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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2008, 04:03:40 PM »
Heres a good one! You know your a WW&F fan if you rebuild the real lost 2-6-2 #24 from its original blueprints all by your self to operate on the WW&F! :o ::) :D
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« Reply #46 on: December 09, 2008, 07:45:51 PM »
You know you're a WW&F fan when you pay someone with an airbrush to custom paint a front license plate for your vehicle and the subject is #9 and the WW&F logo.
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« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2008, 09:00:18 PM »
Duncan,
Make that a "Pennsylvania" WW&F fan, here in Maine we have to use the front license plates that the State of Maine sells us.
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« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2008, 09:46:08 PM »
You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

 - You paint your well house box car red and want to paint 309 on the side of it.

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« Reply #49 on: December 10, 2008, 01:20:47 AM »
You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

 - You paint your well house box car red and want to paint 309 on the side of it.
Nah paint it in WW&F colors! :o :-\ ;) :)
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« Reply #50 on: December 10, 2008, 01:24:02 AM »
Sorry guys but most of my ideas involves the handcar but you know that your a true fan of the WW&F by trying to set a new speed recored on the WW&F and the newspapers would say "Worlds Fastest Handcar Speed Recored."  ::) :) ;) :D ;D
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« Reply #51 on: December 10, 2008, 04:42:37 AM »
Well, here's mine, albeit a more general 2' bit.

You know you're a Maine 2' steam nut (or junkie if you prefer) when...

You schedule your summer vacation week to run from the Saturday before the Narrow Gauge Convention (8/25) through the Sunday after (9/2). You work Wed, Thur, and Sat on steam, pay to be a guest engineer on Friday and still end up firing for half the day, then call in sick to work on Labor Day (I used to work in a pizza joint and still did after this) so that you can fire "just one more day."

Not to say it wasn't without sacrifice, I spent the Staurday through Tuesday (and Sunday before Labor Day) of that week deep in the woods of Maine so that my girlfriend wouldn't decide to become my ex-girlfriend.

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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #52 on: December 10, 2008, 04:47:17 AM »
Another one:

You know you're a 2' steam nut when:

You somehow manage to find yourself volunteering for 2 days of steam on a holiday weekend (any combo of Sat/Sun/Mon)...

...all THREE holiday weekends in the summer (Memorial, 4th of July, AND Labor Day!)...

...for 2 years in a row.

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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #53 on: December 10, 2008, 04:47:56 AM »
Another one:

You know you're a 2' steam nut when:

You somehow manage to find yourself volunteering for 2 days of steam on a holiday weekend (any combo of Sat/Sun/Mon)...

...all THREE holiday weekends in the summer (Memorial, 4th of July, AND Labor Day!)...

...for 2 years in a row.



..and swing by on your off day to take pictures.
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« Reply #54 on: December 10, 2008, 09:12:47 PM »
Keith, I'm actually from Massachusetts and at the time I had the plate made front plates were not required.  As long as I keep my current plate (green) I can keep my custom plate but if the plate ever requires updating (red now) I will be required to lose the custom plate and have 2 state plates.
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« Reply #55 on: December 10, 2008, 11:25:03 PM »
You look at your mailbox every day, trying to finalize that design in your head to turn it into #9.
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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #56 on: December 15, 2008, 06:40:00 PM »
You haul an antique victrola 1200 miles (round trip) just to get a picture of it on the Alna Center station platform.

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« Reply #57 on: December 15, 2008, 07:24:41 PM »
You know your a WW&F fan if your cellphone ringtone has MNGM's #7's whistle on it. :o ::) :D
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Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
« Reply #58 on: December 15, 2008, 09:55:59 PM »
Do you mean B&SR No 7? Do you actually have No 7's whistle as the ringtone on your cell phone? Because I am in need of a recording of that whistle. Can you send it to me as a .wav file in an email?

(not sure how having B&SR No 7's whistle on your phone makes you a WW&F fan...but hey, we're just making it up as we go along, right?!)  ;D

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« Reply #59 on: December 16, 2008, 07:09:23 PM »
No. But once I get it, I will try to send it to you. ::) :) :D
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