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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2008, 03:38:30 AM »
Heres a good one! To be a true WW&F fan you have to operate the handcar on the whole WW&F Railroad from the end of the current railroad and back to the station without stoping to rest!    :D :D
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« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2008, 05:06:08 AM »
Heres a good one! To be a true WW&F fan you have to operate the handcar on the whole WW&F Railroad from the end of the current railroad and back to the station without stoping to rest!    :D :D

I take it you've done this?

How about: "You sit around at THe Sea Baskett and share 'Harry stories' after the work sessions."

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« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2008, 04:21:09 PM »
Matt,  I've taken the handcar from Sheepscot to milepost 7 and back, but I stopped to take photos of the car in various places along the way.  That was a fun trip.  I also remember 4 of us racing the handcar to Alna Center to see how fast we could get there.  The last 1,000 feet to the field had just been put down.  I don't remember our running time but it was the fastest I've ever gotten to AC by rail, even behind Bullet Bob!

Here's another "fan-ism" -

You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

- you wear a museum tee shirt under your clothes at your regular job!

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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2008, 06:48:47 PM »
Stewart,
Or you wear other WW&F gear (hat & T shirts) to every day activities.
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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2008, 08:34:02 PM »
I got it! I got it!

No matter which Sid Meyers type "Sim" game you're playing, be it RR Tycoon, CIV, or what have you, you name your cities
"Wiscasset, Sheepscot, Albion, Winslow, Farmington, Strong, ... " ;D
and as your megalomania grows, "Megantic, Caribou, Montreal, Quebec..." ;)
[Today: the coast of Maine, tomorow the WORLD! Muuahaha.] :P

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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2008, 12:05:47 AM »
You know you're a WW&F fan when you patiently explain that the initials on your shirt or cap don't stand for the World Wrestling Federation or World Wildlife Foundation -- and then explain what they do stand for.

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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2008, 01:30:55 AM »
Matt,  I've taken the handcar from Sheepscot to milepost 7 and back, but I stopped to take photos of the car in various places along the way.  That was a fun trip.  I also remember 4 of us racing the handcar to Alna Center to see how fast we could get there.  The last 1,000 feet to the field had just been put down.  I don't remember our running time but it was the fastest I've ever gotten to AC by rail, even behind Bullet Bob!

Here's another "fan-ism" -

You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

- you wear a museum tee shirt under your clothes at your regular job!
Did you capture it on film so we can see you on the handcar? :)
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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2008, 06:01:36 AM »
You know you're a WW&F fan when....
You're talking to a visitor riding your loco in Connecticut, find out he's from Pittsfield Maine,
and spend the rest of the trip educating him on Maine 2 footers in general and the WW&F in particular- especially since he was from Pittsfield!

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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #38 on: December 01, 2008, 03:24:26 PM »
Matt,  I didn't get any photos of the car that I am in, just wanted to photograph the car and scenery. 
Here's another one.

You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

  - You have more photos of engine 10 on your phone than family shots.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2008, 04:36:38 PM by Stewart Rhine »

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« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2008, 09:55:57 PM »
Stewart, what you didn't mention was that you proposed to your wife on one of your handcar rides!

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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2008, 10:00:50 PM »
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you proposed to your wife on one of your handcar rides

Now THATS a true WW&F fan :-)
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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2008, 10:26:35 PM »
Ok Dave and Ed - It's true ... here's the ultimate "fan-ism"

You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

You meet your future wife on the track crew.  A year later you propose to her during a track weekend.   The dispatcher gives you the railroad so you can take her out on the handcar at lunch time.  You propose on the handcar while stopped on the trestle, trying not to drop the ring in the water.   She says yes - still not sure why!  The following year you have the wedding in the Head Tide church which is up on the hill next to the WW&F's deepest cut.  After the ceremony, a good railroad friend drives you to Alna Center in his Model A Ford.  You then have a special train take the wedding party from Alna Center to Sheepscot.  The special passenger train is possible because a dedicated group put new brakes on coach 3 so coaches 3 and 8 can run as a solid passenger consist.   You hold the reception in a tent at the railroad and food is served out of bay 3 of the car shop.  One of the highlights of the afternoon is a special train to take the wedding guests from Sheepscot past Albee's crossing.   At the end of the day another special train takes you back to Alna Center where you parked your truck.  You then drive up to Kingfield and stay at the Herbert, an old hotel which had a connection to the SR&RL.  Enough ...

 
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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2008, 04:59:10 PM »
And we have a winner! Congratulations!  ;D
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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2008, 08:06:08 PM »
You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

- You receive a check for $244 and you think of engine 7.

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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2008, 09:33:39 PM »
I'd rather get a check for $262 and think of engine 6!  ;D