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Massachusetts' Two Footers / WW&F #10 visits... The Burlington Mall?
« on: August 17, 2015, 06:39:22 PM »
Apparently #10 (as Edaville #5) Visited the Burlington (MA) Mall in 1973:

Neat photo.

Museum Discussion / Emery Rail Heritage Trust Honors WW&F
« on: August 12, 2015, 04:35:48 PM »
The newly created Emery Rail Heritage Trust has gifted the WW&F $500 to be used towards the mainline extension to Trout Brook. We are grateful for being selected to help us in this endeavor.

For details on other projects that they have funded (including our neighbors to the south at Seashore Trolley Museum) see:

Museum Discussion / Illinois Railway Museum visits WW&F
« on: July 08, 2015, 12:30:04 AM »
Read Randall Hicks blog posting at:

Link contributed by Dwight Winkley.

Auction in Portsmouth, NH on Sat.:

Several lots of photos from WW&F and other narrow gauge lines. One 1930 WW&F timetable, one WW&F pass. Maybe more stuff - there are a lot of group lots. Various MNG books, etc.

I have no connection with the auction - just bringing it to the attention of the museum and its members.

General Discussion / Railroad Podcast
« on: April 16, 2015, 07:00:36 PM »
Hi All,

I stumbled upon a "podcast" specifically for railroad enthusiasts. If you are not familiar with podcasts, they are usually "radio-style" shows that are pre-recorded and available for download via the Internet to your phone, computer, iPod, etc. Some podcasts are professionally done (usually extensions of popular radio programs) others are amature.
This podcast is produced by an amature, but exceptionally well done. While there has not been any narrow gauge (or WW&F) coverage, yet, it is a good resource for the general rail enthusiast.

Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / History Channel visits WW&F
« on: April 01, 2015, 05:48:34 PM »
Earlier today, a crew from the History Channel stopped by to film a segment on the WW&F. Tony Bennett and Chris “Codfish” Codwell recently answered an ad in Uncle Henry’s for a pile of “train parts”. It turns out that the cast of “Down East Dickering” had found the bell, whistle, and other assorted hardware salvaged from WW&F #8 in a barn in Whitefield.

However, they got more than they bahgained for.

Fortunately for us, our own dickerers,  Fred and Zach were on hand to handle the negotiations. When they started, Tony and Codfish had their sights set on a trade for the Terraloader tractor at Alna Center. Apparently, Tony and Codfish had a client that needed a front end loader for pushing around some broken down cars in his front lawn. However, Fred and Zach handled everything, and Tony and Codfish settled for an even trade for a bucket of used nails and an empty burlap sack.

Fred and Zach are set to star in next season of “Down East Dickering.” Meanwhile, the bell, whistle, and related hardware has been inspected by Jason, and safely stored in “Alice’s Closet.”

General Discussion / Lou Sassi's Sandy River
« on: January 16, 2015, 11:33:30 PM »
Carl Soderstrom suggested that I post this link to the Model Railroader web site of a video showing a model SR&RL.
Check it out.

While we do not usually have much modeling discussion on this forum, this layout is exceptional.

Note: It appears that you need to "register" to see the video. They claim registration is free. I have a Trains subscription (and a Trains account) so the video pops up automatically for me - others may not.

Moderator Announcements / Time Reset
« on: October 19, 2014, 05:29:37 PM »
Hi All,

During the forum/web outage of 10/18/2014 it appears that something happened to the time settings on all accounts. If you look at the date/time in the upper right hand corner of the forum window, you may notice that it is not correct.

If you want to correct this, click on the "Profile" link near the top of the window (in Home | Help | Search | Profile | My Messages | Chat | Logout)

Then on the left side, under Modify Profile, click Look and Layout Preferences.

Finally set the Time Offset. For most of us using Eastern Time, change it from 0 to -4. Or click (auto detect).



General Discussion / Trains on CNN
« on: September 28, 2014, 08:53:50 PM »

CNN is currently running a series on "The Romance of Trains" from reader submissions. Maybe one of our WW&F Photojournalists could enter something. Free publicity?

Museum Discussion / Sources for period clothing?
« on: September 10, 2014, 09:24:48 PM »
I have received a number of comments regarding the outfit I wore at the annual picnic (and one week that followed.) As with all good 19th-century heritage items, they can be ordered in the 21st century on the Internet.

Here is the shop I think I got my particular shirt/pants combination from:

I will say that the first shirt that arrived was not what I was expecting, and they exchanged it without any hassle.

They have a companion web site for more formal apparel:

Other web sites I found (but have not ordered from) include:

Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / A most EVIL engine...
« on: July 29, 2014, 01:22:14 AM »
"There's an insidious force barreling down the tracks toward children everywhere, threatening to turn toddlers into colonizing racists, according to a British blogger who is warning parents everywhere of the dangers of ... Thomas the Tank Engine."

Museum Discussion / MOVED: WW&F Museum and Railway Interpretation
« on: April 30, 2014, 03:28:25 PM »
The discussion of the Museum Interpretation, visitor center, etc. has been moved to Museum Discussion - MEMBERS ONLY.

If you are a museum member, and can not access the topic, please send a message to Ed Lecuyer.

General Discussion / Loco in So. Casco, ME
« on: March 18, 2014, 11:18:01 PM »
Google Maps Street View

What is this "locomotive?" displayed in front of a hobby shop in So. Casco?

Looks like a real boiler (maybe from a traction engine.) Pilot is bogus, and I have my doubts about the cylinders.

US Two Footers / Tallulah Falls Railroad Museum
« on: November 29, 2013, 02:05:07 PM »
Small 2' RR museum in Georgia that I had not heard of previously. Looks to use Maine-Inspired equipment, including a nicely built "steam outline" Forney.

Reminds me of photos I've seen of the early days of the Sandy River RR museum in Phillips.

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