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Keith Taylor
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« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2016, 11:30:36 AM »

I think we need to remember what a "station" is, it is NOT a building or a passenger stop. A station is any location listed in the employee timetable by name.

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« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2016, 03:52:08 PM »

Joe,

Based on timetables I've seen it was actually another stop called Alna. Keith, I tend to agree with you except this station in Alna was listed on the public timetable rather than the employee timetable.
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« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2016, 09:25:14 PM »

Historical Aerials.com shows there was never a public road to TOM, dates of 1893, 1898, 1905, 1912 and 1921 all show a lack of a road. Residences were scattered along what is now 218. Also, one residence on Averill Rd is shown in all those maps (where the cellar hole is) as well as 3 on Cross Road, between 218 and West Alna Rd.

http://historicaerials.com/map/
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2016, 12:44:16 AM »

I'm surprised that even the Topo's don't show the railroad grade.  Apparently the two footers weren't deemed important enough for the Army Corps to include them into their maps.
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2016, 01:24:23 AM »

That is surprising. The SR&RL and B&SR are shown on old topo maps, so why not the WW&F? Did someone at the USGS get lazy and just keep using the 1893 base map (which predated the W&Q) without ground truthing it?

If you look at the 1956 aerial photos though the grade is as clear as can be.
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« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2016, 05:06:42 AM »

I remember reading that the WW&F didn't appear on the topos due to the year it was built and the year it was abandoned were both between map revisions.  I'm sure that Ed or someone can detail this further.
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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2016, 01:57:08 PM »

The 1956 aerial views show the broad sweeping reverse curve that starts at the Wis/Alna town line plus, most of the Sheepscot River trestle work was still in place. 
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« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2016, 02:19:49 PM »

We have a two foot contour map of the TOM area, and if you know what to look for you can follow the grade, see the fills, cuts and the washouts. Even the normal 10 foot contour shows up some detail. The company Ed Lecuyer works for has some detail in it and I was using Friday with the gps feature on my phone to find the pins.
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