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Brendan Barry

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52 running in Portland July 4th
« on: July 04, 2017, 12:27:37 AM »
Maine Narrow Gauge # 1 the big GE from Edaville is out of service for traction motor and wheel work.  MNGRR asked for some locomotive help with the Fourth of July trains and the WW&F agreed to send # 52 down for July 4th to help out MNGRR's Plymouth # 11. 52 is scheduled to run tomorrow starting at 3:30 pm with one of two trains hauling firework spectators from the Ocean Gateway to Cutter St. I believe we stop running trains to Cutter St. at 6:30 pm and then start back up at 10:15 pm bringing people back to Ocean Gateway from Cutter St.

52 loaded on the trailer in Sheepscot this evening.






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Re: 52 running in Portland July 4th
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2017, 02:25:33 AM »
Trailer should  be lettered WW&F. In fact, all railroad-related vehicles should be ID'd so.
Free advertising. Why not?
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Re: 52 running in Portland July 4th
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2017, 04:33:17 AM »
And numbered -

I was going to say use a prefix or suffix:

R= rubber
or
H= highway

But some are neither.

Just letters?

TT = Train Trailer
KC = Casey
IC = Ichabod Crane
BH = Back Hoe
JD = obvious 

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Re: 52 running in Portland July 4th
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2017, 04:39:23 AM »
Thanks for the pictures & captions, Brendan. And for the transport effort too, of course! Nice to see the cooperation between the museums.

Brendan Barry

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Re: 52 running in Portland July 4th
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2017, 06:27:53 AM »
One o'clock this morning in Portland ready to come off the trailer.


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Re: 52 running in Portland July 4th
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2017, 11:22:13 AM »
Amazing. Thank you, Brendan!

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Re: 52 running in Portland July 4th
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2017, 11:58:59 AM »
I think it is great that the WW&F thru the efforts of Brendan and others can help out a brother railroad.  The cooperation that is going on between the various Maine 2 footers is to be commended. 

Well Done Brendan and others.

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Re: 52 running in Portland July 4th
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2017, 01:25:09 PM »
What Bill said.

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Re: 52 running in Portland July 4th
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2017, 04:06:17 PM »
What Bill said or DITTO!

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Re: 52 running in Portland July 4th
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2017, 09:27:24 PM »
The intermuseum cooperation on this level is almost unheard of in the rail preservation community.
Be proud of what has been accomplished.
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Re: 52 running in Portland July 4th
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2017, 01:06:39 AM »
Perhaps a brief article to NRHS with a picture of 3 and 52 on foreign rails.  There may be some of the other historical organizations or publications that would be interested. The 2 footers have been exchanging cars, parts, locomotives, etc for a while now and it would make for good reading.
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Re: 52 running in Portland July 4th
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2017, 12:27:13 PM »
This is the first time a WW&F locomotive has operated on waterfront trackage in 84 years.

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Re: 52 running in Portland July 4th
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2017, 11:02:42 PM »
52 had a good visit to Portland and returned to Sheepscot early this AM. We had three WW&FRy members in Portland helping out on the 4th. I volunteered as 52's engineer, John McNamara volunteered as an assistant conductor on 52's train and Dean Copeland came by in the morning to help unload 52 from the trailer.



Backed off the trailer onto MNGRR's ramp track.



Outside MNGRR's shop.



Running light by the shop/yard at the museum.



Timetable and rulebook.



52's train parked in the passing siding by Ocean Gateway before the July 4th trains started up for the evening.



WW&F # 52 and MNGRR # 11 just before the start of operations.



View from the engineer's seat at the east of the line at Ocean Gateway.



52 and train at the Ocean Gateway platform. Third picture down you can see the old Grand Trunk office building over 52's nose.







View from 52's cab while passengers detrained for the fireworks  at Cutter St.





MNGRR # 11 shoving west to Cutter St. while 52 waits in the siding at Ocean Gateway.





11 and 52 parked with their trains at Cutter St waiting for the return trips to Ocean Gateway after the fireworks.









Caboose 553 waiting for the return trip at Cutter St.



Interior of caboose 553.



Caboose 553 on the tail end of MNGRR 11's train from 52's cab.



Crowd boarding the trains after the fireworks for the return trips to Ocean Gateway.



52 waiting at Cutter St for permission to return to Ocean Gateway.



52 at Ocean Gateway around 11 pm after arriving with the last train of the day.





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Re: 52 running in Portland July 4th
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2017, 12:22:04 AM »
I see in that last picture that 52 dropped a nice load of ashes after the fires were dropped....

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Re: 52 running in Portland July 4th
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2017, 12:57:39 AM »
Very, very nice.