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Ed Lecuyer

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Current Photos Needed of SR&RL Museum
« on: June 27, 2016, 10:00:40 PM »
I'm reposting this from RYPN in case anyone has photos of our friends in Phillips...

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I'm on a tight deadline to find photos of the current Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad in Maine. I need sunny shots depicting current operations or volunteers at work. Deadline is Tuesday 6/28. Please email me directly if you have photos to share, you will be compensated upon publication. You can email me at otto@railfan.com for upload details. Thanks!
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Re: Current Photos Needed of SR&RL Museum
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 12:54:27 PM »
We gave him a couple links, one to their fb page and one to the web page, on another railroad forum page. Hope he gets what he needs
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Re: Current Photos Needed of SR&RL Museum
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2016, 07:13:20 PM »
I have worked with the gentleman who made that request for photos, and am a bit familiar with the reason for this particular request.  I wish I had some photos to offer him and would really like to see some sort of photography session up there, similar to the ones that the WW&F folks did in March and April.  From what I understand, the Phillips operation may not have a lot of track, but they do have some interesting infrastructure, including a roundhouse and turntable.   They also have a fair amount of rolling stock.   If all goes according to plan, they should also have MRR#3 back up there shortly.   If the locomotive could be re-lettered for the SR&RL, and day/night photo session could be arranged, it could produce some pretty compelling images for the internet that might get more people up there, either to visit or to volunteer.   The place is largely a secret now, and the remote location makes the situation even tougher.   

I've often thought that a combination of photo events at the WW&F and the SR&RL might make it attractive for one of the well-known charter operators (Lerro, HTP, etc.) to do a multi-day event in Maine.   In order to get their diverse clients to travel from all over the country, they need to be able to provide 2-3 days of events....to justify the airfares, hotels, rental cars etc.    To me, one of the big attractions of the Maine 2 ft museums is that they are among just a handful of places where authentic trains can be re-created. 

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Re: Current Photos Needed of SR&RL Museum
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2016, 03:36:03 AM »
Better yet, bring newly restored #9 up to Phillips for a week or two and "reletter" it SR&RL #6 for photo charters, etc.  What to do with trains at Sheepscot while #9 is "absent"?  Use the diesel.  Most tourists won't care.  I think if enough warning were given, many SR&RL fans would make the journey to Phillips for a deal like that.
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Re: Current Photos Needed of SR&RL Museum
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2016, 04:49:09 AM »
Hansel posted a nice SR&RL video a few days ago. See it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4DMO1JmOSc
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Re: Current Photos Needed of SR&RL Museum
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2016, 12:51:19 PM »
Richard: great idea (I'd like to do it myself) however such a move would require agreement from the owner Dale King, which would probably mean a few months of negotiation and paperwork.  So we can't just do it on a whim.

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2016, 05:20:21 PM »
Whatever it takes to pull it off, it would seem worth doing. Definitely NOT on a whim, but with months of planning to make it a real popular event.  It's at least 4 hours from my home up to Phillips, but I'd surely make the trip to see that.  Can't you picture it?  A temporarily re-lettered /re-numbered #6 on her home rails again, with a freight, passenger or mixed train would be outstanding!  When is the next Narrow Gauge convention scheduled?  Might be a good tie-in.
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