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Work Train Photo at Head Tide
« on: March 07, 2009, 05:55:35 PM »
Did the WW&F ever had work trains for the ROW like they had on the D&RGW narrow gauge line?  ::) ;) :)
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Work Train Photo at Head Tide
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009, 09:57:33 PM »
Did the WW&F ever had work trains for the ROW like they had on the D&RGW narrow gauge line?  ::) ;) :)

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Work Train Photo at Head Tide
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 12:14:32 AM »
At the risk of going off topic...
That picture. I know its the Head Tide Cut where we have been cutting trees this winter. I always assumed that it showed the train pointed north, but is that correct? In other words, is that the famous "red cape" in the background, and the train is pointed south?
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Work Train Photo at Head Tide
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 12:28:40 AM »
Ed, The train is pointed south and the red cape appears to be white at the time and located over the caboose cupola.
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Work Train Photo at Head Tide
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009, 03:08:52 PM »
Nice photo of the work train. I think thats WW&F 0-4-4 #1 in the photo if im correct.  :) ;) :)
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Re: Work Train Photo at Head Tide
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009, 03:12:41 PM »
Yes, Matt. You are correct. That is W&Q #1.
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Re: Work Train Photo at Head Tide
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009, 09:38:23 PM »
Nice catch Matt! You've obviously been studying ;)

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Re: Work Train Photo at Head Tide
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2009, 05:57:18 PM »
She's also Sandy River First #3, the first new engine bought by a Maine road, and so disliked up there she spent the majority of her career in Phillips as a stationary boiler!

Kind of sealed Porter's fate as a supplier of locomotives to the two footers as well. 

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Re: Work Train Photo at Head Tide
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2009, 06:06:14 PM »
Kind of sealed Porter's fate as a supplier of locomotives to the two footers as well. 

It wasn't for a lack of trying. I believe that it has been discussed elswhere in this forum about a Porter designed 2-8-0 that they drew up the the Sandy River.
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Re: Work Train Photo at Head Tide
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2009, 12:17:09 AM »
I think that engine was meant for the W&Q, when they were still reaching for Quebec.

Maybe #1 had a better reputation on the coast!

Still the same, a Maine Two Foot Consolidation would have been a sight to see!
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Re: Work Train Photo at Head Tide
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2009, 12:58:33 PM »
Who knows - sometime in the future one could be "created"?
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Re: Work Train Photo at Head Tide
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2009, 08:26:04 PM »
Nice catch Matt! You've obviously been studying ;)
Thanks.  ;D
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Re: Work Train Photo at Head Tide
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2009, 01:20:05 PM »
Somewhere I read that #1 aka SR 3 had no better rep at the W&Q. Something about she didn't backup too good and when doing so tended to become very hungre for ties and bit them often.

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Re: Work Train Photo at Head Tide
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2009, 04:08:41 PM »
according to "The Prophet Moody," she was most likely relegated to yard duty as she showed up in verry few photographs.

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Re: Work Train Photo at Head Tide
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2010, 01:56:13 PM »
I heard she mostly was used in building the line, and then as a yard engine. Apparently, near the end of #1's career she had to be ran backwards all the time, her drivers were that worn!  :o