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John McNamara

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Sheepscot Station Buildings in an Ad
« on: June 24, 2020, 09:17:40 AM »
I was reading a Portland Press Herald article and the following ad appeared:
https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/simgad/10677923854224370722

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Re: Sheepscot Station Buildings in an Ad
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 09:23:48 AM »
We've moved to Western Maine?

I know I've been away 3-1/2 months and there's been much progress over that time, but wow!
What–me worry?

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Re: Sheepscot Station Buildings in an Ad
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2020, 09:45:04 AM »
I saw the same ad in the Sun Journal a few weeks ago and forgot to mention it...
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Re: Sheepscot Station Buildings in an Ad
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2020, 09:53:48 AM »
Two thoughts:

1. Any publicity is good publicity.

2. Ad people are notoriously geographically ignorant.

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Re: Sheepscot Station Buildings in an Ad
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2020, 12:47:17 PM »
We've moved to Western Maine?

I know I've been away 3-1/2 months and there's been much progress over that time, but wow!

Well....compared to Ellsworth Alna is in western Maine!

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Re: Sheepscot Station Buildings in an Ad
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2020, 02:36:32 PM »
The photo is a stock image for sale through Shutterstock:
https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/wiscasset-waterville-farmington-railway-maine-usa-48291406

If you are an ad agency, and looking for a photo of "Farmington Maine" via Shutterstock, you get this search result:
https://www.shutterstock.com/search/farmington+maine?image_type=photo

So, that is likely what happened.

That said, there was a far more egregious example of a railroad station/model train display depot museum somewhere (in the south, I think) that was using a photo of #10 at Sheepscot as part of their rack card/tourist flyer. I believe we asked them (nicely, I hope) to not use an image of our railroad to illustrate their museum.

The other, larger, issue this raises is the fact that "Wiscasset" "Waterville" and "Farmington" are (relatively) large towns in Maine, and we are often asked where our stations are in these locations. This causes a good deal of confusion to the typical visitor, and something we need to be vigilant about clarifying (until such time we do have stations in those places. :-)

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Re: Sheepscot Station Buildings in an Ad
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2020, 08:27:38 AM »
Ed,

I hadn't thought of that! Maybe its time for "Coming Soon!" or "Future site of..." signs

Keep up the great work!

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Re: Sheepscot Station Buildings in an Ad
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2020, 01:26:27 AM »
"If you want to see a WW&F station Here contribute" :-D ::)