narrow Gauge, but FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: July 22, 2017, 10:20:58 PM »
An A4 at less than 126 mph ...

Enjoy,  Glenn

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: An interesting three-foot line in England
« on: July 13, 2017, 06:47:37 PM »
Thanks for the pointer Wayne!

Charming line and tasteful jazz. 

Best Regards,

UK (Welsh, British) Two Footers / Re: L&B "LYN" makes first move
« on: July 09, 2017, 06:33:22 PM »
Thanks for spreading the word, Wayne!

Kudos to our brethren across the pond for a most note-worthy accomplishment.

Best Regards,

Museum Discussion / Re: What's wrong with this picture?
« on: June 28, 2017, 06:57:14 PM »
Hi Ed,

Could you be referring to the emptiness of the shop building?

Best Regards,

Other Narrow Gauge / Nice video, Cuban 30" steam in 2004
« on: June 09, 2017, 11:30:07 PM »
Hi Guys,

Here's a nice video covering Cuban 30" gauge steam in 2004.

A fair number of these locos have been saved by the Cuban government for static display.

Best Regards,

Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: Return of the Rails...Again!
« on: June 08, 2017, 04:20:17 AM »
Combining the railroad with other economic elements could prove a winning idea and might expand Bridgton's role in the Sebago Lake region's economy.
This is important since Gray's fervor for this opportunity seems to have waned.

It would also justify Bill Shelley's vision of and many contributions to the original concept. 

Best Regards,

Hi Guys,

For everybody who wants to see operating B-class locomotives preserved for the next generation ... onward ...


Hi Guys,

I just came across these 3 beautiful new videos taken along the entire preserved route of the EFOM, between Sao Joao del Rei and Tiradentes.

The link is for Parte 1.  Partes 2 and 3 may be reached by other links supplied on the right hand side of the screen. 
What an outstanding museum operation!!!


Two Footers outside of the US / A Two Footer in Greece
« on: June 02, 2017, 04:11:16 AM »
Hi Guys,

Here's a nice recent video of the "Pelion Train" that still operates from Ano Lechonia to Millies - near Volos.  Edgar Mead had a brief write-up in his book "Narrow Gauge to the Hills".

Best Regards,

Love it Wayne!


Volunteers / Re: April 2017 Work Planning
« on: April 01, 2017, 09:33:26 PM »

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