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Joe Fox

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Re: Happy Easter 2010!
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2010, 07:45:51 AM »
Indeed it does. As you know, I brought one of my co-workers with me from Conway, and he had a great time. he looks forward to coming back again soon, and said how he was amazed at how we all act like family, and how everything gets done without any question. He couldn't believe his eyes. In fact, he noted how easily things get done at the WW&F, without any arguments or anything. Even though the railroad is run by all volunteers, he was amazed at how well everything was maintained, and as you said very clean.

Stephen Hussar

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Re: Happy Easter 2010!
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2010, 07:51:45 AM »
Hey Joe, here's that last shot we were trying...in the machine shop. thanks for standing in!


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Re: Happy Easter 2010!
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2010, 08:50:27 AM »
The Easter Train 2010 -- Another feather in WW&F's cap! 
As fine a way to begin the season as The Chirstmas (Victorian) Train was to end it.  In my view these special public minded events really put WW&F on the map as a statement of Mission.  An organization which regularly gives back so much to the community at large remains vital and has a way of justifying all those hours of volunteer labor.
And the photograhers staged yet another coup.  Kevin's postcard is a great idea.  Steve with the handcar participants should be a part of a brochure.  The handcar, in fact, should be a regular feature as it provides a unique hands on experience with minimal outlay on the part of the RR. 
Kudos to all -

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Re: Happy Easter 2010!
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2010, 06:46:34 PM »
http://mfmalk.zenfolio.com/p47324941

All,
Follow the link above to my pictures from the Easter Express/first steam-up weekend.
Click on “slideshow” in the upper right of the screen.
Thank you to Jason and the entire crew for giving Stephen, Kevin, and myself free rein to photograph the railroad.
You all put one great show every time I come up there, be back soon!
Matthew


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Re: Happy Easter 2010!
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2010, 10:00:30 PM »
That little guy seated on the handcar with me did not want to leave. He was happy just sitting there. I think with a little planning for the handcar rides, track 7 could be made available for the most part to give a longer ride. The short ride on tha bay 2 track was great, but I think the kids would like just a little longer ride. Weather depending of course. That may not work to well in December.
Mike
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Re: Happy Easter 2010!
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2010, 10:42:00 PM »
Matthew;
   Come again soon and make sure to bring your camera! You really did justice to our railroad.
Dave

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Re: Happy Easter 2010!
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2010, 11:13:45 PM »
Fantastic! I especially like the unusual shots. :)

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Re: Happy Easter 2010!
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2010, 07:26:33 AM »
Nice photos taken by everyone. I am working on something special now for the museum to possibly take to train shows, and as well as another item that I will bring with me tomorrow to see what other people think of the idea. The idea I had to take to train shows was a photo album, with pictures of our regular train service days, as well as special events. The reason behind that idea is so that people can look through the album, rather than watch a half hour video. So far I have photos of the Easter photo freight, to show the general public what else we can offer besides a historic train ride. As the year continues, I am going to try and get more shots. If anybody would like to help me by donating a few pictures, credited to the photographer of course, please let me know. My thought was once the album is completed, I will give it to the museum to keep down there.

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Re: Happy Easter 2010!
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2010, 07:29:37 AM »
Matthew,  Thanks for the link.  I like that B&W shot looking into Bay 3, it's timeless.   Your "going away" view of the mixed is just super ... I like the smoke drifting back over the consist.   The shots of the other parts of the railroad like the switch lock and the timetable are cool too.   Beautiful photos!
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Re: Happy Easter 2010!
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2010, 03:19:59 PM »
Joe,
that's an awesome idea! ;D

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Re: Photo Albums
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2010, 09:22:52 AM »
Joe,  I'll be moving all my WW&F photo albums to Maine and you are welcome to look through them for your project.  I don't have much from the last couple of years but there's alot of shots from the mid 1990's through 2007 or so.  I'll be at the track weekend if you want to see what I have.

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Re: Happy Easter 2010!
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2010, 06:39:17 AM »
Ok Stewart. Thanks. I plan on being there from Friday through Sunday, but I'll have to wait and see what my work schedule is going to be.

Joe

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Re: Happy Easter 2010!
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2010, 07:45:04 AM »
Here's another from the day...No 10 steaming past Head Tide tank on a cool and foggy April morning.


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Re: Happy Easter 2010!
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2010, 07:49:26 AM »
When Stephen said "another from the day" he may have meant the Spring Steam-Up, but he could just as easily have meant the hey-day of the WW&F.   For although the locomotive might not be original WW&F equipment, there is nothing in the shot that could not have been there back in 1915.   The facilities and operating practices at the museum really lend themselves to the creation of "period" photos.   I don't know how many times I've shot reenactment pictures at other places, only to discover hand-held radios and other modern devices that were too prominent to overlook.  No photoshopping necessary at the WW&F!

Here's another "period photo" from the Easter Freight.  To be different, I thought I'd try a Sepia.   The image of Steve Z. riding the catwalk makes this basic wedge a real eye-grabber.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=320799&nseq=12

/Kevin

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Re: Happy Easter 2010!
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2010, 08:25:55 AM »
Kevin,  Beautiful photo, it looks great in sepia tone.  It would make a good calendar shot.  Thanks for the comments about Sheepscot's period look.  From the three way stub switch to goose neck lights... to the use of hand signals, crank telephones, kerosene hand lanterns and flags, the volunteers work to keep the steam era alive.

Stewart