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Fred L. Kuhns

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #210 on: April 08, 2016, 12:56:21 AM »
 Stewart,  The report on the car barn and the Whitefield section house makes my day, really like how the doors look on each building. The donation is something special did it come with the snow plow.   Fred L. Kuhns             

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« Reply #211 on: April 08, 2016, 01:53:20 AM »
Hi Fred,

Yes, the truck has had the snow plow since new so it is donated as complete.  It runs well, only 50,000 miles.  That's less than my 6 year old Ranger!

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« Reply #212 on: April 08, 2016, 04:33:04 AM »
Whomever got the fb page fixed (even if it is only for today)  THANKS!

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« Reply #213 on: April 09, 2016, 02:09:26 PM »
Thanks to Fred & Sharron  Morse and their generous donations.
They are truly the spirit of the WW&F.
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« Reply #214 on: April 09, 2016, 09:49:04 PM »
The generosity is also from Fred's better half, Sharron. They're a team.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #215 on: April 10, 2016, 10:43:50 PM »
Tune in tonight for a look at our #9 when she had a real bad day at Brackett's Woods back in 1917.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #216 on: April 11, 2016, 12:25:13 AM »
Hi Stewart,

I have found that Facebook now blocks public access to business and organization sites such as the museum's.   If you don't have an FB account....and I don't, access is restricted.  Going to the URL, FB begins by blocking part of the page and demanding either a login or a sign-up.   As time goes on, the blocker basically eats up the entire page, making it nearly impossible to view the content.   Another user was correct in that if you can click on a photo, the blocker will go away, but the moment you go back to the main FB page for the museum, access is once again blocked.

Personally, I think that in the process of trying to force people like me to given them phone numbers and e-mail addresses, the Facebook people are also hurting their existing subscribers by cutting out a substantial portion of their potential audience.    Who knows, with brilliant moves like this, they could have a future just like MySpace....LOL!

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« Reply #217 on: April 11, 2016, 01:58:46 AM »
Hi Kevin,

Sorry you are having trouble.  Did you log in using the link posted on page 1 of this thread?  That should get you past the screen that fb sets for non-subscribers.  The museum's page is on the public side (although some controls have changed) so I wonder if going through our link would resolve the problem. 

Stewart

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« Reply #218 on: April 11, 2016, 02:28:03 AM »
Hi Kevin,

Sorry you are having trouble.  Did you log in using the link posted on page 1 of this thread?  That should get you past the screen that fb sets for non-subscribers.  The museum's page is on the public side (although some controls have changed) so I wonder if going through our link would resolve the problem. 

Stewart

Hi Stewart,

If you mean the link posted by Brendan, yes, that is the address that I am going to.   It opens looking just great, but within seconds, half the page is blocked with the login/sign-up "curtain" that Facebook has recently imposed.   I could understand them doing that for people's personal FB pages, but for a business, government organization or charity, it makes no sense.....other than to try and force people to give them personal information.   If that is their intent, it is rather arrogant of them.   I guess their sales technique is that if we don't take the bait, they try and shove it down our throats.....or other places.  :o)

/Kevin

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #219 on: April 11, 2016, 11:34:27 AM »
Kevin,

Thanks for the additional information, we'll see if we can block that new curtain.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #220 on: April 11, 2016, 10:28:56 PM »
The sign up/log in ad only seems to appear on internet explorer.  I tried on Chrome and Firefox and you do not get the ad.
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #221 on: April 12, 2016, 01:52:21 AM »
The Facebook login curtain of doom happens on Chrome for me.

Facebook wants to own us all... I will not surrender!
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #222 on: April 12, 2016, 12:09:30 PM »
Don't worry Ed, you've already seen the all pictures!  ;D

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #223 on: April 14, 2016, 11:09:28 PM »
The Thursday night news features photos of our first truckload of rail arriving today.  The museum purchased about 1 track mile of 60 lb rail which will be here in time for the SWW.  An additional mile of track may be available from another location and updates will be posted.

BTW - Tonight's post also has a surprise at the end, have a look.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #224 on: April 17, 2016, 11:09:21 PM »
The "Backward Glance" tonight features the last photo we have of SR&RL #6 on the Sandy River line.  The image shows the locomotive in front of the burned out Phillips roundhouse.  Our #9 survived the February, 1923 fire by being in steam, ready to roll out the door.  After some minor repairs the engine served the Franklin County pike another 1.5 years until being sold to the KCRR in November of 1924.