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General Discussion / Interesting mail delivery by the Maine Central
« Last post by Jeff Schumaker on January 21, 2018, 05:15:06 PM »
While searching through online newspaper archives for Maine 2 footer articles, I came across this interesting report in the August 11, 1893 issue of the Gardiner Reporter Journal. It comes from South Gardiner.

The air was filled with news along the railroad track when the mail train passed Saturday afternoon. The mail bag was thrown off the train as usual, but bounded back and was caught probably on a truck frame, and the rate newspaper mail was distributed through the town was rapid, but one not approved by the post office department. The bag was found near the Pulp Mill in a demoralized condition but the letters were all right.

Jeff  S.
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Work and Events / Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Last post by John Kokas on January 21, 2018, 03:35:18 PM »
Its a shame that a Lombard wasn't available, looks like there is a lot of lumber that could be dragged out of there.  Hope there will be more cutting coming, especially some of those leaning trees on the uphill side that I see in some of the pics.  Those are blow-downs just waiting to happen.

Hey Mike as a side note,  what do you think of ROWMOW converting a couple of the Koppel chassis to log car bogies.  There is some great vid's on YouTube of similar set-ups that are in daily use on logging lines in Europe.
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Work and Events / Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Fred Morse on January 21, 2018, 03:07:24 PM »
That thing pulling that log I thought was a Lombard log hauler, then I saw it didn't have tracks.
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Volunteers / Re: January 2018 Work Planning
« Last post by Fred Morse on January 21, 2018, 03:03:58 PM »
I helped Zack burn One pile of wet brush. Most of the brush burnt was from trees cut that day. Tues. brush had to much snow on them.
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Work and Events / Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Jeff Schumaker on January 21, 2018, 03:00:55 PM »
That's quite a crew in the photos, but I don't see Fred.

Jeff S.
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Volunteers / Re: January 2018 Work Planning
« Last post by Jeff Schumaker on January 21, 2018, 02:58:14 PM »
That's quite a turnout. Where was Fred?

Jeff S.
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Original Railway / Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« Last post by Jeff Schumaker on January 21, 2018, 02:56:07 PM »
Doing the best they could with the tools available.

Jeff S.
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Work and Events / Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Paul Uhland on January 21, 2018, 04:18:19 AM »
Superb work day! 
Is this the biggest non-tracklaying turnout yet?
Bravo to all who sawed, burned and stacked.

Love the shot of 9 dragging the downed tree off the track between TOM and the first washout.
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Work and Events / Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Bill Reidy on January 21, 2018, 02:32:18 AM »
I understand Alan cut down seven trees today using the hand saw.
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Work and Events / Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread
« Last post by John Stone on January 21, 2018, 02:19:39 AM »
Really neat photos, and a hand saw to boot! That's dedication to appropriate toolege!
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