Author Topic: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers  (Read 40088 times)

Jason M Lamontagne

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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #105 on: December 05, 2018, 11:08:51 PM »
WOW thank you to all 21 campaign supporters!  What a milestone!

We plan to provide the shop with heat in the upcoming weeks, and then plan to resume work on 10’s boiler.  When it makes sense to group work with 11’s boiler we will.  We’ve had to take quite a hiatus but we’ve a solid plan and look forward to knocking these projects out!

THANK YOU ALL!
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #106 on: December 06, 2018, 01:48:02 AM »
I can almost see the smile on Jasons face as he typed that.

It is very exciting. This has been a long (rail) road to get to this point. A lot of our recurring monthly donors inched the total along every month. Things were looking slow. But as has shown in everything we as a museum does, nothing is unachievable.
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #107 on: December 06, 2018, 01:58:02 AM »
Soooo...…… Jason,  the boilers will be done when ???????   But no pressure here.....   ;D
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #108 on: December 06, 2018, 01:32:49 PM »
Isn't the problem a lack of pressure?  ???
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #109 on: December 06, 2018, 03:52:54 PM »
Drat  >:(  Punned again   :o
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #110 on: May 13, 2019, 11:59:41 PM »
On May 18th, we're inviting our 21 Campaign donors for an Ooen Shop Day at the Railway! Our shop will be open to visitors while work on No. 10 progresses, with key shop personnel available to answer questions and describe work on the project from 10:30 until 3PM.

Lunch will be served in the shop around noon while shop personnel take lunch break.

Trains will be running on their regular schedule throughout the day at 10:30 AM, 12 Noon 1:30 PM. In addition there will be a Mixed Extra train leaving Sheepscot at 3PM. 2nd class railcar service will run at 10:55AM and 12:25PM.
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #111 on: May 14, 2019, 02:38:33 AM »
Steve,
I am noticing a dramatic increase in events at our Museum, many of which are only loosely based on our railway. I might be wrong (could that be possible?), but I suspect that you are the, or one of the, driving forces behind this increase in activity. If so, a tip of the bowler hat to you for your creativity and efforts. 
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #112 on: May 14, 2019, 06:04:35 AM »
Hi Bill,

You are correct, there are many new events and I have been the driving force of some of them. The Mother's Day Tea, for example was me.

The 21 Campaign Open Shop Day was Joe Fox.

Evening Trains have been a collaboration between many of us.

Concert series was the ideas of many of us.

These are just a few, but represent the efforts of many to enhance the Museum's offerings.

Pay as you wish weekend was Fred Morse. (More on this one coming soon!)

So, I basically keep my ear of the rail and listen for ideas, take them, refine them a bit and brand them. Once in a great while, I'll have an ideas idea of my own that I see through to fruition.

The key element of nearly all events is employing the railroad as transportation- either to an event, or as an element of the event.

I cannot yet say for sure, but ridership so far has been strong this year, and we are headed into te two biggest event weekends of the month. I think we are on target for our most well attended May ever.

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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #113 on: May 14, 2019, 09:33:59 AM »
The story behind the 21 Campaign day is that many of our members and or donors have been asking questions on why the slow progress. And you can put things into words, but until you actually see ALL that has happened it is just words.
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #114 on: May 14, 2019, 10:56:34 AM »
...I think we are on target for our most well attended May ever.

The most well attended May to date was 2002, we had 238 ticketed riders.  We were open Friday - Monday of Memorial Weekend, which accounted for the bulk of the month.

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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #115 on: May 15, 2019, 04:36:47 PM »
Suggestion...WW&F has many exciting expansion projects,and new programs underway, with thousands of US and worldwide supporters and observers eagerly wanting the latest information.
Could someone  with some reporting experience be designated to primarily investigate and report timely details of latest improvements and important Railroad goings-on, presenting this info ASAP?
I realize  adding special responsibilities to a volunteer WW&F worker would be difficult. But there is coming Alna Center entertainment and daily train ops,  so much recent rail extension activity, building work, track expansion, loco/car rebuilds, co-op agreements, that  the "knowledge pot" is boiling over.
HELP!

Good luck.
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #116 on: May 15, 2019, 05:59:30 PM »
Hi Paul,

Official News is already presented as follows:
- This forum: Daily/Weekly Reports
- https://www.facebook.com/WWFRailway/ : A new report every few days
- https://www.wwfry.org : News is posted at least bi-monthy, plus a schedule of current/future events
- The Mailed Newsletter - Published bi-monthly and also available at: http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/board,30.0.html Note that the Newsletter is the official "journal of record" of the WW&F Railway Museum.
- http://wordpress.wwfry.org/?page_id=80 : Quarterly progress reports


So there are plenty of ways to learn what is happening - and how to get involved.
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #117 on: May 16, 2019, 01:42:52 AM »
#10 smokebox ring drilled, pinned and bolted today.  Awaits riveting.  See it on Saturday!

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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #118 on: May 16, 2019, 10:09:18 PM »
Terrif!
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Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« Reply #119 on: May 18, 2019, 12:48:26 PM »



So there are plenty of ways to learn what is happening - and how to get involved.
 To put it midly Ed.  This excellent forum and Fb and are a mine of immediate information and discussion for the far away onlookers.
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