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« on: August 21, 2019, 05:19:25 PM »
Folks,

Apologies for being late to the party with the photos from Annual Picnic.  I shot a lot of frames that day and it takes a while to go through them all.   I was amazed at how many "keepers" were in this shoot.   The variable weather and some of the unique train operations definitely produced a lot of great photo ops. 

Here's a Flickr Album with a selection of some of the day's most interesting scenes:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/112261457@N06/albums/72157710433459657

As always, if you find anything in the captions that's not accurate, feel free to PM me and I'll fix it.  Also, there are a few folks who appear in these images whose names are not yet known to me.   If you can help ID some of these people, I would love to put some names on the faces.

Looking forward to FWW!! :)

/Kevin Madore

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 06:37:48 PM »
Bill Piche was #3's engineer that day.  Bill's a volunteer at MNG and either a volunteer or employee (not sure which) at the Valley Railroad.

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 06:54:34 PM »
Employed at Valley Railroad, which Kevin has seen me at on more than one occasion.

I'm surprised none of the pics from when we were sitting in the hole in the North Yard included when 9 went by us.
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2019, 03:51:43 AM »
Thanks a million, Kevin. Your pictures and captions were definitely worth waiting for!

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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2019, 10:42:21 AM »
Kevin, not sure who you don't know, so I'll guess.  The fellow with the beard and blue shirt is Dan Malkowski, and his companion with the light shirt and suspenders is James Noblini.  Dan's heading off to U-Maine this fall to study Mech-E, and James works with the MEC 470 group in Ellsworth.  #9's fireman for most of the day was Bill Baskerville. 

Great photos, as always Kevin. 

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2019, 11:34:43 AM »
Bill Piche was #3's engineer that day.  Bill's a volunteer at MNG and either a volunteer or employee (not sure which) at the Valley Railroad.

Yes, I see Bill quite often, at Sheepscot, Portland, Essex, North Conway.....surprised I haven’t seen him (yet) at The Cog.   :)

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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2019, 11:43:56 AM »
Kevin, not sure who you don't know, so I'll guess.  The fellow with the beard and blue shirt is Dan Malkowski, and his companion with the light shirt and suspenders is James Noblini.  Dan's heading off to U-Maine this fall to study Mech-E, and James works with the MEC 470 group in Ellsworth.  #9's fireman for most of the day was Bill Baskerville. 

Great photos, as always Kevin.

Hi James,

I know most of the regulars.   I was just looking for some help with the images in which someone was prominently featured, but not identified in my caption.   Believe it or not, creating captions on these albums is one of the more time-consuming aspects of producing them.   Most of the folks on this forum know what they are looking at, but that’s not always the case with folks on other forums, or on Flickr in general.   I also like to make sure that people get credit for all they do for this museum.   I am amazed at the volunteer hours that some of you folks have racked up. 

Thanks all for the help in identifying the few folks I didn’t immediately recognize.  Many of the captions have been updated accordingly.

/Kevin Madore

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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2019, 01:05:36 PM »
I've been adding comments to the captions to point out who is who. I couldn't figure out who was with Dan Malkowski at TOM - but James Patten clued me into James Nobilini. Those two have a great future ahead of them in railroad preservation.

I really appreciate seeing the photos from the Picnic. I could not attend, but I did help to plan out the train operations. It was great to see the photos seeing the fruit of those efforts - especially since we were worried that no one would come for the photo excursion.
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