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Fred L. Kuhns
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« on: May 05, 2014, 11:12:14 PM »

 Stewart,  Need some help in finding the WW&F location on Facebook.  Fred l. Kuhns
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 11:39:59 PM »

Here you go Fred.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wiscasset-Waterville-and-Farmington-Railway-Museum/147279126870
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 09:35:37 AM »

Brendan, Thanks for the help on the location of the WW&F on Facebook.   Fred L. Kuhns
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 11:41:25 AM »

We are now one month into posting photos from the early days of the museum on the WW&F facebook page.  The posts are made every Thursday and the response has been phenomenal.  So far we've shown the framing of bay 1 and laying of the first rail.

This week we present a special Backward Glance to comemorate Harry restarting the W&Q RR charter which was done 25 years ago today. Two photos are presented showing a look south at the Sheepscot Yard area.  The first view is from the Summer of 1990 while the second image shows the view from the same spot 14 years later.

Much work has gone into the sorting, scanning, dating/captioning and posting of the images and the facebook team appreciates the support of WW&F members and friends with the project.  If the positive comments made on-line and heard during the Work Weekend are any indication of how the photos are enjoyed, the Thursday posts will continue for the rest of the year. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 10:56:57 AM »

Start, I follow them on Facebook.  Keep the Thursday flashbacks coming!

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 12:13:36 PM »

Hi Tom,  

I'm glad you enjoy the photos.  There's already been over 700 views of the "then & now" photos in less than one day.  Please be sure to [LIKE] the page and posts.

Thanks,

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2014, 07:40:44 PM »

Today:

There's a special Mothers Day story on fb about the railroads Model AA truck.  Please go to the link to find out how the Ford got to Sheepscot and what its nickname is.   
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2014, 05:49:19 PM »

Today, the fb team had some fun with a post called "What If the FS&K had been built and a Sandy River track crew went to Wiscasset".  The post has 4 photos of a SR&RL Model T railcar on the WW&F in Wiscasset, next to the Wiscasset Grain Co, Sail Loft building and Turner Centre Creamery.  The photos feature portions of the new Wiscasset waterfront module made by Peter Barney.  Check it out - and click on each image to see the complete photo.     
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2014, 06:14:37 PM »

Todays facebook post shows two views of Bay 1 from late 1990 or early 1991 as the first roof rafters are going up.  One view is from the edge of Cross Road while the other is from about where track 7 is today.

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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2014, 07:51:29 PM »

The facebook crew has been at it again with more new/old photos.  Log in to find out about the WW&F's original "lifting bay"
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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2014, 09:18:49 PM »

Tonight's "Throw Back Thursday" facebook post features a view of the front of the shop from 1991 (including Harry's old blue pickup) with a comparison view from the same spot this week.  The now view shows just how deep the old front wall is inside of the shop addition.  Boxcar 309 is in bay 1 but you can still see some of the old front wall around the car with it's faded yellow paint.    

Bay 1 was the center of operations, shop, museum, kitchen and meeting room from 1990 through 1993.  The next few posts will highlight this fact as well as the start of bays 2 and 3.
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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2014, 10:30:14 AM »

Bay 1 continued as a kitchen right up until the purchase of the house. Many a great museum chef had produced some welcomed meals from there, much to the delight of the volunteers. Thank you Stewart for reviving the memories..
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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2014, 08:53:39 PM »

Tonight's facebook post features 3 views of the first WW&F restoration, flatcar 118 being rebuilt by Harry and Zack in 1992 - '93.  The chain hoist in bay 1 was used to get the trucks under the car plus 60' of new track was built out the north door so the car could be rolled outside.  Check it out and [LIKE] it up!   
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2014, 07:18:25 AM »

Photos of engine 9's progress with Team Downey were posted over the weekend.   Alan and Harold worked on a number of wooden parts including the pilot beam, building a new cowcatcher and front foot boards.  The views are from the machine shop and new woodshop that they set up on the second floor. 
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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2014, 03:05:31 PM »

Today's Backward Glance shows museum members installing the sheathing on flatcar 118 during the Annual Picnic in 1993. See if you can ID Zack, Jason and Bruce Wilson.  The next photos show the flatcar in primer paint and the start of framing for bays 2 and 3 of the shop, October 1993.   Enjoy! 
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