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Messages - Eric Bolton

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: October 22, 2019, 02:29:23 PM »
More track is great and all but the question always needs to be asked will more track be a benefit or a detriment to the museum and it's other efforts. My opinion (for what that is worth) it is not worth taking on all that is involved with crossing 218 UNLESS the railroad can be sure they can get all the way to the Head Tide station site. Taking on installing a crossing and transitioning to FRA regs just doesn't seem worth it if the railroad ends less then a mile passed 218 in a cut short of the original station site. Crossing 218 will be no small task as I know most here realize but for those who aren't in the know a crossing  built to modern specs over a public road will cost close to if not $1 million. Also modern standards would have to be followed. The FRA and DOT make no acception in my experience for the use of older equipment. That is a massive undertaking and crossing a public road with heavy truck traffic adds a whole new level of risk to factor into things as well. I run freight trains for a living and I can assure you short of putting up concrete barriers that pop up out of the road you are running the risk of crossing incidents. It's a classic example of do the pros outweigh the cons? I would love to see the railroad cross 218 but that's a much more complicated discussion than "we need to keep the momentum and interest if expanding track going." Again just my opinion.

Eric Bolton

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Very late to this thread but my friend Chris, his girlfriend, my father and myself will be there Fri-Sun. Chris and I will definitely be on the spiking team as we were last year.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 14, 2018, 04:52:02 AM »
Did someone say they wanted bootleg Yuengling? I'm coming up for the FWW this year and Yuengling is in great supply down here! I think I can find room for a case or three. The progress on the bridge is outstanding btw! Looking forward to seeing it all in person in a few weeks.

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 08, 2013, 09:21:43 PM »
Its a Porter 2-6-0 that ran in Panama. #46

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 08, 2013, 05:07:44 PM »
Thank for the reply. I sent you a PM Bernie.

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 08, 2013, 01:51:21 PM »
Hey guys its been a while. I was wondering if anyone could share info on the number plate for #11. Where was it cast and what was the cost? Reason I ask is because I am currently looking into getting a plate made for a project in New Jersey I'm involved with.

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General Discussion / Re: Conway Scenic
« on: April 25, 2012, 03:55:18 PM »
Joe is that your full time job working for Conway Scenic?

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"No GPS back then!" AMEN!!

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Work and Events / Re: Spring steam-up
« on: April 09, 2012, 02:33:54 PM »
Love the whistle. Long live the CNJ!  ;D

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Work and Events / Re: Reefer 65 - Official Work Thread
« on: February 23, 2012, 06:55:18 PM »
I thought that the TCDA car was yellow with with a green roof?

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General Discussion / Re: Model T rail car
« on: March 10, 2010, 10:20:16 PM »
That is the Union Transportation Company. The photo was taken in their yard at New Egypt, NJ. The UTCo is said to have operated the last steam locomotive in revenue service in the state of New Jersey. I have no information on the car itself.

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Other Narrow Gauge / Re: Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn RR/Laconia Car Company
« on: February 26, 2010, 03:27:33 AM »
The problem is the coaches sold to the EBT were sold off before the electrification in 1928. They were never converted to MUs and were completely different style cars.

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Other Narrow Gauge / Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn RR/Laconia Car Company
« on: February 25, 2010, 11:22:04 PM »
I have recently stumbled across a strange little narrow gauge railroad that ran in the suburbs of Boston. The Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad. I am trying to track down all the information I can on their MU coaches that were converted from Laconia built coaches. Do any of the Laconia Car Company drawings exist? If anyone here has information on the BRB&L cars please feel free to share. I purchased the book "Narrow Gauge The Story of the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad" but it only has so much information and I question the accuracy of the drawing of one of the coaches in it. The wheel base listed for the MCB style truck is 6'6" and that just seems way to long.

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General Discussion / Re: OK Winter, I Surrender
« on: February 13, 2010, 02:41:50 AM »
It isnt any better on the Jersey Shore. Had 18 inches with the first storm then another 12-14 on top of that this past Wed. Sounds like a round three is coming Sunday or Monday with mentions of snow in the forcast for later in the week as well. Even the beaches are white!

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Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co. & Museum / Re: MNGM's future?
« on: December 08, 2009, 02:31:34 PM »
That is very good to hear. As always I wish the MNGM the best of luck.

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