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B&SR boxcar 56
« on: October 18, 2018, 10:48:15 PM »
Ownership of B&SR boxcar 56 has been transferred from Maine Narrow Gauge to the WW&F. A crew went down to Portland last week to clean out and stabilize the car for the truck trip up to Sheepscot. Car 56 was one of two B&SR boxcars equipped with additional side doors/windows to move cattle. The plan is to restore 56 to the car's original B&SR condition at some point in the future after the present backlog of shop projects clears up.

Car 56 on the B&SR showing the extra doors in the car sides.





Arriving at the railroad this morning.









Parked in front of the carbarn.





Moving 56 to the ramp track in Portland last week.









We also prepped B&SR boxcar 50 for the trip up to Sheepscot. More on 50 when the car arrives in Sheepscot.








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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 11:23:45 PM »
Great Pics!  But a comment made by Fred on the pavilion thread about needing more carbarn space begs the question - what else is coming?
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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2018, 12:25:06 AM »
We are scheduled to receive one more B&SR boxcar, also gifted from MNG, which we are planning to trade to Brian for a B&SR flatcar.  Brian plans to restore the boxcar to its as built condition, while we’ll rebuild the flatcar for dual use as a flatcar and tank car base.  On the truck with the boxcar will be a small diesel locomotive bound for Brian’s shop.  It’ll he delivered there a short time after arrival.

At this time that’s the extent of any scheduled rail equipment receipts.

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2018, 12:28:25 AM »
Restoration schedule:

Finish 67, restore flanger 40 for use, then restore boxcar 56.  As such, 56 could be some time out.

The flatcar project is being considered for fast tracking, given its simplicity and our need for it to ballast the Mtn Ext.

The new coach should get a thoughtful start and steady progress beginning mid winter, proceeding concurrently with the consecutive fright car projects.

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2018, 12:52:28 AM »
...consecutive fright car projects.

Possibly appropriate considering the Halloween is around the corner, but I think you mean "freight car"  :D

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2018, 01:33:38 AM »
Maybe not James - a possible Freudian slip ???  :o
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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2018, 04:46:54 AM »
I keep reading about Freudian slips. If he was as smart as they say, wouldn'tcha think he would have fitted himself out with sanders after a while?

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2018, 01:35:39 PM »
In the second black and white photo there appears to be some sort of grandstand behind the box car. Was this near a fairgrounds, horse racing track or something of the sort?
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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2018, 02:03:14 PM »
That photo was taken at Alna Center.

"There's a prototype for everything."

In seriousness, maybe we can model the WW&F Concert Pavilion after whatever that structure is. I don't think that was taken at Edaville.... Oh wait, I think there was a ball field at the very early Edaville; but I've never seen or heard about a pavilion.
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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2018, 02:19:47 PM »
Is the flatcar that we're getting in trade with Brian the one that was damaged when it initally went from Edaville to Portland in 1993?

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2018, 02:23:23 PM »
...consecutive fright car projects.

Possibly appropriate considering the Halloween is around the corner, but I think you mean "freight car"  :D

Looking at the photos of the boxcars the museum is getting, I think "fright cars" is appropriate. They are in frightful condition. :o

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2018, 02:25:07 PM »
We are scheduled to receive one more B&SR boxcar, also gifted from MNG, which we are planning to trade to Brian for a B&SR flatcar.  Brian plans to restore the boxcar to its as built condition, while we’ll rebuild the flatcar for dual use as a flatcar and tank car base.  On the truck with the boxcar will be a small diesel locomotive bound for Brian’s shop.  It’ll he delivered there a short time after arrival.

At this time that’s the extent of any scheduled rail equipment receipts.

Thanks,
Jason

I'm confused (nothing new there), are we getting two or three boxcars? :o

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2018, 02:25:57 PM »
I'm curious if we know the B&SR number of the flatcar.

This is all great news and I'm looking forward to seeing boxcar 56 the next time I'm at Sheepscot.

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2018, 02:27:59 PM »
In the second black and white photo there appears to be some sort of grandstand behind the box car. Was this near a fairgrounds, horse racing track or something of the sort?
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I believe there was a grandstand of some sort up in Bridgton, during the time of the railroad. It may have lasted up until the 1990's. I think I have a photo of it somewhere that I took in 1992 or 1993.

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2018, 02:29:20 PM »
I keep reading about Freudian slips. If he was as smart as they say, wouldn'tcha think he would have fitted himself out with sanders after a while?

Boo, hiss. ;D

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