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Volunteers / Re: January 2020 Work Reports
« Last post by Ed Lecuyer on January 24, 2020, 06:20:08 PM »
Those who will be at Sheepscot on Saturday 1/25:
There are 225 passengers who have pre-purchased tickets for "Steam and Sleighs". Able-bodied volunteers should please park in the new West lot.

Please direct visitors to the Gift Shop to pick up their tickets, etc. Trains will be running at 10:30, 12:00, and 1:30. A 3:00pm train will run to pick up passengers who choose to lay over at SeaLyon farm (Top of the Mountain) for the Sleighride and other activities.

Many of these guests are first-time visitors to our railroad. These trains are all SOLD OUT.

We'll be running "Steam and Sleighs" again on 2/1, 2/15 and 2/16. Tickets are still available for these trains - but are selling fast.
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Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Last post by Mike Fox on January 23, 2020, 09:58:28 PM »
Don't forget the Rangeley. The guys did an excellent job of getting it rail worthy, and then fixing the cut lever recently making it operational.

As far as a pilot plow, one from Bridgton could easily be made. It was nothing special. Just a wedge. No curves.
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Work and Events / Re: Maine Two-footer Winter Photo Specials 2020
« Last post by Dante Lakin on January 23, 2020, 05:58:59 PM »
It'd certainly be neat to see 9 (or should I say 6  :P) go to the SR&RL for a special week when 10 or 11 are running. Or even back to Portland, to see her birthplace  ;D
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Museum Discussion / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Last post by ALAIN DELASSUS on January 23, 2020, 05:08:04 PM »
I've already said it it's all due to Cindy and Stewart that I joined the association. The WW&F fb is like a magnet once you log on to it you are hooked up. It's a   demanding backstage activity but the fast growing follower number is definetly very rewarding for them both.
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Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Last post by Ed Lecuyer on January 23, 2020, 03:53:24 PM »
Pilot Plows, Snowplows, and Flangers? Oh My!

All have been considered. Flanger 40 was to be featured in the night photo session - but was cancelled due to the impeding storm. Hopefully we'll see some photos of it (and caboose 32) during the February event.

Making Flanger 40 road-worthy is certainly something that is possible, once the current backlog of reconstructions/restorations have settled down. The B&SR Plow will need a frame-up rebuild; again, this has been discussed.

The tank car 14 restoration (and flat 205) show that the partnership between the WW&F and MNG can accomplish major restoration projects. Other smaller projects (Rangeley, Combine 16) should also not be overlooked or forgotten. (Not to mention recent work done on Monson 3, cosmetics on Monson 4 and B&SR 8, and an unexpected minor repair to B&SR 7.) In all these cases WW&F and MNG crews have worked together to get the jobs done. I'm looking forward to 2020 and beyond to see how this partnership develops and grows.
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Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Last post by John Kokas on January 23, 2020, 03:43:28 PM »
But a rebuilt flanger would be an absolute treat for next year !!!
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Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Last post by Bill Piche on January 23, 2020, 03:39:53 PM »
There's a plow in Portland specifically for this idea to use with 7. It's like anything in that it's a low priority project since there are working alternatives already as normal plowing there is done with 1.
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Work and Events / Re: Maine Two-footer Winter Photo Specials 2020
« Last post by Ed Lecuyer on January 23, 2020, 03:31:44 PM »
The WW&F enjoys a good working relationship with the folks at the Sandy River.

Without getting into the confidential details, joint events between the organizations have been discussed in both official and unofficial manners. While nothing substantial has come from those conversations, there is no reason to imply that they were not invited to participate (or that there may not be opportunities to do joint events in the future.)
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Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Last post by Richard "Steam" Symmes on January 23, 2020, 03:30:29 PM »
Are there any plans in the works to create a pilot plow for future winter events?  So many shots of the SR&RL show those plows in action, throwing snow to both sides of the train.  That would really recreate the past.
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Work and Events / Re: Maine Two-footer Winter Photo Specials 2020
« Last post by Richard "Steam" Symmes on January 23, 2020, 03:12:11 PM »
Was the owner of SR&RL #6, I believe a Mr. King, invited to this event?  Is the locomotive still under lease from him?  Alice Ramsdell would have been pleased to see her beloved engine running.  Her father and his friend William Moneypenny, are the reason the engine still exists. 
  It's sad that the Phillips group seemingly is left out of these events. They have done some great restoration work on some of the rolling stock in their museum. I've been there several times and seen the results.  Were they even invited to join in this "reunion" event?  If not, why not?
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