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Work and Events / West Springfield, MA Railroad Show
« on: January 03, 2020, 11:29:16 AM »
The yearly Model Railroad Show at The Eastern States facility in West Springfield, MA is coming up on January 25 & 26. I just saw the first advertisement for it on a local tv station. For all those who might be planning to attend or participate this is the first announcement.


Museum Discussion / 2018 Spring Work Weekend accommodations
« on: October 07, 2017, 08:16:26 PM »
My wife took the liberty of approaching both The Cod Cove Inn and The Sheepscot Harbor Village and Resort about their accommodations for museum spring work weekend attendees from away since the Wiscasset Woods Motel will not be open at that time in spring 2018.
Cod Cove Inn - 1-800-882-9586 or 1-207-882-9586; 1 queen room - $139.00/night, 2 queen $149.00/night, 1 king $159.00/night all before 10% discount for the museum but you must ask for the discount. Continental breakfast included. 19 rooms left as of 10/7 at 7:30 pm.
Sheepscot Harbor Village and Resort - 1-207-882-4200; 1 queen $139.00/night, they do give military discounts, person on desk did not have authority to comment on discounts for museum members - maybe/maybe not.

Hope this info helps others to find rooms spring 2018.

Museum Discussion / #9 Rebuild - March/April Newsletter
« on: April 05, 2016, 12:20:08 PM »
I just received my copy of the latest newsletter. Within it, I found a great article written by Jason concerning the multi-year effort to re-build #9. I know that most of us who have been on-board for more than a few years at the museum have at least some idea how much effort has been put into the re-build of #9 over the years. Jason has done a spectacular job of documenting the timelines of the various repairs, rebuilds and replacements that have occurred over the many years involved in the re-birth of #9. I say kudos to him for the article and kudos to him for leading this labor of love for an unreplaceable piece of not only railroad history but Maine history as well. Thank you Jason!


Museum Discussion / scratch pads
« on: April 24, 2011, 05:45:20 PM »
Barb and I plan to be at the museum for the upcoming work weekend. We have some scratch pads - a lot of scratch pads - that we are willing to bring to the museum if there is any interest in them. The pads are "overrun seconds" that have approx. 200-250 sheets each and are 3" x 5". Is this something the museum can use?  Something that could be sold in the store maybe?  I have a small box of them and can bring them when we visit on the weekend.
If someone could respond before Thursday afternoon in the affirmative we will bring them with us.
PS: If the museum does not want them but someone else does, let me know and I will bring them as we are trying to get rid of them.

Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Snow removal and other odd creatures
« on: January 24, 2011, 05:44:31 PM »
Mike, Great pics. That's a lot of snow. Looks like we could use a 2' rotary snowplow.

Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Tank car coming soon
« on: August 17, 2009, 03:23:13 PM »
On August 12th and 13th I had the good fortune to spend some time with Bill Shelly and friends at the Chamber display on 302.  We cut some "ties" and spiked 30' of rail to make room for the last tank car.  Bill is optimistic it will be arriving on or about August 18th.  On August 13th we gathered again to spread some stone over the track we had laid previously then moved the flanger onto the freshly ballasted track.  On Friday I had other plans but Bill and friends had more stone delivered then spread it on the originally laid 30' of track.  After that the flanger was moved back into it's original resting place.  I have some pics of the work we did but have not had time to load them. The display looks very nice now.

Bridgton & Saco River Railway / ROW hike anyone?
« on: July 20, 2009, 01:34:02 PM »

I plan to be in the Bridgton area during the week of week of 10/9 to 10/14.  If anyone is interested in "investigating" along the ROW, leave a post here and perhaps we can hook up in August.  I always enjoy "doing research" on the B&SR each year.


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