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Don Wildes

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New Volunteer and Member
« on: July 16, 2012, 02:32:41 PM »
Hello everyone,

I thought I would come here to introduce myself...

My Name is Don, I just started volunteering and am currently a brakeman in training, working on the Sunday Train crew.

Don

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Re: New Volunteer and Member
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 02:36:37 PM »
Hi Don,

Welcome Aboard!
Are you volunteering at Maine Narrow Gauge, WW&F, or both?

-Ed Lecuyer
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Don Wildes

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Re: New Volunteer and Member
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 02:39:21 PM »
oh sorry, I should have specified... I am at Maine Narrow Gauge.

Don
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Re: New Volunteer and Member
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 08:48:52 PM »
Good luck with MNG Don!
I was a Brakeman & Conductor at MNG (and steam apprentice) However WW&F is where I volunteer the most now. (I still play with MNG's #4 once in a while though)
 

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Re: New Volunteer and Member
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 01:21:32 PM »
thanks, I have been a railfan for many years, I have to say I am very excited to be a part of the Maine Narrow Gauge. I am eager to learn all of the history of Maine's Narrow Gauge Railroads. I especially like that we are currently operating on the ROW of the old Grand Trunk, I remember as a kid seeing the trains running down Commercial Street, and seeing the trainyard on the waterfront, not to mention the history behind the Portland Company.

Currently I am in training to be a Brakeman, and then I would imagine a Conductor. It would be really cool to eventually train to be an engineer. I plan on attending the work days as they come up, I have many skill that I feel could be benificial and am eager to apply them.

Hope to meet you guys in person at the railroad sometime.

Don

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Re: New Volunteer and Member
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2012, 12:49:45 AM »
Train crew is a good place to start, however I recommend helping with restoration projects/ trying all the jobs once your qualified. I never wanted to be conductor ever again when I first started helping with steam! (sept. 2011) and I have NO skills at all! LOL!