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Author Topic: FS&K Ry - A little teaser!  (Read 2063 times)
Paul Levesque
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« on: March 09, 2017, 01:34:00 AM »

Looky what I uncovered!!!!!!!!!!!!

Two little comments,

I will post more later, but be patient please I have many irons in the fire.

The entirety will be put on google maps hopefully by the end of spring!!

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 01:51:02 AM »

Nice, looking forward to seeing the contents thereof!
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 02:16:20 AM »

Wow! Where did it come from?
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 03:19:55 AM »

Looking forward to this - thanks for all the work you put into this, Paul - it's certainly appreciated!
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 03:23:07 AM »

I love these things!!

I am going to keep the sources close to my chest for now until I have more information and a better presentation to put out there.  It took some searching though!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 09:48:44 PM »

CAN'T wait to see this!
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2017, 12:27:22 AM »

IMG_4678 by Paul Levesque, on Flickr
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2017, 12:44:50 AM »

Oakland and Waterville RY Crossing the FSK

IMG_4620 by Paul Levesque, on Flickr
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2017, 12:52:20 PM »

The planned station facility at Waterville was remarkably subdued, wasn't it?  I wonder if they had any yard planned...

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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2017, 08:05:54 PM »

Yup, it was.  There are no sidings drawn on the plan so it is just the preliminary survey.  I have to wonder if they would either have a freight interchange point where the FSK and MEC split just north of the station and passenger interchange would be handled by the streetcars, or if freight cars would be handled over the electric railway which was in the planning stages around the same time.

The path through Oakland is a little interesting too, which is forthcoming soon.  I am in NJ this week for work (I am located in central ME) so updates will be slow, and the plans I found are incomplete so I have to chase down a couple more leads to see if I can get the rest of them.  Also, I am inclined to believe that there is a rough sketch or description of the course from Western Ave in Waterville to the Kennebec River.  If you look at google earth the land west of Messalonskee Stream from at least Kennedy Memorial Drive (Routes 137/11) to the MEC / Messalonskee Stream crossing was mostly farm land and undeveloped until the 1930's-1950's.  The most significant buildings were probably located at the bridge over the stream on Western Avenue.
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2017, 10:56:27 PM »

HERE YOU GO!!

Part 1 of 2 for Kennebec County.

Let me know if you have problems viewing the map.

Some adjustments will need to be made on the west end of the map.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vXj0BK14ebll_6-gh3lfURBhBig&usp=sharing
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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2017, 03:04:42 AM »

It didn't seem to work for me. It brought me to google maps, but no FS&K...
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2017, 03:17:04 AM »

It is working for me (using Chrome).  Wow, quite a deviation south to Oakland, but I'm sure that makes sense based on the terrain.  Very interesting stuff!

Thanks Paul for sharing this.
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2017, 10:25:13 AM »

It does not work on my mobile device, so I will have to look at it on my computer.
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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2017, 02:52:43 PM »

It didn't work on my iPad. All it did was bring me to my house. It did, however, work on my PC. I agree with Bill on the jog south.
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