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Stewart "Start" Rhine

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Re: A few pictures from Annual Picnic 2008...
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2008, 08:25:30 PM »
Wow, great scenes.  The 're-enactments' really make it special.  Railroads were certainly about more than just a train.

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Ray,  The great thing about the WW&F is how the museum portrays the complete railroad package.  Our steam trains are beautiful ... but our buildings and yards tell even more of the story.  The stations, shop, tool house, and water tank show people the railroads support system.  Visitors can get the feel of what the railroad is from seeing these structures.  The stations are special because that's where the public first interacts with the railroad and it's personel. 

Scenes like the freight transfer at Alna Center are a great way to show what the railroad did and how it affected everyday life.  In some cases it was the towns first dependable connection to the outside world.  As Wayne said the museum is more than just a nice train ride, it's a lesson of life 80 - 100 years ago.

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Re: A few pictures from Annual Picnic 2008...
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2008, 09:33:24 PM »
The folks at the Doe River Gorge operation in Tennessee have developed a half-day curriculum for school groups that includes the train ride, several scenes at which the train stops while the significance of the scene is explained to the kids, and off-train activities including a brief Operation Lifesaver presentation. The program is arranged so that while one group is riding, another group can attend the off-train program and then the groups swap places. DRG has developed study guides for various grade levels that go to teachers prior to their visit so the kids have some idea of what they will experience. I believe they even furnish a bag snack or possibly lunch, too. Everything is included in a single price for groups. There's no reason why we couldn't develop a similar program about the WW&F and the two-footers. DRG has several weekdays each spring and fall set aside for school charter operations, and they promote those dates to regional schools. 

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Re: A few pictures from Annual Picnic 2008...
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2008, 12:05:21 AM »
I agree.
I remember my class doing something verry similar down at EDAville during my grade-school days. ;)

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Re: A few pictures from Annual Picnic 2008...
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2008, 11:01:36 AM »
One more... ;)




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Re: A few pictures from Annual Picnic 2008...
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2008, 07:07:12 PM »
Is that "Dashing" Dana Deering at the throttle?

Apologies to "Bullet" Bob Longo...

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Re: A few pictures from Annual Picnic 2008...
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2008, 01:18:17 AM »
Here are a pair of shots from Sunday's 1000 mixed train. I can safely say that this was some of the best stuff I've gotten on the WWFry thus far. You guys did a great job.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=246355&nseq=1

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=246225&nseq=2

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Re: A few pictures from Annual Picnic 2008...
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2008, 10:42:55 AM »
The 2008 WW&F Annual Picnic was an outstanding take, as it always is. Some great "freight" action at the end of the day. A big thank you to all at the Museum who always put on a great show.

Here are two videos I took this past weekend. They are here:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNCFESAA5CE

and here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZPsA7VM9-w

I have more coming.  Hope you all enjoy them.

Dave
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Re: A few pictures from Annual Picnic 2008...
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2008, 06:12:31 PM »
Steve,  Great pan shot of Dana running #10, looks like a calendar photo ... hint hint.

Dave,  Thanks for the youtube links.  Nice videos!  I didn't get to see the scenes from that vantage point so they show how good everything looked.

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Re: A few pictures from Annual Picnic 2008...
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2008, 07:46:52 PM »
Both pictures and both videos were perfect. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: A few pictures from Annual Picnic 2008...
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2008, 09:17:23 PM »
Both days are such a blur to me now...I love seeing the great video clips and pictures from all kinds of angles!! Thanks to everyone for posting!

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« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2008, 09:25:31 AM »
Love those speed shots Stephen. I'll have to try my hand at that sometime.
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Re: A few pictures from Annual Picnic 2008...
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2008, 11:01:51 PM »
Here are three new additional videos from last week's Annual Picnic.  Hope you all enjoy them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR0bEy-cnkw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN8rJ5r3NvA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg5dKa1960c

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Re: A few pictures from Annual Picnic 2008...
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2008, 07:15:19 AM »
Watch out, Bullet Bob, I'm comin' up behind you!

Dashing Dana

The Picnic was a great time and thanks to all who made it so!  We had a long day on Saturday but I really enjoyed making the photo runs for all of you!  It's nice to see the results from your angle!

D.

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Re: A few pictures from Annual Picnic 2008...
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2008, 10:50:12 AM »
I've posted a number of photos from the picnic on nerail.org. Now that I see there is an "attachment" option here, i can post some here as well.

By the way, I had a GREAT time! Thanks to the entire WW&F crew for a wonderful day in Maine.

Savery

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Re: A few pictures from Annual Picnic 2008...
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2008, 10:45:22 PM »
Here's one of my shots. I obviously used a little PhotShop time machine help.

I'll be posting more on NERail.

Savery