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General Discussion / Re: Wiscasset Station Maine Central/ Knox & Lincoln
« Last post by James Patten on June 20, 2018, 01:09:16 AM »
Hi Rick,
Those photos I believe can be found in Two Feet to Tidewater or one of the other books about the WW&F.  I don't know the years they were taken, but my guess would be the teens or twenties.
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General Discussion / Wiscasset Station Maine Central/ Knox & Lincoln
« Last post by Rick Morris on June 20, 2018, 12:25:16 AM »
Hello

I am doing some research on the Maine Central Freight and Passenger Station in Wiscasset. In a post in this Forum in September 2017 James Patten posted two black/white photos with the Main Central station buildings, does anyone know what year those photos were taken?

thanks,
Rick
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Work and Events / Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Last post by James Patten on June 19, 2018, 12:50:13 AM »
The Wiscasset News has an article up: http://www.wiscassetnewspaper.com/article/alna-day-debuts/103400

Nothing yet from Lincoln County News (a reporter was there Saturday), I suspect it won't be on their website until Wednesday.
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Volunteers / Re: A few stories ...
« Last post by Joe Fox on June 18, 2018, 04:43:54 PM »
Last week I met a lady who once rode the train to Wiscasset in 32 or 33 she said. Although she couldn't remember much of the ride, she was thrilled to be able to relive those days once more. She remembered family tales of her folks riding the train to go to make the connection to points south such as Portland and Boston. It is neat to hear of these visitors and get a chance to talk to them. Her and her family enjoyed the train, and she was truely thrilled she was able to share the experience with her great grandkids. It was her second time riding on the restored railway.
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Work and Events / Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Last post by Mike Fox on June 18, 2018, 04:09:15 PM »
The minutes of the BOD meetings since February have not been posted yet, or you would be able to read the cooperative efforts that are already going on, and some in the works. Local farming is making a come back.
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Volunteers / Re: June 2018 Work Planning
« Last post by Ed Lecuyer on June 18, 2018, 03:21:12 PM »
[Moderator's Note]
A detailed discussion regarding Alna Day 2018 has been moved to the Alna Day topic in the "Work and Events" section.
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Work and Events / Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Last post by John Kokas on June 18, 2018, 12:25:50 PM »
I don't know what Wiscasset has for a farmer's market (if any), but I would concur that a market opportunity could be a great thing for the farming families of Alna, Head Tide, Whitefield, etc.  I would also encourage partnering with our local food purveyors for the concert series.

We might want to consider a flea market and sell tables/spots, but only once or twice a year.
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Work and Events / Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Last post by John Scott on June 18, 2018, 06:12:42 AM »
I know a tourist railway that runs a Sunday Market in the station grounds. I think they make more money from that than from train rides. The results are excellent rail preservation.
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Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« Last post by John Scott on June 18, 2018, 06:06:14 AM »
I would love to have seen the Head Tide station view that is mentioned, above.
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Work and Events / Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« Last post by Bob Holmes on June 17, 2018, 10:59:21 PM »
I too hope that Alna Day becomes an annual event for the town, naturally centered on the railroad.  Many other Maine towns have annual days which have lasted for years and years.  Hopefully we'll remain -- at least for now -- the organizing force to make it happen again and again.  It really does generate town spirit and energy, and should continue to grow.

Many thanks to the town participants, especially my favorite farm market vendors Amy and Toby.

In furthering intra-Alna cooperation, it would not hurt to offer some of our ALNA neighbors the opportunity to display and sell their wares at Sheepscot Station.  That would be a win-win for all!!
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