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Messages - Pete "Cosmo" Barrington

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Museum Discussion / Re: WW&F Winter Photo Shoot 2024 >>>Photo Album<<<
« on: February 19, 2024, 10:25:24 PM »
Fantastic as ever, Kevin! ;)

Volunteers / Re: What to Name the new Excavator?
« on: February 15, 2024, 12:07:10 AM »
Since it's an excavator, I resubmit "Digby."
If we want to honor the Navies who helped build the railroads (and canals, etc.) we can call it "Digby O'Del."
March is coming up, so we could hold a proper christening on St Paddy's day! ;) ;D

Volunteers / Re: February 2024 work reports
« on: February 04, 2024, 12:45:23 AM »
What are we naming the excavator?  I propose "Digger Dan" or "Dan the Digger".


"Digby O'Del" if you're not into the whole "brevity thing." ;)

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« on: November 15, 2023, 10:14:14 PM »
So THAT'S what they do in Moriah on a Monday!  ;D

Volunteers / Re: September 2023 Work Reports
« on: September 20, 2023, 10:54:42 PM »
My God, Ed .... what have you DONE??? :o ::)

Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: Am I a Maine Native?
« on: May 02, 2023, 09:10:53 PM »
Tim Sample ALSO said:
"If my cat gave birth in the oven, I wouldn't call them "biscuits"!  ;)

General Discussion / Re: Sheepscot Passenger Shelter Move
« on: March 13, 2023, 08:20:50 PM »
Beautiful work as always, Kevin!
I would swear you could walk right into those shots.  ;)

Museum Discussion / Re: Plowing Ahead - Snow removal discussion
« on: March 07, 2023, 08:27:20 PM »
All this brings to mind the B&SR plow and flanger currently stored on-campus.
1) What would need to be done work-wise to bring the plow to serviceable, likewise the flanger?
2) Has anyone considered us building our own plow/flanger car(s)?
I feel these questions have come up before, but this seems an apropos place to revisit the idea(s).

Museum Discussion / Plowing Ahead - Snow removal discussion
« on: March 04, 2023, 10:16:42 PM »
It seems to me the snow has come later in Maine and  Alna than the previous years but now it looks like to catching up  on the time. Have a nice Sunday Mike.
Yeah man, ... I've been saying for over 10 years now that it seems like they've been pushing winter just a little more to the right each year. ;)

Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: February 25, 2023, 01:30:18 AM »
The kind you close AFTER the horse escapes!  ;)

Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: February 21, 2023, 10:18:49 PM »
Fine lookin' shed ya got there, Ferd! ;)

Volunteers / Re: January 2023 Work Reports
« on: January 28, 2023, 09:30:29 PM »
Now is time on SPROCKETS ven vee DANCE!  ;D ;D ;D

Museum Discussion / Re: Czech Czooch
« on: December 13, 2022, 08:28:12 PM »
Well, when this thread started, it was easy enough to Latvia it off, but I wouldn't touch it now with a pair of 5' Lithuanians!  ;)

Volunteers / Re: Thankful and Happy Thanksgiving
« on: November 26, 2022, 01:10:57 AM »
Well, my dad was always keen on informing me that "Petros" is Greek for "ROCK,"... so there's that.  ;)

Volunteers / Re: Thankful and Happy Thanksgiving
« on: November 24, 2022, 09:34:03 PM »
Today, I am thankful that I had the good sense to buy my life membership when I did!
That said, there's a LOT behind that one simple sentence. Just thinking back on the years since then and all we have accomplished together is beyond my ability to textualize.
From it's humblest beginnings that I witnessed back in '95' to it's current +3 mile state, I have seen the whole truly become greater than the sum of it's parts.
There's so much more to our railroad, the organization, the family, and the experience, than the mere collection of objects that make up it's physical plant. So much more!
Our hard work and dedication has produced a glimpse into a time and a way of life that we are able to share with the public insuring future generations the same window to the past we have now come to enjoy.
As one who can trace my ancestry straight back to Plymouth Rock, I am truly thankful for the chance to be a part of this New England tradition.
Happy Thanksgiving!

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