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Re: May 2012 Work Planning
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2012, 09:55:33 PM »
Gee Brendan, Don't know what happened but I hope you get better soon.

Today was the NMRA (not NRHS) Charter.  There were about 80 members from various places including ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, NY, OH and PA.    The first train went out at 10:15 with 66 passengers.  The consist was coaches 8 and 3, box 309 and flat 118.  Engine 10 was on the point with Gordon running and Joe firing.  Note: Today is Gordon's birthday and we're glad he wanted to enjoy it with his narrow gauge friends.  Happy Birthday Gawdon!  The visitors who stayed at Sheepscot toured the shop and rode the railcar within the Yard Limit.  Milk car 65 was pushed outside for photos.  The exterior painting is now almost complete (need some touch-up) and the tin roof man stopped by to measure the car.  

When the first train came back to Sheepscot many visitors stayed for the second trip with coach 8 removed so the consist was all original WW&F.  The railcar followed the second train for the meet at AC.  Photo run-bys were held on each trip and good comments were made by the guests.  The other attraction enjoyed by the guests was rides on handcar #2 on bay 3's track.  The gift shop did a brisk business, keeping Cindy and Dawn busy.  Many people left with new WW&F hats and shirts.  I had 2 NMRA officials in the railcar with me and they said that everyone had a great time.  They are planning another visit to the museum, possibly in the Fall or Winter.

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Re: May 2012 Work Planning
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2012, 10:07:16 PM »
I bet the great weather today helped with the good time. Glad things went well.

Brendan, whenever you can make it, we will start tinkering again.
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Re: May 2012 Work Planning
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2012, 11:46:29 PM »
Wow guys everything looks great!
 
I hope to be able to get back there sometime in the near future and make myself useful

Really nice work, thanks for the pics

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Re: May 2012 Work Planning
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2012, 11:04:38 AM »
Anticipated work for weekend of May 26:

* Loco 9: See Jason
* Restrooms: See Zack
* Car 65: See Zack (although I think we're waiting for the roofing guy to come)

This is the first weekend of Saturday & Sunday operation.  We'll be in need of train crews for both days from now until October.  See Jason's thread in the Operating section.

We're not officially open on Memorial Day although I'm sure people will be there working.

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Re: May 2012 Work Planning
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2012, 09:11:51 PM »
I hope a small crew can pick up trash North of the trestle for about an hour Sat. Then I'm supposed to get the lunch B.L.T.'s , Beans and hot dogs, Potato salad, Ice Cream and anything else I can find. Then it will be time for a nap.

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Re: May 2012 Work Planning
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2012, 12:57:09 AM »
If time and weather permits Saturday morning, I would like to go to AC and Return with the Rowmow. If Fred would like to follow, we could go to EOT while he loads. I want to run it to make sure it is fine before I let someone else break it.
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Re: May 2012 Work Planning
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2012, 01:04:16 AM »
Joe & Dawn took these pictures Sunday. He asked me to post them so here they are. He can explain if he'd like.







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Re: May 2012 Work Planning
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2012, 02:35:08 AM »
Mike;
DB and I will be there Saturday. We were hoping to try out RowMow 1 so your plans will mesh with ours.
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Re: May 2012 Work Planning
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2012, 12:53:58 AM »
Well, maybe you can observe how to do it.
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Re: May 2012 Work Planning
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2012, 12:59:54 AM »
The middle photo in the photos my dad posted was really neat. You get the train, model A, Model B, and #9 under reconstruction, with a little boy in front of it taking a picture of the railroads Model A truck, just out of sight to the left of the picture.
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« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2012, 01:50:50 AM »
If the picture was in black and white, and the boy was wearing knickers and holding a Brownie box camera, you'd have a perfect 1930s era image.

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Re: May 2012 Work Planning
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2012, 11:43:09 AM »
Nice photos.  We had the old Fords lined up in order with the railroad's 1930 AA in front of bay 2, Leon's 1931 coupe and the 1932 Model B.  We thought about putting the Model T railcar at the end of the main but it would have been in the way for engine 10's run around move.  Maybe we will set this scene again at the annual picnic.

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« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2012, 07:27:28 PM »
It really made for a nice shot. At some point I will take one of my other pictures, that is almost period, with the exception of two people, and change it to be black and white.
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Re: May 2012 Work Planning
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2012, 09:26:16 PM »
Well, if you can't fix it, cut it out.

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Re: May 2012 Work Planning
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2012, 11:22:31 PM »
The B&W version looks great! Thanks Mike.