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Stewart "Start" Rhine

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #255 on: June 24, 2016, 11:46:24 AM »
The Thursday evening post has updates on #10, Boxcar 67 and the turntable.  One item of #10 news will be a surprise and will make us want to get started on the boiler even sooner!

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« Reply #256 on: July 01, 2016, 05:53:14 AM »
The June 30th post features a visit to the Boothbay Railway where the new boilers for #10 and #11 will be built.  You'll also see a turntable update with Brendan exhibiting his carpentry skills on the main stringers.

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« Reply #257 on: July 08, 2016, 11:32:20 AM »
Last night's post is an update on the turntable project.  Our weekday crew including Brendan, Randy, Leon, Megan, Phil and Jason have done well with the rebar frame for the center pedistal as well as building the wooden concrete form panels.  A few photos of the plans and original Portland Company turntable in Wiscasset are included.

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« Reply #258 on: July 08, 2016, 01:40:34 PM »
Hi Stewart;
It's a nice update on what has transpired so far on the project. Gail pointed it out to me before I had a chance to look so you've even got her following our FB page! Nice job as you and Cindy always do!
Dave

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« Reply #259 on: July 08, 2016, 03:24:08 PM »
Thanks Dave and please thank Gail as well.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #260 on: July 11, 2016, 08:54:53 PM »
Sunday night we posted a photo of #9 in the shed at the Ramsdell's farm.  The 45 year old image has reached 15,130 people as of this afternoon, a new record for a single post.  Another mile post with the museum's facebook page is that 3,400 people [LIKE] our page which means they see every post we make.  These impressive numbers are from everyone spreading the word about our museum and what we have accomplished.  This happens with conversations (always the best way), WW&F newsletters, the web site and on facebook.  We hope these numbers will continue to help the 21 Campaign as well.

Many thanks to our members and friends for supporting our work to recreate Maine history. 

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« Reply #261 on: July 12, 2016, 11:20:48 PM »
A new record for the Sunday "Backward Glance" post.  The 1971 photo of #9 in Ramsdell's barn has reached 17,040 people.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #262 on: July 14, 2016, 11:54:15 PM »
Tonight is an update on the big dig as well as boxcar 67.  Regarding the turntable pit, the latest photo (taken this afternoon) is already outdated.  Tune in to find out why.

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« Reply #263 on: July 22, 2016, 01:33:45 PM »
This week's News Views has updates on -

* The turntable project.
* A group from the Wiscasset Area Parks & Rec. visited Sheepscot on Tuesday.
* An historic flatcar load that will be part of the special all WW&F photo train during the Annual Picnic.

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« Reply #264 on: July 29, 2016, 01:14:16 AM »
Tonight's News Views includes -

* Turntable project update.

* Parts for the flanging machine.

* Boxcar #67 progress and a view of the car on the B&H.

* A special find for the planned locomotive #11.

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« Reply #265 on: August 01, 2016, 11:33:06 AM »
Yesterday's Backward Glance is a special photograph showing Alice Ramsdell standing on the front of engine 9 in 1961. It was the 25th anniversary of the locomotive being saved and taken to her farm.  At the time, the engine was 70 years old.  The image is an historic view in the life of Alice and her engine.

The history continues -

On Saturday, August 13th locomotive #9 will pull a special train with all the original WW&F rolling stock to honor #9's restoration and 125th birthday.

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« Reply #266 on: August 05, 2016, 10:54:41 AM »
The Thursday evening post is in two parts: There is an event post about the "Special Winter Steam" in January.  The second part is a "THEN & NOW" highlighting Weeks Mills, look through the post to see today's Sheepscot connection.   

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« Reply #267 on: August 08, 2016, 01:14:52 AM »
Check the fb page tonight for a preview of the 2017 WW&F Calendar.  It will be available at the picnic this weekend, still just $15. 

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #268 on: August 12, 2016, 12:07:35 AM »
The Thursday broadcast features updates on the turntable project as well as a photo essay of a special steam charter for a Maryland tour group.  Scroll to the end for a look at "shy #10"

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #269 on: August 15, 2016, 11:03:41 PM »
A special report on the picnic was posted tonight, there are many photos of the goings-on including a couple of surprises.