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Mike Fox
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« on: October 12, 2015, 01:10:38 AM »

This car is something several of us worked through the summer on, starting in early June when I went to inspect it. Many negotiations and a couple random inspections later, it landed on it's new home rails a week and a half ago. It is mostly complete, missing a little bit of hardware and a door. And it does need attention. Sitting outside all these years has not helped it any. We are pleased to have it, and will serve us well, no matter how we use it.
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2015, 01:55:57 AM »

Wow, that IS exciting news! I think it'll look and feel right at home with us. A nice addition to photo freights. Wink
On a related note, it looks like there might be room for a car or three outside the car shed on the lead tracks. (NOT that I'm trying to immediately jam those spaces with equipment, but... )
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2015, 02:34:10 AM »

Bridgton & Saco River Railroad boxcar #67 -

Built by the Laconia Works in 1905

Capacity: 30,000lbs, car has 4 truss rods.

Inside length: 29 ft. 8 inches.
Width:  6 ft. 11 inches wide.
Height: 6 ft. 1.5 inches = 1,108 cubic feet of space

Doors: 5 feet X 5 feet 11 inches

Car has buffer blocks and metal corner braces at the bottom.

 
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2015, 04:33:07 AM »

That's GREAT NEWS!!!

Sounds like a win -win!


Best Regards,
Glenn
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 12:19:28 PM »

For those of you that don't get to Facebook - the B&SR boxcar:
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2015, 12:49:45 PM »

Here. Let me unwrap it for you. This is how it appeared in June.



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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2015, 04:25:45 PM »

Looks like it needs a coat of paint - just like #9 needed a little boiler work!
Great addition! What else do they have that is surplus to their needs?
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2015, 11:17:11 PM »

Do the original builders drawings exist for the boxcar?
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2015, 12:27:46 AM »

Will the ("new") boxcar retain its old # & markings?
Even though there was no interchange with the B&SR
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2015, 01:52:31 AM »

The car will be restored as a box car and keep it's original number.  As to lettering, it's too early to know how that'll go.
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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2015, 02:22:32 AM »

Several cars on both railroads only had numbers for a time. So it would not be out of the question to just have the number on it. In fact, I may have a photo of it in just the number..
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2015, 02:39:50 AM »

Do we have any info on WW&F #67 (assuming there was one) and how it compares to the new acquisition?
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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2015, 07:21:38 AM »

I don't have my copy of Two Feet to Tidewater handy to verify from the roster in back, but I believe WW&F No. 67 was also a boxcar, coincidentally. In Big Dreams and Little Wheels there is a picture of it and two other boxcars left on the siding at China station after abandonment. The only marking visible on it is the number.
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2015, 05:14:43 AM »

I know it is skipping ahead but-
Will you splice in lower sections of outside sheathing where the uppers are sound?

Is the sheathing Redwood? or Douglas Fir? The rolling doors and the gable ends of the
chicken house are all Redwood here at the farm in MN>
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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2015, 03:52:04 PM »

The WW & F has received B & SR # 67 from the Maine Narrow Gauge Museum to add to our collection. The other two cars in the pictures went to Maine Locomotive & Machine for restoration.

On 9/18/15 a crew from the WW&F and Maine Locomotive & Machine went to Portland to brace and tarp the cars for trucking. The cars were also cleaned out with assistance from The MNG crew.

B&SR 67 prior to tarping and present interior condition. The stuff in the foreground had been stored in the car.















Tarped and awaiting retrucking.



On 9/25/15 a crew from the WW&F and Maine Locomotive & Machine returned to Portland to Jack up the cars and put trucks under them.

B&SR 54 was jacked up and retrucked first. 54 was then rolled forward for access to 67.





67 with a truck under the south end.



Jacking up the north end. Each car had the south truck installed under in the car and was slid south on a tie until we had a enough room to place the north truck behind the car.



Almost on eight wheels.



67 on wheels and rolling.





Delivery to Alna on a very wet 9/30/15.



















Parked on the round house lead during work weekend.





An original B&SR switch stand target recently donated by Larson Powell in front of 67.







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