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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #60 on: November 13, 2014, 09:12:01 PM »
Tonight's post is a tribute to Julius Stuck.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #61 on: November 21, 2014, 12:15:27 AM »
This weeks post is about when steam returned to the WW&F.  There are two dates for the event: 1994 and 1998.  Please check out the museums fb page to decide which one you think is correct!

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #62 on: November 25, 2014, 11:15:06 PM »
A Special Report on #9 has been posted.  It's a photo essay on the first steam test of the locomotive.  You may access the report by clicking on the link on the first page of this thread.

Happy Thanksgiving from the WW&F fb team.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #63 on: November 26, 2014, 10:23:58 PM »
Tuesday was quite a day with the steam test on engine 9.  Word spread fast through the groups of narrow gauge and steam fans that the WW&F was making history. The internet has become a big part of getting our message out and a good example is the reaction of viewers on facebook. A number of new records were set with the latest #9 post. Here are a few stats as of tonight.

STEAM TEST ON #9, photos and captions -

9,648 people have viewed the post. An all-time record, the next highest post was a #9 update that received 2,929 views.
264 people have liked the post. This does not include [likes] for individual photos, that number is much higher.
68 positive comments have been made on the post.  This does not include comments posted on individual photos which total in the hunderds. (Note: Please see the Few Stories thread for some of the comments.)

Museum main facebook page totals -

1,354 [Likes] for the general page which means that 1,354 people follow us and see every post that we make.
14,346 Page views.  This number is the total number of individuals that have seen our page in the last 6+ months.


Every museum member and friend should be proud of the work the WW&F is doing with #9 and other museum projects.  The amount of attention by people from all over the world says volumes about what we are doing in Alna.
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #64 on: November 28, 2014, 02:50:16 PM »
This morning there are 10,000+ page views on the #9 thread.  Wow!

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #65 on: November 30, 2014, 05:30:24 PM »
This weeks post is about when steam returned to the WW&F.  There are two dates for the event: 1994 and 1998.  Please check out the museums fb page to decide which one you think is correct!
The 1994 date is also the time the first "STEAM LOCOMOTIVE" returned to Sheepscot.
At the annual picnic I had set up some portable track for one of my 3 - 1/2" gauge live steam locomotives.
It was fired up and ran all afternoon.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #66 on: December 01, 2014, 07:23:53 PM »
Hi everyone,

Been away for Thanksgiving and forgot my laptop (it was like going back to he 1980's) so I haven't been watching the forum or facebook.  A nice surprise upon logging into fb this afternoon is seeing the new numbers for the Steam Test on #9 post from last Tuesday.  
The latest:

* 11,752 people have viewed the photos and information post on #9 being steamed up the first time.

* 1,455 people have [liked] the museum facebook page which means that 1,455 people see every message we post on their own news page.

* 14,798 people have viewed our page in the last 6+ months.

Not bad, thanks everyone!

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #67 on: December 01, 2014, 07:28:01 PM »
That's amazing Stewart.  Facebook has become an incredible PR workhorse for the museum and it seems to have great potential even beyond what we're doing now from what I've heard. Hopefully the increased visibility = more riders, visitors, and people spreading the word about the WW&F!

Thanks for the hard, but fun work!
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #68 on: December 03, 2014, 11:27:34 AM »
Thanks Steve,

Look for some new things on fb, including better announcements and broader promotion of special events such as Victorian Christmas.

The bottom line is always to build more interest in the WW&F and Maine Two-Foot railroads plus increasing our membership.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #69 on: December 17, 2014, 09:44:47 PM »
The Victorian Christmas event post has done very well with the fb boost post option, numbers are better than 5,500 people seeing the post as of tonight.  Also, a report on last Saturday's mixed train has been posted.  The extra ran to AC to test #10's reworked exhaust nozzles and stack extension.  See Brendan's fine photos in the #10 work thread for more info on the improvements.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #70 on: December 21, 2014, 12:10:37 AM »
Please see the museum's facebook page for two nice posts with photos and information about today's record breaking Victorian Christmas event.

Your fb team got real chilly getting some nice shots  ;D

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #71 on: January 13, 2015, 12:55:16 AM »
The fb team is at it again!  Check the page for another #9 update ... we're up to report #14.  You'll also get a look at our two steam lokies 16 years ago  ;D

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #72 on: January 13, 2015, 08:32:13 PM »
Thank you fb team for that update. Always nice to look back
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2015, 02:45:10 PM »
The Sheepscot crew hosted a birthday party last Saturday the 24th and the visitors found the railroad on facebook.  Thanks to our volunteers Steve Z., Fred and Zack for setting up caboose 320 for the party and telling first time visitors about the museum.  From that event and everyone who helped at the Big E Show, our fb page has gotten 22 more likes in a week.  The normal addition of likes (which is people following us) is about 1 every three days so the birthday party and Big E crews really came through.  We now have 1,667 people following us on fb, thanks!!
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« Reply #74 on: February 05, 2015, 11:50:35 PM »
Tonight's "Backward Glance" is a photo essay on construction of the Sheepscot water tank in 2006-2007.  The replica of the Head Tide tank is a well used structure when steam is afoot on the narrow gauge.  There is a short news piece at the end of the post, highlighting improvements in the machine shop.  You may use the link posted on the first page of this thread for access to the WW&F fb page.

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