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General Discussion / Re: WW&F in Eisenbahn Romantik
« on: September 28, 2017, 06:00:40 PM »
Hi James,

WOW!  That's pretty cool!  Eisenbahn Romantik!  That's pretty impressive.  A lot of very knowledgeable and well-regarded railroad preservationists speak German, travel extensively, and happen to contribute to this very web group from time-to-time.  I wonder who will be the next to get the word out.

Best Regards,

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: September 24, 2017, 04:58:16 PM »
Thanks Mike for your additional insights, comments, and photographs.

And THANK YOU all for your dedicated HARD WORK on behalf of the WW&F.


Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: September 24, 2017, 11:15:24 AM »
Thanks Bill!!!

Your review of the current condition of the mainline grade has really given this fellow from "away" a better appreciation for what you guys are accomplishing and the work to come!

Do you think the number of washouts is indicative of any specific condition of the soil in the area or is it just the natural consequence of the many years with no maintenance?

Best Regards,

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 09, 2017, 04:54:35 AM »
Hi Guys,

You may want to widen the bridge to about 12'.  A 2' gauge wooden wedge plow is about 9' wide and it may be good to allow an extra foot or two on each side for safety's sake.

You don't want a repeat of the Fred H. Allen incident.  (passenger killed)

Best Regards,

General Discussion / Re: WW&F in Narrow Gauge World magazine
« on: September 01, 2017, 08:56:25 AM »
FANTASTIC!!!  You guys don't miss a trick!

Best Regards,

Volunteers / Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« on: August 30, 2017, 10:32:35 PM »
Neither have I, John!

What a lovely sight it is too ...

Best Regards,

Museum Discussion / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« on: August 14, 2017, 10:47:40 PM »
Hi Guys,

I have read a number of articles this past year that WWI seems to have become a largely "forgotten conflict."
It would seem then, that cooperative events like this most recent encampment are important for that reason alone - not to mention other equally valid ones - like interpreting the railroads being operated by the Government for the duration of the WWI.

Are there state-wide or region-wide organizations that would interested in making something like this an annual event?  Would they have vehicles like trucks or ... tanks?

I would be willing to assist with the planning and coordination.

Best Regards,

Two Footers outside of the US / Re: Trip to Poland
« on: July 28, 2017, 03:09:50 PM »
Hi Dave,

I haven't done a lot of research on narrow gauge lines in either Eastern Europe in general or Poland in particular.  But what I have found tells me the loss is mine because from what I can tell, there was/is a WHOLE LOT of narrow gauge in the region. 

The only completely Polish reference I have is: "Nasze Koleje" by Bogdan Pokropinroh.  I think this line ran/runs between Warsaw and Radzymin, a distance of 19 km, and was/is 800mm gauge.  The only other thing I feel very sure of is the word "obrotnica" means "turntable".  The book was published in Warsaw by WKL. 

I've had this book for decades and can't read it.  (It was free and needed a home.)  I'd be happy to talk with Dave, Ira, anyone else - if they can help unlock this multi-decade mystery.

Please send me email.

Best Regards,

Museum Discussion / Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« on: July 27, 2017, 08:58:58 PM »
Excellent job on the flanging video Stephen!!!

Seriously, BRAVO!!!

I can't wait to see the rest of the series and then the "Feature-Length" movie.  Who do we cast for Fred?

Best regards,

A fairly recent video (2013) taken during a steam tour of Central Gregorio Arlee Manalich. The narration is in German, but somehow I don't think you'll mind

Best Regards,

General Discussion / Not Narrow Gauge, but FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: July 22, 2017, 05:20:58 PM »
An A4 at less than 126 mph ...

Enjoy,  Glenn

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: An interesting three-foot line in England
« on: July 13, 2017, 01:47:37 PM »
Thanks for the pointer Wayne!

Charming line and tasteful jazz. 

Best Regards,

UK (Welsh, British) Two Footers / Re: L&B "LYN" makes first move
« on: July 09, 2017, 01:33:22 PM »
Thanks for spreading the word, Wayne!

Kudos to our brethren across the pond for a most note-worthy accomplishment.

Best Regards,

Museum Discussion / Re: What's wrong with this picture?
« on: June 28, 2017, 01:57:14 PM »
Hi Ed,

Could you be referring to the emptiness of the shop building?

Best Regards,

Other Narrow Gauge / Nice video, Cuban 30" steam in 2004
« on: June 09, 2017, 06:30:07 PM »
Hi Guys,

Here's a nice video covering Cuban 30" gauge steam in 2004.

A fair number of these locos have been saved by the Cuban government for static display.

Best Regards,

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