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1  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread on: May 27, 2017, 03:26:38 AM
A friend of mine visited for his first time during the spring work weekend. And I quote, "wow, this place is incredible." He was absolutely amazed with our volunteer force, how hard everyone works, and the most incredible part, no one is really barking orders. And when faced with a mechanical glitch guys stepped up and hand tamped. Not because they wanted to, but because they wanted it to get done. That is the spirit of the WW&F. I told him if he thought tamping and spreading stone is impressive, you should see us lay rail. Dana has it all worked out like a Swiss watch.
2  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread on: May 26, 2017, 12:38:02 PM
Hopefully more like one rail at a time.  Grin
3  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread on: May 26, 2017, 11:12:42 AM
The fortunate thing for us, is both volunteers and members are anxious to go down the mountain, so I personally think that we will have no issues coordinating desired help. Track building materials will most likely be moved North sometime this year to aid in laying track once the first hole is filled.
4  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 24, 2017, 10:46:28 PM
I will be around tomorrow, most likely to begin the annual walk, and start assessing track work that needs to be done. Once completed, a plan can be formed to hopefully get a crew of 8-12 guys together sometime soon to do some work. There are lots of spots that should be ligned prior to being surfaced.
5  General Topics / General Discussion / Re: an open invitation on: May 22, 2017, 02:35:49 AM
Wayne, that's good to know. Thank you for the heads up. If I hit a 72 hour off period I am toying with the idea of coming down that way with the family.
6  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread on: May 21, 2017, 09:06:40 PM
Maybe a detailed article is due sometime, showing the work that lies ahead so all of the members can get a good understanding and full appreciation on what we need to do, etc.
7  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook on: May 19, 2017, 12:48:39 PM
I know it requires more time, but has anyone thought of advertising normal operation days on facebook? For example next Thursday or Friday put out the word that steam will be running on Saturday & Sunday of Memorial Day weekend? I notice other operations do this and it seems to get people interested and remind followers that trains run more than for special events. Many of our special event riders still think that Alna Center is the end of the line.
8  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 17, 2017, 11:33:00 PM
It would be nice to lign the track before tapping as well. There are many spots where the train "hunts". Especially MP7 to A.C. Problem is trying to find 10 willing guys to lign.
9  Other Maine Narrow Gauges (Historic & Preserved) / Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: Return of the Rails...Again! on: May 14, 2017, 05:35:15 PM
Much of the old ROW however is currently active dirt roads so most is "unbuildable" without some serious financial support. Not much room to grow in Bridgton unfortunately. Where a museum can be built, you could build about a 1/2 of track. In the place where you can build a longer run of about 2+ miles near Sandy Creek as memory serves there is no room for a museum.
10  General Topics / General Discussion / Re: Government Surplus on: May 14, 2017, 05:28:02 PM
We already have an abundance of surplus items at the museum. The big problem, and I am glad we are finally stepping away from, is that for years "stuff" accumulated in a fashion of well we MAY be able to use this 20 years from now so let's keep it. It is nice to see the place look less like a junk yard now and more like a museum once more.

As a museum standpoint it is critical to think about stuff we really need and the overall appearance. If the place looks like an eyesore visitors may be less likely to go for a train ride. But if the grounds are organized, well presented, etc it makes a much better presentation as a whole.
11  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 11, 2017, 02:04:52 AM
This will serve as a ramp to help load and or unload rail equipment such as Monson #3 going back to Phillips.
12  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: April 2017 Work Planning on: May 03, 2017, 02:38:56 AM
The MEC used tie retaining walls in a few places on the Mountain division. They were two walls in one. The inner wall had toes running into the ground every so often, then ties running out into a second wall thats sole purpose was to hold the first wall up. I am guessing they have been in place for over 40 years and look to be able to last another 10-20 years.
13  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: 2017 Spring Work Weekend on: May 03, 2017, 02:34:19 AM
No track can be constructed until more grading is done to the washout, and it gets filled in. Depending on how things go, the plan is to have the hole filled in by fall, and lay rail next spring. However that is subject to change.
14  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread on: May 02, 2017, 01:45:34 AM
Lol. James, I was joking with Dad a week ago telling him he should put some 2×4 rails in place on his floor to build tge cars on.
15  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: April 2017 Work Planning on: May 01, 2017, 10:51:47 AM
The first washout is decent size, however the land slide will be the most challenging and time consuming to fill back in.
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