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Ed Lecuyer
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« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2016, 09:34:16 PM »

The TOM siding south switch was originally at:
44.094990° N, 69.624326° W (approximate)

The new south switch is slightly south of there; now at:
44.094831° N, 69.624942° W (nearly exact location of frog; data collected using RTX-corrected GPS, accuracy +/- 2ft)

There is no visible evidence (that I have found) of the road where it would have crossed the ROW. The "Camp Road" crossed at:
44.095549° N, 69.624738° W (approximate)
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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2016, 10:59:36 PM »

Thank you Ed.
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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2016, 11:27:05 PM »

So, there will be some revisions needed but, the W&Q yard has been added to the map based on the map from NGSV V1.

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« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2016, 09:29:32 PM »

  I was at Tobey's Store on Route 3 Palermo / S. China Line last Saturday.  There were several four wheelers gassing up there and I was able to talk with some of the local club Members.  They said there was a 25 Mile Loop from there that included some of the WW&F Right of Way which they had been repairing that day.  It also includes some power line travel, but they said old men like me could do the loop.  I want to do this!!  Anybody running it that would let an old man tag along? Love this map. Thanks
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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2016, 11:25:28 PM »

Is that the Wiscasset yard or another?  When I get on all I see is the end of the line at the old middle school.   Huh
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« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2016, 04:04:57 AM »

Try it now.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1CADkRMDCf9yHz9x8rhuLtGZb8aI&usp=sharing
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« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2016, 03:38:03 PM »

Thanks for your diligence in preparing your W&Q maps, Paul!

They are a wonderful resource!!!

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« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2016, 04:13:01 PM »

I'm new to this.  What are the red lines on the maps?  Thanks.
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« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2016, 07:10:57 PM »

Hi Bob,

The red line depicts the W&Q's proposed extension from the end-of-track in Albion north to Burnham.  The narrow gauge roadbed was actually graded and track laid from Albion to the site of a proposed level crossing with Maine Central (MEC) just south of Burnham.  But the MEC, seeing the W&Q as a competitor, denied the narrow gauge, the right to cross their line at grade.  Rectifying this situation would have required either a lengthy and expensive court battle or a lengthy mainline ramp on both sides of the proposed overhead crossing. The W&Q was in no position to do either, so Albion remained as the W&Q's northern terminus.

The old right of way still survives, but I have not tracked if myself and can only assume that it has become badly impassible  in at least some few places.  

Perhaps someone else has more information on the current status of the old Burnham extension.  


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