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The Ops. Dpt. is considering a special fundraising late-afternoon/early evening train priced at $50 per person, limit of 40 participants. Which of the following elements would be most important to you, if you were to purchase a ticket for this train:

Locomotive #9 "backdated" to SR&RL 6 - and a Sandy River consist (that does not include the Rangeley.)
6 (8.7%)
Locomotive #9 (as WW&F 9) pulling a coach train (W&Q 3, F&M 2)
14 (20.3%)
"First Public Trip" to Milepost 8 (to Trout Brook, but not over it.)
20 (29%)
Runby at Top of the Mountain, with train coming up the grade.
10 (14.5%)
Runby/Scene at Alna Center featuring antique vehicle(s) and/or freight cars staged on siding.
12 (17.4%)
Sunset at Alna Center.
7 (10.1%)

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Ed Lecuyer

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POLL - Fundraising Special Train
« on: May 18, 2020, 01:37:47 PM »
We're considering special fundraising late-afternoon/early evening train priced at $50 per person, limit of 40 participants. Which of these elements would be most important to you, if you were to purchase a ticket for this train. Note that #1 and 2 are mutually exclusive. Up to three votes can be cast.

This is not an indication of what will happen - merely a way to judge interest in a potential offering.
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Re: POLL - Fundraising Special Train
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2020, 02:04:14 PM »
Someone asked about dates....

Again, nothing is set in stone, we're just consolidating ideas and wanting to judge interest in what such an operation should include.

That said, this would likely be the first public train offering at the WW&F since the pandemic. (Likely Friday 8/7 with possibly a second run on Saturday 8/8.)
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Re: POLL - Fundraising Special Train
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2020, 02:32:38 PM »
If I had to pick, I'd like to see the first public trip to MP 8, followed by the sunset at AC. Really make the trip spectacular..but I am a sunrise guy myself..how come that option wasn't mentioned?? 😁
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Re: POLL - Fundraising Special Train
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2020, 06:17:15 PM »
I like the idea of the trip to MP 8. I also think that works better with the WW&F and F&M cars because they have nicer seating than tossing people in the SRRL combine with it's benches. For $50 a head I'm not sure people would respond well to being put on a bench seat.

Also going to MP8 the combine is a very heavy car with no brakes so you'd be relying on 9 and the F&M car for all the brakes, but 9 would conceivably have no problem bringing both those cars back up the grade.

If it's the first public trips coming out of the pandemic I think the SRRL backdate can go right out the window. It's a great thing but that can be it's own charter for another day (there's certainly options since we have some freight cars with just numbers so it doesn't HAVE to be the express or nothing).
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Re: POLL - Fundraising Special Train
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2020, 08:44:14 AM »
If I had to pick, I'd like to see the first public trip to MP 8, followed by the sunset at AC. Really make the trip spectacular..but I am a sunrise guy myself..how come that option wasn't mentioned?? 😁

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Re: POLL - Fundraising Special Train
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 04:59:24 PM »
Any chance if ballasting the track and leveling it before running on it? I know the grading is nice, but there are a few dips here and there that should be lifted and at least hand tamped. Just the trackman side of me. Is it anything critical, probably not as I run on track much worse all the time. If someone would like my professional opinion I'm more then happy to do so privately.
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Re: POLL - Fundraising Special Train
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 05:40:53 PM »
Joe,

We have a plan to address the worst of the track surface issues before these trips.  Let’s connect off the forum- it’s related to our conversation last week.

Thanks,
Jason