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Ed Lecuyer
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« on: June 12, 2009, 02:17:19 AM »

After many requests, here is a decent map of the museum ROW with some common questions answered.

Note: The railroad is currently slightly longer than depicted above (in 2007.)
By spring 2015, 2.5 miles of track has been completed to the Top of the Mountain where a run-around track has been added utilizing the grade of the stub siding that the original railroad used to double the hill.
By fall 2016, additional track was laid to the first washout (depicted on the map as such.) This track was ballasted in spring 2017. Plans for 2017 include repairing this washout (and a smaller one north of there) so that track can be laid to the landslide (the second washout icon on the map.)


And a map of the Sheepscot Station Campus:

Since the above map was made, the 3-way switch was not constructed, instead a traditional "ladder" track was used to feed the carbarn and woods track. All track shown on that map (with the exception of the 2 roundhouse stalls) is complete. All structures, with the exception of the roundhouse) are now complete.
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009, 11:56:06 PM »

Very nice Ed.
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2009, 01:34:31 PM »

Ed
 Nice job on the map. A question Moody shows on his hand drawen map in Robert Jones book  just north of TOM down toward Trout brook brige that in 3/4 mi there are 5 curves that wiggle down the mountain can these be seen or has this part of the grade not been cleared yet?
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2009, 08:35:05 PM »

I think the curves on Moody map are just an exaggeration. The line on my map was plotted from GPS readings. While GPS is not perfect - and only reasonably accurate - it would be close enough given the scale of the map I have drawn.
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009, 10:31:56 PM »

The Moody curves were greatly exaggerated.  There might be five or pretty gentle curves on the Mountain, some of which are short enough you won't see them on the map.
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 03:21:46 AM »

 To both Ed & James
 Thanks for the info on this area. I had looked at Google Earth and could not see any signs of a series of curves but did not know if I was missing something under the trees
as this area appears to be heavely wooded.
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2009, 08:12:32 PM »

ed, that is a wonderful map. i can't print out all of it, i get 4 pages with page 2 being the top of the map down to cockeye curve. then page 3 starts the replies. am i doing something wrong?Huh dale
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2009, 08:53:31 PM »

The best way to print the map is to right-click on it and choose "Save Picture As". Then, save the image as a JPG file in your 'My Pictures' folder. Finally, open your Pictures Folder (on your PC), double-click the map, and print it using the software provided for doing so.

(These are general directions for a PC using Internet Explorer, other systems may differ.)
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2009, 12:53:07 AM »

thanks, ed worked like a charm!!! will help me when i walk the route next month, thanks again.... dale
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2009, 06:04:38 PM »

Thanks Ed for the map. Now I know how much of the current right of way is operational and what still need to restored. Great job Ed.  Smiley Wink Cheesy Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2009, 06:18:40 PM »

Of course, in a few weeks, it will be out of date - I hope!
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2010, 02:53:12 AM »

Well do you think its out-dated by now or not? =)
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2010, 11:23:11 AM »

An updated map would show the mainline with an additional (scale) 1/4 inch of track towards TOM.  The next big change to the museum trackage will probably be the installation of the switch and the first part of the spur for the North Yard, although it would not be indicated on the map.
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2010, 01:38:22 PM »

This is the first map I've seen that gave me an idea of what you guys have done. Great map! Great ROW work!
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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2010, 02:35:15 PM »

Another thought. From my college ROTC map class knowledge (a little knowledge is a dangerous thing), I see that you are going to go between some relatively steep hills soon. Is this going to be a good view for the riders? It seems like it would be quite exciting. Is it more expensive to lay track through this area or is the ROW still there?
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