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Graham Buxton

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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #225 on: January 10, 2020, 10:30:46 AM »
 ;D Perhaps we should consider adding tracks under the roof of of the Pavilion for future additional winter storage ...  :P



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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #226 on: January 10, 2020, 11:17:17 AM »
Perhaps we should consider adding tracks under the roof of of the Pavilion for future additional winter storage ...

That was considered, and some preliminary plans were drawn up. It would have necessitated positioning the pavilion at Top of the Mountain, rather than at Alna Center. In the end, we decided that the railroad would be best served by using the pavilion as dedicated event space.

Meanwhile, preliminary plans for further storage are being developed...
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #227 on: January 10, 2020, 12:39:25 PM »
But..just in case..it will be tall enough for such a purpose.. You never know...
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #228 on: January 10, 2020, 01:00:45 PM »
Thanks a lot Brendan for keeping the away crowd posted by your beautiful wintry pics. The storage of rollingstock and locomotives is always a tricky affair on tourist RR. We do  know it in Pithivers where it brought about quite a lot of never ending  yearound switchings. But nobody can deny it's still better to have  a lot of material than not enough and if switching is time consumming it's  as well an exciting activity when you love railroad. I can't wait for the pics of that winter's photo un-heard-of event.

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« Reply #229 on: January 16, 2020, 11:27:51 PM »
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4 and 8 parked on temporary tracks off the turn table.



Putting 7 away Wednesday night. The whistle clears the door by an inch.



6 and 7 outside the shop Thursday morning.





SR&RL no. 6





Monson 3, SR&RL 6, and B&SR 7 steaming up Thursday morning.









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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #230 on: January 16, 2020, 11:44:50 PM »
Wonderful pictures Brendan. One shot has three steam locomotives steamed up, and one shot (my favorite) has two Plymouths in action! ;D

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« Reply #231 on: January 17, 2020, 02:29:16 AM »
Superb!!!
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« Reply #232 on: January 17, 2020, 03:06:21 AM »
Thanks a lot Brendan for taking time to take  and share these beautiful and outstanding pictures to keep us posted. I wish you a wonderful Grand Reunion and I'm looking forward for your next photos.

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« Reply #233 on: January 17, 2020, 08:32:13 AM »
I guess the only concessions to modern times will be the electric headlights on #9?

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« Reply #234 on: January 17, 2020, 10:00:28 AM »
I guess the only concessions to modern times will be the electric headlights on #9?
yes, as a matter of fact, while working on the SR&RL, it only had a front headlight - at least that what it seems from all the old photos - plus the current front headlight is a more modern SR&RL headlight, unlike the original oil burner one
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #235 on: January 17, 2020, 10:37:41 AM »
The electric headlight is correct for her on the SR&RL in the 1920s. What stands out for me, though, is the absence of the Eames vacuum brake exhaust muffler!

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« Reply #236 on: January 17, 2020, 11:34:02 AM »
Muffler may be missing but I really like the whoosh sound it makes when the brakes are released.
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« Reply #237 on: January 17, 2020, 11:35:40 AM »
Thanks, Philip and Anthony.  I remember re-installing the handbrake in #9's cab during the re-build, and possibly she had steam brakes on the drivers, originally?  I am not close to my Peter Barney books nor my Gary Kohler books right now.

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« Reply #238 on: January 17, 2020, 11:50:50 AM »
I believe No. 9 had just the handbrake on the tender truck originally. Vacuum brakes on the drivers are supposed to have been added about 1912.

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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #239 on: January 17, 2020, 01:59:01 PM »
Can someone set me straight on Number 6's number plate? I thought WW&F 9 was ex-SR&RL 6, but that smokebox plate says Sandy River RR.