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Messages - Bob Holmes

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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« on: April 19, 2018, 11:53:24 PM »
Any suggestions from the experts as to what constitutes period dress?  I know there were a couple of websites posted recently...

Thanks.

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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« on: April 19, 2018, 01:34:53 AM »
I can be there if Ed can help me dress appropriately...

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: April 19, 2018, 01:30:30 AM »
It's possible that one of the SWW tasks will be to start to apply the sheathing...

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:02:04 AM »
This is definitely a Sister Railroad!  I hope many of us have chance to visit it, and vice versa.

Alain:  when are you coming to the WW&F?

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Your information is better than mine.  If it's Puck instead of Ariel, it's still amazing!!

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Speaking of historic artifacts, did you know that the very first American two foot locomotive -- Ariel of the Bedford and Billerica -- resides at the Sandy River.  It is obviously just a rusting remains, but when it was pointed out to me, I was truly awed...

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Maine Narrow Gauge Museum / Re: B&SR 7
« on: April 03, 2018, 12:00:50 AM »
Can't wait for #7 to spend some time on the WW&F....

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Work and Events / Re: April 2018 Work Weekend prep and work
« on: April 02, 2018, 11:58:06 PM »
Fred has been cutting endlessly.  Do we have enough new ties for the SWW?

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Volunteers / Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« on: March 31, 2018, 11:35:21 PM »
Great day!  The kids and families really enjoyed and appreciated the Easter egg gathering (not really a hunt).  The Golden Egg was found by all sorts of different searchers.  Success!

#7 was rolled out of its cocoon and steamed (apparently for the first time).  There was a large crowd there as well celebrating!  It's whistle could be heard up and down the Sheepscot Valley, and it's totally different from both No. 9 and No. 3

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Work and Events / Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« on: March 31, 2018, 01:22:36 AM »
Steve, you have such great ideas!!  Could this be worked somehow so that the Conservancy is also involved (to further our relationship with them)?  Just a brainstorm thought.

Bob

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Volunteers / Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« on: March 29, 2018, 11:36:23 PM »
It was a truly gorgeous day to be out on the railroad with No. 9

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: March 24, 2018, 11:42:31 PM »
James and crew:  an impressive performance!  Thanks.

Having read it through, it gave me a much better appreciation for what we want to achieve and when over the next five years, and how we are going to get there.  Knowing all this, I feel I am in a better place as a volunteer to be both supportive and realistic.

I would would urge anyone who cares deeply about the WW&F to take the hour or so to read the Alna application.  You will learn a whole lot and you will not be disappointed...

Bob

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: March 17, 2018, 11:31:18 PM »
Mike, have we now finished all tree clearing on the Mountain Extension.  That's cause for celebration!

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« on: March 13, 2018, 11:40:14 PM »
So to further the education of the uninitiated, what happens in the space between the firebox and the wrapper?  Thanks.

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General Discussion / Re: Joe Fox at his day job...
« on: March 12, 2018, 11:50:48 PM »
Joe, why is limestone slurry valuable (or not)?

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