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Bill Piche

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« Reply #165 on: April 20, 2018, 03:03:23 AM »
GOOD NEWS!!!!

After what seemed to be an overly brief inspection of a few hours, the FRA has officially signed off on the boiler and will grant the form 4 as soon as the paperwork is filed.

Today marks the end of an over 10 year road to bring a giant of Maine Two Foot railroading back to live.

Another coat or two of imron, a few coats of clear, and some polishing up and she'll be ready for her official debut next month.

We'll have more information on future running dates as they get announced officially. For now here's a picture from after Brian applied the first layer if imron the other night.

A big thank you goes out to everybody that supported the project with money, expertise, and their time. Without all of them this wouldn't have been possible.

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« Reply #166 on: April 20, 2018, 03:27:38 AM »
That is one magnificent looking locomotive.  Brian and his team did a terrific job bring back a historic piece of Maine history to operation.  Everyone who worked on No. 7 should be very proud.
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« Reply #167 on: April 20, 2018, 01:09:33 PM »
Congrats and good job to all. Is there a Welcome Back 7 event planned like they did thr Farewell to 4 event?

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« Reply #168 on: April 20, 2018, 01:12:06 PM »
This is great news for the 2-foot community.

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« Reply #169 on: April 20, 2018, 01:25:36 PM »
Nice looking locomotive
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« Reply #170 on: April 20, 2018, 05:24:50 PM »
Congrats and good job to all. Is there a Welcome Back 7 event planned like they did thr Farewell to 4 event?

There will be an announcement of an event in the coming days. Once the museum makes the official announcement I'll relay it here.
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« Reply #171 on: April 21, 2018, 12:00:18 AM »
Congrats and good job to all. Is there a Welcome Back 7 event planned like they did thr Farewell to 4 event?

There will be an announcement of an event in the coming days. Once the museum makes the official announcement I'll relay it here.

thanks Bill, can't' wait

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« Reply #172 on: April 21, 2018, 09:46:47 AM »

There will be an announcement of an event in the coming days. Once the museum makes the official announcement I'll relay it here.

From a scheduling standpoint, if it matters to anyone, there are three photo charters scheduled around the US during the weekend of May 19th-20th.   There is also something running the first weekend in June.

Really looking forward to seeing #7!

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« Reply #173 on: April 21, 2018, 08:58:11 PM »

There will be an announcement of an event in the coming days. Once the museum makes the official announcement I'll relay it here.

From a scheduling standpoint, if it matters to anyone, there are three photo charters scheduled around the US during the weekend of May 19th-20th.   There is also something running the first weekend in June.

Really looking forward to seeing #7!

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Good point Kevin. Would be cool to see Monson 3 in operation as well. Doubleheader! :)

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« Reply #174 on: May 01, 2018, 03:17:54 PM »
After passing by the Sheepscot campus on Friday morning (I heard Jason got a picture but nobody was able to hijack the truck), B&SR 7 was delivered back to Portland and on "home" rails as a complete locomotive for the first time since the boiler went north 10 years ago.

7 coming off the truck

(photo credit: David Fletcher)

#7 received some break-in runs on Friday and Saturday of this weekend. Some bugs were worked out and a few more were put on the punch list, but things are looking good for the steamfest unveiling on the 19th (see the post on that for more detail).

This pic is of the completed 7 sitting at the ocean gateway platform. We survived the S curve at the ocean gateway project, which was the only questionable corner on the railroad for us since it was built after 7 went out of service.

(photo credit: either Wes Heinz or David Fletcher)

7 running around the consist after pulling the annual meeting train out to the bridge

(photo credit: Sandy Piche)

Discussions at the platform following the first trip with a consist in almost 15 years.

(photo credit: Sandy Piche)

Lots of room in the cab for us folks who aren't from the 1920s

(photo credit: Sandy Piche)

Looks good with a string of cars, but all we have (at the moment) is with one car and the locomotive going away.

(photo credit: Sandy Piche)

The most important picture of all

(photo credit: Trevor Hartford)

Hansel was on hand and grabbed some video of the occasion as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ou7wTFulAE
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Re: B&SR 7
« Reply #175 on: May 01, 2018, 05:50:52 PM »
Be nice when the last picture has 3,4,7&8 in service

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« Reply #176 on: May 02, 2018, 09:19:36 PM »
Be nice when the last picture has 3,4,7&8 in service

Might be a long time for all 4, but 3 out of 4 is feasible depending on future fundraising.
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« Reply #177 on: May 03, 2018, 01:09:27 PM »
Beautiful job on a truely classy engine! Congratulations!

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« Reply #178 on: May 03, 2018, 01:10:16 PM »
Be nice when the last picture has 3,4,7&8 in service

Might be a long time for all 4, but 3 out of 4 is feasible depending on future fundraising.

Considering 8 needs the same amount of work as 7, I can see them getting 4 done first

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« Reply #179 on: May 03, 2018, 10:00:34 PM »
After all the money spent with 3 and 7 regarding boilers, I suspect MNG would like to go the route we're going and have some boilers built for 4 and 8.