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Mike Fox

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2014 Victorian Christmas
« on: December 18, 2014, 11:03:30 PM »
We just had a free plug on WMTW 8 for our museum and Victorian Christmas. Someone from Alna sent in a photo to their "U Local" page on their website. It is of #10 crossing Janes Way southbound in the snow. Also included was a brief history of the railroad. Thanks to the one who sent it in
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Re: 2014 Victorian Christmas
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2014, 12:12:40 AM »
Here is a link to the photo (I hope).

http://ulocal.wmtw.com/mediadetail/21126451-WW
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Re: 2014 Victorian Christmas
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2014, 01:26:53 AM »
Zack said that the museum was mentioned on WCSH Ch.6 last night.  The piece was on the 207 local news magazine program.  Did anyone see it?

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Re: 2014 Victorian Christmas
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2014, 03:02:20 AM »
"The narrow gauge in Wiscasset".  Hopefully not too many go looking for Maine Eastern.

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Re: 2014 Victorian Christmas
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2014, 03:40:20 AM »
How much snow is on the ground up there?  Do we need to wear boots?

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Re: 2014 Victorian Christmas
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2014, 04:12:16 AM »
Not much snow mostly bare ground.
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Re: 2014 Victorian Christmas
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2014, 12:52:32 PM »
Thanks!  We'll put on work boots just in case.  See you there!

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Re: 2014 Victorian Christmas
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2014, 12:46:18 AM »
I hope there was a good turnout.

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Re: 2014 Victorian Christmas
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2014, 01:16:37 AM »
More than 1300 people.  We ran some 5 car trains.  Crowds were lined into the street.  Everyone seemed to go away happy.

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Re: 2014 Victorian Christmas
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2014, 01:55:26 AM »
Many people had a hand in making today a success and preparations went back over a week.  Here's a quick list:

* Steam - The shop crew, including Jason, Gordon, Jonathan, Brendan, Bob L. and Eric worked hours on reworking #10's exhaust nozzles and stack extension.  The modifications helped #10 pull fully loaded 5 car trains.
* Parking - Brendan spent the better part of a day marking off the parking lot.  Fred and crew worked hard parking as many autos as possible in the new and old lots.
* Safety - Josh Recave spent a day+ repairing our outdoor lighting so that most areas would have safety when darkness came (early this time of year).  
* Food - Many people including Annie, Cindy, Gail, Stephen P., Dawn, Dave C., Kathy, Nancy, Sue, Jane, Jeanne, Jamie and Beth provided food, snacks and desert for the visitors and crews.  
* Atmosphere - Fred, Steve Z., Brendan and Mike who cut wood for the AC bonfire.  
* Comm - Brendan and John Mc. for rewiring the railroad mag phone system for reliable comm between Sheepscot and AC.  
* Comfort - Zack finished the air exchanger system for the restroom building.
* Visitor Direction - Bob L. made signs for car capacity and for the donation cans at Sheepscot and AC.  
* Joy - Steve Z. had direct contact with Santa, arranging for a long visit to AC.
* Smiles - Eric S. spent much of Friday setting up his live steam layout on the east side of the shop for everyone to enjoy while waiting for the next train.

That is as much as a tired brain can come up with tonight.  Sorry if I missed anyone.  Please add a post if I did!
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Re: 2014 Victorian Christmas
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2014, 04:11:24 AM »
Did he get to sit on Santa's lap? *ducks*  :D

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Re: 2014 Victorian Christmas
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2014, 05:51:35 AM »
Sounds like slam-dunk city.
Super well done!
Can't wait for the vids.
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Re: 2014 Victorian Christmas
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2014, 07:13:47 PM »
Regarding photogs - Kevin Madore was there, as was Matthew "Lost Tracks of Time" Malkevitch and Hansel "Downeast Rail Productions" Fardon, plus our own Stephen Hussar of course.  Should see some really good pictures soon.

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Re: 2014 Victorian Christmas
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2014, 10:00:02 PM »
Brendan was also being a shutter bug yesterday, and I know one of his shots was magazine front page quality. Perfect lighting, perfect setting (southbound by the water tower) and perfect temps for Bullet Bob to open the cylinder cocks..
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