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Kevin H Evans

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Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« Reply #90 on: October 16, 2015, 05:47:20 PM »
I am Kevin Evans, an Airways System Specialist for the FAA. (I fix the stuff the controllers break, steady work.) In about five months I am going to pull the plug and retire, and move from New Mexico to Idaho.

I have worked as a boilermakers helper and have a small machine shop. I gunsmith, hot air balloon crew, and am involved with the restoration of the Santa Fe 2926.

Also with my wife, write science fiction, they even pay me for it grin.

Once I get broken loose from the day job, we plan a trip to the North East, I am sure we can fit it in as research.

Kevin
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Ira Schreiber

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Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« Reply #91 on: October 16, 2015, 11:54:02 PM »
Welcome to our family.
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Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« Reply #92 on: October 17, 2015, 02:51:15 AM »
hello to any one who is reading this. i live in west gardiner and i'm 14. i try to go to the ww&f every chance i get. i am probably the youngest trainee at the moment and its fun working/training.its part of my bloodline.(as i like to call it) my uncle and grand father got me into going down there and it just sucked me in to the world of trains. my uncle is leon weeks of which you know who built the model t rail car. (i helped out every once in a while not really knowing what i was doing to help.) i've helped work on TOM,#9,the upper yard,the Whitefield section house,car barn,replace culverts,lay track and much more. and almost every time i visit i hear people say "this is the generation that will get us to albion". of which i think is true. some people say "well why don't you invest in those automatic rail layers and track replacers". and i always reply with "its a museum it supposed to represent the way they did it by hand they didn't have drills,automatic tie replacers,ETC." and thats about it on my life so far so now you know me.

Ira Schreiber

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« Reply #93 on: October 17, 2015, 03:48:38 AM »
Bryce, you have said it very well. Keep going as you are the future.

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Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« Reply #94 on: December 11, 2015, 08:57:26 PM »
Hello,
I am Joshua (Josh) Redenz I have been a big fan of the "twofooters" for many years. What truly sparked my interest was a cab ride in the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. diesel No.1. After just moving to the US from Germany, were I volunteered at a steam tourist railroad (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Geesthachter Eisenbahn e.V.). I started volunteering at the Shelburn Falls Trolley Museum as a motorman.
I am hoping to get out to the WW&F in the future (maybe the spring workweekend).
Greetings,
Josh

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« Reply #95 on: February 26, 2016, 09:03:13 PM »
Hi All,

My name is Bud Griffin and I live on Cape Cod. I have been modeling Maine two-footers in Fn3 and now in HOn30 for a few years now. ANd,of course, I read as much as possible about the two-footers as I possibly can.

Before coming to Cape Cod I was active in (standard-gauge) RR preservation, belonging to, among other groups, a group that owned one F3, one or two passenger cars, and a number of cabooses (cabeese?): 12"=1-foot scale, that is.

Am now retired and give tours for Cape Cod National Seashore and the Nauset  Light[house] Preservation Society - where I am a member of the Board of Directors and a former President.

I'm looking forward to both learning more about the WW&F and also contributing what little knowledge I may have to the group.

Bud


Ira Schreiber

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Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« Reply #96 on: February 26, 2016, 10:51:56 PM »
Welcome to our crew.

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« Reply #97 on: February 26, 2016, 11:30:21 PM »
Thanks, Ira.
Bud

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Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« Reply #98 on: February 27, 2016, 02:42:20 AM »
Welcome Bud! Have been up to visit us yet?
Dave

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« Reply #99 on: February 27, 2016, 04:25:36 AM »
Hi Dave,
Its been a couple of years since our last visit. But if everything goes well in the next week, God willing, we may just stop by this summer for another visit. And, again, if everything goes well next week I hope that we may also attend the national convention in Augusta.
Bud

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« Reply #100 on: February 27, 2016, 10:22:13 PM »
Hi Bud,
Well then, I hope all goes most well next week!
Dave

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« Reply #101 on: March 07, 2016, 01:19:23 AM »
Having looked through this thread, I am surprised that I haven't posted sooner.

Anyway, I'm Jeff Schumaker, from NW Ohio. I first came up to Maine in 1992 to visit what there was in terms of preserved Maine 2-footers. I drove down every side road, looking for the WW&F Museum, with no luck. Somehow, I missed Cross Rd. I came back in 1993 and helped set the ties in bays 2 and 3 of the first car shed. Bruce Wilson worked with me. Since that time, I've tried to get up to the museum once or twice a year. Having retired six years ago, I have been able to make most of the Fall and Spring work weekends. As of last fall, I've qualified as brakeman (at least I think I have).

Currently, I am on the committee for the 2016 National Narrow Gauge Convention, which will be held in Augusta, Maine, Sept. 7 - 10. We are hoping to put on a memorable convention, which will include trips to the WW&F Museum.

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« Reply #102 on: March 15, 2016, 09:58:18 PM »
Looks like I am the "newest member", so just a quick note: I live a mile or so outside Portland, unfortunately the wrong Portland on the wrong coast to make visits to the museum easy (3,255 miles according to Mapquest). But I am a fan of the WW&F and have been following the railroad here and on Facebook the past few years, and in publications such as Railfan & Railroad for a couple of decades before that. I decided to become a member so that my fees could help me vicariously enjoy all the hard work of the guys more local. GO WW&F!. Cheers, Phil McCall

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« Reply #103 on: March 15, 2016, 10:52:21 PM »
Welcome to the fold.

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« Reply #104 on: August 10, 2016, 05:58:50 PM »
         Hello to all. I have read the Forum for years but am not much of a poster. Helped out on work weekends for many years from the Trestle to before Top of the Mountain. I'm a narrow gauge fan since about age 15 and have traced the SR&RL and WW&F since the 1970's. Even camped out at Salmon Hole on a bike trip in High School. Today I am more a D&RGW NG fan and modeller with a layout over the garage in Glen NH. I am now Treasurer of the North Conway Model Railroad Club and host each week at Conway Scenic.
ps: I'm a life member of the WW&F also.
Bob Meckley
glen NH