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UK (Welsh, British) Two Footers / Coal Trouble for Brecon Mountan
« on: September 23, 2009, 05:14:11 PM »
Here's a link to another story concerning the Brecon Mountain Railway:

Incidentally, their very complete shop is now restoring an 1898 Baldwin 2-6-0 from Brazil and also building replicas of Sandy River no. 10 and no. 23.

Museum Discussion / preservation and hokum
« on: December 20, 2008, 12:42:19 PM »
I'm posting this commentary by the executive director of the Nevada Northern Railway Museum in Ely, Nevada. If you take the time to read and think about what he's got to say, I think you'll agree there are some ideas we might want to adopt for the WW&F. I'm not suggesting train robberies or Thomas events, but there are things we can do within the context of our little railroad to get more visitors and more of their money to support our primary interest in rebuilding and preserving the heritage of the WW&F.

I've got my asbestos suit ready. Here's the link:

Museum Discussion / Top of the Mountain
« on: December 15, 2008, 10:31:11 PM »
In the Department of For What It's Worth, I think when track reaches Top of the Mountain, we're at a logical stopping point, or at least a place where we can pause for a year or two. That hiatus will give us time to repair the landslide, figure out how to bridge Carlton Brook, what we're going to do when we reach Route 218, etc., etc. We'll also be able to turn our attention to development of the next phase of the Sheepscot terminal area.

The run to Top of the Mountain will be about 2.5 miles each way, a good trip for a one-hour turn, and there are ways to get an engine from the north end of the train to the south end using the single-end siding, without endangering life and limb.

US Two Footers / New Hampshire two-footer
« on: December 12, 2008, 06:47:18 PM »
What ever happened to the two-footer in New Hampshire that was a victim of a building collapse last winter? At one point the owner was trying to sell everything. And why can't I remember its name?

General Discussion / In Living Color?
« on: December 05, 2008, 09:04:23 AM »
Aaaaaggggghhhh!  Noooooooo!

Please, Mr. Administrator, change it back. I can't handle this. The yellow type on the red background is too hard to read. The black on red isn't easy either.


General Discussion / not quite as far off topic....
« on: October 31, 2008, 06:27:47 PM »
A friend sent this:

Maybe we could stage a similar event on the WW&F. It would be a great way to involve the community.
(One wonders what some of these folks were smoking?) If nothing else, it's good for a laugh.

General Discussion / WW&F in Railpace
« on: August 06, 2008, 05:36:23 PM »
Just picked up the August issue of Railpace magazine. Page 39 features a nice photo of no. 10 and train at Alna Center, although the caption says the train is at a "siding a mile north of Alna." Has there been some stealth track construction? ;)

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