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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Museum Discussion => Topic started by: Kevin Madore on August 14, 2021, 11:01:46 AM

Title: Re-creating the Maine's Bridgton & Saco River Railroad on the WW&F >>>Photo Albu
Post by: Kevin Madore on August 14, 2021, 11:01:46 AM
On Saturday and Sunday, July 31st and August 1st, 2021, the WW&F Railway Museum, the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company, and Maine Locomotive & Machine collaborated to re-create scenes from Maine's 2-foot gauge Bridgton & Saco River Railroad during a couple of photo events. The first event on Saturday, was organized by the collaborative and featured B&SR Locomotive #7, which is the largest of the surviving, operable 2-footers. This event also featured demonstration trains from the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad and the Monson Railroad. On Sunday, and additional trip was run for a videography group called Dynamo Productions, which featured just the Bridgton Locomotive.

The Bridgton & Saco River Railroad.....later called the Bridgton & Harrison Railroad, was a 33-mile long, 24" gauge common carrier, which existed from 1883 until 1941, running from Bridgton Junction, and its connection with the Maine Central Railroad, all the way north to Harrison, Maine. The line had a total of 8 locomotives during its existence, all of which were Forney types. Two of the engines survived by virtue of their purchase for use at the Edaville Railroad in South Carver, Massachusetts, where they ran for half a century. Both of the survivors, #s 7 & 8 are large, Baldwin Forneys of 33 and 38 tons. They are now owned and cared for by the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company of Portland, Maine. The #7 is operable and has an FRA boiler ticket, and there are long-term plans to restore the 8 as well. Over the past couple of years, these big 2-footers have been visiting at the WW&F, allowing us to present re-creations of the B&SR, as was done on this weekend. For the most part, the consists used were all B&SR original equipment.

I've prepared an album of images from the weekend's two events for those who would like to see what it looked like. My apologies that it took a couple of weeks to get this out. For the moment, I am still working a day-job and preparing for a couple of upcoming trips. I also like to add captions to all of my photos, which takes more time than editing them, but I think some viewers prefer to have a bit of context. Take a look, if the spirit moves you!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/112261457@N06/albums/72157719730751345 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/112261457@N06/albums/72157719730751345)

Thanks!

/Kevin Madore
Title: Re: Re-creating the Maine's Bridgton & Saco River Railroad on the WW&F >>>Photo Albu
Post by: Mike Fox on August 14, 2021, 07:03:43 PM
Very nice Kevin. Always worth the wait.
Title: Re: Re-creating the Maine's Bridgton & Saco River Railroad on the WW&F >>>Photo Albu
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on August 14, 2021, 07:40:46 PM
Great photos, as always, Kevin.
Dave
Title: Re: Re-creating the Maine's Bridgton & Saco River Railroad on the WW&F >>>Photo Albu
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on August 14, 2021, 10:44:47 PM
FANTASTIC spread, Kevin!
And great to have seen you again!
Title: Re: Re-creating the Maine's Bridgton & Saco River Railroad on the WW&F >>>Photo Albu
Post by: Mike the Choochoo Nix on August 15, 2021, 08:33:58 PM
Very very nice, some of the photos would make great postcards!
M. Nix
Title: Re: Re-creating the Maine's Bridgton & Saco River Railroad on the WW&F >>>Photo Albu
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on August 16, 2021, 08:34:57 AM
Great pictures thank you so much for sharing. Looking at your pictures and reading their captions was definitely  one of the factor that prompted me to join the WW&F.
Title: Re: Re-creating the Maine's Bridgton & Saco River Railroad on the WW&F >>>Photo Albu
Post by: Bob Holmes on August 16, 2021, 07:23:49 PM
Kevin's photos are again unsurpassed.  Don't know how he does it, but it's magical....