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Re: WW&F Visits....
« Reply #105 on: January 10, 2019, 10:03:30 PM »
#2: Army 2-8-0 #612, currently under cosmetic restoration. Seeing this engine held a special level of significance for me, because my grandfather was a conductor in a Transportation Corps at Ft. Eustis, and he conducted on this engine.

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« Reply #106 on: January 10, 2019, 10:04:11 PM »
#3: The prow for #5550. In the words of Jason: "This thing is a fabricator's nightmare. There's not a straight line on it anywhere!"

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« Reply #107 on: January 11, 2019, 08:21:57 AM »
Seems to me that Dwight Winkey was actively involved in the railroad operations at Ft. Eustis during his stent in the Army.

Also, I noticed on the first page of this link:

A copy of the guy in video.

He visits the WW&F regularly and is always taking photos while he is there.  I am terrible with names so can't provide it.  His picture is located on the first page of this thread with the date of December 27, 2012.
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« Reply #108 on: January 11, 2019, 10:12:18 AM »
He visits the WW&F regularly and is always taking photos while he is there.  I am terrible with names so can't provide it.

Bill, you mean either Kevin Madore or Stephen Hussar.  I notice Ed's on the first page of this thread too, but Ed doesn't take a lot of photos so you probably don't mean him.

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Re: WW&F Visits....
« Reply #109 on: January 11, 2019, 10:26:11 AM »
He visits the WW&F regularly and is always taking photos while he is there.  I am terrible with names so can't provide it.  His picture is located on the first page of this thread with the date of December 27, 2012.

That is Kevin Madore.
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« Reply #110 on: January 11, 2019, 02:35:12 PM »
James,

I knew it wasn't Stephen.  Alas, as soon as I read Kevin, I remember, oh yeah...  but any more I say that a lot....
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Re: WW&F Visits....
« Reply #111 on: July 21, 2019, 05:11:40 PM »
Tennessee Valley Railroad, Loco 630. Last time I was here, the 610 was in operation.



The General. Kennesaw, Ga. The place has completely changed around the locomotive, since I last saw it 25 years ago.

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« Reply #112 on: July 22, 2019, 01:38:08 PM »
I'm guessing Mike was doing a little Southern valve gear research for a WW&F Prairie. I saw 630's sister, #722, a few times during my Southern years. Good sturdy engines.

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Re: WW&F Visits....
« Reply #113 on: August 03, 2019, 05:48:10 PM »
I was in Tucson, AZ for a conference last week, and when I had a free day on Thursday I took a 350-mile side trip to Clifton, AZ to see some of the remains the Coronado RR. This little 20-inch gauge copper-mining line was one of the earliest railroads in that state, dating to 1879.

Here I am with Coronado RR No. 8, a Porter 0-4-4T built in 1897 (C/N 1735), on display near the former Arizona & New Mexico Ry/El Paso & Southwestern RR/Southern Pacific depot on AZ Highway 191 in Clifton.  (The AZ & NM was originally narrow gauge as well, but 3' gauge rather than 20".)
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Re: WW&F Visits....
« Reply #114 on: August 04, 2019, 11:45:47 AM »
Philip,
I believe you have to be wearing WW&F apparel to post on this page... 😉
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Re: WW&F Visits....
« Reply #115 on: August 13, 2019, 07:38:39 PM »
Due to a variety of circumstances, we ran the Sandy River Railbus #4 at BRV today. Linda had been telling me how much she wanted the chance to ride in it, so as soon as it was confirmed- I told her to come on down. She rode once up front with me at the controls, and sampled a variety of other seating locations. She had such a blast that I couldn't help but share this. I think her face says everything!




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Re: WW&F Visits....
« Reply #116 on: August 13, 2019, 07:57:02 PM »
A future visit to the WW&F would be quite a treat.  Photographers special maybe?
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Re: WW&F Visits....
« Reply #117 on: October 27, 2019, 07:35:28 PM »
This one is going to be the weirdest, silliest "WW&F Visits..." ever:

The WW&F has now appeared on the geek-culture podcast, The Flopcast:
Grab a coffee and join us to discuss Saturday morning cartoons, Dr. Demento-style funny music, TV and movies of the 1970s and 1980s, comic books, conventions, chickens (?), and more...

Yes, in my non-railroad life I was in a comedy music band, "The Sponge Awareness Foundation" with my long-time friend, Kevin, who weekly co-hosts this silly and geeky podcast. My name comes up during the show fairly often, usually when a train reference comes into the conversation, with the comment "Ed would know that". Well, for this week (and next week) I appear on the Flopcast discussing the obscure (like a long-forgotten PBS series with one episode which features RDC Budd Cars in Peekskill, NY) to the the obscene (1979's Supertrain). Somehow I end up delving into the worlds of American Flyer trains (thanks to Davey and Goliath), what is a "Foamer" (illustrated by Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory), the transition from the New Haven to Penn Central to MBTA/Amtrak, and the wonderful world of the narrow gauge (as totally wrongly portrayed in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.)

Find me on Flopcast episode 390 at:
http://flopcast.net/390.html
(or wherever you get your podcasts.)

And yes, I really did wear my full WW&F conductor's uniform to record an audio-only podcast.


And if episode 390 isn't entertaining enough, the following week (episode 391, to be released on 11/3) you'll find me talking railroad safety (thanks to Stand by Me), how a steam locomotive DOESN'T work (Back to the Future part III), and a bevy of rail-enthusiast celebrities.

And of course, I plug the WW&F during both episodes, because that is all that really matters.
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Re: WW&F Visits....
« Reply #118 on: October 27, 2019, 08:04:23 PM »
...and for a pre-WW&F sighting of Ed and his band, please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8gh_CMEDRc (pretty sure he's the one playing the keyboard).

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« Reply #119 on: October 27, 2019, 08:15:32 PM »
...and for a pre-WW&F sighting of Ed and his band, please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8gh_CMEDRc (pretty sure he's the one playing the keyboard).

YIKES! Yes. Guilty as charged. Rounding out that appearance in 2001 is Flopcast co-host Kevin on vocals, my wife Michelle on bass, and my brother Mike on guitar. Not pictured is Emily, who would be later found screaming "baby! baby! baby!" during the long drive back from Michigan to Massachusetts. (Her "baby" - a stuffed doll - was inadvertently lost earlier during the trip; scaring us all for life.)
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