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Messages - Jeff Schumaker

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Volunteers / Re: MANAGER NEEDED FOR ONGOING ISSUE...
« on: October 21, 2021, 08:11:08 AM »
Good luck with your plan Bryce. I hope it works out.

Jeff S.

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Volunteers / Re: MANAGER NEEDED FOR ONGOING ISSUE...
« on: October 20, 2021, 09:00:46 AM »
The last time I visited, Bryce informed me he was going to learn how to play the bagpipes. Will he be serenading the customers as he manages the parking lot? :o

Jeff S.

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Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« on: October 19, 2021, 08:59:16 AM »
Congratulations, Cody!

Jeff S.

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Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« on: October 18, 2021, 10:27:12 AM »
My father grew up on a farm and had an 8N. It was a tough little tractor.

Jeff S.

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Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« on: October 17, 2021, 10:32:10 AM »
If the town is going to redo Cross road - this would be the time to put the grade crossing in - to include a second track for the runaround.  There is usually grant money for grade crossing work through the state DOT and it might help costs associated with the Cross road rebuild.  Signal equipment could probably be reused from the several OOS branch lines in the state.

Question - If the crossings were put in, but not connected to the mainline, would the museum still come under FRA regulations?

Jeff S.

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Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« on: October 17, 2021, 10:29:12 AM »
Work done on Saturday October 16:

* Engine house: More boards went up, some on the main west wall and some on the middle bay west wall. 
* Garage: Mike did some re-arranging of the first bay of the garage to accept a "new" tractor (see the story at https://www.wiscassetnewspaper.com/article/alna-spend-close-half-million-cross-road-if-voters-approve/152939 for further details, middle of the article), and worked on some vehicle repairs.
* Boxcar 56: Marcel was working on it.
* Coach 9: Zack was working on assembling a core piece of one of the trucks, a wood-steel sandwich with new wood.
* Board meeting at 4.



That tractor is as old as I am.

Jeff S.

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Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: October 16, 2021, 08:51:25 AM »
Is there enough lumber to sheathe the whole enginehouse?

Jeff S.

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Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: October 13, 2021, 09:50:15 AM »
So when did the crane truck show up?

Jeff S.

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Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: October 03, 2021, 09:41:53 AM »
Let me echo Bill's thanks. I hope to see things in person later today.

Jeff S.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Movie about #9: "The Nine Lives of #9"
« on: October 01, 2021, 09:44:46 AM »
Many thanks, Bill. I doubt that public stations in Ohio will be picking it up.

Jeff S.

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General Discussion / Re: Maine Central 470
« on: September 30, 2021, 08:18:34 AM »
Nice work, Bernie.

Jeff S.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Signage at Trout Brook and Elsewhere
« on: September 28, 2021, 11:06:40 AM »
How about something like this?

             CURIOUS?

     Turn Right at Cross Rd.

       WW&F Ry. Museum


We could have a life size cutout of Fred next to it.
Jeff S.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Signage at Trout Brook and Elsewhere
« on: September 28, 2021, 08:08:00 AM »
The turn table site will be a curious site for all that pass by for a long time.

That seems like an opportunity to place an informative sign display board with some information about what & why about the museum and directing the curious to our Sheepscot site (and to www.wwfry.org)* for more info.  :)


*maybe even put a  QR code on the sign that resolves to the WW&F website!  ;D

I was thinking the same thing, but aren't we limitied to the number of signs we can have, due to state regulations?

Jeff S.

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Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: September 26, 2021, 06:10:35 PM »
Wow, you guys will have it constructed before I get up there next weekend.

Bill,

They still have a lot to do, so I think there will be work left for you when you get there.

Jeff S.

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A few years ago, it was done in NW Ohio, when two bridges were replaced where I-75 went over US 6.

Jeff S.

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