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Matthew Gustafson

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Found this on RYAN
« on: February 12, 2013, 01:43:55 AM »
http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34474
Anyone have an explanation for this?
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Re: Found this on RYAN
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 02:08:48 AM »
Matt,

If you look through the old WW&F newsletters from 1994-98 you'll see the engine.  It's a standard gauge switcher from the Crotch Island RR.  It had the saddle tank but no cab when it was at Sheepscot.  It was displayed in front of bay 2 for a few years then it was sold to a fellow in NH and eventually went to the Silver Lake RR.  It looks different now because the tank was removed and they built a nice looking cab on it.

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Re: Found this on RYAN
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 03:47:17 AM »
Not sure what's going on with the parallel rod. Looks like something in a cartoon.

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Re: Found this on RYAN
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 12:18:16 PM »
Wonder if they dropped the wheelsets and re-installed them with the wrong timing?

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Re: Found this on RYAN
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 02:02:19 PM »
Maybe they did it so mischief-makers couldn't roll it?

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Re: Found this on RYAN
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013, 05:42:52 PM »
What was the purposed of this engine being in Sheepscot? Was it going to be a display piece? :)
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Re: Found this on RYAN
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 06:06:03 PM »
Matt,

For some further info, here's a post on RYPN that James Patten submitted yesterday:

It's a former granite hauling locomotive on one of the Maine islands, might have been Deer Isle/Stonington. The engine ended up on display in Freeport, Maine, at the Freeport Trading Post store next to a gigantic Indian, back when I-95 and US Rt 1 shared directional lanes through there (that would be 70s/80s). It ended up at the WW&F when the then-current president decided we needed something out front to prove to the world that we were a railroad museum -at the time we had no track visible.

It was sold to Ed Gilbert in New Hampshire in the late 1990s and went into his collection, which included lots of former Edaville equipment


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Re: Found this on RYAN
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 07:57:47 PM »
The late Walter M. Bush of Concord, Mass., built a 1-1/2" scale model of that tank engine. He and a friend, Bud Hanson, would stop at the old Rte. 1 location and photograph and measure the prototype locomotive every time they journeyed up to Waldoboro for Henry Groth's live steam meets. Walter was a long time live steam enthusiast and built several locomotives over a period of years.  After his passing, the model locomotive (which was an excellent runner, by the way) went to the Museum of Industry in Waltham, Mass., along with his other engines, where they are on display.

Ask Dwight Winkley for more details about this.

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