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Mike Fox

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2018, 01:50:50 PM »
Jeff, grand stand still exists. Part of the school complex. When the field was built, the covered over on part of the wye to Harrison.

Phillip, I think it is something like 34.
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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2018, 01:58:27 PM »
The second black and white photo looks like B&HR to me
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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2018, 02:08:39 PM »
Jeff, grand stand still exists. Part of the school complex. When the field was built, the covered over on part of the wye to Harrison.

Phillip, I think it is something like 34.

Is the school still in use?

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2018, 02:52:32 PM »
The Bridgton school is no longer functioning as a school.  It was why "Bridgton Bill" and MNG wanted to move to Bridgton.

To clear up confusion, two boxcars are shipping north.  Both are ours, but we are trading one for a Brian flatcar.  As I understand it the flatcar is a kit, I have no knowledge of how it ended up that way.   When we are done we'll have 2 B&SR boxcars (don't forget 67), and a B&SR flatcar which will eventually be the home of the tank.

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2018, 03:40:38 PM »
We are loosing Three spaces for equipment in the area where the new machine shop is.

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2018, 04:19:25 PM »
To clarify, only the south ends of bays 2&3 have been blocked to equipment storage. Bay 1 was intentionally kept clear of "permanent" machinery to allow a run-through and storage if need be. Bays 2&3 can still accommodate two freight cars apiece. Though we did sacrifice the ability to keep a freight car and a passenger car in the same bay.
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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2018, 05:06:24 PM »
To answer Dave's question from a few minutes ago, I am quite sure the second B&W photo shows the grandstand for the baseball field at Bridgton Junction in the background.  It appears in many photos from the latter days of the B&SR and still stands today.  It is the white building dead center in this view from Google Earth.

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2018, 05:16:29 PM »
Do the wooden boxcars have any sort of metal frame under them?

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2018, 05:46:40 PM »
Phillip, I think it is something like 34.

Thank you Mike.

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2018, 05:47:11 PM »
Wood frame boxcars. Only metal is the truss rods. Braces and bolts.

The school still uses the grand stand, the old school behind them was replaced with a newer school between the grandstand and Route 302.
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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2018, 10:40:06 PM »
See my separate note on the Pavilion thread about grandstands at Togus.

BTW, Jeff is the expert on the KC and its trains to events at Togus.

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2018, 02:28:39 AM »
Ben,
Thanks for the photo and explanation.
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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2018, 03:38:40 AM »
Anyone have an idea what the roof platform above the side ladder was for?

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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2018, 11:49:38 AM »
The second black and white photo looks like B&HR to me
The last photo has boxcar 70 with B&HR. have done some research but have not found any info on this. can anyone offer some info.
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Re: B&SR boxcar 56
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2018, 10:11:26 PM »
Anyone have an idea what the roof platform above the side ladder was for?
Catwalk for the brakemen. The brakewheels were at roof height.
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