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Laurel River & Hot Springs RR
« on: June 23, 2009, 01:43:37 AM »
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James Patten wrote:
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For a time, a locomotive from this railroad, the James Wyman, sat in Wiscasset, waiting for the WW&F to buy it.  The engine eventually went to the Sandy River.
Does anyone know anything about this line?  Is there a "Bob Jones" out there who wrote a book about it?

Glenn Christensen replied:
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Hi James,
There is a 1.5 page write-up on the LR&HS in Crittenden's book, "The Two Footers".   There are also 3.25 pages on the Mount Gretna line in the same source.
Best Regards,
Glenn

pockets replied:
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Glenn,
Thanks for the direction. I have his drawing of the Mt. Gretna American.
Greg B.

Dana Deering replied:
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James,
I did quite a bit if research on the James Wyman and its journey to the WW&F and I have a lengthy article that I've written about it but I have never submitted it.  It would probably be a three or four part article for the newsletter.
Dana
PS:  My conclusion from the research was that it was the FS&K that was trying to buy the Wyman, not the WW&F.

James Patten replied:
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This time of year I think John would be quite happy for a lengthy article.

John McNamara replied:
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James is indeed correct. This is a "thin" time of year for newsletter articles, and I always look forward to anything that Dana writes.
I expect that a multi-part series would be better than a single large article. I have received newsletters dominated by a single article, and it's great if I'm interested, but otherwise a great disappointment.
Upcoming deadlines are Jan 15th for the Jan/Feb issue and March 15th for the Mar/Apr issue. 

Dana Deering replied:
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Ok,
I finally located my rough draft of the article about the James Wyman, too late, unfortunatley, for the current newsletter.  However, I read it over and it reads better than I remembered and it needs a basic rewrite to smooth out the rough spots.  I am going to spend my evenings this week, 1/22 forward, editing and polishing and then I will send it to John.  It could end up being a four part article so be forewarned.
Dana

John McNamara replied:
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It could end up being a four part article so be forewarned.
Well, they say "forewarned is forearmed," so that would be a big help in my typing. Whoops, that was "forearmed" not "four-armed". Sorry 'bout that.

Dana Deering replied:
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Get Thee to a Punnery, John!
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