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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: July 14, 2018, 02:25:57 AM »
Jason asked me to post this drawing illustrating the current plans for the bridge site.

Volunteers / Re: July 2018 Work Planning
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:20:45 PM »
Volunteers will be needed and welcome Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays every day this summer. Note that lunch is not provided on weekdays. Other "critical" work days will be posted when they are determined.

Volunteers / Crew Needed Tomorrow: 7/12/18
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:18:40 PM »
Due to a change in plans, and based on our contractor's availability, a small crew (1-3 additional people) would be helpful to assist Jason at the South end of the Trout Brook Bridge site. While not critical, a couple of extra hands would be helpful.

There will be calls for crews (probably on short notice) throughout the construction season. Tomorrow's crew is not critical, so there is no need to "drop everything". That said, a couple of extra hands would be helpful.

If you arrive after the crew has departed, please park at the 218 crossing and hike into the bridge site.

Volunteers / Re: July 2018 Work Planning
« on: July 10, 2018, 01:28:28 AM »
Ed, when you get a chance, can you pull out schedule discussion and put it under museum discussion?  Just to keep this thread clean...

A discussion regarding the merits of our train scheduling has been split off and moved to the Museum Discussion section of the forum.

Museum Discussion / Re: 2018 Operating Schedule
« on: July 09, 2018, 03:18:47 PM »
Actually, let's not forget that the current schedule also allows for trains at 10:55, 12:25, and 1:55. These are almost always annulled due to either lack of riders, or (usually) lack of crew. Over time, we can (and should) solve both of these issues, which make for a far more interesting railroad to visit, with frequent service to AC, TOM, and (eventually) Trout Brook Preserve.

Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: June 28, 2018, 07:24:14 PM »
I purchased the Wiscasset Yard slide on behalf of the museum using my ebay account. This effort was coordinated with our archivist (Linda Zollers) and newly-anointed official ebay liasson, Linc Reed-Nickerson.

Linc (in a coordinated effort with Linda and me) attempted to purchase the latest Albion slide on behalf of the museum. He was outbid, possibly by someone who has purchased several of these WW&F slides.

The museum (in any official capacity) did not bid on any prior slides from this seller.

Going forward, if someone sees something that the museum should have in its collection, please coordinate its purchase through Linc & Linda, either in this thread, or via and

On occasion, several members have purchased and many donated suitable items from ebay, Discover Live Steam, and many other sources. We just need to try to not trip over ourselves when doing so. We should also be sure that the items are actually needed and are not surplus to our collection. For example, we have no need for the 24" "speeder" currently being sold on Discover Live Steam.

Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: June 27, 2018, 11:55:25 PM »
The museum was outbid on the Albion slide and the seller appears unwilling to work with us. If anyone knows who is buying these slides, please let us know.

Original Railway / Re: Sheepscot Details
« on: June 25, 2018, 04:33:54 PM »
The repair cost for the sign that is being donated is going to exceed the budget of the donor. In that vein, the donor is looking for one or two other like-minded individuals to help defray the restoration cost ($500). (To be done by a professional sign restoration shop.) If you are interested in helping to sponsor the restoration of an "American Express Agency" sign to be affixed to Sheepscot station, please email me at

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: June 25, 2018, 01:29:29 PM »
2 moose and at least 2 deer visited the road over night..

Are you sure it wasn't a Mouse Trout?

Original Railway / Re: Sheepscot Details
« on: June 25, 2018, 01:12:39 AM »
I am pleased to announce that a private donor has purchased an "American Express Agency" sign that matches the one in this photo. The donor is looking to have the damage it has repaired before placing it on the Sheepscot station.

Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: June 22, 2018, 12:52:47 PM »
Already attempted. Twice. No response from the seller, yet.

Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: June 21, 2018, 07:22:51 PM »
Yes, you are looking north. The same seller (kayakers1107) sold a matching view a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, the museum did not purchase that slide; we are still deciding if we want this one for the archives.

This same seller has also sold many B&H/B&SR, Monson, and SR&RL slides; for those interested in those roads.

Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: June 21, 2018, 02:08:19 PM »
1901 WW&F Bond... Currently in GERMANY??!!

Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: June 21, 2018, 01:59:52 PM »
The museum has purchased the 1939 Wiscasset Shop slide.

Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: June 21, 2018, 01:58:57 PM »
Here is the 1937 Head Tide view. I cropped out the "ebay scan" that was across the top.
Note that this is for illustrative purposes only; the WW&F Museum does not own this photo nor the right to reprint it.

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