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Messages - Bob Holmes

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Museum Discussion / Re: AMTRAK Downeaster trial extension
« on: March 05, 2018, 12:00:10 AM »
Put this whole idea in persective:  Amtrak trains in Rockland?  Yes!!

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Volunteers / Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« on: March 04, 2018, 12:56:05 AM »
I drove from Camden to Woolwich and back yesterday, and I've been near Camden all day.  No severe precipitation and only mildly strong winds.  I suspect that the RR was not very much impacted by the nor'easter.  I think most of the problems were south of us...

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Museum Discussion / Re: AMTRAK Downeaster trial extension
« on: March 02, 2018, 12:32:37 AM »
All of the communities involved (Bath, Wiscasset, etc.) are enthusiastic, and their Boards of Selectmen have given stamps of approval. This is very likely to happen, and I'll be in line to take the trip at least once....

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: February 25, 2018, 12:21:48 AM »
Wow, actually having 218 in our ROW views is pretty amazing.  Can't imagine what it's like for the "old-timers" who have been dreaming this dream for years!

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Kevin, I'm cynical enough to believe with you that greed drove the price increase.  Nevertheless, it's worth saving...

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: February 19, 2018, 12:07:16 AM »
Agree Mike.  Whenever we are doing work on the Mtn Extension, map numbers should be included on postings to the Forum.  It really helps orient us, even if we are not there in person.

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: February 18, 2018, 12:44:42 AM »
DID YOU KNOW?:  That a well organized WW&F volunteer crew can make a substantial tree disappear (from initial cut to stacking/burning) in UNDER five minutes?

Remarkable!

Also, there were at least 40 snow-chasing visitors today coming to the railroad to hike/snowshoe.  Lots of little kids enjoying the experience.  A very successful snow weekend!

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Work and Events / Re: Spring 2018 Work Weekend
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:50:56 AM »
For us newbies, where is Davis Grade?

Thanks.

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Work and Events / Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« on: February 10, 2018, 11:38:43 PM »
Zach is way too amazing....

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Volunteers / Re: February 2018 Work Planning
« on: February 04, 2018, 12:33:32 AM »
Hopefully, what you are doing with the loop trail is to make it a permanent fixture at TOM, for snowshoeing in the winter, and hiking in the summer.  Ultimately, it should have clearing, blazing and ongoing maintenance to make it a permanent destination attraction for a broader audience than just railfans.

Bob

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Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: Pondicherry Mill Trestle
« on: January 31, 2018, 12:25:52 AM »
Mike, please give us uninitiated some context.  What, where and when...

I'm guessing B&SR based on a photo label, but that's all i know.

Thanks.

Bob

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Volunteers / Re: January 2018 Work Planning
« on: January 28, 2018, 01:18:48 AM »
Kudos to Emily. Great job!  I'm not quite sure if she enjoys or endures her father's passion

Whatever, I look for more really great stuff to come from her...

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General Discussion / Re: Pere Marquette #1225 in the snow (photos)
« on: January 25, 2018, 02:51:40 AM »
WOW, the shear size of that beast (1225)!  What a powerful testament to the force of steam...

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Volunteers / Re: January 2018 Work Planning
« on: January 23, 2018, 12:57:29 AM »
What will be the start time?

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: January 21, 2018, 12:54:11 AM »
So many trees cut today, logs stacked and brush burned!  It's simply amazing how the Mountain Extension ROW opens up to give us a picture of the future.  Great work today by everybody involved.

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