The WW&F is actually a really easy railroad to film: the trains are frequent, the line is short enough to hike and since it's usually just one consist on any day you can film it in a bunch of different places and it looks like the same trip when it's put together. You just can't do that on a hundred mile long railroad that has a only a couple of trains every day and a different consist every time.
When I first came there I shot my opening and ending shots in Sheepscot, rode the train to get my on-board scenes, then hiked the line to get my run-pasts (I asked first). The best part is the guys were kind enough to offer me a ride back north on #51 so I had some shots to throw in with my end titles.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d1vGxZRFH8
When #9 is in steam again I'll do the sequel. Maybe color this time, more of a 1930s look…
I was there a few weeks ago and I just railfanned. Sometimes it's good to leave the cameras home and just enjoy being someplace.