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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 16, 2023, 12:51:18 PM »
I see on Facebook that the first coat of primer is going onto the exterior of the passenger car. We are all amazed to see how good it is looking inside and out! There are some heavily rebuilt passenger cars in Colorado, but this is the first wood car I know of that is completely new construction.

Well done all of you!

Ted Miles, WW&F Member, narrow gauge fan

Other Narrow Gauge / Narrow Gauge Dining Cars?
« on: August 07, 2023, 07:36:12 PM »
         I am compiling a list of surviving dining cars; so far I have not found one narrow gauge one? Does anyone know of a narrow gauge line that served food?  Did the Rangeley parlor car serve meals?
TM retired but still interested in trains

        That road looks wide enough to be a public road, or is it just someone's driveway?

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 31, 2023, 03:27:38 PM »
I heard about the matching grant for the Build 11 fund; so i put a check in the mail today. I just love matching grants! Everybodies money goes further. TM Built 11 Contributor several times                                     TM Life Member, Build 11 Contributor again

Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: June 30, 2023, 12:43:08 PM »
The people at you local Home Depot must love the museum; with the amount of fiberglass insulation bats and wall sheathing the museum has purchased for the two Engine Houses! The locos are going to be so happy in there. Wait! They have already been happy in there!

Maybe they will become Museum Members?

Ted Miles, WW&F Member, Build 11 Contributor

The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / WW&F Hand car
« on: June 18, 2023, 02:25:35 PM »
         There is a picture of a WW&F handcar on the Boothbay Railway Village web site.
 It does not have a number. Does anyone have additional information about it? Or a source of
 information about WW&F Hand cars?
 I do know that Fairmont built a lot of speeders and hand cars.  Many thanks.

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member, Built 11 Contributor.

General Discussion / Re: Swiss lake steamer operations
« on: June 18, 2023, 09:46:22 AM »
        Your class trip would have been aboard the Hudson River Day Line's side wheel steam boat Alexander Hamilton. She was the last of a long line of Day Line river boats. She was retired in the late 1960s. Plans to turn her into a floating restaurant failed to happen when the boat was wrecked in a winter storm back around 1975.

Ted Miles, fan of old things that move. 

          I watched that video also; it is a trove of German and French equipment that should keep a great many preservation organizations busy for a long time to come. It not clear; but I think it was 11 steam locomotives and assorted passenger and freight cars.

Ted Miles, narrow gauge fan, WW&F Member

There has not been an update on the platform project since April 8,2023; How about some news and pictures? Such a great project!

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member

Work and Events / Re: Archives Room - Official Work Thread
« on: June 04, 2023, 10:13:37 AM »
The space looks very professional. It shold be a good home for the books and magazines I have sent to the WW&F Railway Museum.

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member

Wow! Not just a crossing; but a culvert also! Great job all!

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member, Build 11 Contributor

Museum Discussion / Edaville #130
« on: May 01, 2023, 02:04:51 PM »
         I found this car on my Edaville roster. Is this the same car that is being discussed in the Board Minutes and being painted on the Spring Work Weekend?

Ted Miles, Life Member

          The Colebrookdale Railroad Trust in P :)ennsylvania is quite the project. They have built two Victorian style stations. They have backdated Canadian National passenger card, adding clerestory windows etc. They are working on one or two standard gauge steam locomotives. One of the is the C & LE #18, formally at the Grand Canyon Railway. Somebody has put a lot of money into the project!

Ted Miles, WW&F Member

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: April 09, 2023, 11:26:15 AM »
         The new coach is looking wonderful; even before the later coats of varnish go on the interior.     
 I am also glad it is possible to do the oil lamps in house; places Like Adlake do wonderful work, but they are very pricey! This will save some much needed dollars!

Ted Miles, Life Member Build 11 Contributor

Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: March 31, 2023, 05:35:31 PM »
Perhaps this is a dumb question; but why are not the windows on the east side evenly spaced? I do like the look of all those cedar shingles!

Ted Miles, WW&F Member

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