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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Museum Discussion => Topic started by: Kevin Madore on December 19, 2018, 04:33:01 PM

Title: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: Kevin Madore on December 19, 2018, 04:33:01 PM
Folks,

I had a great time at my 11th Victorian Christmas last Saturday, December 15th.   We didn't have snow this year, but what we did have was just a delightful day to be outdoors in Maine.   With temps in the 40s, folks visiting Alna Center were able to take their time and enjoy the activities up there.   We really dodged a bullet, because a week prior, the forecast for December 15th was for an all-day rain.   I say dodged a bullet because forecasts for bad weather are typically much more accurate than forecasts for good....that's a true statement.   It's not often that a busted forecast is a good thing!

For the benefit of folks who could not be there, or the folks who spent the entire day working hard, here's a small Flickr Album of photos from last Saturday's events.   Click on the individual photos to make them larger.   There is also an icon on the upper right in each photo to go full screen.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/112261457@N06/sets/72157704802296285/with/32512650038/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/112261457@N06/sets/72157704802296285/with/32512650038/)

I hope everyone has a great Christmas and a very healthy, happy 2019!

/Kevin Madore 
Title: Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: Mike Fox on December 19, 2018, 06:08:00 PM
Excellent as always Kevin.
Title: Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: Terry Harper on December 19, 2018, 06:57:55 PM
Wonderful photographs of a wonderful event!

You can have all of our snow! There is over 2 ft. on
the ground up here in Fort Fairfield.

Merry Christmas and my the new year be most prosperous and joyful!

Terry Harper
Title: Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: James Patten on December 19, 2018, 07:00:32 PM
Gee, Kevin, it's like the diesel train didn't exist for you! ;) ;)  :o  ;D
No love for the second class train.
Title: Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: Bob Holmes on December 19, 2018, 08:26:00 PM
Agree about world-class photos.  Thanks for those.

As for snow, I sometimes get irritated about some snow comments on the Forum.  A lot of us actually love winter and snow and cold.  You can ski, snowshoe, ice-skate and all sort of other winter activities.  And especially I love snow at the WW&F.  It creates a whole new world of exploration of our beloved museum, and attracts a new group of folks who want to enjoy that as well.

Bob

Title: Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: Paul Uhland on December 19, 2018, 08:55:07 PM
Terrific pics!
Always glad to see Bill and Bob, my favorite horses. My bro's Tina was 38 when she left us, always enjoyed riding her.
Title: Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: john d Stone on December 19, 2018, 09:12:31 PM
Beautiful! Looks like it was a great day! Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: Kevin Madore on December 19, 2018, 10:25:50 PM
Gee, Kevin, it's like the diesel train didn't exist for you! ;) ;)  :o  ;D
No love for the second class train.

I think I do have a frame or two of the 52.....but.....it just didn't look very "Victorian"  ;D

/Kevin
Title: Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: John McNamara on December 19, 2018, 11:04:16 PM
For Victorian Christmas shots, we members of the 52 Fan Club will just have to be satisfied with the Stephen Hussar shot on page 4 of the January/February 2013 WW&F Newsletter. The caption reads, "With its bell ringing, horn sounding, and warning lights on, engine 52 brings a Victorian Christmas train southward toward Trask Crossing." Unfortunately, this newsletter was posted before we posted the newsletters in color, so you don't get to see the beautiful green color.
Title: Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: Al Michelis on December 20, 2018, 08:21:15 AM
Absolutely gorgeous photos.  World class for sure.
Title: Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on December 20, 2018, 10:42:02 AM
All the mood and spirit of Victorian Christmas on a country two-footer through those gorgeous pics. Thank you so much for sharing them and Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: Bill Reidy on December 21, 2018, 03:10:21 PM
As always, beautiful photos, Kevin.  Thank you for documenting today's WW&F Railway.  Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: Mike Fox on December 27, 2018, 09:02:46 AM
One of our members from Canada was down for the day, and took these pictures, asking me to post them.


(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/20181215_104008_zpsompjhnc9.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/20181215_110531_zpsrmqgsmtc.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/20181215_114012_zpspwexwhet.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/20181215_122950_zpsjs9rffqu.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/20181215_122823_zpsigz7htll.jpg)

Title: Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on December 27, 2018, 04:58:56 PM
Were the (frozen) water shots taken at Hummason?

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: Mike Fox on December 27, 2018, 10:16:32 PM
I am not sure. He walked from Alna Center to the bridge, and then I saw he was in Sheepscot. So it has to be someplace along the way.
Title: Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: John McNamara on December 28, 2018, 12:38:13 AM
Very nice 👍
Title: Re: Victorian Christmas Photos
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on December 28, 2018, 02:06:05 PM
Nice pics I do like the ones to and from #52 framed with a difference. Thanks for sharing .