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Richard "Steam" Symmes

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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #255 on: January 23, 2020, 12:30:29 PM »
Are there any plans in the works to create a pilot plow for future winter events?  So many shots of the SR&RL show those plows in action, throwing snow to both sides of the train.  That would really recreate the past.

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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #256 on: January 23, 2020, 12:39:53 PM »
There's a plow in Portland specifically for this idea to use with 7. It's like anything in that it's a low priority project since there are working alternatives already as normal plowing there is done with 1.
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #257 on: January 23, 2020, 12:43:28 PM »
But a rebuilt flanger would be an absolute treat for next year !!!
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #258 on: January 23, 2020, 12:53:24 PM »
Pilot Plows, Snowplows, and Flangers? Oh My!

All have been considered. Flanger 40 was to be featured in the night photo session - but was cancelled due to the impeding storm. Hopefully we'll see some photos of it (and caboose 32) during the February event.

Making Flanger 40 road-worthy is certainly something that is possible, once the current backlog of reconstructions/restorations have settled down. The B&SR Plow will need a frame-up rebuild; again, this has been discussed.

The tank car 14 restoration (and flat 205) show that the partnership between the WW&F and MNG can accomplish major restoration projects. Other smaller projects (Rangeley, Combine 16) should also not be overlooked or forgotten. (Not to mention recent work done on Monson 3, cosmetics on Monson 4 and B&SR 8, and an unexpected minor repair to B&SR 7.) In all these cases WW&F and MNG crews have worked together to get the jobs done. I'm looking forward to 2020 and beyond to see how this partnership develops and grows.
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #259 on: January 23, 2020, 06:58:28 PM »
Don't forget the Rangeley. The guys did an excellent job of getting it rail worthy, and then fixing the cut lever recently making it operational.

As far as a pilot plow, one from Bridgton could easily be made. It was nothing special. Just a wedge. No curves.
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #260 on: February 10, 2020, 03:26:13 PM »
Thursday morning.



SR&RL heading south through Rosewood and crossing Hummason Brook on Friday.





7 and 9 Saturday night.



7 and 9 getting water Sunday morning.





Thirteen car train leaving the north yard Sunday morning.





7 and 9 at Jaynes Way Sunday morning.



Watering the locomotives from tank car 14 at Alna Center Sunday.



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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #261 on: February 10, 2020, 03:39:11 PM »
It didn't take us long to find a good use for the tank car.
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #262 on: February 10, 2020, 04:15:40 PM »
During the first Grand Reunion event, water for the engines became an issue later in the day, and 7 and 3 had to run back to Sheepscot to get watered up. So using the tank car was a good idea.

#7 in particular is a bit of a coal and water 'hog' in the literal sense.

Glad to see Mother Nature cooperated again with the nice snow and winter atmospherics. It's been pretty dreary down here in the lower climes.
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #263 on: February 10, 2020, 05:32:22 PM »
How was the water moved from the tank car to the engines?
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #264 on: February 10, 2020, 05:37:54 PM »
I see a black hose visible at the lower left end of the tank car, that goes to the trailing flatcar.  Presumably there is a gasoline powered pump (not visible in the photo)  on that flatcar, which outputs water into the red hose mostly laying on the ground, delivering water to the locomotive tender(s).
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #265 on: February 10, 2020, 05:38:55 PM »
A similar photo on Facebook explained thus:

"A portable pump on flatcar 34 charges the hose line to engine 9. All three engines were filled during the stop."

https://www.facebook.com/WWFRailway/photos/rpp.147279126870/10157215518186871/?type=3&theater


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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #266 on: February 10, 2020, 05:43:43 PM »
#7 in particular is a bit of a coal and water 'hog' in the literal sense.

We don't call her miss piggy for nothing.

7 Was coaled up on Saturday at lunch and didn't get a single nugget Sunday morning and we managed to make it back. Granted it was with less than a chute of coal left sitting on the turntable but we can blame that on the 300 pounds we probably lost when we enlarged the cab space during the rebuild.
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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #267 on: February 10, 2020, 07:11:30 PM »
Great photos Brendan!!

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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #268 on: February 11, 2020, 09:56:19 AM »
Looks like there was ideal weather for photography.

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Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« Reply #269 on: February 12, 2020, 09:54:33 AM »
Pilot Plows, Snowplows, and Flangers? Oh My!

All have been considered. Flanger 40 was to be featured in the night photo session - but was cancelled due to the impeding storm. Hopefully we'll see some photos of it (and caboose 32) during the February event.

Making Flanger 40 road-worthy is certainly something that is possible, once the current backlog of reconstructions/restorations have settled down. The B&SR Plow will need a frame-up rebuild; again, this has been discussed.

The tank car 14 restoration (and flat 205) show that the partnership between the WW&F and MNG can accomplish major restoration projects. Other smaller projects (Rangeley, Combine 16) should also not be overlooked or forgotten. (Not to mention recent work done on Monson 3, cosmetics on Monson 4 and B&SR 8, and an unexpected minor repair to B&SR 7.) In all these cases WW&F and MNG crews have worked together to get the jobs done. I'm looking forward to 2020 and beyond to see how this partnership develops and grows.
might not be likely, but since you guys did tank car 14, it'd be nice to see you guys work on Bridgton and Saco River Railroad Snow Plow #2 from the MNGRR.
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