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Mike Fox

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Interesting find
« on: October 21, 2016, 02:41:09 PM »
I have emailed the person about this, hoping to hear back..

https://maine.craigslist.org/atq/5821532628.html
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Re: Interesting find
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2016, 06:10:15 AM »
Mike

Same issue as in Kevin's post Nov/Dec 1984 NG&SL Gazette
in the 2' section was metion of special church supper by the Bridgton & Harrison Congregational Church
ladies celebrating the RR. A Rev. Ron Albury of Plainfield, NJ brought a door from the Chevy rail car for display.

In a picture of the rail car the the smoke ducts on the engine house are visible near the door end of the building -
just threw that in from another discussion :)

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Re: Interesting find
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2016, 05:11:41 AM »
Look almost like pony truck wheels from a steam locomotive, and apparently have been under water for a long time. Hiram was on the B&SR (as Mike obviously noted by putting it here), does anyone know of any B&SR stuff that went in the drink?

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Re: Interesting find
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2016, 12:18:45 PM »
So far I have found that he (or she) discovered it with a metal detector. It was buried in the ground. I have yet to get the location. Looks like in the photo the end of the axle is missing. So am wonering if there was a derailment that was the result of the broken axle or it broke because of the derailment. We haven't agreed on a price yet, as neither of us are sure of it's worth
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Re: Interesting find
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2016, 08:03:06 PM »
The broken end may be symptomatic of a hot box.

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Re: Interesting find
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2016, 10:03:25 PM »
The broken end may be symptomatic of a hot box.

Which could easily have caused a derailment.

I'm really curious to learn exactly where it was found.