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Stewart "Start" Rhine

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #465 on: August 11, 2017, 11:04:10 PM »
The 2018 WW&F calendars are in and will be for sale in the gift shop starting Saturday, August 12th.  The calendar features beautiful B&W and color photos by our own Stephen Hussar.  The price is $15 +tax.  Limited supply, get yours today.
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« Reply #466 on: August 14, 2017, 04:13:39 PM »
The first set of photos from the Annual Picnic, World War I weekend have been posted.  It was a super event with the re-enactors  encampment at Alna Center.

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« Reply #467 on: August 14, 2017, 11:05:43 PM »
Great pics and a great event.  Do they want to do it again next year?  As someone said earlier, let's plan to promote it further ahead of time.

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« Reply #468 on: August 15, 2017, 02:39:01 AM »
Members of the WWI group told us that they enjoyed setting up the camp and being part of the picnic weekend.  A number of them mentioned coming back next year, details would have to be worked out to give better notice.  2018 will be the 100th anniversary of the major part of WWI involvement for the U.S. so it would be nice to host another encampment.

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« Reply #469 on: August 15, 2017, 03:47:40 AM »
Hi Guys,

I have read a number of articles this past year that WWI seems to have become a largely "forgotten conflict."
 
It would seem then, that cooperative events like this most recent encampment are important for that reason alone - not to mention other equally valid ones - like interpreting the railroads being operated by the Government for the duration of the WWI.

Are there state-wide or region-wide organizations that would interested in making something like this an annual event?  Would they have vehicles like trucks or ... tanks?

I would be willing to assist with the planning and coordination.


Best Regards,
Glenn
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« Reply #470 on: August 16, 2017, 12:19:04 AM »
Check fb tonight for a special photo album from last weekend, we think you'll enjoy it.

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« Reply #471 on: August 18, 2017, 09:05:18 AM »
The Thursday post is a video of #9 working up grade out of the "Camp Siding" at AC during the World War I event.

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« Reply #472 on: August 24, 2017, 04:42:03 PM »
The Thursday post has photos from this week:

(1) the shop floor project.
(2) switch stand work.
(3) the new "tie yard"

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« Reply #473 on: August 28, 2017, 12:30:24 AM »
Our Sunday evening post features a video of #9 being turned.  See Bryce Weeks invite visitors to help "give it a spin" ... his appeal brings family members to both ends of the bridge.  There's lots of smiles  :D  :D

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« Reply #474 on: August 30, 2017, 03:57:43 PM »
As of this morning, the turntable video from Sunday evening has reached 12,576 people.  Recent Facebook posts as well as museum visitors hearing about our web site and fb page have increased the number of people following our page to 4,714.  Thanks to everyone who promotes the WW&F by electronic means or by good old face to face contact (which we still consider best). 

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« Reply #475 on: September 06, 2017, 03:48:13 PM »
Please check Facebook today for a special report on the acquisition of an historic B&M pony truss bridge for the Trout Brook crossing.

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« Reply #476 on: September 06, 2017, 04:26:30 PM »
BTW - Donations to the Trout Bridge project may be made via the paypal donate button on the museum's website www.wwfry.org   Please make a note that the donation is for the Trout Bridge project.  Thanks.

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« Reply #477 on: September 10, 2017, 09:55:57 PM »
The Sunday post features updates on:

* September Steam - #9 is busy training new enginemen and ash cats.

* Track - Creation of the new "Morse" tie yard at ToM.

* Shop - Update photos of the floor prep including track installation and electrical work.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #478 on: September 12, 2017, 10:53:36 PM »
An article was posted tonight about a visitor last Sunday who came to ride the train.  She told us the last time she rode the WW&F was in 1930.  See the "Few Stories" section for more details and the Facebook page for a photo of Bee with her train ticket.  It was wonderful to meet "Bee" and a special surprise for us.

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« Reply #479 on: September 14, 2017, 10:17:33 PM »
The Thursday evening post is a recap of the projects worked this week.  Along with the well publicized shop floor with photos from tonight, another long-planned project was done.  The freight house floor was insulated on Wednesday morning, yes, the same time as the floor pour.  Wednesday was a crazy day at Sheepscot. 

The freight house insulation project goes back quite a few years and was completed on Wednesday.  This will make the building easier to heat at Victorian Christmas.  The by-product of the job was having to clean out everything from under the freight house.  The best find was the 1894 W&Q era discharge pipe from the Coopers Mills tank building (or possibly from Head Tide).  The pipe has been under the building for about 25 years and was brought out into the light on Tuesday.  Check the page to see this important artifact as well as some rare old photos of the Coopers Mills building from 1961 that show the pipe still in the building.